ISIC

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  • How can I get the card?

    Online
    Currently it is possible to purchase your ISIC / IYTC / ITIC online. Please check here to see if you can purchase the card online in your country.

    Depending on the postal system in your country, it usually takes 3 – 4 weeks to process you online application and deliver the card to you.

    Visit a local ISIC Office
    You can purchase your card instantly in one of our many issuing offices worldwide.  Search for your local issuing office online.  Please remember to take along all the necessary documents needed for your card to prove your student status and identity, as well as a recent passport photograph of yourself

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  • What documents do I need to apply for the card?

    ISIC
    The ISIC is only available to full time students, so you must be able to prove you are currently studying full time at school, college or university.

    When applying please provide one of the following documents:

    • A copy of your university or student identity card, clearly dated and indicating you are a full time student
    • A signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery stating you are studying there full time. We prefer an original copy, although photocopies and faxes may be accepted.

    You will also need:

    • Proof or your date of birth (for example: passport, birth certificate, Official Identity Card issued in your country of residence)
    • A recent passport sized photograph of yourself

    IYTC
    The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is for people aged between 12 – 30 years old who are not fulltime students.

    To get an IYTC you must be able to prove your age with one of the following documents:

    • Passport
    • Birth certificate
    • Official Identity Card issued in your country of residence

    You will also need a recent passport sized photograph of yourself.

    ITIC
    The International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) is for full time teachers or professors.

    To prove your full time teaching status, you will need a letter on official school or university stationery. This must state that you are employed at a recognised school, college or university for at least 18 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 academic year.

    You will also need a recent passport sized photo of yourself.

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  • I bought my card, do I have to activate it?

    Yes, your card should be activated. You can check your card status to see if you need to activate your card on the right hand side of this page. Simply enter your card number in the ‘Check your card’ box and click ‘Check card status’.

    If you card is not currently activated you can visit our card Activation Page to activate your card online. Please note, if you hold an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card that also functions as a payment card (credit, debit or prepaid card), for security reasons, please always cover your payment card number and CVV code when uploading images of the front and back of your card. You can use a small piece of paper to cover the related information before scanning or taking photos of your card. Alternatively, you can edit the scan or photo of your card digitally to cover the information.

    Card activations take a maximum of 2 working days to check and process. You will receive an email notification as soon as your activation is completed. Once your card is activated you can easily access all the online discounts and benefits available to you with your card.

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  • My card won't allow me access to online benefits

    If you are having difficulty accessing online benefits, please check to see if your card is active. You can check your card status to see if you need to activate your card on the right hand side of this page. Simply enter your card number in the ‘Check your card’ box and click ‘Check card status’.

    If your card is not currently activated you can visit our card Activation Page  to activate your card online. Please note, card activations take a maximum of 2 working days to check and process – you will receive an email notification as soon as your activation is completed.

    If your card is active, but you are still having difficulties accessing online benefits please contact us. Please include a clear scan or photo of the front and back of your card so that we can fully investigate.

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Your question may already be answered in our Frequently Asked Questions section so please take a look.

If you did not find the answer you are looking for in the FAQs, feel free to use the contact form below. Please note your email will be forwarded automatically to the appropriate national ISIC office who will respond to your query as soon as possible. A copy of your message will be sent to the email address you provide.

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Currently there is no card issuing office in your country. However, if you are travelling or going to study abroad shortly you can apply for your card in another country. Just be sure to take the necessary documents with you.

Not travelling? We are aiming to make the card available in as many countries as possible. Please continue to check our site for future developments.

Still have a question? Please complete the contact form below.

"Have you activated your card for online benefits? If not, please activate your card online: https://activate.isic.org/activation
Once completed, your card activation will be taken care of within 2 working days."




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