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    Hi I'm just wondering how things will go once I turn 18, I turn 18 in april and I do have valid ID (provisional driving license). Just one thing, I'm 5'6 and look about 16 (at a push, 17, but i'd go with a comfortable 16). Will they ever question it, they could assume its fake ID? I will genuinely be 18.

    (Im male btw)
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    I doubt very much they'll question the ID. Some people just look younger than others at 18.

    I look well over 18 (i'm 24) yet I still get asked for ID occasionally in the supermarket. Just accept that for a few years you'll have to keep whipping out the ID to prove it. I can't remember what it's called, but there's a 'if you look under 21 we'll ID you' thing that lots of places adhere to.

    Oh, and on my ID I think the picture is from when I was 16/17. I look pretty young on that and i've never had it questioned (well... other than in an airport in Delhi but that's a different story).
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    if it helps, i'm 18 and i look 12.
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    (Original post by CJ)
    I doubt very much they'll question the ID. Some people just look younger than others at 18.

    I look well over 18 (i'm 24) yet I still get asked for ID occasionally in the supermarket. Just accept that for a few years you'll have to keep whipping out the ID to prove it. I can't remember what it's called, but there's a 'if you look under 21 we'll ID you' thing that lots of places adhere to.

    Oh, and on my ID I think the picture is from when I was 16/17. I look pretty young on that and i've never had it questioned (well... other than in an airport in Delhi but that's a different story).
    I would like to know this story please!
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    Some places do have issues with provisional licences for some reason. Maybe because people occasionally give away their provisionals to younger mates when they pass their test. Not that that should concern a shopkeeper, really.

    It's amazing how times change. I don't think before 2000, when photocard licences were introduced, anywhere really IDed at all did they? I don't remember people regularly carrying passports around with them.
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    Grow a beard. A big one.
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    I get IDed for everything, I'm 19 and still sometimes get asked for ID to buy a lottery ticket.
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    No one yet has it worse than me; nearly 21, ID'ed to buy a PEGI 7* game just recently. Before that, my worst was ID'ed for a 12A when I was 19, nearly 20 (managed to get free film tickets from that one, though. )

    Apparently, because it has a rating I have to prove I am over the age. I said to the sales assistant, "Isn't the fact I'm 5'10, here during the school hours and paying by card evidence enough?" Apparently not. :dontknow:

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    Yes, I know they're not yet enforceable, it was PG by BBFC ... but again, try explaining that to the sales assistant who IDs people who are obviously adults for 7/PG games.
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    Im 18 but they always ask for my ID...

    Lawlz they have never questioned it bein fake though
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    Im 23 soon and still get ID'd for everything. i just ensure i have my provisional from when i was 17 on hand at all times and it gets me by just fine
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    (Original post by CJ)
    I doubt very much they'll question the ID. Some people just look younger than others at 18.

    I look well over 18 (i'm 24) yet I still get asked for ID occasionally in the supermarket. Just accept that for a few years you'll have to keep whipping out the ID to prove it. I can't remember what it's called, but there's a 'if you look under 21 we'll ID you' thing that lots of places adhere to.

    Oh, and on my ID I think the picture is from when I was 16/17. I look pretty young on that and i've never had it questioned (well... other than in an airport in Delhi but that's a different story).


    (Original post by ChrisA7x)
    Hi I'm just wondering how things will go once I turn 18, I turn 18 in april and I do have valid ID (provisional driving license). Just one thing, I'm 5'6 and look about 16 (at a push, 17, but i'd go with a comfortable 16). Will they ever question it, they could assume its fake ID? I will genuinely be 18.

    (Im male btw)

    There's a Challenge 21 which is the normal campaign and for places that are seen as regular offenders they ask for ID to anyone who looks under 25. I would be very surprised if you were refused something if someone assumes your ID is fake with no proof.
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    im male 14 and i look 9/10 if it helps. i can get 12 depending where it is.
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    I'm 20 and about a year ago I got IDed for a 15 game... lol.

    I have ID and everyone accepts it fine.
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    (Original post by CJ)
    I doubt very much they'll question the ID. Some people just look younger than others at 18.

    I look well over 18 (i'm 24) yet I still get asked for ID occasionally in the supermarket. Just accept that for a few years you'll have to keep whipping out the ID to prove it. I can't remember what it's called, but there's a 'if you look under 21 we'll ID you' thing that lots of places adhere to.

    Oh, and on my ID I think the picture is from when I was 16/17. I look pretty young on that and i've never had it questioned (well... other than in an airport in Delhi but that's a different story).
    alot of places now run that under 25 thing where they id anyone looking under 25.
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    (Original post by AnythingButChardonnay)
    Some places do have issues with provisional licences for some reason. Maybe because people occasionally give away their provisionals to younger mates when they pass their test. Not that that should concern a shopkeeper, really.

    It's amazing how times change. I don't think before 2000, when photocard licences were introduced, anywhere really IDed at all did they? I don't remember people regularly carrying passports around with them.
    You need to send away your provisional to get your full so you can't do this.
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    (Original post by k9markiii)
    You need to send away your provisional to get your full so you can't do this.
    There's a DVLA D1 form, in which there is a tickable box next to the word "lost". Send your pass certificate off with that form. Job done.

    Alternatively you could 'lose' your provisional and apply for a new one in advance of your driving test.

    Very illegal, but very do-able.
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    I'm completely opposite because my actual age is 15, and people say I look 18. They think I'm 18 because I'm 6ft, I can grow a beard in a week (my facial hair grows so quick!) and my voice is deep.

    However, there's a ton of benefits I get attention from adult women which is good :sexface:.
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    (Original post by arbaaz)
    if it helps, i'm 18 and i look 12.
    That helps

    Thanks everyone!
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    (Original post by ChrisA7x)
    That helps

    Thanks everyone!
    no problem.. if by next year i still look 12, i'm growing to develop a deep voice and try to talk like a 30 year old

    your not alone .
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    (Original post by CJ)
    I doubt very much they'll question the ID. Some people just look younger than others at 18.

    I look well over 18 (i'm 24) yet I still get asked for ID occasionally in the supermarket. Just accept that for a few years you'll have to keep whipping out the ID to prove it. I can't remember what it's called, but there's a 'if you look under 21 we'll ID you' thing that lots of places adhere to.

    Oh, and on my ID I think the picture is from when I was 16/17. I look pretty young on that and i've never had it questioned (well... other than in an airport in Delhi but that's a different story).
    I'm not bothered about showing them my ID, its kind of fun to prove them wrong but, I know someone who kept getting kicked out of a pub despite being 18, because his passport was out of date. I'd just imagine that being kicked out of a pub would be so embarassing, because I dont look 18 haha, but thanks!

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