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An identity document issued in the form of a small, mostly standard-sized card, is usually called an identity card (IC or ID card).

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Why do immigration officers ask to see ID other than your passport?

I have traveled a lot, and I am often asked by Immigration to show them an another ID than my passport. Should I have to show them another ID with my passport when asked? Isn't a passport sufficient ...
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What's the difference between 'Redress Number' and 'Known Traveler Number'? Do I need both for TSA PreCheck?

I recently obtained a Global Entry card and on the back is the PASSID number that I understand is also my Known Traveler Number. When I recently tried to record my KTN with an airlines it asked for ...
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Does any airline in the world allow air travel without government identification?

It seems that pretty much every airline requires at least one form of government identification for flights, even if it's a local flight within a single country. Does any airline in the world form an ...
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Should a non-EU citizen always carry his/her passport in Germany?

The new EU-like Turkish ID cards are not valid in the EU countries yet, but I wonder if I need to carry my passport while already in an EU country (e.g. Germany). Unlike this question, I don't intend ...
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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany

I want to go to Berlin to Gottingen by train. I found that to avail myself of the “savings fare”, I have to book a ticket at least one day in advance. And I saw a requirement on the Bahn ...
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How can I have "will call" Greyhound tickets picked up without a photo ID?

A good friend's daughter is in a bad way. Not to get into too many irrelevant details, but... She was sent to Arizona to dry out, ended up getting ripped off and is currently living in a shelter. ...
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I'm on a train to Vienna and I forgot the documents home, what can I do now?

I'm on a train to Vienna from Milan and I totally forgot my ID and passport home. I only have the driving license with me which is not a valid travel document in the Schengen area. I'm pretty sure ...
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Do Californians need a REAL ID by October 2018 or 2020?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles says: There is no need to rush into a DMV field office. Until October 1, 2020, a valid California driver license or ID card can be used for federal ...
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Should I carry my passport for a domestic flight in Germany

I am a foreign national having a German residence permit. I have to catch a domestic flight operated by Lufthansa to Munich from Hamburg and back. Unfortunately, my passport is with the UK consulate ...
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Why do US passport cards have such limited usage?

US passport cards have limited usage: Entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from: Canada Mexico The Caribbean Bermuda The ...
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Can I travel to Switzerland with EU ID?

I know, that Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not members of EU. However, they are members of Schengen. Schengen rules remove all internal border controls between member countries. If I travel to ...
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Do I need passport for US domestic flights, due to the 2019 REAL ID requirements?

I am a resident of Pennsylvania (I have a PA drivers license) and I do not have my passport. I am taking a flight from Ohio to California in March. Do I need my passport for this flight? (Or for the ...
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Will residents of New York State need an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) to fly domestically in the US in 2016?

I am a U.S. citizen living in New York state and I have heard that I will need to purchase an Enhanced Driver's License (EDL) to fly domestically in the U.S. starting in 2016. Is this true? According ...
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Travel in the Schengen area after my residence card was lost or stolen

I have already booked my flight from Italy to the Netherlands through Ryanair. I'm staying in Italy legally and have a carta di soggiorno. However, after booking my flight, my wallet was stolen, which ...
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Which European countries accept an expired national French ID?

I am French and I have a national ID card that expired recently. France extended the validity of this card and it is now valid for 15 years (instead of 10). Many European countries (the EU I think) ...
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Failed driving test; alternatives to driver's license for minor's re-entry to the US?

My 16 year-old from the U.S. wishes to visit me in Canada for the holidays. She planned to obtain an enhanced driver's license, but she failed her test. Can she be refused re-entry into the U.S. ...
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Can you travel to the UK with an EU national Identity card that is only valid for another week upon return?

For international trips I have a passport, for EU journeys I use my national identity card. Simply because its format is more convenient, since it fits in my wallet. On my next trip to the UK my ...
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Visit the UK with an expired French identity card

I am French. Can I enter Britain with an expired French identity card ?
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What is valid ID for domestic flights in India?

Is post office ID card accepted as ID proof for flight to travel withinin India? What else other than PAN card, driving license is accepted as ID? Where do I need to show it?
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Is a Swiss identity card proof enough to be able to purchase alcohol in Scotland?

I will be travelling to Scotland later this month and plan on visiting a few pubs and drinking some alcohol. And, while I am above the legal drinking age of Scotland, I can look quite young sometimes ...
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Can EU citizens travel to UK after Brexit with just an identity card?

I am traveling as a Belgian citizen after 28 March (brexit). Can I still enter with my identity card?
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Are foreigners required to use a passport as ID for domestic flights within the US?

I'm trying to determine whether foreigners (tourists etc, not resident) are required to show their foreign passport as ID when checking in and going through TSA checks when flying domestic within the ...
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Is the US Passport Card beneficial as backup documentation?

I'm in the process of renewing my passport. Will I benefit in anyway from a US Passport Card as a form of backup/emergency documentation or for seeking consular services? Or perhaps as just a backup ...
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Is a Canadian driver's license acceptable photo ID at an American passport office?

I'm going to the Seattle passport office to replace my lost US passport. The passport application form says I need to bring photo ID. (This is proof of identity for the passport, not security for ...
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ID card, driving license and debit card stolen in Kiev. What is the worst that can happen? [closed]

My dad is an EU citizen. His ID card, driving license and debit card were stolen in Kiev metro. So far we called the bank and informed the local police, he has his passport so he is ok to fly. Is ...
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How should I handle the maximum length for given names on the U.S. passport card?

