Getting your Card

Faculty and Staff

Getting your SFU ID card is simple. Please visit the Registrar and Information Services counter at the Burnaby, Surrey or Vancouver campus 24 hours after your first official day of employment to have your picture taken. A valid piece of photo identification is required when you are picking up your SFU card.

Pick up your card:

To learn more about your SFU ID card and how to use it, see Managing your SFU Card.

Acceptable photo identification

To get your SFU ID card you must present one of the following photo IDs:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s licence
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • BCID
  • Federal government employee ID
  • Provincial government employee ID
  • Municipal government employee ID
  • Canadian citizenship certificate
  • Permanent resident card

Expired IDs cannot be accepted.

Photo standards

  • Tinted prescription glasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible
  • Sunglasses cannot be worn
  • Hats cannot be worn
  • Smiling is allowed
  • Photograph must not be altered in any way
  • Photograph must reflect current appearance
  • Head coverings are not allowed unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons

Special cases

Women wearing a face cover can make an appointment at Registrar and Information Services to be photographed without the face cover by a female staff member in the private ID room by calling 778.782.6930 or emailing