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Your CNIB card gives you benefits like discounts and services from governments, businesses and community partners. They vary by location and may include:

  • Free municipal transit passes
  • Free or discounted air, train and bus fares for you or your sighted guide 
  • Free or discounted events and attractions admissions for you or your sighted guide to 
  • Additional accessibility services from banks and other businesses

Your CNIB card can also be used as proof of disability for some government programs and tax benefits.

Am I eligible?

You’re eligible for a CNIB card if you are legally blind, meaning:

  • Your visual acuity is 20/200 or less in both eyes after correction, and/or
  • You have a visual field of 20 degrees or narrower

How to apply

To apply for a CNIB card, you’ll need:

  • Proof of your sight loss, such as an eye report from a doctor
  • A colour passport-style photo taken within the last six months
  • $10 processing fee, payable by cheque, money order or credit card

To apply for a new card, please contact Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada at 1-844-887-8572 or

To renew an existing card or replace a lost or damaged card, please contact CNIB at 1-800-563-2642 or