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In order to receive your Purdue ID card at the Card Services Office, you must have been assigned and provide your PUID number. You will also need to have your photograph taken. The photo should show a clear, front view, full face of the applicant, without hat or dark glasses. The applicant should have a natural expression, mouth closed, and eyes open and looking directly ahead. The applicant should not look down or to either side. In general, the applicant's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side.

Head coverings are only acceptable due to religious beliefs, provided the head covering does not:

  • Obscure or obstruct a full front view of the face.
  • Display any logo, insignia, symbol, or regalia, word or words, letter, number or character, or any combination thereof, graphic design other than the overall pattern of the fabric or material.
  • Cast a shadow onto the face.

Eyeglasses worn on a daily basis can be worn for the photo; however, there should be no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure the eyes. Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. The key requirement is that the photo clearly identifies the cardholder.

Your card will be ready within a few minutes.

Your first PUID card is free. If your card is lost, damaged or stolen you will be responsible for paying a replacement fee. PUID cards never expire, so keep your card even if you leave the University. Should you ever return as a student, staff or faculty member, your card will resume accessing the services for which you are eligible.

FOR FACULTY/STAFF:

In order to receive your Purdue ID card at the Card Services Office, you must have been assigned and provide your PUID number.

And you need a photo ID

~ Passports and driver's licenses are acceptable forms of photo IDs.

New faculty and staff can be entered into the system to obtain a PUID with the Request for Privileges form.

FOR STUDENTS:

In order to receive your Purdue ID card at the Card Services Office, you must have been assigned and provide your PUID number.

And you need a photo ID

~ Passports and driver's licenses are acceptable forms of photo IDs.

Note: International students will need to go to the office of International Students and Scholars located in Schleman Hall, Room 136, for a SEVIS form before going to the Card Services Office.

FOR VISITING SCHOLARS:

In order to receive your Purdue ID card at the Card Services Office, you must have been assigned and provide your PUID number. In addition, a visiting scholar is not an employee of the University and may not be receiving direct compensation from the University.

International visiting scholars will need to go to the office of International Students and Scholars located in Schleman Hall, Room 136, for a SEVIS form before going to the Card Services Office.

And you need a photo ID

~ Passports and driver's licenses are acceptable forms of photo IDs.

The Certificate of Eligibility For Exchange Visitor Status (also known as a J-1 or DS-2019) must be provided.

For domestic visiting scholars, an appointment letter on departmental letterhead signed by the department head, dean, and the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, or his designee, stating the term of their stay at Purdue will need to be provided.

FOR RETIREES:

In order to receive your Purdue ID card at the Card Services Office, you must have been assigned and provide your PUID number.

Retirees from the West Lafayette campus must show their official retiree letter.

And you need a photo ID

~ Passports, driver's licenses, or your Purdue ID are acceptable forms of photo IDs.