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It is most probably a simple double-check in order to confirm you're the actual person that the passport represents. Most probably this is prompted by your recent looks being very different from your picture in your passport. Yes a passport (with a valid authorization) is sufficient to consider your application for entry, but before that the officer needs ...


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When staying in Germany, you are by law required to be in the possession of a valid and recognized identification document, but not to carry it with you. This applies both to German citizens older than 16 years of age (PAuswG § 1) and to foreigners (AufenthG § 3). Even if you are not required by law to carry an ID, it can, especially for foreigners, save ...


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Going to roll some comments from Hanky Panky's answer into another answer: It's likely because they have some doubt that you really are the person who is shown on the passport. This could be because you don't look like your photo or for other reasons - maybe something completely unrelated to you specifically. Perhaps passport fraud/counterfeiting is high ...


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Passports are (unusually!) not enough. From the DB site: In order to book online tickets you need: An identification card (BahnCard, bahn.bonus Card, credit cards*, ec-card/Maestro or ID card**) for booking via Internet and as identification during fare controls on the train. The ID cards of the following countries can be used as ...


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Short answer: October 2020—assuming CA meets certain goals by 10/10/2018 October 18, 2018 is a deadline for California, as a state, to become "compliant" with the Real ID act. If this happens, you'll be able to continue to use an old California license or state ID up until October 1, 2020, and after that time a Real ID (new-type drivers license or ...


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No you do not. A Known Traveler Number is for PreCheck. You can get into PreCheck via a number of programs, including Nexus. For Nexus people, put your PASSID (from the back of your card) into the Known Traveler Number field. A redress number is like an override if your name is on the Do Not Fly. Most of us don't have them. But people with the same name as ...


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I think you might be able to use a password instead. See Greyhound's Purchase Options page: Gift Ticket Orders (GTO) are available for purchase on this website. GTO allows you to purchase a ticket online for another person. This ticket is delivered to the departure bus station, under the following criteria: The buyer pays a non-refundable gift ...


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It's more likely the former. The casino's own policy can of course be more cautious than legally required; they could even have a policy requiring them to card everyone if they wanted to. The general principle is "better safe than sorry": If they card someone of legal age, there are essentially no consequences, but if they fail to card someone who is ...


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Yes, I have experienced this quite a few times on intra-Schengen flights. As said in the link from the comments Lufthansa probably is the most prominent case due to the extreme amount of automation, but I have flown with a number of airlines and from/to a number of airports and can tell you it depends on the airport/airline combination. Routes I have flown ...


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In general, when a traveller loses their passport they should contact a consulate or embassy of the country where they are a citizen. The consulate may be able to quickly issue an emergency passport or other travel document, that will allow the holder to travel and depart the country they are in. However, the traveller should definitely seek to replace their ...


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I fly frequently on domestic flights in New Zealand (both Air New Zealand and Jetstar), and don't recall the last time I was asked to show identification. For Air New Zealand, from Domestic Check-in: Please remember to carry proof of identity with you as you may be required to present this at check-in. A driver's licence, passport, Airpoints or Koru card,...


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Milan and Vienna are both inside the Schengen area, so there will be no routine travel document checks when the train crosses the Itailan-Austrian border. (I'm assuming the passport/ID is all you have forgotten; if you have also forgotten your train ticket, you'll be in trouble, of course). In principle you're supposed to have documentation with you when ...


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It depends on your citizenship. Generally, the official homepage states: Foreign nationals require a valid and accepted travel document to enter Switzerland. In addition, a visa is required in certain cases. Furthermore, sufficient funds must be available or procurable by legal means to cover the cost of living during the transit through or the ...


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According to the UK Border Agency, all you need is a valid EU national ID card, no mentioning of validity: When you enter the UK, you must show your passport or national identity card. You should use the separate channel marked 'EEA/EU', where it is available. Immigration officers will check your passport or national identity card to ensure that it is ...


