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Validate UK proof of age scheme

Walsall Trading Standards Service, in conjunction with local secondary schools, traders and the police launched the Validate UK Proof of Age Scheme in March 2001.  

The scheme is for anyone aged 12 years and over. Validate UK aims to ensure that age-restricted products are only sold to those legally entitled to buy them. It also helps those who look younger or older than they actually are, to prove their age. Traders and licensees can view information about selling age-restricted products in our business section.

What cards are available?

There are 3 cards available: One for 12-15 year olds, one for 16-18 year olds, and one for those 18 years or over.

ValiDateUK cards




How can I obtain a Validate UK card?

Walsall trading standards are no longer involved with the supply of Validate UK cards. However, online applications can be made on the Validate UK website. If you would rather not apply online you can download an application form from the website.