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How to get the NHS COVID Pass to prove that you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

First published:
14 May 2021
Last updated:

COVID Pass is no longer required for most overseas travel. Please check with your travel provider and see GOV.UK. travel pages for advice. 

There are different ways to get a NHS COVID Pass depending on you or your child's age. 

The NHS COVID Pass App

To apply for a digital NHS COVID Pass you must:

  • be aged 12 or over
  • be registered with a GP in Wales or England

You will need to upload a photo of one of the following:

  • passport
  • full UK driving licence
  • full European driving licence

You may also be asked to record a short video of yourself.

Get your digital NHS COVID Pass ( Once you have downloaded your NHS COVID Pass, the barcode will be valid for 180 days. This will automatically update every time you log into the service.

Requesting a paper COVID Pass

If you have a child under 12 or are unable to use the NHS COVID Pass App, you can request a paper certificate from the COVID status letter service. Your paper certificate will be valid for 180 days.

Get your NHS COVID Pass letter (NHS).

A person with parental responsibility for a child can request the letter on their behalf online.

The Welsh Vaccination Certification phone line is closed as of 31st October 2023: request a paper copy’.