Apply for a pass

The Older persons Freedom Pass

An Older persons Freedom Pass lets you travel for free on London's public transport. You can use it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For National Rail services within Greater London, you can use it:

  • after 9.30am on weekdays
  • all day on weekends and public holidays

You can find out more about the Older persons Freedom Pass.

Eligibility

Before you apply you need to check if you're eligible.

If you're not eligible and over 60, the 60+ London Oyster photocard allows free travel on public transport in London until you qualify for a Freedom Pass.

You can apply up to 14 days before you become eligible.

Proof of residence

You must provide proof that your sole and permanent address is in Camden. The document you send must show your name and current address and be dated within the last three months.

One of the following documents can be provided as proof of residence:

  • A current Council Tax bill
  • A utility bill, for example gas electricity, water, telephone or broadband (not a mobile phone bill)
  • A current Television Licence letter or bill

Please note that bank statements are not accepted as proof of residence.

Proof of age

You must provide proof that you are of the qualifying age. See table below:

If you were born in 1954
and your birthday is between

You will become eligible on Earliest date you can apply for an OPFP
6 January 1954 to 5 February 1954 06 May 2019 22 April 2019
6 February 1954 to 5 March 1954 06 July 2019 22 June 2019
6 March 1954 to 5 April 1954 06 September 2019 23 August 2019
6 April 1954 to 5 May 1954 06 November 2019 23 October 2019
6 May 1954 to 5 June 1954 06 January 2020 16 December 2019
6 June 1954 to 5 July 1954 06 March 2020 21 February 2020
6 July 1954 to 5 August 1954 06 May 2020 22 April 2020
6 August 1954 to 5 September 1954 06 July 2020 22 June 2020
6 September 1954 to 5 October 1954 06 September 2020 23 August 2020
After 6 October 1954 on your 66th birthday 14 days prior to your 66th birthday


One of the following documents can be provided as proof of age:

  • A current UK passport
  • A birth certificate
  • A current UK Driving Licence
  • An NHS medical card

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Apply for a pass

Apply for a pass online 
Note: Although this 3rd party website refers only to bus travel, for Camden residents it will include travel on London's public transport network.

If you do not want to apply online, you can send us a completed application form instead:

What happens next

Your pass will be sent to you within 7 to 10 days.

Update or replace a pass

If you need to update your pass or need a replacement, visit the London Council's website:

Update or replace your Freedom Pass

Passes from another London council

You will need to call us on 020 7974 5919 and provide:

  • the date you moved into Camden
  • your previous address
  • two original proofs of your new address

If you pay Council Tax, you only need to provide one proof of address.