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ID - June 13th 2009, 04:28 PM

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I've just turned 18, so need to get myself some ID

All my friends are learning to drive so have provisional licenses...but these cost £50 and seems a waste if i'm not planning to drive.

I feel its a bit risky having my passport around with me all the time, particularly in bars.

So what other options are their?


   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 04:36 PM

Even if you aren't going to be driving, having a provisional driving license would come in handy when you do need ID because like you've said, you don't want to be carrying around your passport especially if you go into clubs or bars. It may not be worth the money if you aren't driving but on the ID side, I'd say it would be worth it because I can't seem to think of any other ID out there to prove it and I'm guessing most places would normally accept a driving license so that might be the best bet.
   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 04:43 PM

Can't y'all just get government issued IDs?



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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 04:52 PM

If you're the type of person to go to places where they require ID often, I'd definitely recommend paying the money for your license. While I can see your hesitation about paying the money, just think about it this way: what if you lose your passport? That's even worse and will likely have you splurging out more money to replace that, not to mention the additional consequences that can come with losing your passport.

Ultimately you're old enough to make your own decision. Use your best judgment to figure out what's best for you.


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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 05:06 PM

CitizenCard Proof of Age - ID card, UK identity card.
These are £12.

Validate UK - Proof of age cards, Everyone can prove their age
These are £10.

These cards are government approved forms of ID.
   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 06:12 PM

Problem is...I need the ID by the end of next month...and I cant really afford the driving license by then...

Thanks Rachel, I'll look at those sights


   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 06:18 PM

I've been glued to my passport since I turned 18 six months ago. I keep meaning to send off for my Garda ID, but as it takes six weeks it's far too easy to put off.
You say you need an ID for a month from now ~ can you send off for one of the things Rachel mentioned, and while you're waiting just use your passport?¿ I know it's a bit dodgy, but it's really the best thing to do if you don't have anything else, and just make sure to keep a verrry sharp eye on it ~ I've been using mine since December and nothings happened so far?¿ xxx
   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 06:18 PM

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Problem is...I need the ID by the end of next month...and I cant really afford the driving license by then...
In that case I would recommend the Validate card which is the 2nd one I linked too.
The Validate card is the cheapest out of the two I linked too and the card is dispatched within 7 days so you will definitely get it in time for the end of next month.

The other one is £2 more and takes 21 days to be dispatched, so you might not get it in time.

To get either of these cards you will need to photocopy your birth certificate and passport as proof of you age.
   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 06:20 PM

I've checked out both websites...validate is tad cheaper, more importantly gets to me quicker...

citizenship seems more widely accepted....or at least i've seen it be used before...

Anyone know for sure whether the validateuk can be used?


   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 06:27 PM

Validate is part of the Proof of Age Standards Scheme which is a government run thing.

On the PASS website it give 4 places you can buy official proof of age cards. Go to Pass Scheme and then Info for Young people and then it lists the 4 types of official ID.

There is the two I mentioned and then :: PROOF GB :: and a Scottish only one. The Proof GB one is £10.95 and would take 3 weeks so I still think Validate is the best for speed of delivery and price.

The only reason I thought of it is because my school advertises it so I thought it must be trustworthy.
   
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Re: ID - June 13th 2009, 07:22 PM

I am not definitely sure you can use that in all clubs. In one of the clubs I sometimes go to they only accept driving license or passport because so many people are getting fake id's nowadays.
   
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Re: ID - June 15th 2009, 07:06 AM

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Can't y'all just get government issued IDs?

Yeah and they are only like 20dls.


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Re: ID - June 15th 2009, 08:47 AM

As Rachel Said the PASS logo is accepted in most places as ID. I have the scottish one "Young Scot Card" and you can use it, although its pointless for me since its on the back of my Student ID, which is also used

Anyway, I'd recommend the cheaper ones, especially if you plan on going to college or university, since once you start there, your Student Card also becomes your ID card.
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