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Blue Badges for people with hidden disabilities

The Department for Transport has announced that people with hidden disabilities will be able to apply for Blue Badges. However, we haven’t received any guidance and the new criteria will not come into effect until 31 August 2019. We cannot accept applications yet, but we will update this page when we have more information.

If you are disabled you can apply for a Blue Badge to help you park close to your destination. The cost of a badge is currently £10.

You can use a Blue Badge as a driver or as a passenger. You don’t need to own your own car.

You can check your eligibility for a Blue Badge here.

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About the application process

It takes an average of 12 weeks to deal with a new application. You will need to submit documents and a photo. If you apply online and supply us with a current email address, you will be kept updated about the progress of your application.

If you would prefer to apply using a paper application form, see the list of organisations that supply these below.

If your application is successful it will be submitted to the national issuing office for processing.

For details about what you need to do, see the Blue Badge application process.

More on Blue Badges

If you have any queries about the application process, you can email us. If you are emailing about an application you’ve submitted, we will need your full name, date of birth and postcode to assist with your enquiry.

You can also call our information line on 01323 464244. The information line is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Organisations that provide forms and guidance

These organisations hold paper application forms and can also help you with filling them in:

The following places have application forms but cannot help you to complete them:

Unfortunately we cannot send application forms in the post.