Getting your Card

Visitor Card


At this time, SFU Visitor cards are not available. Please visit the SFU Library website and the SFU Recreation website for information on their services.

Acceptable photo identification

To get your SFU Visitor card, you must present one of the following valid photo IDs with your full name and date of birth in English:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate* 
  • Driver’s licence
  • BCID
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Federal government employee ID
  • Provincial government employee ID
  • Municipal government employee ID
  • Canadian citizenship certificate*
  • Permanent resident card
* Must be presented with photo ID, if photo not included.

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