Around 1.6 million people in Scotland are already using the NEC and this number will grow as additional services are developed.
Dumfries and Galloway Council uses the card for library membership, access to leisure activities, concessionary travel, cashless catering, sQuid and Young Scot/proof of age for 11-25 year olds.
Most people in Dumfries and Galloway can apply for NEC as there are three categories:
If you are in one of the groups above, find out how you can apply for a National Entitlement Card.
Or check the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.