FAQ

What is the ISIC card?
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognised proof of full-time student status issued in over 130 countries. The card allows you to prove your student status worldwide, as well as gain access to discounts and benefits in over 125,000 locations. It is endorsed by organisations such as UNESCO, the European Council on Culture and the Andean Community of Nations. The card is recognised by universities, academic institutions, student organisations, national governments and ministries of education around the world.

The ISIC is available to full time students at school, college or university, aged 12 years and above. There is no upper age limit. You can order your card online or by visiting your nearest ISIC issuing office.

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Can i use my card as proof of identity?
The ISIC card is proof of student status and can be used to identify yourself in different places in multiple counties worldwide. However, some countries may require a different form of personal identification so please check with the local regulations in advance if you are travelling there.
What is a full-time student?
Generally, full time means at least 15 hours of study a week, for a minimum of 12 weeks per year.

The ISIC card is available to full time students at school, college or university, aged 12 years and above. There is no upper age limit.
What if I am not a student?
If you are not a student, but are 30 years old or younger at the time you apply for the card, the International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is the right card for you.

If you’re a full time teacher or professor, you can apply for the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC).

The IYTC and ITIC both offer similar benefits, services and discounts to the ISIC card.

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How much do the cards cost?
The price of an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card is only RRP $25.00 SGD
How do I get a card?
Online
You can apply for an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC online on this website.
Your card should be with you within 10 working days after payment.

Visit a local ISIC Office
You can purchase your card instantly in one of our issuing offices within STA Travel Singapore stores.

Please remember to take along all the necessary documents needed for your card to prove your student status and identity.

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I've ordered my card, how long does it take to arrive?
Please allow up to 10 working days for your card to reach you.

Do we post cards overseas?
Unfortunately not, we can only post ISIC cards to addresses within Singapore.
My card is lost or stolen, what should I do?
ISIC cards are non-refundable and non-transferable so you will need to purchase a new card.
How do I renew my card?
ISIC cards are valid for one year. To renew your card you can simply apply for a new one online.

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What do I need to apply for a card?
ISIC
The ISIC is only available to full time students, so you must be able to prove you are currently studying full time at school, college or university.

When applying please provide one of the following documents:

A copy of your university or student identity card, clearly dated and indicating you are a full time student
OR
A signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery stating you are studying there full time. We prefer an original copy, although photocopies and faxes may be accepted.
You will also need:

Your ID document
A recent passport sized photograph of yourself

IYTC

The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is for people aged between 12 – 30 years old who are not fulltime students.

To get an IYTC you must be able to prove your age with one of the following documents:

A form of ID showing your date of birth e.g. Passport/Birth certificate
You will also need a recent passport sized photograph of yourself.

ITIC

The International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) is for full time teachers or professors.

To prove your full time teaching status, you will need a letter on official school or university stationery. This must state that you are employed at a recognised school, college or university for at least 18 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 academic year.

You will also need a recent passport sized photo of yourself and an ID document.

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How long is the card valid for?
The ISIC, IYTC and ITIC cards are all valid for one year from the date of application.
What discounts do I get with my card?
Your card provides you with a wide range of discounts and special offers – 150,000 of them!

This includes discounts on flights and ferries as well as at museums, bookshops and restaurants. You will make significant savings at home and when travelling abroad with your card. Offers may vary according to your card type – use the global benefit search function to check out the discounts! The ISIC Card is an international brand providing access to thousands of discounts in places your regular student may not be recognised!

Find out more about great student discounts and benefits, home and away

Discounts

How can I find where to use my card?
Through 'Discounts' below for worldwide discounts! Our search engine lets you find both online and show your card benefits.

You can also download the free ISIC App for both Android and iOS devices to search for benefits when on the go!

Discounts

How can I offer a benefit to students?
Very easily! Simply get in touch with us below and we'll do all of the hard work from our end.

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Can I offer ISIC cards to students at my school/college/university?
Thousands of universities worldwide partner with ISIC to upgrade their standard university ID for students, to an internationally recognised ISIC card offering cardholders over 150,000 discounts and benefits. Cards can be tailored to suit each campus’ facilities and requirements.

Contact us if you are interested in offering the ISIC card as a university card.
I need help with the ISIC App
Having trouble using the app or with your virtual card?
Links to download the ISIC app are accessible via the link below, or check out the global ISIC FAQ for more help.

ISIC Global FAQ: https://www.isic.org/faq/

ISIC App

I would like to sell the ISIC card
If you are an organisation working alongside, or targeting students and youth, and you are interested in selling the ISIC card then please contact us to receive more information.

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My card has not arrived yet!
Not to worry, just get in touch with us and we’ll look into for you.

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