Do you carry your passport/copy?

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Do you carry your passport/copy?

I never leave home without it.
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Sometimes.
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Never.
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:20 pm

jimsocks wrote:i paid $30 extra for the passport ID card (when i renewed my passport book), and carry that in my wallet. its only good for travel to mexico and canada from the US, but i was told i can get into the embassy with it, and it supposedly acts as proof of citizenship if i ever lose my passport book traveling overeas.
so i guess its a good investment for any US citizen traveling alot.
that's a decent idea. i wonder if you can get one after the fact, just on its own, without having to renew the passport.
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:28 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:
jimsocks wrote:i paid $30 extra for the passport ID card (when i renewed my passport book), and carry that in my wallet. its only good for travel to mexico and canada from the US, but i was told i can get into the embassy with it, and it supposedly acts as proof of citizenship if i ever lose my passport book traveling overeas.
so i guess its a good investment for any US citizen traveling alot.
that's a decent idea. i wonder if you can get one after the fact, just on its own, without having to renew the passport.
I wonder if you can get one if you're not, you know, 'Murican.
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:31 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
OrangeDragon wrote:
jimsocks wrote:i paid $30 extra for the passport ID card (when i renewed my passport book), and carry that in my wallet. its only good for travel to mexico and canada from the US, but i was told i can get into the embassy with it, and it supposedly acts as proof of citizenship if i ever lose my passport book traveling overeas.
so i guess its a good investment for any US citizen traveling alot.
that's a decent idea. i wonder if you can get one after the fact, just on its own, without having to renew the passport.
I wonder if you can get one if you're not, you know, 'Murican.
Only if you're a Mexican kid. [rimshot]
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:32 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
I've NEVER carried my passport (or a copy of it) with me. In fact, I'd say it's irresponsible to carry it around as you could easily lose it or have it stolen.
Yep, I never have any ID/passport on me while in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.

The exception would be when I'm traveling domestically and might need it to check in to a hotel/guesthouse. That said, it's rarely needed. Even at places that ask for it, they always let me get settled in and then forget to ask.

Another exception would be when I'm Bangkok and plan to go out clubbing. Some places ask.

All that said, I got asked for my passport recently when trying to book the direct Siem Reap-Bangkok bus they asked for it. Said I didn't have it, and they said "never mind.."
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:33 pm

General Mackevili wrote: Another exception would be when I'm Bangkok and plan to go out clubbing. Some places ask.
That happens!?
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:03 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:
General Mackevili wrote: Another exception would be when I'm Bangkok and plan to go out clubbing. Some places ask.
That happens!?
Yeah, had to climb over a gate to sneak in one time.
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by General Mackevili » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:07 pm

And supposedly Thailand is now enforcing a rule that says ALL aliens must have either their passport, a copy of their passport, or Thai drinking licence with them at all times...

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/747 ... n=breaking" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:18 pm

dagenham wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:You are not required to show license or registration in Oz, however if you are asked to identify yourself after breaking the law, you can be detained until identification is arranged. What amuses me here is carrying around the original owner card for a vehicle - even though you have no idea who that person is - and this somehow shows chain of custody. Surely if you keep that card in the vehicle and it's stolen, the thief can then demonstrate 'ownership'.

Bought a bike the other day and picked up the ownership card - the seller said to me, "don't lose that card, if you lose card, you lose bike".

Because Bodge.
Wait a minute here, Chief, on that huge arid island of yours when you drive a vehicle you don't ever have to show the police any documents? License? Registration? Insurance? Then why would anyone ever get 'em? Hard to believe, mate...so, 12 year-olds can drive in OZ since no ID is required ever?




Also, I carry copies of all my docs in my bike here - including original ownership card...never carry the "real" one obviously...if needed can retrieve that one...
Woopsie. Fuck knows what happened there so apologies if anyone is muddle-quoted above.


What I tried to reply to Dags was the following:


"Aah, Dags, you do make me laugh. You are so British innit, with your quaint aints, and your innits. Oh, and your US spelling of license.
As you would know if you were in fact the chirpy cockney geezer you present yourself as, it's the same in them limey isles and that. You ain't required to carry nuffink; you have 3 days to present your documents down the local rozzer shop if you are stopped without any.

It is also not an offense,(or is that offence?), to give a false name. It is only against the law to give a false address.

Haven't read any further in the thread, but Sikhs don't have to wear a helmet neither, libertarian scum that they are."
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:52 pm

:D Tim. They're also 'licensed' to carry hidden 'ceremonial' swords in some countries, which is just plain stupid.
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Re: Do you carry your passport/copy?

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:03 pm

StroppyChops wrote::D Tim. They're also 'licensed' to carry hidden 'ceremonial' swords in some countries, which is just plain stupid.
Actually I think they are obliged to carry a small knife, at the least - certainly they are allowed to in Dagenham and the surrounding nation. It makes for some proper whacky dance floor fallings-out at weddings, since they are also very fond of Chivas Regal and cocaine in my experience.

But not sticking a helmet over those turbans. Unforgiveable.
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