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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

Since you mention "working hours", have it delivered at work, ie with you and your company's name on it, allowing the receptionist to accept it. UKPA may ask you for a letter from senior officers of ...
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Renewing French ID if living in another EU country

You can do it at a consulate, the costs (it's free if you still have the old one, €25 otherwise) and requirements are the same, except that you usually need to make an appointment in advance, whereas ...
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The 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app takes photos of me. How are they used and what could go wrong?

According to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/using-the-uk-immigration-id-check-app, the app will: check that your identity document is genuine verify that the document belongs to you There is a ‘Photo ...
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How to activate electronic signature of German 'Personalausweis' (while abroad)

The (kinda) new German Personalausweis has two - separate - uses vaguely related to "electronic signatures": The "Online-Ausweisfunktion" (on-line identification), also called eID (for "electronic ...
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Is carrying identification on one's person required in the US?

If you're not a US citizen, you must always carry your proof of status (your passport or green card), that's the Federal law. There's no other law with regards to IDs, and Americans take pride in ...
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Lost id/Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

I went to the police who told me they can't do anything for me without seeing my Aufenthaltstitel. I went to city hall who would not replace my Aufenthaltstitel without a police report. This is both ...
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Trying to get a picture ID to get home

He should contact his embassy for a passport or an emergency passport. In the case of an American citizen, that would be: https://uk.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/u-s-passports/
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What form of ID do I have as a foreign student in France?

Usually, students get what is called a visa long séjour valant titre de séjour (VLS/TS) and in principle you do need to carry that with you to be able to prove your right to reside in France. You ...
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What's with this DigiD code I hear about?

TL;DR: Just get it, you might need it later. DigiD is an access verification system common to many Dutch government websites. It is used both for one-factor authentication (user id + password) or for ...
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Is carrying identification on one's person required in the US?

It is not a legal requirement to carry identification in the US, but it can be useful. If you have a run in with the police, there may be delays while they verify your identity. Further, a lot of ...
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Replacing a stolen French ID card remotely (no consulate nearby)

You have to go to the consulate (or an embassy with a section consulaire) in person: Votre présence est exigée lors du dépôt de la demande pour procéder à la prise d'empreintes. In my experience, ...
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Can an American citizen get an NIE in Spain while on a no-visa 90-day visit?

The answer is Yes. I had been told by bankers and realtors that to get an NIE, you had to have an address, and to buy or rent a vivienda you had to have an NIE and a bank account. And you have to ...
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Do spouses need to change name on passport after marriage?

Change of names post marriage for wives is a practice commonly followed outside US. In the US though it is commonly accepted if the wife does not change her name post marriage. It certainly though ...
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Michigan driver's license

Usually states require a proof of residency in the state in order to convert out of state driver's license (along with possible other requirements) Michigan requires 2 pieces submitted to the ...
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NC State Tax return without ITIN

This is an old question, but it's still relevant. I found something similar that applies for dependents without SSN that need to apply for ITIN in order to be included in a joint return. Your case ...
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What does Spain "do" with the address on an NIE?

When I went to the Comisaría de Extranjería to ask about it, they told me to use the address of the hostel that I was staying in while I looked for an apartment. And they sent the letter there (after ...
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What does Spain "do" with the address on an NIE?

(Disclaimer: I'm an EU Citizen and don't have experience of doing this for a non-EU citizen - your experience may vary). The Spanish Police/Ministry of the Interior themselves don't use the address ...
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Proving my identity in UK via postoffice.co.uk

The result from Verifying the Email - Email Checker for 'noreply@tax.service.gov.uk' is BAD The mailbox doesn't exist. Assume this is a fraud attempt. This may be caused by the noreply portion, so ...
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The 'UK Immigration: ID Check' app takes photos of me. How are they used and what could go wrong?

The photo taken during the process will be also used when you try to view your immigration status after the visa is approved.
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What form of ID do I have as a foreign student in France?

Normally, your ID outside of your home country (where you are a citizen) should be your (travel) passport. So, you need to use it "on a daily basis". An ID and visa are different things. You might ...
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What documents should I always carry with me in Hungary?

https://helsinki.hu/wp-content/uploads/overview_IDchecks_Hungary.pdf In course of an ID check the police officer requests the identity card or any other document certifying the identity of the person ...
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How does identification work in various EEA countries?

Do EEA countries differ in that regard? Yes, they differ a lot, from making it mandatory to carry a specific form of ID at all times to not issuing ID documents to citizens at all unless they want to ...
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How does identification work in various EEA countries?

This is a matter of national law, not EU, so different countries will have different rules. As an example, the UK does not issue any form of ID card; so neither Britons not EEA nationals residing ...
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Is a birth certificate with a different first name acceptable for registration?

I don't have experience with this situation exactly, but based on other "name not the same" scenarios I've heard about, the answer is probably not. You see, the authorities cannot effectively ...
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Lost id/Aufenthaltstitel in Germany

You should definitely contact DB again to register your loss. If you can't reach them on the phone, use Email or chat or whatever means they offer on their website. It would probably help if they ...
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Registering as a sole trader and documentation needed - From Portugal to United Kingdom

Nobody cares where you currently live - the question is what your nationality is. Are you a UK citizen, or a EU citizen? To get the NI number, assuming you are a EU citizen: Call the numbers given ...
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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

Correos offices accept driving licences (I've used both a UK provisional licence and a Spanish full licence) without question, as it's official government ID. A reference for Correos offices ...
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Renewing French ID if living in another EU country

I would add two elements to Gala's great answer: Go to https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F21089 to get the instructions to renew your French ID if living in another country. France ...
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