# Apply for and get your first Student ID card
Your student ID card is very important because:
- It gives you access to university buildings and accommodation;
- you need it to register your attendance at classes;
- It gives you access to printing;
- you can use it for a range of student discounts.
Also, your student loan will only be released to you once your student ID card has been issued.
# Get your first Student ID card
# Apply for Student ID card online
# 1. Complete online enrolment
You need to complete your online enrolment (opens new window) before you can apply for a Student ID card. If you've got your new University email and password, then you've already done it.
# 2. Check you have a UK address registered
When you enrolled, you submitted one or more address where we could contact you. The Term Time or Correspondence address needs to be one in the UK. You can check you have a UK term-time address listed or add one on SOLAR.
# 3. Have a photo identification document ready
Have a photo identification document such as your passport ready so you can show it to one of our receptionists.
# 4. Go to the University House Reception
All Coventry University London Student ID cards are now being processed manually at the University House Reception. Go to the reception and ask for your new ID Card.
If you have chosen to study remotely for now, you should apply online please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.