ID Validation and Season Ticket Amnesty FAQs

All Season Ticket Holders have been contacted about our ID validation and Season Ticket Amnesty processes. Please refer to the FAQs below for further guidance and information.

If you have any questions about the Digital Ticketing process, please refer to our Digital Ticketing FAQs.

 

ID Validation FAQs

 

Season Ticket Amnesty/Name Change FAQs

 

ID Validation FAQs

 

Why will I be required to validate my ID?

As previously announced, and as successfully implemented for our reduced-capacity home matches last December, our ticketing process is now fully digital.

Season Ticket cards previously in circulation will no longer work and entry to the stadium can now only be gained via the mobile device to which your match ticket is delivered.

To support this, and to ensure supporter safety and security, we have been asking all adult Season Ticket Holders to complete our online ID validation process.

Any adult Season Ticket Holder that is yet to complete this process, including those that deferred on COVID-19 medical grounds for 2020/21, must do so before the renewal deadline for their Season Ticket to be activated for next season.

This also includes all Season Ticket Holders that have turned 18 since the ID validation process began last summer - these supporters will be contacted directly with clear steps on how to complete the process. Further information for Season Ticket Holders currently under the age of 18 will be provided in due course.

Personal data for ID validation will be used for the sole purpose of validating the name on the Season Ticket account and held by the Club for no more than 31 days at which point it will be automatically purged. For more information, please visit our Privacy Policy.

 

Whose ID do I need to validate if I share my Season Ticket, or if it is held in someone else's name?

It is important that the ID provided is for the correct person that will be using the Season Ticket on matchdays.

If you share your Season Ticket with family or friends, please submit ID for the primary user of the Season Ticket. Once this ID is validated, you will not be able to update the name again, though when full capacity games resume you will be able to continue using Ticket Share and Ticket Exchange for any games included in your ticket.

Further information for those people who wish to change the registered ownership of a Season Ticket can be found below.

 

What forms of ID do you accept?

You will be able to submit either an electronic copy of a valid international passport or UK driving licence photocard (provisional licences are accepted). If you do not have either of these documents, you are welcome to contact us to discuss alternative documentation.

 

How will my data be used and stored?

All personal data will be held in strict accordance with our GDPR regulations. 

As per our privacy policy, in order to understand exactly who is in attendance at the Stadium on matchdays, we are asking Season Ticket Holders over the age of 18 to verify their identity by providing the Club with a copy of a valid passport or UK driving licence.

The lawful basis the Club has applied for collecting this data under data protection law is GDPR Article 6(1) – legal obligation; we have a common law duty of care to protect the welfare and wellbeing of individuals who attend matches in the Stadium.

Successful ID validation will ensure that the details we hold on account match those of the named Season Ticket Holder.

Your personal data will be retained only for the purposes stated in the ID validation section of our privacy notice and will be held by the Club for no more than 31 days at which point it will be automatically purged.

 

Will Juniors be required to submit ID?

All Season Ticket Holders that have turned 18 since the ID validation process began last summer must validate their ID before the renewal deadline. They will be contacted directly with clear steps on how to complete the process.

Further information for Season Ticket Holders currently under the age of 18 will be provided in due course.

 

How can I submit my ID for validation?

If you have not already submitted your ID for validation, you can do so by logging into your e-ticketing account and clicking on the 'Verify Your Identity' notification. (The original link that was sent has now expired, so you will need to log into your e-ticketing account in the first instance.)

Supporters will be able to upload a clear photo of their ID, including the option to use their device’s camera to capture and upload in real time.

 

Manual Upload

For best results, use a scanner to capture an image of your ID and output directly to JPG or PNG format. If you are taking a photo of your ID with your Smartphone, follow this simple guide:

  • Full image of photocard UK Driving licence is required
  • Single photo page of International Passport is required
  • Ensure that the entire image is in focus
  • Please try to have only your ID in the image, any other documents are not needed
  • Do your best to avoid glare from your flash or lighting
  • Please try to avoid shadows on the document
  • Please do not edit the picture once it is taken, as this can lead to a rejection
  • Try not take the photo from an angle

Once you have an image file of your ID use the 'Filesystem document provider' and select or drop image to navigate to your file and upload it. Then wait for the results to confirm it has been validated.

