New/Replacement ID Cards

You may need an ID Card for the following reasons:

  • To identify you for virtual exams
  • If you plan to visit campus or live in SFU Residence and Housing
  • If you use your U-Pass BC to access TransLink public transit
  • Free entry to SFU Athletics Varsity games/matches

In an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus we have transitioned our ID Card production to an online process. If you require an ID Card, please complete the web form below, and submit all required documentation. The pickup option is limited to those students living in SFU Residence and Housing and ID Cards will not be mailed via Canada post.

Note: All ID card requests require a photo and valid ID in order to be processed.

If you have questions about this process, please contact us.


Please be advised that in the event of a problem with your request (e.g., image file) or incomplete submission, all communication about your request for a SFU student ID will be sent to your SFU email account only. We encourage you to check your SFU email account regularly.

Mailing Address

  • We will be sending ID cards to the mailing address indicated below. It is important that the mailing address you include on this application is accurate, complete and includes all unit/apartment numbers. You will be charged for any replacement cards that result from inaccurate mailing addresses. SFU will not be held liable if your ID card is lost or stolen.
  • Please note that ID cards will no longer be sent to international mailing addresses as of July 30. If you require an ID card to be sent to an international address, please indicate the reason in the “Reason for application” section below.
  • Living in Residence? Please select “Living in SFU Residence” from the delivery methods below.
Please let us know why you require an ID
Enter your 9-digit student/ID number, if applicable
Delivery method

Replacement ID Cards

There may be a replacement fee associated with this request if you are replacing a lost or stolen ID Card. The fee will be posted to your Student Account. Please see our ID Card Replacement and Maintenance website for more information.


Document/Photo Upload

NOTE: The total size of uploaded documents cannot exceed 15MB. Please use .jpg/jpeg for photos. 

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 – must be presented with photo ID, if photo not included
  • Driver’s licence
  • BCID
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • GoCard (must be presented with birth certificate or CareCard)
  • Federal government employee ID
  • Provincial government employee ID
  • Municipal government employee ID
  • Canadian citizenship certificate - must be presented with photo ID, if photo not included
  • Permanent resident card

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
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB