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Passport query

Posted: Tue Sep 7, 2021 9:52pm
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Graham c

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Travelling by car to Spain next week for 6 weeks,little concerned about having to carry passports around when we are driving around Torrevieja going down beach,shops,days out etc.

Has anyone ever been stopped and asked to produce their passport?.

Can i use photocopy?

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Posted: Tue Sep 7, 2021 10:57pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 7, 2021 10:57pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 9:31am

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 9:31am

Graham c wrote on Tue Sep 7, 2021 9:52pm:

Travelling by car to Spain next week for 6 weeks,little concerned about having to carry passports around when we are driving around Torrevieja going down beach,shops,days out etc.

Has anyone ever been stopped and asked to produce their passport?.

Can i use photocopy?

There is no reason for you to carry passports with you when doing everyday tasks, why would  anybody ask to see them? 

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 11:38am

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 11:38am

Hi

In 10 years, I have never need asked for ID outside of visits to officialdom, or buying a car etc.

If you are unlucky enough to be stopped, a copy is OK, but it must be "validated" and stamped by a notary - I keep one in my car.

Cheers

Steve

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:01pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:01pm

Stevec61 wrote on Wed Sep 8, 2021 9:31am:

There is no reason for you to carry passports with you when doing everyday tasks, why would  anybody ask to see them? 

It is actually a Spanish law that foreigners must carry their passports at all times. I've been here 7 years and never been asked for mine.

Steve 

Graham c

Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:06pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:06pm

Stevec2x wrote on Wed Sep 8, 2021 11:38am:

Hi

In 10 years, I have never need asked for ID outside of visits to officialdom, or buying a car etc.

If you are unlucky enough to be stopped, a copy is OK, but it must be "validated" and stamped by a notary - I keep one in my car.

Cheers

Steve

Thanks for that Steve,where did you get it validated?

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:19pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:19pm

Graham c wrote on Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:06pm:

Thanks for that Steve,where did you get it validated?

Hi

Did it at my local notary, cost around 15 euros. Look for one close to you. Simply ask them to make a notarized copy of your passport.

Cheers

Steve

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:23pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:23pm

Stevec2x wrote on Wed Sep 8, 2021 12:19pm:

Hi

Did it at my local notary, cost around 15 euros. Look for one close to you. Simply ask them to make a notarized copy of your passport.

Cheers

Steve

Brilliant thanks for that.

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 2:45pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 2:45pm

I have been asked for my ID once.

A bored bobby stopped me, for no apparent reason, and asked for ID. 

I was on my way to the beach, so I didn't have it (I had the car key and enough money for family ice creams).

I was told off, but allowed to go on my way.

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 3:08pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 8, 2021 3:08pm

I have driven in Spain for 20 years,

been stopped numerous times, even on quad bikes

and never been  asked for my passport, 

car documents and licence only.

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