 

Live Capture Image

If you wish to capture a live image of your ID we advise using a smartphone. The image quality of a smartphone is typically better than as laptop camera or webcam. Here are some simple tips for Smartphone capture:

  • Full image of photocard UK Driving licence is required
  • Single photo page of International Passport is required
  • Place the ID flat on a table
  • Ideally remove any background clutter
  • Preferably, align ID sideways, using the full portrait camera size
  • Try to hold the camera parallel to the ID
  • Please avoid glare on the ID
  • Please avoid shadows over the ID

Once you have aligned your ID tap CAPTURE. The capturing function will attempt to auto-capture an image of your ID with the required details included.

Before uploading:

  • Please make sure your details are in focus
  • Please make sure all details on the page are included
  • Use the CROP tool if needed
  • Do not alter the image using any editing software
  • Use the original ID image and not a scanned copy of the ID
  • Click UPLOAD and wait for the results

 

What if I don't have access to a smartphone or scanner?

If you do not have access to a smartphone, you can still use a camera or scanner to upload your ID to your laptop or desktop PC. So long as you follow the tips above, you should then be able to manually upload your ID and submit it for validation without issue.

If you do not have access to a camera or scanner and therefore cannot manually upload a copy of your ID, we would encourage you to contact us directly.

 

I haven’t received an email inviting me to validate my ID – what should I do?

The link that was sent in the original ID validation emails has now expired, so if you did not receive or cannot locate your email, this isn't anything to worry about.

To validate your ID going forward, please log into your e-ticketing account and clicking on the 'Verify Your Identity' notification. Please see here for further tips about how to submit your ID.

 

Will I need to validate my ID if I don’t intend to enter any ballots?

Even if you do not intend to enter the ballots for any reduced capacity fixtures which may take place, there will still be a need to validate your ID before you return to attending matches, so you will be required to complete this step. Season Ticket Holders must do so before the renewal deadline for their Season Ticket to be activated for next season.

Submitting your ID for validation will not automatically enter you into any ballots which may take place - you will retain the ability to choose whether or not to enter.

 

Will I need to validate my ID if I have deferred my Season Ticket?

Any adult Season Ticket Holder that is yet to complete the ID validation process, including those that deferred on COVID-19 medical grounds for 2020/21, must do so before the renewal deadline.

 

I am receiving an error message saying I have previously completed my ID validation

If you have already successfully submitted your ID for validation, you will not be required to do so again.

 

Why does my ID status show as 'Pending'?

If you have submitted your ID for validation and its status shows as ‘pending’, please be assured that this is nothing to be concerned about. This simply means that we have recognised that your ID is valid but does not exactly match the details we have on file for you.  

This may be because you have changed your name or because you would like to make use of our Season Ticket Amnesty process. In any case, a member of our team will contact you in due course to request further details and update your account. However, in the meantime, if you are a Season Ticket Holder, please ensure that you renew your Season Ticket prior to the renewal deadline of 5pm on Thursday 3 June. You will still be able to do so even if a 'pending' status is showing.

 

What if I am having trouble submitting my ID?

If you are experiencing any issues submitting and validating your ID, please ensure the following:

  1. The ID is a valid international passport or UK driving licence of the supporter intending to attend games
  2. Choose between Camera (to live capture) and Manual Upload (to upload an existing image or scan)
  3. The picture you capture or upload is of high quality
  4. You are uploading either a full image of your UK driving licence photocard or the single photo page of your international passport
  5. There are no stains on your ID obscuring any part of the text/image
  6. Your ID is not torn or damaged
  7. Your camera lens is clean. Avoid glare and shadows
  8. If your ID cannot be validated at the first attempt, please try again in another room or with a different saved file.

Please also refer to the following:

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If you are still having trouble submitting your ID, or if you do not possess one of our accepted forms of ID, please contact us directly.

 

What happens if I do not submit my ID?

All adult Season Ticket Holders must ensure that their ID has been validated prior to the renewal deadline. Successfully validating your ID against your Season Ticket will activate your ticket for the next season.

Any adult Season Ticket Holder who does not validate their ID will be unable to use their Season Ticket until their ID has been validated.

 

Can I amend my submission?

Once you have submitted your ID and it has been validated successfully, it will not be possible for you to amend any of these details yourself online. If we require further details from you after you have submitted your ID for validation, we shall contact you directly.

 

I am on the Access Scheme - do I have to complete this ID validation process for my personal assistant?

