Getting your Card

New FIC students


You may need a Student ID Card for the following reasons:

  • If you plan to visit campus or live in SFU Residence and Housing

In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have transitioned our Student ID Card production to an online process. Please complete the web form including identification and a picture (.jpg/.jpeg) to request your FIC Student ID Card. Your card will be mailed to the mailing address you’ve provided in goSFU. Pickup is limited to those students living in SFU Residence and Housing.

At this time, we are only producing Student ID Cards for FIC students who reside in the lower mainland.  If you have questions about this process, please contact us.

Acceptable photo identification

To get your FIC ID card you must present one of the following photo IDs: (Full name and date of birth must be in English)

  • Passport*
  • Birth certificate (must be presented with photo ID)
  • Driver’s licence
  • BCID
  • Federal government employee ID
  • Provincial government employee ID
  • Municipal government employee ID
  • Permanent Resident Card

Expired IDs cannot be accepted.
*Passports must include a signed signature page in order to be valid for ID purposes

Photo standards for submitted photo

You must also submit a photo that can be included on your SFU ID card and that meets the following standards:

    Photograph must:

  • Be taken on a plain coloured, smooth background
  • Be taken straight on, face square to the camera, with a clear view of the entire face and shoulders
  • Contain no head coverings (e.g., hats, headphones or masks) unless worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons
  • Show open and visible eyes
  • Not be altered in any way
  • Be in colour (no black-and-white)
  • Reflect current appearance (no filters)
  • Be saved as a .jpg/.jpeg