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    I'm just wondering what ID people use when they go out on the town at night. Currently I use my passport but I'm terrified that i'll lose it. Are there any kind of proof of age cards which I can apply for (which would be cheaper than a passport replacement)?
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    Citizen Cards are offered in most places. Give it a google. Apart from that the main one is a driving license, but that can be expensive to get but it's always good to learn to drive, even if your not going to get a car.
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    thank you at £15 thats so much cheaper and i'd be less worried about losing that.
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    Provisional/Citizen Card are you best bet.
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    (Original post by Zoey_Sian)
    I'm just wondering what ID people use when they go out on the town at night. Currently I use my passport but I'm terrified that i'll lose it. Are there any kind of proof of age cards which I can apply for (which would be cheaper than a passport replacement)?
    Anything other than a passport/driving licence (full or provisional) is very often turned away. You're better off applying for your provisional even if you aren't planning on driving.
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    Citizen cards aren't universally accepted, just to warn you. I've had bouncers in my home town not let my friends come in with them - they were only accepting passports and driving licenses.
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    I just got my provisional for going out. I didn't learn to drive for about a year afterwards. I know in Glasgow it's usually passport or driving license.
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    (Original post by Rob da Mop)
    Citizen cards aren't universally accepted, just to warn you. I've had bouncers in my home town not let my friends come in with them - they were only accepting passports and driving licenses.
    oh, thanks how long do you have on a provisional before it experies?
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    (Original post by dathtom)
    Citizen Cards are offered in most places. Give it a google. Apart from that the main one is a driving license, but that can be expensive to get but it's always good to learn to drive, even if your not going to get a car.
    I dont know where you've tried to use them but they're not accepted anywhere in my area...
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    (Original post by Stevo F)
    I dont know where you've tried to use them but they're not accepted anywhere in my area...
    Like I said, it applies to area. A citizen card is a vaild form of photo ID that is even accepted by banks (I know, I've done it). However some people don;t know what it is and will not accept in case it's fake.

    Quoting from http://www.citizencard.com/visa-prep...-classic-.html

    The Classic CitizenCard is a proof of age and identity card. Bearing the PASS hologram the card is well-established as the UK’s most widely-recognised ID card. Accepted by virtually every retail outlet as valid ID, the card displays a date of birth but also an ageband (see images above). So it’s easy to prove you are young enough or old enough to access age-restricted goods and services.
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    (Original post by Zoey_Sian)
    oh, thanks how long do you have on a provisional before it experies?
    From what I can tell from Google, it's valid indefinitely - though photocard needs to be renewed every 10 years
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    (Original post by dathtom)
    Like I said, it applies to area. A citizen card is a vaild form of photo ID that is even accepted by banks (I know, I've done it). However some people don;t know what it is and will not accept in case it's fake.

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    no pubs or nightclubs accept it where I am, my friend bought 1 just for that purpose but no-one will accept it so he's back to using his passport :lol:
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    Clubs don't take pass cards where I'm from. Only a passport or full/provisional driving licence.


    I actually can't go out at the moment as my passport is at my parents house and I don't have a driving licence as I passed recently so waiting on my full licence to come through.
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    I would definitely avoid the citizen card... Not everywhere accepts them.

    A provisional licence is just your best bet.
 
 
 
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