International Teacher Identity Card

ITIC. Because you are a teacher.

Japan Standard ITIC e1493341393487 300x199The International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) is the only internationally accepted proof of full-time teacher status, endorsed by UNESCO. Each year, hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world enjoy the benefits of the unique ITIC card.




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The ITIC benefits are similar to the discounts, services and savings that the ISIC student card offers, at home and away. ITIC card is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Discounts on travel, culture, and accommodation
ITIC discounts are predominately found in the area of travel (major cost savings on flights, trains, ferries), cultural sites (ranging from the Kremlin Museum to all the cultural and natural world heritage sites in Egypt) and accommodation (hostels or modern accommodation services). Additional discounts can be found in categories such as software, entertainment, and books & magazines.

Who can get an ITIC card?
Teachers or professionals who teach full-time at a government licensed educational institution that provides courses leading up to a government recognised diploma or degree. Applying for an ITIC is done via a simple process: in not time at all you will have access to thousands of discounts and benefits at home and abroad; online and offline.

To get an International Teacher Identity Card, you need to present one of the following:

- A letter on official school or university stationary confirming that you are employed at a recognised educational establishment for a minimum of 18 hours per week and for a minimum of one academic year. The document should be issued within 3 months.

Where can I get an ITIC card?

At most ISIC issuing points ITIC cards are also available
The ITIC card is available throughout Japan via a wide-spread ISIC distribution network that includes bookstores, universities, student travel companies and student service centers. Click here to find you nearest issuing point.

Apply online
You can also choose to apply for an ITIC card online. Click here to start the application process that only takes a few minutes. Please have scans of the requested documents as well as digital identity picture ready to upload.

What is the cost of an ITIC card?
The cost of an ITIC card is ¥1,750 at issuing points and ¥2,300 for online and postal applications. An interesting fact is that on average, ITIC cardholders save more than ¥9,500 with their ITIC card each year!

Click here to get your ITIC card.