18+ or 16+ oyster card? Confusing!!!

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Hey guys!
On my account it says that I may still be eligible for a 16+ card but, I am starting university in a couple of weeks in london.
Which one do I apply for? Is it new to apply for the 16+ now or do I just apply for the 18+ card?
18+ for university students. The 16+ card is available to those aged 18 who are still in further education (e.g. 6th form), I got another one when I retook my A-Levels.
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18+ for university students. The 16+ card is available to those aged 18 who are still in further education (e.g. 6th form), I got another one when I retook my A-Levels.
ohh i see
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18+ for university students. The 16+ card is available to those aged 18 who are still in further education (e.g. 6th form), I got another one when I retook my A-Levels.
ok thank you!
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Hi. If you are 18, you can apply for the 16+. If you are 19 however, you have to get 18+. I had the 16+ oyster throughout my first year at uni in London, which was great as I got free buses and cheaper tubes. Don't waste money getting the 18+ now!

You need to get the 18+ if you are 19 before August 30th 2017. Hope this helps
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Id like to add university is still considered full-time education, so those saying you have to get 18+ if you are going to uni are incorrect. All of the first years who were 18 when starting the course Im in were able to get 16+
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Id like to add university is still considered full-time education, so those saying you have to get 18+ if you are going to uni are incorrect. All of the first years who were 18 when starting the course Im in were able to get 16+
It says for the school/college stamp, won't the uniiversity be like waaat?
How would they agree?
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It says for the school/college stamp, won't the uniiversity be like waaat?
How would they agree?
The universities have stamps too..When you get an 18+ I'm pretty sure the universities have to stamp that one as well! The only requirements for the 16+ is that u are in full time education and are 18 when you start the course.
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I remember both years, I had to take my forms to the desk and get them to stamp it for me
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Hi. If you are 18, you can apply for the 16+. If you are 19 however, you have to get 18+. I had the 16+ oyster throughout my first year at uni in London, which was great as I got free buses and cheaper tubes. Don't waste money getting the 18+ now!

You need to get the 18+ if you are 19 before August 30th 2017. Hope this helps
How do you apply for the 16+? I dont live in London anymore, but I attend a sixth form in London. I'm also 18 and I made the account but it says i have to be 17 years and 11 month to collect the card. I called TFL helpline but they are all giving me different answers. I need help???
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How do you apply for the 16+? I dont live in London anymore, but I attend a sixth form in London. I'm also 18 and I made the account but it says i have to be 17 years and 11 month to collect the card. I called TFL helpline but they are all giving me different answers. I need help???
Im not sure about the age thing as you are definitely eligible as you are 18! Im on the site now and it says clearly that 18 year olds are able to make the account for themselves. If i were you I would start over and make a fresh account and see if it works?
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sidnenote: - i think the 18+ oyster card only gives you discounts when you get weekly, monthly or annual travel cards
if you 'pay as you travel' then you pay the adult rate i believe
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sidnenote: - i think the 18+ oyster card only gives you discounts when you get weekly, monthly or annual travel cards
if you 'pay as you travel' then you pay the adult rate i believe
Yeah thats right. Unless you have a railcard, you can link them and then you get 30% on off-peak travel. Otherwise its full adult rates or a slight discount on travel cards. I think its a pretty crap deal.
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(Original post by BigMan Ting)
How do you apply for the 16+? I dont live in London anymore, but I attend a sixth form in London. I'm also 18 and I made the account but it says i have to be 17 years and 11 month to collect the card. I called TFL helpline but they are all giving me different answers. I need help???
Hi! Did you ever manage to get this photo card? I’m in the exact same situation on the TfL website saying I need to be 17 years and 11 months and it’s driving me round in circles, or did you just get the 18+ one?
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OMG. Same!
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