Student ID Card (Photo ID and Clinical Badge)

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 Watch the How to Apply for Your Student ID video!

Here is a quick how-to checklist. We will still encourage you to read through the information below as it will answer the questions you may have about the application process.

How to apply

  •  Make sure that you are a current student enrolled in Regular Studies courses or eligible Continuing Studies courses.
  •  Give yourself enough time -- don't wait until the last minute to apply. It can take up to two weeks for your application to be processed.
  •  Take a selfie that meets the photo ID guidelines. A passport-style picture is a safe bet, but you can smile!
  •  Know the type of ID card you need. If you are enrolled in a clinical program, you may also need to apply for a clinical badge.
  •  Click the Request Student ID Card / Clinical Badge button to fill out the application form. If you're on your phone, scroll to the bottom of the page.

How to print your card

  •  Wait for a QR code to be issued to you through email.
  •  Once you get the QR code, take it to the Self-Service station at the Library. Scan it and your card will be printed on the spot.

Before applying

Check your eligibility
  1. To apply for a Langara student photo ID card, you must be a current student enrolled in Regular Studies courses or eligible Continuing Studies courses.
  2. If you're a Continuing Studies student, you may need to wait until your first day of classes to get your ID card.
  3. You are not required to have a student ID if all your classes are online and you are not on campus regularly, but you are welcome to submit an application.
Know which card you need

Most first-time applicants will only need to select the "New Student ID Card" option. However, students in certain programs (e.g. Nursing) will need clinical badges in addition to their student ID cards. Your student ID card is valid for the entire duration of your study, so there is no need to renew it as long as you remain a registered student of the College.

Follow the ID photo guidelines

The most common reason to have your application rejected is that your ID picture does not meet the photo requirements. Please make sure to follow the guidelines below when submitting your picture.

  • Must reflect your current appearance
  • Taken front-on in portrait orientation (that is vertical and must not be at an angle)
  • Clearly show your face (no hats, sunglasses, or shadows obscuring your appearance)
  • Taken against a neutral background, no other visible people or objects in the frame
  • In colour, not black and white
  • A passport-style picture is usually a safe bet, but you can smile
  • Images with the following file formats are accepted: JPEG, JPG, PNG*

*If you are taking a selfie on an iPhone, you may need to change the Camera Capture format under Settings from High Efficiency (HEIC) to Most Compatible (JPG).

Know what the card does
  1. Your student ID card lets you enter different campus buildings and classrooms facilities where tap access is enabled.
  2. It lets you release prints from a tap-enabled printer.
  3. It proves that you are a Langara student for holding a U-Pass BC (see U-Pass eligibility here).
  4. It gives you access to Langara Library's media and book collection, as well as various other services on campus.
  5. Many retail outlets offer student discounts based on student ID cards. Having the card may also allow you to apply for a Student Price Card or International Student Identity Card.

After applying

Pay your fees

There are no fees for your first ID card. Fees for obtaining a replacement card or a clinical badge are suspended at this time.

Wait for the confirmation

Applications will be processed in the order they are received. Depending on the volume of requests, it can take up to two weeks for your application to be processed. Notifications about your application will be sent to your Langara email account. Please make sure to check it regularly.

NOTE: The processing of requests is not instantaneous -- you will not receive a QR code immediately after you apply. Make sure that you have received the proper notification before heading to the self-service station.

Print your card yourself
  1. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will receive instructions to retrieve your unique photo ID QR code.
  2. Head to the self-service station by the IT Service Desk in the Library. Scan this QR code to print your requested card.
  3. Bring along a piece of government issued photo ID (e.g. driver's licence, BCID, passport, etc.). You may be asked by the Service Desk staff to verify your identity.

*NOTE: You can only redeem a QR code once. For example, you will not be able to use the QR code for your first ID card to print a replacement ID card. If you need a replacement ID, you must submit an application to have a new QR code issued.

*NOTE: Only the most recently issued QR code can be used to print an ID card. Say, if you filed two applications consecutively and you were issued QR codes for both of them, only the QR code issued for the second (later) application could be used to print a card.

The self-service station is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, excluding statutory holidays.


I can't pick up my ID in person, can it be mailed to me?

No, we are not currently mailing student ID cards due to security reasons. They must be collected in person. If all your classes are online and you are not on campus regularly, you don't necessarily need to apply for a student ID card.

I can't pick up my ID in person, can someone else pick it up for me?

No, your student ID card must be picked up in person by you.

I can't get on campus during the self-service station's operating hours, can I pick up my card anywhere else?

No, pickup is only available during the station's operating hours. You may not necessarily need to apply for a student ID card if you're only taking evening or weekend classes.

Can I use my preferred name on my student ID card?

If you'd like to have your preferred first name appear on your student photo ID card, please submit a Student Information Change Request form to the Registrar's office. Once your preferred name has been updated, you will receive a confirmation email. This confirmation must be included as a second attachment along with your ID picture, when submitting your request. Please contact if you have questions about this form.

Please note that it may take longer than usual to process a preferred name ID card application.

I can't use the self-service process due to accessibility reasons. What can I do?

If you have accessibility needs that prevent you from using the self-service process, please let us know and we will make the appropriate accommodations to issue you a student ID card by other means.

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The constituents for whom the service is available (e.g., students, faculty, staff).
Any prerequisites for using the service (e.g., approvals, training, compliance requirements, and other services).
You must be an active student registered in eligible courses.
You must submit an ID picture that meets the photo guidelines.
Pay the applicable fees (if any).
Requesting the Service
Instructions for requesting the service (e.g., a link to a request form or contact information).
Complete and submit the Student ID Card Request Form.