You can apply for a blue card or exemption card by using the online applicant portal or downloading the paper form.
The agency will send a renewal notice to the cardholder approximately 10 weeks prior to the expiry date of the card. If the cardholder provided a mobile phone number, they will receive the reminder notice via text message, unless they have elected not to receive text messages. If the cardholder has not provided a mobile phone number, or has opted out of text message notifications, they will receive the courtesy renewal reminder by a letter sent to their postal address. It is therefore important that a cardholder notify the agency of any change in their contact details.
Paid employees, volunteers, students and persons carrying on a regulated business must submit their renewal application to the agency prior to their blue card's expiry date in order to continue in child-related work, even if their blue card expires before a new card is issued.