I'm preparing a Form DS-11 passport application for my infant daughter, who never has been issued a prior U.S. passport. I'm considering applying for both a passport book and a passport card for her, ...
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Is an identity card issued to a non-citizen an acceptable document to travel within the EU?

Suppose an EU citizen is resident of another member state and gets issued a national identity card identical to the ones citizens get there. (If that is not concrete enough to answer the question, ...
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What damage can person/s do if they have your passport number and visa control number?

I read What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public? as well as What harm can be done with a copy of one's passport? but it doesn't tell of what damages can be ...
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Is possible to travel within India via Air with an International Driver's License? My Indian Passport renewal application is currently processing

I want to travel from Lucknow to Bengaluru for a few days while my passport application is being processed. I do not have any other Indian Government issued identification as I have never lived here. ...
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Can I use my TWIC card as my photo ID to fly from Philadelphia to Las Vegas?

I live in the United States and I'm traveling from Philadelphia International Airport to McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. My passport has expired and I have misplaced my driver's license. I am trying to ...
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How much damage (cracks) is acceptable on a national identity card before it won't be accepted?

My Swiss identity card has a crack on about a third of its height, in the middle. I have no reason to believe the RFID chip is damaged. All information is still legible. Here's what the crack looks ...
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Using UK driving license to prove age for free entry to museums in Paris

I'd rather use my driving license to prove my age for the concessions available to EU residents under 26 in the museums/attractions in Paris, as I don't fancy risking my passport being pickpocketed/...
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Can I use my school ID card for an Indian domestic flight?

The only ID card I have is for my 7th year class. Can I use it as ID for domestic flight from LKO-DEL? I am traveling with my father; he have all documents, so can I get verified by him ?
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What documents are needed to travel by air from Nepal to India?

I have Indian nationality. I'm in Nepal with my family (wife and 3 children) for vacation. We want to go home to Mumbai, but couldn't get train tickets, so we decided to go by air. My wife and I ...
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What to do if you need to fly in the Schengen area and lose your ID card?

A friend recently got her ID stolen while she was in the Netherlands. She will soon need to fly to her home country Italy, but she doesn't know what to do. What can one do in such a situation? As far ...
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Jogging in Budapest without my passport

According to the UK Government's travel advice, a visitor to Hungary should carry their passport with them at all times. If I go for a run outdoors in Budapest, will my (smaller, more waterproof and ...
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Why does EasyJet require my ID details in advance?

I truly wonder why does EasyJet need to know my ID details in advance for my flight from Prague to London: It is a requirement of UK customs? If so, why haven't I been asked this information for my ...
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Traveling from El Paso, TX, to Tulsa, OK? No ID, but traveling companion has one

I need to get to Tulsa, OK, from El Paso, TX. I don't have an ID, but my boyfriend, who will be traveling with me and whose aunt will be paying for the trip, has a current ID. What are my options? I ...
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ID check, German ID and German passport rejected in Utah

My son (age 21 and a half years) and I (63) wanted to visit a bar in Utah near Salt Lake City. The first time my son was rejected because he had "only" the German ID card. O.K., no problem, we ...
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Registering at hotel, one person does not have proper ID

I am trying to book a hotel in Oxford, UK. I have been informed by my travel agent that the Holiday Inn needs my partner's exact name on their passport or drivers license, she has neither, any ...
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Lost passport visa and citizen card in Malaysia

My Nepalese friend has lost his passport, visa, and his citizen card in Malaysia. His flight is in a week, and if he goes to police, they want his permit card, and he doesn't have it. What should he ...
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Is the European driving license valid as ID in Europe?

I'm an Italian citizen, and I possess a driving license in the standard European format: Can I use it for identification purposes, i.e. boarding a plane, when in Europe? I understand from Wikipedia ...
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I have no identification to get on the bus, how does that work?

I have no identification, but I do have a face sheet from a treatment center with my face and information on it. I also have my California foodstamp card with my name and my debit card with my name. ...
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ESTA, national identity card for travel by any other country?

I am trying to apply for an ESTA to enter the US, and I realized that there is a question came up on the ESTA application: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel ...
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Quickly obtaining an ID to fly within the US

I live in Ohio. I am currently in Washington, D.C. I am travelling back to Ohio by air on Sep 2. I have a Ohio state issued driver's license. Unfortunately, I realized now that the license is expiring ...
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Can I re-enter Italy with Carta di identità and Carta di soggiorno?

I am an Indian citizen, married to an Italian. I have both the Carta di identità and the Carta di soggiorno as a family member of an EU citizen. I want to travel to India to visit my family for one ...
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What if one family member doesn't have a photo ID for domestic air travel in India?

My friend has booked tickets for vacation in India (domestic travel), but realized that his wife doesn't have any photo ID. Will any of the following documents work for his wife? Marriage ...
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As an EU national, what (if any) ID do I need to carry when crossing between France and Belgium?

Based on the expats question "If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?", I know what the rules are for carrying ID as a Brit in France. Secondly, I know ...
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EU-Schengen citizen getting Schengen stamp despite travelling with EU document, change in how rules are applied or just inconsistency?

I am a dual Italian, British citizen. When I travel within EU+Schengen+UK I usually carry with me my Italian ID card and my British passport (I leave my Italian passport at home, since it's bulkier ...
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How to get a Student ID card with picture for Swedish teenagers not yet attending university

In several countries (e.g. Egypt and India) many venues (e.g. museums) have substantial discounts for "students". How carefully the student status is checked varies greatly, but at many places the ...
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