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Expired Passport as ID

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ascendancy, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Ascendancy

    Mobster

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    Ok, so my wallet was stolen a few weeks ago, along with my drivers license. I'm going to a club I don't frequent tonight, and all I have for ID is my passport which expired last year. If I get IDed on the door are they likely to accept the expired passport?
     
  2. ganesh

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    I used an expired passport as ID for about a year, so probably.
     
  3. meghatronic

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    Yeah.
     
  4. Greenlizard0

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    Ring up and just check with the managment. Chances if all your mates have ok forms of ID they'll probably let yours slide.
     
  5. Repta

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    Some places do, some places dont. Just give them a call and ask
     
  6. [TW]Fox

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    There is no logical reason why an expired passport is not a valid form of ID. It expires for reasons utterly related to proof of age. It's a perfectly accepable form of ID and is about the best you can get.

    HOWEVER..

    People who work doors are sometimes far from bright, others simply enjoy 'the powah' so you really are at the mercy of pot luck and whether you get somebody with a working brain cell or not :(
     
  7. Ascendancy

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    Well I haven't been IDed in about 2 years, but sod's law states that the one time I don't have ID...
     
  8. aslco

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    I used my really old passport as ID for ages and that was when the photo was still of me as a kid!
     
  9. Coran

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    You'll probably be fine but with the passport being expired it is not a legally valid form of ID. Just hope the bouncer isn't a git and make sure you don't get lippy or do anything else to annoy him.
     
  10. Ascendancy

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    Yeah, my passport photo was taken when I was 12. Got long hair now and stuff, it's going to be a long shot haha.
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    Your source for this?
     
  12. meghatronic

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  13. uknowist

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    we use expired passports as proof where i work unless the passport has been cut on the edges
     
  14. johnny6

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    Your hardly going to forge an expired passport though are you.

    Depends on the place to be honest some do some don't.
     
  15. fail at the internets

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  16. OpenToSuggestions

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    Before now I have been ID'ed and then asked what year I was born, and how old would that make me.

    1. 1988 plus 20 = 2008 is that really hard? (When they have my ID in their hand).
    2. Your job is checking ages on the front door, SURELY you should actually know this.

    Bouncers tend to smile at and flirt with the clearly 16yr old girls and let them in, then be a PITA and ID men.

    A thick bouncer won't even notice your ID is out of date. I know people who use older siblings ID all the time when they were underage. A friend used someone elses ID and got the address WRONG and they were still allowed into the bar.

    Remember, doormen are doormen usually because they aren't too bright:p.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  17. J.B

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    I imagine, especially if its busy, they will just look at the DOB and the picture and your face.
     
  18. meghatronic

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    That's to try and catch you out :confused::confused::confused:
    Drunk people get confused easily if they're lying.

    Well they outwitted you!

    And the ones I worked with on C&R are quite bright. Most of them were educated and doing it as a second job.
     
  19. ins0mn1ac

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    To this day I still use my expired passport when I go out to town or whatever, so yeah its fine. My passport photo was taken when I was around 12, the girls love it! :p
     
  20. OpenToSuggestions

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    How did they outwitt me?
    The ones in Hanley (Stoke) aren't bright:p
     


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