Apply for or renew a Blue Badge online
This online service is for individual applicants and support organisations in Northern Ireland.
Before you start
The Blue Badge Unit have had to adjust their working practices to meet the requirements of dealing with the current COVID-19 crisis. This means that they recommend that where possible applicants should apply online. You can still use the hard copy application if you choose but there may be some delays with postal applications that are beyond their control. The current restrictions have no effect on the online application process.
You should be informed of the outcome of online applications within four to six weeks from the date of receipt and for postal applications within six to eight weeks from the date of receipt. However, if additional information to support your application is required it may take longer to inform you of the outcome.
Before you apply
Before you apply, find out if you meet the Blue Badge eligibility criteria in Northern Ireland.
Please note: this service is for Northern Ireland only. If you live in England, Wales and Scotland there are different ways to apply as follows:
You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth and town of birth. You will also need your National Insurance number and a valid contact number.
You will need to upload:
- a digital copy of evidence to prove eligibility, for example, a letter of award or entitlement, or supporting medical evidence - maximum file size 5MB
- a recent colour passport-type photograph (head and shoulders) of the applicant - maximum file size 5MB
- Material you need to send with your application
You will need to provide the organisation’s name, address, contact details and the approximate number of people with disabilities in the organisation. You will also need to enter the type of vehicle and registration number for each vehicle you are registering.
If you would like the organisation’s logo printed on the Blue Badge, you will need to upload this – maximum file size 5MB.
A Blue Badge costs £10. Support organisations will be charged £10 for each vehicle they register. You can pay by using one of the following card types:
- Visa credit card
- Visa debit card
- Visa electron card
- Mastercard credit card
- Mastercard debit card
- Maestro/solo card
You can find out how personal information you submit to the Blue Badge Unit when using this service will be handled by viewing its privacy notice.
You must complete your application in one session. There is no time limit but applications will 'time out' after 15 minutes of inactivity.
This online service is to apply for or renew a Blue Badge only. To replace a lost, stolen or damaged badge online, visit the following page: