Where can I purchase the ISIC?
You can purchase your card online or in one of our many issuing offices worldwide.
Search for your local issuing office online. Please remember to take along all the necessary documents needed for your card to prove your student status and identity, as well as a recent passport photograph of yourself
I am enrolled but have been granted leave of absence. Can I get the ISIC?
Yes! As long as you are enrolled you have the student status which is the precondition to get your ISIC.
I am a student at an university abroad. Can I get the ISIC in Germany?
Yes, but please make sure you provide all necessary document in German or English.
I am a Ph.D. student. Can I get the ISIC?
Yes! As long as you are enrolled as a full-time student at university you can get the ISIC.
I am a student at a language school. Can I get an ISIC?
No, sorry! Since the langange school is no official secondary/ tertiary education or anything comparable.
Is there an age limit for the ISIC?
No! Students at a mimimum age of 12 year can get the ISIC.
How long does it take to get an ISIC in a issuing office?
Generally the card will be issued right away. For detailed conditions please ask your issuing office.
Do I need a biometric photo?
No, this is not necessary. Just provide a passport photo or a colour photo in passport quality.
Can I renew my card?
In some cases it is possible to renew your card. Please contact the issuing office where you purchased the card for further details.
I lost my card, what should I do?
Generally, ISIC cards are non-refundable and non-transferable so you will need to purchase 10 € (+ 1,50 € for shipping) for a new card. Please notice that only cards, that had been purchased in Germany in the first place, can be replaced.
When can I purchase the new ISIC?
You can purchase the card whenever you like. You just need a valid proof of student status. After issuance the ISIC is valid for 1 year.

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