How to Apply


There are four ways to apply for your CEA Card.

Full Online Application

Apply by uploading a photograph file and a digital copy of your eligibility documents to the website. Pay online or by post.

(NB: eligibility documents need to include your name, address and qualifying allowance, e.g. PIP, or blind registration. Multiple pages will need to be combined into a single Word or PDF document.)

Apply by the Full Online method

Part Online - Part Postal

Complete the application form on the website, then print the form and post it to us along with your photograph and eligibility documents. Pay online or by post.

Using this method, you must supply your postcode and email address.

Apply by the Part Online - Part Postal method

Full Postal Application

Print the blank application form from the website. Complete your application and post it to us. Remember to include your ID photograph, a copy of your eligibility documents and your cheque or postal order for the processing fee. Application forms are also available from participating cinemas.

Apply by the Full Postal method

Renew your Card

If you have a CEA Card which is due to expire, you can apply to renew it for a further 12 months by any of the above methods.

CEA Card Renewal

Payment Options

You can pay the £6.00 processing fee by:


Credit / Debit Cards

Cheque or Postal Order (made payable to CEA CARD)


People who receive one of the following benefits are eligible for the CEA Card:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA);

Attendance Allowance (AA);

Blind Persons Registration;

Personal Independence Payment (PIP); and

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).

Cardholders must be 8 years of age or older.

Eligibility criteria may be updated from time to time.

Delivery and Returns

Delivery will take up to 5 working days after we receive payment. Postage is included in the £6.00 processing fee.

When you receive your card, check that the details are correct and the card is not damaged. If you are not satisfied, then you should contact us immediately.

Replacement Cards

The CEA Card is issued on behalf of the UK Cinema Association (UKCA) and remains the property of the UKCA. Please keep the card safe.

If your CEA Card is lost, stolen or damaged then you will need to re-apply for a replacement. You will need to re-supply your eligibility documents and re-pay the £6.00 processing fee.

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