How to subscribe to the ZIP Oyster photocard?

The ZIP Oyster photocard subscription is done only on the Internet.


You must provide a digital ID photo of the child and pay an administration fee (between £10 and £20 depending on the card requested).

To collect the card, present yourself - with the child's identity document and your confirmation email - in one of the 9 official TfL Visitor Centers present in London:

  • Liverpool Street Underground Station
  • Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
  • London Victoria Station
  • Euston Station
  • King's Cross Tube Station
  • Paddington Station
  • Gatwick Airport - North Terminal
  • Gatwick Airport - South Terminal
  • Heathrow Airport (T123 underground station)

This card makes a different noise than the classic Oyster card at the pointing terminals. By traveling with a ZIP Oyster photocard that is not yours you risk a £80 fine + cancellation of rights and a withdrawal of the card for the real subscriber.