The FIAP Life Card is a credit card sized identification document for members.  This card serves as an ID card and, unlike the now obsolete ‘Photographer’s Card’, carries a unique ID Number that will stay with you for life.  Although having no status outside FIAP, the card can be very useful to show as a photographic credential.

FIAP rules require that the holder of a FIAP distinction must also be the holder of their card. You must also be the holder of one of these cards to attend any FIAP Congress, AGM or FIAP Photo Meeting.

All applications for the card to be made via the FIAP Platform at:- 
When you open this web page there is a video explaining the process in detail.
The fee for a Life Card is €50, plus postage and PayPal charges (on-line payment required).

  • A FIAP Life Card can be obtained without applying for a FIAP Distinction.
  • Unless you already hold a FIAP Life Card, you will need to obtain one BEFORE you make your first application for a FIAP Distinction.
  • If your FIAP Life Card requires replacement after being lost or stolen, or requires amendment (eg, change of name), then the full fee is payable, plus postage and PayPal charges.
  • If you wish to update your FIAP Life Card (eg, after receiving a new distinction certificate), there is a reduced fee of €25 plus postage and PayPal charges.