The Club understands that some supporters require personal assistance to attend football matches and that the person/s who provide this personal assistance can change right up until the day of the game.

Therefore, if you are successful in obtaining a ticket for a reduced capacity game through the ballot, we ask you contact us before the match to confirm the ID of your personal assistant. This will need to be done on a match by match basis and you can do this by contacting the Access Team on access@tottenhamhotspur.com. We would ask you to provide at least 24 hours’ notice where possible.

 

 

Amnesty/Name Change FAQs

 

My Season Ticket is held in someone else’s name – can I still validate my ID?

We are aware that Season Tickets are often held in the names of previous purchasers or one family member. We will therefore offer a one-time amnesty period to ensure every Season Ticket is registered in the name of the individual using it.

Supporters needing to register the correct name on their Season Ticket account should follow the ID validation process first and submit the required ID for the individual who will be using the Season Ticket on matchdays.

Once you have submitted the ID for validation, its status may show as ‘pending’. This is nothing to be concerned about and is simply because the name on your ID does not match the name held in our records. 

A member of our team will contact you in due course to request further details and update your account, but there is no further action that you need to take until then and this will not affect your ability to enter any ballots for reduced capacity games which may be held in future. 

This process will be completed in phases, so we kindly ask for your patience whilst we complete all stages of the ID validation process.

 

How will the amnesty process work?

Supporters wishing to participate in the amnesty process should take note of the following steps:

Step 1: Complete the ID Validation process when contacted to do so. The ID submitted should be for the individual who will be using the Season Ticket on matchdays going forward.

Step 2: Once the ID validation is completed successfully, await further contact from the Club. We will outline what further details are required from you to complete the Season Ticket transfer. 

Step 3: Once you have provided the information requested, we shall review it and confirm in writing when the transfer has been completed. All Ticketing Points associated with the original Season Ticket will also be transferred across.

 

My name has changed since I purchased my Season Ticket – can I still validate my ID?

We understand that Season Tickets Holders’ names may change for various legal reasons, including name changes by deed poll and getting married or divorced.

Supporters needing to register their new name on their Season Ticket account should follow the ID validation process and submit the required ID with their current name, provided that they are the individual who will be using their ticket on a matchday.

Once you have submitted your ID validation, its status may show as ‘pending’. This is nothing to be concerned about and is simply because the name on your ID does not match the name held in our records.  

A member of our team will contact you in due course to request further details and update your account, but there is no further action that you need to take until then and this will not affect your ability to enter any ballots for reduced capacity games which may be held in future. 

 

Will I be required to submit any supporting documentation for any name changes?

Yes, should we identify that the name on your ID does not match the name on your Season Ticket, we will ask you to provide relevant documentation as part of the name change process. Please follow the instructions provided at that time, which will contain more details.

 

If I am an Adult, will I be able to take on a Junior or Senior's Season Ticket?

Yes, we will be able to permit Season Ticket transfers across different price classes. 

As you will be the individual who will be using the Season Ticket on matchdays, you should follow the ID validation process first and submit your own ID when prompted to do so.

Once we have identified that your details do not match the details held for the registered Season Ticket Holder, you will be contacted and asked for further details so the transfer can be finalised. At this stage, as your ticket will be changing price class, you will be required to pay any price difference that is due.

 

Will I still be able to enter a ballot if I require a change to the name of the Season Ticket Holder?

All supporters who wish to be able to enter a ballot for reduced capacity games must complete the initial ID validation process. However, any additional steps required to complete the amnesty process will not hinder an application to enter a ballot while the transfer of ownership process is completed.

 

Are all Season Ticket transfers final?

Following any successful submission to transfer the ownership of any General Admission Season Ticket, the Club will retain all relevant details for a period of three years. In the event of any original Season Ticket Holder contacting us during this time to contest a name change, the Season Ticket concerned will be suspended until such time as correct ownership has been verified by the Club. The Club’s decision will be final in these situations.

 

Will I receive a new Stadium Access Card with the new name?

We shall soon be utilising our Stadium’s technological capabilities to introduce a contactless digital ticketing operation. This means that no new Stadium Access Cards will be issued going forward. Further details of the digital ticketing process will be communicated once we have further clarity on any reduced capacity fixtures.

 

If any of the above does not answer your question, then you are welcome to contact us directly.

 

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