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In the UK, I have travelled a few times with Loganair - Scotland's regional airline. Not once was I asked for an ID, not even when I purchased the tickets in person at the airport in Kirkwall. Note, of course, that their island hopper planes sit 9 passengers and don't even have a dedicated cockpit, so the pilot simply sits in the front row of the plane. ...


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Most state DMV's will also issue a non-driver ID version of a license to eligible residents. Check with your local DMV to determine what forms and processing are needed.


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I've flown many times on Schengen flights and no one (except Ryanair) has ever demanded to see my passport when I presented my residence permit. Likewise I've sometimes managed to enter on board without showing any identification, but this has been the exception. You should also be able to use the automatic boarding gates at both airports: When you are ...


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Yes you can. Per a policy paper, in case of no-deal, EU IDs will be accepted until at least 2021. After that, it depends on what the government deicdes then.


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In addition to jpatokal's good answer, it should be added that there is also the possibility to buy a saver fare over the telephone. http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/home/contact/international_service_hotline.shtml Normally, when ordering a ticket via the phone, you receive a code that you can type into a ticket vending machine prior to departure to ...


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The passport card is a card -- it doesn't have any pages to it, thus there is no place for visas or entry/exit stamps. Thus, it can only be used to travel to places where no visa is needed and where there are treaties in place to ensure that enough data is exchanged between immigration departments so that they can keep track of you without stamps. As the ...


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The Schengen system merely aims at removing systematic checks at the border. As discussed in Sufficient Identification for Intra Schengen flights it does not particularly address ID requirements for air travel. It's not even clear that it really entitles you to travel without ID as some countries make it mandatory to carry one in any case and do perform ...


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As of 2015 a regular NY driver's license is not compliant with the REAL ID Act. A NY EDL is compliant. The NYS DMV page on Federal REAL ID has good information: Can I board a plane with the driver license I have now? Yes. DMV expects that all licenses and ID cards issued by New York State will remain acceptable for domestic flights and for access to ...


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There is a cascading "better-safe-than-sorry" effect. The law was originally 18-year-olds were too immature to play (or drink or whatever) But there are immature 20-year-olds too, so better-safe-than-sorry, the law was changed to 21. The corporations told their managers to ID anyone who looked under 21. But there are 20-year-olds who look 22, so better-...


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Just so you know, your ID does not contain an RFID chip. As for the crack, there's no hard and fast rule as to what damages are accepted - rather it depends on the judgment of border officers in other countries. The fact that the machine-readable code is intact means it would probably be fine at Swiss land borders and other internal Schengen borders (if a ...


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I did an exchange year in Oklahoma (I am British) and was able to get a state ID without having any utility bills. I can't remember exactly what identification I did have to take (possibly a letter from the university with my Oklahoma address on it). I imagine it varies from state to state, so I would ask the university. They should know :)


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You can only get a state ID. They will not give you a drivers license if you cant drive or haven''t taken their driving exam. A state ID can be given to anyone who lives in the state and have bills under their name.


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The UK is indeed among the countries requiring “Advance Passenger Information” according to Wikipedia, although I don't recall ever needing to enter my passport details in advance (last time I went there must be a couple of years ago). Trains are treated differently, probably because you have to clear immigration in France or Belgium, before boarding the ...


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There is an FAQ on the federal ministery of the Interior about residence permits. Unfortunately, one can not simply switch to english, and I didn't find it on the english site. It states: Muss ich immer meinen Pass oder Passersatz mit mir führen? Nein, aber Sie müssen auf Verlangen den Ausländer- und Polizeibehörden Ihren Pass bzw. Passersatz und ...


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You can use a passport as identification for travel on airline flights almost anywhere in the world. I would take your expired driver's license and explain your situation to the TSA officer if questioned. Offer it if (s)he doubts that it's you in the passport.


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Is driving an option? Denver to Phoenix is a full day drive, but there's no chance of her getting into trouble on the way back. By bus, she has to get to the station, get (and keep) her ticket, and deal with the long trip and the likely transfer. She will need some money for en-route expenses too. I can see a lot of things going wrong rather quickly, esp. if ...


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