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Frequently Ask Questions
What is the ISIC association?

The ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation that is responsible for the ISIC, IYTC and ITIC cards worldwide. For more information about the ISIC Association please visit the ISIC Association website www.isicassociation.org.

What is the ITIC card for teachers?

The International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) is available to fulltime teachers or professors. The ITIC card gives you access to many of the same benefits and discounts as the ISIC card.

What if I’m not a student?

If you are not a student, but are 30 years old or younger at the time you apply for the card, the International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is the right card for you.

If you’re a full time teacher or professor, you can apply for the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC).

The IYTC and ITIC both offer similar benefits, services and discounts to the ISIC card.

What is the IYTC card for youth?

The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is available to individuals aged under 31 years old, who are not fulltime students. The IYTC card carries many of the same benefits and discounts as the ISIC card. The IYTC card is a valuable tool particularly if you are travelling abroad.

The IYTC card is valid for one year from the date of issue. You need to apply for the IYTC card before your 30th birthday in order to be eligible for the card.

Can I use my card as proof of identity?

The ISIC card is proof of student status and can be used to identify yourself in different places in multiple counties worldwide. However, some countries may require a different form of personal identification so please check with the local regulations in advance if you are travelling there.  Please note, the ISIC card is not accepted as a form of identity in the U.S., where only government issued forms of identity are accepted in all parts of the country.

My card won’t allow me access to online benefits?

If you are having difficulty accessing online benefits, please check to see if your card is active. You can check your card status to see if you need to activate your card on the right hand side of this page. Simply enter your card number in the ‘Check your card’ box and click ‘Check card status’.

If your card is not currently activated you can visit our card Activation Page  to activate your card online. Please note, card activations take a maximum of 2 working days to check and process – you will receive an email notification as soon as your activation is completed.

If your card is active, but you are still having difficulties accessing online benefits please contact us. Please include a clear scan or photo of the front and back of your card so that we can fully investigate.

How can I get the card?

Visit a local ISIC Office
You can purchase your card instantly in one of our many issuing offices.  
Accra-Osu Ring Road, opposite the UNDP offices
Kumasi-Adum located in one of the SSNIT offices
Tamale-Centre for National culture

What documents do I need to apply for the card?

ISIC
The ISIC is only available to full time students, so you must be able to prove you are currently studying full time at school, college or university.
When applying please provide one of the following documents:

  •  A copy of your university or student identity card, clearly dated and indicating you are a full time student
  •  A signed and dated letter on official university or school stationery stating you are studying there full time. We prefer an original copy, although photocopies and faxes may be accepted.
  • You will also need:
  • Proof or your date of birth (for example: passport, birth certificate, Official Identity Card issued in your country of residence)
  •  A recent passport sized photograph of yourself

IYTC
The International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) is for people aged between 12 – 30 years old who are not fulltime students.
To get an IYTC you must be able to prove your age with one of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Official Identity Card issued in your country of residence

You will also need a recent passport sized photograph of yourself.


ITIC
The International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) is for full time teachers or professors.
To prove your full time teaching status, you will need a letter on official school or university stationery. This must state that you are employed at a recognised school, college or university for at least 18 hours per week, for a minimum of 1 academic year.
You will also need a recent passport sized photo of yourself.


Yes, your card should be activated. 

 

I bought my card, how do I activate it?


If you card is not currently activated you can visit our card Activation Page to activate your card online. Please note, if you hold an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card that also functions as a payment card (credit, debit or prepaid card), for security reasons, please always cover your payment card number and CVV code when uploading images of the front and back of your card. You can use a small piece of paper to cover the related information before scanning or taking photos of your card. Alternatively, you can edit the scan or photo of your card digitally to cover the information.

Card activations take a maximum of 2 working days to check and process. You will receive an email notification as soon as your activation is completed. Once your card is activated you can easily access all the online discounts and benefits available to you with your card.

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