Questions tagged [identity-document]

A document issued to prove someone's identity such as an ID card, passport, or driver license. Most of these are issued by a state.

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On what legal basis did the UK remove the 'European Union' from its passport?

The UK is still part of the EU. So I am wondering, what is the legal basis of the decision to remove the words 'European Union' from the cover of UK passports issued since March 29th 2019 (the ...
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What does or did the Thai government use the categorisation on ID cards for?

According to Wikipedia, the first number of the Thai ID card categorises the holder into one of the following categories (these numbers correspond to the first digit of the identification number): ...
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What personal identification documents does the British Royal Family have?

What personal identification documents do members of the Royal Family have? Does the card allow all members of the Royal Family to travel any place with just that card?
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Required gathering of genetic material from citizens?

With services like 23 and Me, it is becoming technically possible to gather and sample genetic material from many people. There are also rumors about police using similar services to help identify ...
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Why are US passport cards not valid for international flights?

With the advent of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, the US introduced passport cards to reduce the burden on US citizens who travel by land or sea to neighboring countries. The card has a ...
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Why list religion on an ID card?

For example in Indonesia religion is listed on everyone's ID card (many religious conservatives demand that) but I don't see why it should be. I've heard some claim that it's important so that when ...
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Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card?

Why does Modi administration want SIM cards to be linked to Aadhaar card, especially when "mobile theft" is a big business in India ?
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What makes “Voter ID laws” so controversial in the US?

As a European, I am always baffled by the concept that requiring an ID to vote is so controversial in the US, for me is one of the most "natural" things. I hear that it is because obtaining an ID in ...
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Are Pastafarians trying to undermine religious exemptions for identity photos?

Pastafarians have been successfully gaining the right to wear colanders in government identification photos such as those in driver's licenses, when they wouldn't otherwise be allowed to. Are they ...
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What personal identification documents does the British Queen have?

What documents does the Queen use to travel abroad and to identify her personally domestically? Candidates include: A UK identity card An EU passport A diplomatic passport of a sort Any ID card ...
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Does it cost $25 to obtain a “free” Voter ID in any state?

This article at pbs.org seems to indicate that getting a free Voter ID in a state can cost as much as $25. Voting law advocates contend these laws disproportionately affect elderly, minority and ...