ID Requirements for the UCAT and Information for Minors

UCAT Exam

2020-07-02

The UCAT has strict ID requirements in place and undertakes a thorough verification of your ID. Here, we go over what constitutes a valid ID, and an additional requirement for Online UCAT candidates who are under 18.

#1

What are the ID Requirements for the Test Centre UCAT?

Your ID must include your photograph, be the original (i.e. not a photocopy or a digital ID), be current or not expired for more than 6 months, and the name on the ID must match the name on the Pearson VUE web account and appointment confirmation email.

Only the following IDs are accepted:

  • Passport
  • Driver's licence (only accepted at test centres in the country where the license was issued)
  • EU identity card or Irish passport card (only accepted at EU test centres)
  • Government-issued identity card from a non-EU country (only accepted at test centres in the country where the ID was issued)
  • Alternative ID provided by school or college that follows this guideline (only accepted at UK test centres) 

Transport, library, student/employer cards will not be accepted.

#2

I May Have a Problem Presenting a Valid ID at the Test Centre

If the name on your ID does not match the one on the Pearson VUE web account and appointment confirmation email, you must contact the Pearson VUE Customer Services at least five working days ahead of your appointment.

Likewise, if you cannot obtain a valid ID, or want to confirm if your ID is acceptable, you must contact the Pearson VUE Customer Services at least five working days in advance.

Remember, that under no circumstances, you will be able to sit the UCAT without a valid ID. There is no guarantee that a new test slot will be available, and you must pay the fee again. Therefore, check your ID and obtain a new one (if needed), well in advance of your UCAT exam.

#3

What are the ID Requirements for the UCAT Online?

For the UCAT Online, the following photographic forms of IDs are accepted (should be current or not expired for more than 6 months):

  • Passport
  • Driver’s license
  • National/state/province identity card
  • Government-issued local language ID (only accepted if issued in the country where you are taking the UCAT)
  • Military ID
  • Alien registration card (green card, permanent resident, visa)

Your name on the ID must match the name on your Pearson VUE web account and appointment confirmation email. No other IDs are acceptable, except for candidates aged under 18, who may present a valid photographic student ID. 

#4

Under 18 Candidates Sitting UCAT Online: Another Requirement

For Online UCAT candidates under the age of 18, your parent or guardian has to be present during the check-in process and give verbal consent for you to be recorded during the test. They also need to present a valid ID (same requirements as the ones listed above for the Online UCAT candidates).

This does not apply to candidates under 18 sitting the UCAT at a test centre.

#5

I May Have a Problem Presenting a Valid ID at the Online UCAT

If your name on the ID does not match your Pearson VUE web account and appointment confirmation email, you must contact the Pearson VUE Customer Services at least five working days in advance of your appointment.

If you find on the test day that your or your guardian’s/parent’s ID is not valid, you can reschedule your test for no additional fee, as long as you do this within 15 minutes after your appointment time. Please note that there is no guarantee that a new test slot will be available at your preferred date and time.

For further details, refer to the official UCAT test centre candidate guide or the UCAT online candidate guide.

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