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YU-card Application

Get your YU-card quick and easy!

Are you a new York community member? Check out the online photo upload tool to submit a photo that will appear on your York University photo ID. Follow the guidelines below to get started!

YU-card Approval Guide:

To apply for your YU-card please review the following requirements and upload a passport style photo for your photo ID.

Photo Criteria

  • Taken in front of a plain white solid background (no bricks/patterns/objects).
  • Clear, sharp and in focus.
  • Photo must be in colour and reflect true to life tones.
  • Natural facial expression (but feel free to smile!) with no hats or sunglasses.
  • Uniform lighting without shadows, glare or flash reflections.
  • Taken straight on, with face and shoulders centred and squared to the camera.
  • Photo must not be digitally altered or taken with filters.

Format & Size

  • File Format: Images must be jpg.
  • File Size: Images must be under 5 MB and minimum 500 px high x 500 px wide.

Sample of Rejected Photos

Sample of Accepted Photos


Double-Check! After submitting your photo, the YU-card Office will contact you with your next steps. Make sure you double-check all instructions before submitting for quick approval.

Do you need more help?

Do you have more questions related to YU-card? Contact the YU-card Office team or visit the YU-card Office at William Small Centre 222 to help you navigate your way.