The ID Card process is currently closed as soccer activities in the province are only in Phase 2 (Training and Modified Games) of the Return to Play Plan and the EODSA is Back to Phase 1 (Training). More information will be available when the process is open again. Thank you for your patience during this time.
Ontario Soccer has moved to Phase 2 of the Return to Play Plan but the EODSA is back in Phase 1 (Training). As per Ottawa Public Health recommendations, the EODSA office is closed to the public until further notice. Further information regarding the processing of ID Cards will be sent out and posted when available.
BELOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR AN ID CARD***
Ontario Soccer has
moved to a new player registration system for the Outdoor 2019 Season. With
this new system, players will be issued a new Ontario Soccer Number. As a
result, the EODSA will only be issuing ID Cards for players registered in the Indoor 2019-2020 or Outdoor 2020 Season with their new Ontario Soccer Number. Please hold off on
requesting an ID Card until your Club has confirmed you have been registered in
the new system for the Indoor, 2019-2020 or Outdoor 2020 Season. If you are not registered in the Indoor 2019-2020 or Outdoor 2020 season, your ID Card request will be rejected. Players can
continue to use their old ID Card from previous season’s until it expires but
the EODSA will not be issuing new ID Cards with old Ontario Soccer Numbers.
Are you registered in Ontario
Soccer's OSCAR database?
You must be registered in Ontario
Soccer's OSACAR database for the current season in order to apply for
an ID card. You will first have to register with your club, who will then
go and register you with Ontario Soccer. Until your club has registered you
with Ontario Soccer, you are not eligible to apply for an ID card. Any
questions related to registration should be directed to your club as the EODSA
is not involved in the registration of individual players.
Choosing a Photo
There are a number of photo errors that may cause your application to be rejected. To ensure your photo is able to be processed, make sure it meets the following requirements:
- It is an actual photo and not a photo of a photo
photo is not blurry or so small that it will become blurry when it is
cropped to only include the head
eyes are open and visible, and you are looking at the camera
photo is a clear head shot and is not taken from too far away
is no glare or watermark on your face and it was taken in proper lighting
conditions (not too light, not too dark)
is a recent, up to date photo
background is solid or not busy (there should not be any other people
visible in the background)
are alone in the photo
are not wearing a hat or sunglasses
image is centered and not taken on an angle
photo is not taken on a black or dark background
Cropping your Photo
You will be prompted to upload a photo during the
application process. On some devices, the photo will appear very zoomed in
after you upload it and the cropping feature will not work. Please submit the
application with the photo as it appears, even if it appears zoomed in. We will
receive the full photo and crop it accordingly. Please do not try to
resize your photo to make it fit in the box.
There is a field to write your Ontario Soccer
Registration Number. This field is not mandatory. If you do not know your
registration number, leave this field blank. We will pull this information from
Ontario Soccer's OSCAR database and fill it in ourselves. If you do fill in
this field, you may receive the error message "The registration number
123456 already exists in the database", if you already have a card in our
system. If this occurs, please submit the application, leaving the registration
number field blank, and we will input the number on our end.
Getting your ID Card
You will be prompted to select whether you would
like to pick your card up at the EODSA office during our office hours, or if
you would like the card mailed to you. Note: Any cards ordered on or after
May 14, 2020 must be picked up at the EODSA office. The mail option will be
disabled on this date as the beginning of the season is too close and we can't
guarantee the card will arrive in time.
Mailed cards can take anywhere from 4-7 business
days to arrive once printed. If you select the Pick Up option, the card will be
available to be picked up our next open day. You will receive an email when the
card is ready or if your application was rejected. Please check your junk
box as it may end up there.
Requested a Card
and want to know if it's ready? You will receive an email when
it has been processed. Check your Junk Mail/Spam folder as it is an automated
response so it may get stuck in there. We generally get them done within
2 working days. Please try not to call the EODSA office. The more
calls we take, the fewer cards we can process.
Did your ID card application get
There are a few common reasons that your ID card
application may get rejected. If it does get rejected, you will receive an
email letting you know. This email will include the reason it got rejected and
a link for you to follow to resubmit the application. Please see below for
common reasons an ID card application will get rejected and how you can fix the
Not registered in OSCAR database—Contact
your club, not the District
Your club still
needs to register you in Ontario Soccer’s OSCAR database. There are two steps
to the registration process before your card can be approved:
1. You have to fully
register with your club
2. Your club has to
register you with Ontario Soccer in the OSCAR database
If you would like
to know that status of your registration, you will have to contact your club
as the District is not responsible for player registration. Resubmit your ID
card application once your club has confirmed they have registered you in the
only allows each player to get ONE ID card. If you have already submitted an
ID card application recently, any duplicate applications will be rejected.
Birthday does not match—Contact Club
Your birth date
on your ID card application must match the birth date entered for you in the
OSCAR database by your club. Double check that you have entered your correct
birth date on your ID card application. Once you have confirmed that you
entered the correct birth date, contact your club and ask them fix your birth
date in the OSCAR database. Resubmit your application once your club has
confirmed that they have fixed your birth date in OSCAR.
Last Name does not match in OSCAR
Your name on your
ID card application and your name in Ontario Soccer’s OSCAR database must
match. Double check that you entered your name correctly on your ID card
application. Once you have confirmed that you entered your name correctly,
contact your club and ask them to fix your name in the OSCAR database.
Resubmit your application once your club has confirmed they have fixed your
name in OSCAR.
message means that you are registered in the OSCAR database, however, you are
not registered with the club you put on your ID card application. The club
you enter on your ID card application must match the club you are registered
with in the OSCAR database to be issued an ID card. Ensure that you selected
the correct club from the drop down menu at the beginning of your application.
If you play for
more than one club, you can use ONE ID card across clubs, no matter which
club you apply for the card under.