Get a Canterbury Card

Step 1

You will need to officially accept your Enrolment Agreement before being eligible to collect your Canterbury Card.

Step 2

Go to the Security Office, Security Office, 114 Ilam Road.

Opening hours 24 hours, 7 days a week.


You need to bring with you ONE of the following:

  • Your previous student ID
  • Your driver's licence
  • Your passport
  • A passport photograph certified by a Justice of the Peace, school principal or solicitor, with "certified as a true and correct likeness of [your full name]". It must also include the date, signature and designation, along with the authoriser’s official stamp if available.

Distance or regional campus students

If you are a distance or regional campus student and unable to come to the Card Office, you must supply a certified passport photo via post and a four digit pin. Photos can not be sent electronically.

These can be sent to Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140

If you are a STAR student studying by distance, you do not require a Canterbury Card.