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 journalists on assignment.*
UK Press Card applications from freelance members will only be accepted if the application form is accompanied by a document from the editor or managing director of a national or regional publication, certifying that the applicant produces work for them on a regular basis.
The BAJ offers UK Press Cards without charge to its members. However, we ask that a voluntary contribution of £10 is made to help with the administration costs associated with processing Press Card 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.