Young Person's National Entitlement Card

Young Person's National Entitlement Card is a scheme for young people aged 11 to 25 inclusive. On this page you can find out:

How to apply

Apply online

You can apply online via the GETYOURNEC.SCOT website.

You will have to sign in to access the form. If you already have the myAberdeenshire account, you can sign in with your myAberdeeshire details

Apply on paper

If you attend an Aberdeenshire council secondary school you may be able to apply for a card there, when these are in normal operation. Check with the school office to see if this is possible.

If you have left school, attend a private school, or attend one of the council secondary schools where applications are not available please complete and return the National Entitlement Card application form (pdf 166KB). You can also contact the NEC team for a copy of the form.

Once you have completed the application please return it to alongside supporting documents, this also includes proof of disability if you have a disability. 

Relevant documents to accompany your application

  • One Passport-style photograph of yourself, head and shoulders taken on light background
  • Proof of your age
  • Proof of your most recent permanent address
  • Proof of Photo ID, such as: photo driving licence, passport, or if not, a Referee to validate the photo, the Referee must be someone that knows you (not a relative) and is in a professional occupation (teacher, nurse, community worker, social worker, police officer or a religious leader). They must write the following on the back of your photo "I confirm true likeness of {your full name} " and sign and date the back of the photo. Part 5 of the Application must also be completed by the Referee.

Travel concessions for Young Scot aged 16-18 yrs inclusive

Find out how to save money when travelling on buses, trains and ferries with Young Scot Card.

National Concessionary Travel Scheme for eligible disabled under 5’s

The Scottish Parliament passed legislation, on 3rd March 2021, that extends the existing National Concessionary Travel Scheme (NCTS) to eligible disabled children under the age of five, allowing free bus travel for them and an accompanying companion.

Find out more about conditions and eligibility for accompanying companion.

As of 1st April 2021, parents of eligible disabled children can apply and access free bus travel as soon as their National Entitlement Card arrives.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Contact us

By phone 03456 081 208
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