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Apply for or renew your Blue Badge

 The process for applying for a new badge and renewing an old one is almost the same. We just need your current badge details for any renewals.

The Department for Transport don't allow us to issue badges for any longer than 3 years. So even if you have a permanent condition, you will still need to renew your badge every 3 years.

We don't process applications from residents outside of Dorset or from Bournemouth or Poole

Applying for yourself, or on behalf of someone

Before you start:

Check the eligibility criteria

If your application is successful, in order to produce the badge, we'll ask for:

  • a passport style photo of the badge holder

  • an admin fee of £10

We may also ask for copies of documents as proof of your address or eligibility. Please have these things handy to speed up your application.

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Uploading documents, photos or making a payment

If you've already made an application, and we've asked you to provide a photo, documents or a payment, you can do that here:

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Applying on behalf of an organisation

Some organisations may be eligible if they care for and transport disabled people, who themselves meet the eligibility criteria for a badge.

To request an application form please email us.

Applying on behalf of a terminally ill patient

GPs and specialist nurses can submit a fast-track application on behalf of a terminally ill patient. Most surgeries have copies of these forms. To request an application form please email us.

Fast-track applications don't require a photo or payment. Once we receive the completed form from the GP or nurse, the badge will then be produced and sent to the patient's home address within seven working days.

If you have any queries or need assistance, please contact us.


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