Renew a Blue Badge

How to renew a Blue Badge

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How to renew your Blue Badge

Applications can take up to 12 weeks to process, so we recommend you apply to renew at least 10 weeks before your badge expires.

This form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Step 1 – Gather documents

You will need:

  • your existing Blue Badge number
  • your National Insurance number (this can be found on any documents relating to benefits, pay or pensions)
  • photograph taken within the last 6 months

To see which documents we can accept go to Supporting documents.

Step 2 - Register

If you have not yet used our online portal, you'll first need to register for a self-service account with us online:


Once you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with a link to activate your account. Once you've activated it, you'll receive another email with a link to login to your account.

Step 3 - Login

To login to your account:


Once logged in go to Online Forms, then choose Blue Badge - Renew.

Step 4 - Complete your application

You are now ready to complete your renewal application. Once you're logged in, you can use your online account to:

  • start a renewal application
  • upload photograph
  • track the progress of your application
  • make a payment

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email confirmation with a ‘FS’ reference number. You will then need to send us your supporting documents by email or post quoting this reference number.

For more information on how to send us documents go to sending documents.

What happens next

When you submit your renewal application online, you will get a confirmation email to let you know we’ve received it.

We’ll normally be in touch within 4 weeks of your applying but, please note it can take up to 10 weeks to fully process your application.

If we've requested further or new evidence, you can upload this to your application by logging in to your account.

You can also track the progress of your application at any time.