Smartcard Events

Please note you can only book an event if you have sent us a completed application form and photo and have received a confirmation email.

If you are based in Edinburgh or happen to be in town and would like to have your Smartcard issued, we hold drop-in sessions twice monthly at our offices in Morrison Street.  Dates currently in the calendar are:

Tuesday 7th February between 3pm and 5pm
Thursday 23rd February between 9.30 and 11am
Tuesday 7th March between 3pm and 5pm
Thursday 23rd March between 9.30 and 11am
Thursday 25th May between 9.30 and 11am
Tuesday 6th June between 3pm and 5pm
Thursday 22nd June between 9.30 and 11am
Tuesday 1st August between 3pm and 5pm
Thursday 24th August between 9.30 and 11am
Tuesday 3rd October between 3pm and 5pm
Thursday 19th October between 9.30 and 11am

If you plan to attend one of these sessions, please let us know which one so that we can have your Smartcard ready for issuing.


Smartcard Collection Days

Additionally, Smartcard collection days will be held in April in:

Edinburgh, 4 April, 2017, at the Law Society


Glasgow, 20 April 2017, at the Royal Faculty of Procurators

Please follow the links above to book yourself a timeslot at these events.

If you would like more information about future events, please email


Required documents and information for events

In order to receive your Smartcard, you’ll need to provide the following in person at the registration event:

•    Proof of identity documents (see Guidance)
•    A six character PIN code and an eight character PUK code (both can be numeric or alphabetic).  These are codes created by you - you’ll need to keep a record of them so we suggest making them memorable.  If you lose your PUK code, you will need to repeat the Smartcard registration process in person to receive a new Smartcard.
•  Details of an email address unique to you (i.e. not one shared with someone else).
•  At the registration event, you will also need to sign the Smartcard user contract

First Scottish sponsors

The Law Society of Scotland Smartcard

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