Applying for a Blue Badge

Apply Online

Applicants can apply for a badge on-line via https://bluebadge.direct.gov.uk/bluebadge/ (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) and track the progress of their application.

Application Forms and Eligibility

Refer to the Eligibility Checker below to see if you qualify for an Automatic Award or require Further Assessment. Complete the relevant Blue Badge Application form and take it along to your Local Area Office. There is a separate application form for organisations.

Lewis And Harris Forms

Blue Badge - Automatic Award Application Form (276.5kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Automatic Award Application Form (217.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Further Assessment Application Form (322kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Further Assessment Application Form (238.3kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Uist And Barra Forms

Blue Badge - Automatic Award Application Form (263kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Automatic Award Application Form (217.4kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Further Assessment Application Form (286.5kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Further Assessment Application Form (419.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Organisations

Blue Badge - Organisations Application Form (172.5kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue Badge - Organisations Application Form (180.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Eligibility Checker

Blue Badge Application Form Eligibility Checker (34.7kB) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)

Blue badge applications also require a photograph, the photograph must be in accordance with passport standards, further information can be found on the Direct.gov (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) website.

Applicants can also apply for a badge on-line via https://www.mygov.scot/apply-blue-badge/ (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) and track the progress of their application.

Further information on the New National Blue Badge system is available in the FAQ's section on this website.

Eligibility Criteria

People are eligible ‘without further assessment’ if they are over the age of two and:

  • receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA);
  • meet a ‘Moving Around’ descriptor for the Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) (8 points or more); or
  • meet the 'Planning and Following Journeys' descriptor for the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) (12 points)
  • are registered blind;
  • receive a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement; or
  • receive a lump sum benefit within tariff levels 1-8 of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.

People are eligible ‘subject to further assessment’ if they:

  • are over the age of two and are unable to walk or virtually unable to walk because of a permanent and substantial disability;
  • are over the age of two and have a temporary and substantial disability that means they are unable to walk or virtually unable to walk;
  • regularly drive a car, have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty in operating, a parking meter; or
  • are under the age of three and have a condition that requires that they be always accompanied by bulky medical equipment or that they be kept near a motor vehicle in case of need for emergency medical treatment.

Fees

There is a £20 fee for successful Blue Badge applications and £5.52 charge for the replacement of a lost badge. The fee will be payable on collection of the badge.

Further Information

If you require any further information contact the Blue Badge team by email bluebadgeteam@cne-siar.gcsx.gov.uk