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    • Donaway
    • By Donaway 4th Jan 18, 5:20 PM
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    Applying for a 60+oyster photocard
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    • 4th Jan 18, 5:20 PM
    Applying for a 60+oyster photocard 4th Jan 18 at 5:20 PM
    I will be applying for a 60+ oyster photocard shortly I cannot do it online as I do not have a credit card to pay the admin fee online so I will be applying in the Post Office where I can pay over the counter


    I understand the process only for one step that is you need to provide a verification letter that you download I guess from the website that deals with the 60+ card


    My question is what is this verification letter ? is it step 2 when you apply online and provide your personal details ?
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    • Gravedigger
    • By Gravedigger 4th Jan 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:21 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:21 PM
    If you don't have all this information you can still apply online but may be asked to:

    Download and print off a verification letter and take it to a post office in London with proof of your age and address
    Pay the 20 admin fee at a post office
    Send us a passport-size photo of yourself in the post
    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/60-london-oyster#on-this-page-2
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 4th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:47 PM
    Can't you use a debit card?
    • Donaway
    • By Donaway 5th Jan 18, 12:06 PM
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    • #4
    • 5th Jan 18, 12:06 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:06 PM
    If you don't have all this information you can still apply online but may be asked to:

    Download and print off a verification letter and take it to a post office in London with proof of your age and address
    Pay the 20 admin fee at a post office
    Send us a passport-size photo of yourself in the post
    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/60-london-oyster#on-this-page-2
    Originally posted by Gravedigger


    Still does not answer my question what is this verification letter ?
    • Donaway
    • By Donaway 5th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:08 PM
    Can't you use a debit card?
    Originally posted by giraffe69


    I do not have a credit card or a debit card so I have to do the process through the post office
    • Gravedigger
    • By Gravedigger 5th Jan 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 12:23 PM
    Still does not answer my question what is this verification letter ?
    Originally posted by Donaway
    Apply online and when it comes to the point asking about debit/credit card, download and print the verification letter, take it to the post office with ID documents where you live and who you are then pay the bloke behind the counter your 20 and send a photo to the issuing company.
    • macman
    • By macman 8th Jan 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:39 PM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 10:39 PM
    Assuming you have a bank account, is there any reason why you can't have a debit card? How do you top up your existing Oyster card?
    It would save you a lot of unnecessary effort.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • antenna
    • By antenna 9th Jan 18, 11:13 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:13 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:13 AM
    Assuming you have a bank account, is there any reason why you can't have a debit card? How do you top up your existing Oyster card?
    It would save you a lot of unnecessary effort.
    Originally posted by macman
    Is this a "Free" pensioner "Freedom Pass"......therefore no top-up.
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • antenna
    • By antenna 9th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
    You can top-up an ordinary Oyster Card using cash at most newsagents.
    Political?....I dont do Political....well,not much!
    • Donaway
    • By Donaway 8th Feb 18, 4:58 PM
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    If you don't have all this information you can still apply online but may be asked to:

    Download and print off a verification letter and take it to a post office in London with proof of your age and address
    Pay the 20 admin fee at a post office
    Send us a passport-size photo of yourself in the post
    https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/adult-discounts-and-concessions/60-london-oyster#on-this-page-2
    Originally posted by Gravedigger


    I have taken the verification letter and proof of age and address to the post office and paid the admin fee


    My question now is about the photo of myself do I wait for them to contact me by post with the details on where to send the photo as there are no details about a address where to send it


    Also how long does it take from the time that you apply to the time that you receive the pass
    • Donaway
    • By Donaway 10th Feb 18, 11:14 AM
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    I have taken the verification letter and proof of age and address to the post office and paid the admin fee


    My question now is about the photo of myself do I wait for them to contact me by post with the details on where to send the photo as there are no details about a address where to send it


    Also how long does it take from the time that you apply to the time that you receive the pass
    Originally posted by Donaway




    Somebody help me out please
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 10th Feb 18, 5:50 PM
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    Talk about making it difficult!
    • London50
    • By London50 10th Feb 18, 5:54 PM
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    Talk about making it difficult!
    Originally posted by giraffe69
    Tell me ANY gov department that make it easy
    • macman
    • By macman 16th Feb 18, 3:50 PM
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    Is this a "Free" pensioner "Freedom Pass"......therefore no top-up.
    Originally posted by antenna
    No, because if the OP is applying for a 60+ Oystercard, then they are not old enough to qualify for a Freedom Pass. The 60+ covers the interim period until State Pension age. The OP must therefore have either a PAYG Oystercard, period Travelcard, or a season ticket. And be topping up or paying by cash.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop
    • macman
    • By macman 16th Feb 18, 3:51 PM
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    Tell me ANY gov department that make it easy
    Originally posted by London50
    It's administered by TFL, not a gov't department. The process, if done online, is straightforward and very efficient-mine took about 4 days to arrive.
    The only difficulty here is caused by the OP not possessing a debit card. So why not pay a friend 20 to use theirs?
    Last edited by macman; 16-02-2018 at 3:55 PM.
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    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 16th Feb 18, 10:45 PM
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    I have taken the verification letter and proof of age and address to the post office and paid the admin fee


    My question now is about the photo of myself do I wait for them to contact me by post with the details on where to send the photo as there are no details about a address where to send it


    Also how long does it take from the time that you apply to the time that you receive the pass
    Originally posted by Donaway
    In order to download the verification letter I assume that you set up an online account. So now log in and see what it says about sending your photo.
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