Questions tagged [identification]

Questions regarding obtaining various forms of identification in a new country

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Can an American citizen get an NIE in Spain while on a no-visa 90-day visit?

I've determined that I need to apply for a visa de jubilado but interference from other things is greatly slowing the process. So I was thinking of going in January (no visa required for ninety days) ...
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Trying to get a picture ID to get home

There is an American in Manchester that has been stuck there for almost a year. He lives in the U.S. He has no proof of ID with him. What does he need to do to get a picture ID so he can get a plane ...
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How do I get Photo Identification, in the UK as a foreign national?

As a European Citizen (either from Schengen or non-Schengen), what should I do to get a photo identification card to use instead of my passport? Can I apply for such a ID straight away or are there ...
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Renewing French ID if living in another EU country

I'm a French national living in another EU country (United Kingdom). My French ID will expire this year. Will I be able to renew it either from abroad, or in person in my old town in France? Or do I ...
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Is a birth certificate with a different first name acceptable for registration?

I currently live in the Netherlands on a family residence permit. Registration at my local municipality requires a copy of my birth certificate (birth country is different from the country of my ...
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What's with this DigiD code I hear about?

I've been living in the Netherlands for a while. I've registered with the IND, I have a valid residence permit, I have a BSN number, health insurance - everything. Now someone tells me there's ...
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How to activate electronic signature of German 'Personalausweis' (while abroad)

I am living in the US but am a German citizen. Some years ago, I got a new 'Personalausweis' (German citizen ID card), with the new 'electronic signature function' (I chose 'yes' when asked). ...
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Do spouses need to change name on passport after marriage?

My niece is married to a US citizen and will be moving to the US on an immigrant visa in the next 2 months. She already has a Pakistani ID card and a passport under her father's name. In applying for ...
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What does Spain “do” with the address on an NIE?

I was told that I need an NIE (foreigner's ID number) to rent an apartment but I need a residence address to get an NIE. The advice was to use a friend's address and then change it after getting the ...
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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

My UK passport will expire this year, so I need to get it renewed. The process requires me to send my current passport to the UK, and it will be returned by post. However, it will certainly be ...
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Lost id/Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

(Asking for a friend; yes, really.) I'm a Japanese expat in Germany and I've lost my wallet in a DB train, including my id and visa (Aufenthaltstitel), credit cards and all. I've naturally cancelled ...
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NC State Tax return without ITIN

As per ITIN request form W-7, we have to attach our federal return with it, which cannot be filled until we receive Form 1042-S (which I received late in March). This implies that it is not possible ...
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Registering as a sole trader and documentation needed - From Portugal to United Kingdom

I am currently living in Portugal and goin to move to the UK (Scotland) tomorrow. My boyfriend found a job there, so his company will be taking care of most of the needed paperwork, but I will have ...
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Replacing a stolen French ID card remotely (no consulate nearby)

I am in the UK and had my wallet stolen. I'm wondering whether there's anything I can do to get a new French my card remotely (by submitting documents via post or email) since the nearest consulate is ...
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Michigan driver's license

My wife and I are likely to be in an EU country for 10 months starting in the autumn, and my Maryland driver's license is scheduled to expire during that time. Since all four of our parents live in ...
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Driver's license stolen… from a state I no longer have any connection to… how do I get a replacement? [duplicate]

I am originally from Massachusetts but moved to Dallas, Texas for work several years ago. At that time, I switched my MA license to a TX license. Since then, I have moved to Asia. Two weeks ago, while ...
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Can I get an Ontario Photo Card as a temporary resident?

I am a temporary resident of Ontario, on a three year Work Permit. When applying for a credit card, I was told I was required to have an Ontario Photo Card. Can I get such a card if I am temporarily ...
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As a Polish National with no valid Polish ID, do I need a one to get married in Poland?

I am a multi national and hold two passports. Polish from inheritance and South African from naturalization. I used to have a Polish ID card when I stayed in Poland for a brief while but when I moved ...
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Is carrying identification on one's person required in the US?

I am a US citizen who has spent most of their life abroad, but who currently is studying in the US. I do have a foreign ID card, since I was required to own (and carry) one in the country I used to ...
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If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?

On the rare occasion when I've seen people in France challenged by the police about their identity, they've always seemed to show their Carte nationale d’identité sécurisée (CNIS). However, since I'm ...
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What documents are actually required to obtain a HKG permanent residence ID?

The Hong Kong Government lists the following requirements for foreign residents that want to get a permanent HKG ID: Proof of 7 years continuous ordinary residence in Hong Kong immediately ...
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What happens if all my identification documents expire abroad?

If I only have Polish passport and Polish ID and live in UK but both my Polish documents expire. What can I do to renew my any Polish document if I need to travel again? I do not have any British ...