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Identification Required For Soi Cowboy?

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12/13 years here, been ID checked twice. Neither time in Bangkok, both at roadisde check points in Nakorn No-where.

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How do you treat foreigners without ID in your home country??

we give 'em free medical and dental care , free housing and food for them and their families , free schooling for the kids , free legal aid , free interpreters.

any chance of that here ?? :o

In the UK, if a policeman walked up to a foreigner in the street and asked them to produce ID, almost certainly complaints would be made to the authorities about police harassment.

Yup. A UK police officer does not have the automatic, legal right to demand your name or ID. The only exception are if you are driving a vehicle in which case he can demand licence, tax and MOT and possibly some immigration and terrorism laws (of which I am a bit sketchy on).

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I take it a thai licence would be sufficant, I could not imagine carrying my passport around when on the piss, All i take is cash i can afford to lose, i even leave my keys back in safety, Last thing you want to lose is your passport!

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Carrying the previous point fwd, we're NOT in London or Oklahoma, or Timbuktoo- Thai authortities can ask to see your I.D. at anytime. I too keep a scanned passport copy in my wallett at all times, just makes sense and only takes a sec. You'll prob never need to show it but you may be thankful if they ask :D

"Pee in this cup and let's see your passport pls" comes to mind... :o

Edited by baht&sold

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Been stopped 5-6 times in 13 years on cross country trips. Thai DL has always worked even at stops where it was clear the MIB was shuffling around waiting for a"tip". Didn't get one. I keep a minature copy of my passport, my Thai DL and my university photo ID in my wallet. My passport is never more then a few minutes away. University sticker on my car windscreen seems to keep them at bay a little more now.

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Slightly outside the topic but apart from a copy of my passport I have made a credit card size, laminated, personal ID with a photo, passport details, blood group, insurance details/contact numbers and a few family and friends contact numbers.

Hope it's never needed but in the case I get knocked over they will know who to contact and that I'm insured so medical help should be no problem.

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Slightly outside the topic but apart from a copy of my passport I have made a credit card size, laminated, personal ID with a photo, passport details, blood group, insurance details/contact numbers and a few family and friends contact numbers.

Hope it's never needed but in the case I get knocked over they will know who to contact and that I'm insured so medical help should be no problem.

Good idea, didn't think about notification information.

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Carrying the previous point fwd, we're NOT in London or Oklahoma, or Timbuktoo- Thai authortities can ask to see your I.D. at anytime. I too keep a scanned passport copy in my wallett at all times, just makes sense and only takes a sec.  :

Spot on ...think Thai...not US-UK-U anywhere else...

Apart from Airports/Embassys in/out I have never been asked to show any iD in any country that I have worked in ..including the dodgy ones but common sense says be prepared.

As above scan the pp/laminate and carry a Thai D.L(handy for local price tics), business card with name -photo(smile)and maybe a wee Thai-UK flag on it (use your imagination)and best of all I have copy of K.W Thai ID on which she has inscribed.."If in Doubt phone ME". :D

Trouble is I dont look suspicious.

When I last pulled over a policeman in Patti (minor situation-long story)...he ran away saying he not want to get involved ...thank you...chok dee na krup etc.... :o:D

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