Getting your Card

You need your SFU ID Card:

  • To identify you for exams (mid-terms as well as finals)
  • To prove you are permitted to use U-Pass BC on TransLink public transit
  • To check out materials including computers from the Library
  • To access dining hall and meal plans
  • To qualify for student discounts
  • To enjoy free entry to SFU Varsity games

Your card is automatically renewed whenever you enroll in courses. You must keep your card for the duration of your studies at SFU and thereafter as alumni. To learn more about your SFU card and how to use it, see Managing your SFU Card.

How to get your card

New Student ID cards

If you are a new student needing an SFU ID Card? you will be able to get your Student ID 24 hours after you have enrolled in courses. Please visit Registrar & Information Services office at any of our campuses during regular office hours.

Please make sure you bring a piece of acceptable ID with you. If you have questions, please contact us.

* Acceptable photo identification

To get your SFU ID card, you must present one of the following valid photo IDs with your full name and date of birth in English (please note, expired documents will be rejected):

  • Passport - must include a signed signature page
  • Birth certificate*
  • Canadian Driver’s licence
  • BCID
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • GoCard (must be presented with birth certificate or CareCard)
  • Canadian citizenship certificate*
  • Permanent resident card
  • Single Journey Travel Document

*Must be presented with photo ID, if photo not included. 

Types of ID cards

SFU student

SFU ID cards are automatically renewed whenever you enroll in courses. You must keep your card for the duration of your studies at SFU and thereafter as an alumnus.

Faculty and staff

Human Resources will notify you when your card is available to be produced. If you are working on campus and require an ID card, please visit Registrar and Information Services at any of our three campuses.

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Visitor card

There are two types of visitor card: the Athletics and Recreation Membership ID Card and the Library External Borrower Card.

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New FIC student

The Registrar and Information Services office at Burnaby can create student ID cards for Fraser International College (FIC) students, if they have an immediate need.

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