The 150th Congress will be held at Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester from Sunday 9 September to Wednesday 12 September 2018.

Apply for media credentials

If you want a media credential please complete this online registration form

Please note that due to changes in data protection law we now have four different application processes. So please follow these instructions carefully.

On the registration form please register as a visitor (options 3 and 4) and choose ‘Media’ in the category field. If you are registering yourself, please use option 3. If you are registering someone else please use option 4.

The data that you've entered will be used to mail merge the covering letter we send out with your pass so please take care over the entry, particularly with postcodes.

A media credential gives you extensive access at Congress. The ‘Access requirement’ question on the application form relates to disability e.g. wheelchair access. Please do not enter anything into this field unless you are disabled.

You will need to upload a passport-style head and shoulders photo.

If you have any queries or require any further information about media credentials, please contact: Alen Mathewson 020 7467 1242 or

Deadline for media credentials

Applications for media passes must be completed no later than noon on Tuesday 28 August. Any applications received after this date will be processed when possible and may be subject to delay.

Late applications will be subject to a £75 administration fee.

You may find it helpful to know that the TUC has arranged for free wi-fi throughout the conference venue.

Passes will be sent out from the middle of August, so please do not be surprised if you do not receive your credential immediately.


Apply for external visitor credentials

Visitors wanting to attend Congress as: students; or individual trade union members; and/or on behalf of non-union organisations can download this form.

Tickets are £70 + VAT for students and non-profit organisations, and £175 + VAT for all others.

Organisations/unions may be asked to vouch for the bona fides of applicants. Please note the TUC reserves the right to refuse to issue visitors’ credentials.

By providing the information on the form you are consenting to your details being processed by the TUC for the purposes of Congress 2018 only.

N.b There is a separate form held by unions if you are applying through your union.

Photo requirements

For your photo credential, you will need send a passport-style head and shoulders picture to The file name should clearly name the visitor and the covering email should give the name of your union/organisation. We will also use a digital camera at Congress to process applications on the the day.

Deadline for external visitors

Please apply for external visitor credentials before 10 August. Any applications made after this date will be issued at Congress in Manchester.