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Offline Tanemera

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UK Passports
« on: January 30, 2010 »
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  • I heard today (from a usually reliable source) that it is a legal requirement to carry your passport at all times in Spain.  Can anyone confirm this for sure?  I always carry my photo driving license and thought this was adequate.  With all the pickpockets around at the moment, the last thing I want to carry around is my passport.

    Offline el presidente

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    Re: UK Passports
    « Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010 »
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  • Suggest you get a 'Notarised Copy' of your passport.
    This is a photocopy of your passport stamped & signed by the Notario.
    Just had mine done at the Notario's office in Playa Arena under Club La Mar (opposite Apts. Europa).
    There is also an office in Alcala.
    It costs 7?.
    I've been informed that the Guardia will accept this.
    Good luck!

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    Re: UK Passports
    « Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010 »
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  • Thanks.  I will follow your advice, having survived several years here not carrying my passport under the misaprehension that a government issued photo ID (e.g. driving license) was all I needed.  Ignorance is bliss!

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    Re: UK Passports
    « Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010 »
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  • Nothing wrong with carrying a notarised copy of your passport but in over 6 years of living here, not once have I been asked to produce my passport except when on "official busines" e.g at the Town Hall in Guia at the Police station or other governmen offices.  Mind you I do carry a "Residencia" card for ID. 

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    Re: UK Passports
    « Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010 »
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  • So how many times have you been asked to produce your phased out Residencia Card then?

    If I was driving a hire car, I would carry a Passport as well. The more paper the better.
    I would say you have more chance of being stopped this way by the police.