Get your card

Upload your photo and beat the rush!
New to UVic? Submit your photo online and win 1 of 2 draws for $100.00 loaded to your FLEX account. Deadline for submitting is Aug. 31.

How to get your card

There are 2 ways to get a card:

  • If you have not had a onecard before, please login to your onecard account through your online tools and submit a photo online, follow the instructions and read the read the auto-reply. 
  • If you had a card or you have a photo in the system, you can not submit a photo online; step #2 would be your option.
  • Deadline to submit online is August 31, 2022.  After Aug. 31 please visit us at the ONECard office for your ID card.

#1 - Take a photo

Your photo must be:

  • similar to a passport photo (but smile!)  Do not submit a "photo of a photo"
  • must be a current photo showing your eyes open and visible
  • in colour
  • in jpg format
  • on a smooth white background
  • centered with full view of face and hair - no hats, sunglasses, headbands, logos*
  • not digitally altered / no filters
  • without shadows
  • just you, no one else in the photo

*Veiled students can make a private appointment to be photographed without their veil by a female employee.

Submit your photo online

  • 24 hours after creating your netlink ID, log into the ONECard section of your online tools, follow the instructions.   
  • If your photo gets the "approved response", you are all set!  Please read the email for details. 
  • If your photo gets the “denied response,” review the explanation and try again.
  • Deadline to submit online is August 31, 2022.  After Aug. 31 please visit us at the ONECard office for your ID card.

Note: by submitting your photo online, you certify that you are the person in this photo and you confirm that this photo is a true likeness of yourself. Submitting a false photo of yourself is in violation of UVic policy. Do not submit any altered photo of yourself.  Using your UVic netlink login incorrectly or falsely identifying yourself may also result in University policy infractions. The ONECard Office reserves the right to reject any photo not in compliance with our guidelines, up to and including at the point of card pickup.

Submit your government ID

  • Once you have successfully added your photo, you'll be asked to add a photo of your government ID.
  • Click “attach government issued photo ID” and upload a front-facing image of your ID showing name/face/date of birth in English.  You will now see both pictures and you can submit, don't worry if they are upside down, we crop:) 
  • For name changes and preferred names, please visit "How do I...?".

All data from the upload is stored securely in an encrypted format on the University of Victoria server until the verification step is complete. Government ID is automatically purged once the photo is approved (and/or rejected), no copies of Government ID are retained in our system. 

Once you’ve successfully submitted your photo, further instructions will be emailed to you within 3 business days (check your junk folder).  

 #2 - Come in and have your photo taken

  • Please bring 1 piece of Government Issued Photo ID and your V0#____ to the Jamie Cassels Centre, ONECard office.

 Mailing your ONECard

  • to mail your card the fee is $20.00, please load $20.00 to your flex account via ca/onecard or by loading via a guest deposit (gift funds).
  • e-mail us after that has been done and we will print your card & mail it to the address listed in mypage