Islanders enjoy Magnus' Lounge on board the ferry to Shetland and Orkney

Islander Registration

To qualify for the islander discount, you must have a residence in either Orkney or Shetland.

The benefits of registering your residency with us, for persons 16 years of age or over, are that you will receive an Islander card with your unique Islander ID and Password for booking online. This will speed up and simplify the reservation process and will also allow you to take advantage of a discount on standard fares for passenger and non-commercial passenger accompanied vehicles. Northern Isles residents will also benefit from 20% off a range of on board purchases in addition to a discount on fares.

When applying for an Islander ID we request identification to validate your name and address. One item of validation is required per applicant. Validation documents should be dated within three months of the application date.

Accepted documentation is detailed below:

  • Bank Statement
  • Blue Badge Details
  • Council Tax Bill Driving Licence
  • DSS Letter (proof of benefits)
  • National Concession Scheme Letter
  • National Insurance Letter (newly 16 year olds)
  • Salary Slip (with home address)

There are three ways to register for your island ID discount card.

1. Fill out the application form online.

Please fill out the form below as accurately as possible and upload your Validation documents (2MB max)

Please ensure that the file you are uploading is no larger than 2MB.

2. Download the application form, fill it in and send it by email.

You can also download and print a Islander Registration Application form and send it, along with your validation document, by email to islanderid@northlinkferries.co.uk

3. Download or request a copy of the application form, fill it in and send it by post.

You can also download and print a Islander Registration Application form and send it, along with your validation document, by post to:

NorthLink Ferries
Kiln Corner
Kirkwall
Orkney
KW15 1QX

If you require a paper copy of the Islander Registration Application form please visit a NorthLink office, email islanderid@northlinkferries.co.uk or write to the Kiln Corner address above.

Once received, your application may take up to 7 days to process. This should be taken into consideration before making any booking(s) where Islander discount is required.

Any information held on our database will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) for the purpose of managing the account. The company reserves the right to withdraw the islander discount privilege where an ID or password is abused.

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