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Boston, MA
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58 reviews

As a visitor from the US, do we need to carry our passport at all times? Would a photocopy be enough?

Thank you.

Amersfoort, The...
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for Amsterdam
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44 reviews
1. Re: Passport

Officially you are supposed to have your passport at all times but that is rarely enforced. Personally I carry a colour photocopy. The one time (in over 12 years) I was asked for ID I pulled that out saying that my passport was too valuable to carry with me all the time. The policeman accepted that. He also let me off my offence which was crossing an empty road when the pedestrian light was still red.

Edited: 13 March 2012, 00:08
Fort Worth, Texas
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for Amsterdam
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2. Re: Passport

i would carry it if you didnt have a room safe in your hotel room..otherwise i wouldnt..just carry your drivers license. one tip a traveler gave me that i thought was brilliant is make a copy or scan of your passport..open up a free yahoo/hotmail type email account that you can access from anywhere. and send that scanned copy to that email address. that will come in handy should you ever lose your passport abroad.

Amsterdam, The...
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for Amsterdam
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81 reviews
3. Re: Passport

Your US driving licence plus a copy of your passport should be enough.

4. Re: Passport

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