The BAJ is proud to be a gatekeeper for the ‘UK Press Card’ scheme. Press Cards are available to BAJ members, who need to identify themselves as working members of the press while on assignment.*
Requests from freelance members will only be accepted if the application is accompanied by a document from the editor or managing director of a recognised national or regional media publication, certifying that the applicant produces work for them on a regular basis.
A fee of £15.00 is charged to cover the administrative and production costs associated with processing successful applications.
A Press Card application can be downloaded here in PDF format.
* ‘UK Press Cards’ are subject to meeting strict criteria laid down by the UK Press Card Authority. Membership of the BAJ does NOT guarantee entitlement. Please allow ten working days for your application to be reviewed and processed.