Applying for an over 75 TV Licence at 75

You don’t automatically get a free over 75 TV Licence when you turn 75 – you must apply for one.

If you pay by Direct Debit, we’ll cancel it for you once we’ve processed your application. If there is a delay and you overpay, don’t worry – we will refund you.

In most cases, once you have your free over 75 TV Licence, you don’t need to renew it every year. We’ll send you a new licence every two years.

If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, separate conditions may apply.

For more information, see our FAQ section. If you pay using a payment card, please call 0300 555 0286* so we can tell you what to do next.

What you need to apply for a free over 75 TV Licence

Please have the following details ready:

  • Your date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Current TV Licence number

Where to find your National Insurance number

Where to find your TV Licence number

Your over 75 application guide in PDF format (44 Kb opens in a new window)


Who can apply

You can apply for a free over 75 TV Licence if you:

  • are the current licence holder,
  • want to transfer the licence into your name,
  • want to apply on behalf of a friend or relative.

If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man, separate conditions may apply.

Move your licence to a new address.

Further information

What happens next

Once you’ve applied for an over 75 TV Licence, please allow 28 days for your application to be processed. During this time, we’ll check that you are eligible. We may contact you if we need more information.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about applying for your free over 75 TV licence, please call 0300 790 6117*.

Before you call us, please have the following details ready:

  • Your date of birth
  • National Insurance Number. Where to find it
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Current TV Licence number.

Where to find your National Insurance number

Where to find your TV Licence number


Frequently ask questions

I'm over 75 and pay for my TV Licence. Can I cancel and get a refund?

If I pay by Direct Debit, do I need to cancel it when I turn 74 or 75?

I'm over 74 but the licence at my home is in someone else's name. Can I apply for a free over 75 licence?

As the licence holder, can I transfer my licence to someone who is eligible for a free over 75 licence?

What if there is more than one person aged over 75 living at my address?

What do I do if a TV Licence holder is now deceased?

What do I need to do if an over 75 TV Licence holder dies?

Will my over 75 TV Licence cover people at my address younger than 75?

I’m moving into a care home. Do I need to cancel my over 75 licence?


If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes with your mobile, calls to an 0300 number will be included.

 

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