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# Apply for an 18+ Oyster Card (Work Placement)

If you are going on a work placement in London as part of your course, you can apply for an 18+ Oyster Card (opens new window) and save 30% on adult rate Travelcards (opens new window) and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets (opens new window).

# Complete the application form online

To apply, you will need to create an account (opens new window) first before completing the online application form (opens new window) on the Transport for London (TFL) website.

You will also need:

  • A digital photo (opens new window) which must be a .jpg, .bmp or .gif file and less than 6MB.
  • A credit or debit card to pay a £20 administration fee.
  • An active email address.
  • Your student ID number.
Tip:

Make sure that you select the 'coming to London on a work placement option' (opens new window) when you are applying online.

# Send a confirmation letter

You will also need to send TFL a letter from your university, confirming your work placement status (see letter template on the TFL website) (opens new window). Once TFL receives the letter, they will then process the online application. Transport for London will post your 18+ Student Oyster photocard to you once your application has been approved.

# Report a lost card

Use your photocard web account (opens new window) to manage your card or report a lost card.

Last updated: 20/07/2023, 14:40:58