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Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

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Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Hi Friends,

I would like to know, do we need to give our PASSPORT when check in at Hotel. . ?

Please Advise. .

Thanks & Regards

Azroy. . .

perth
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1. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Hi there

Yes the hotel will ask to sight and make a photo copy of your passport when checking the hotel.

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2. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Hotels are required by Thai legislation to register their foreign guests from their passport details. They usually retain the passport for a short time to do this. I'm pretty sure this is a standard requirement in most if not all countries.

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3. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Hi

semantics Give means to keep or hold

As your question is asked No you do not GIVE your passport to hotel .

you only have to SHOW them, they copy and give back..

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4. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Hi, as above, you need to hand over your passport, staff photo copy it and pass it back to you. Then lock it away in your safe and forget about it.

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5. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Yes they photocopy as like a roll if there is an emergency or evacuation or on a light note you die and they need to identify the body

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6. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Ok Thanks for the reply friends. . 👍

perth
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7. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

I wasn't clear in that one ..yes the hotel checking in staff will ask to see your passport, make a photo copy of your passport and hand it back to you!!

Most hotel will also ask to make imprint of your credit card when checking in. I think you can use cash as guarantoe. But all the hotels that I have been staying always asked to imprint my card. The imprint will be/ must be destroy in front of you once you checkout and you have settled all your hotel bills.

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8. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Thanks for the info friend. . .

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9. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Never give your passport to anyone - as said before only hand it over for the staff to make a copy. Also if you decide to rent a motorbike also do not give them your passport. Rather give a deposit and a copy of your passport.

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10. Re: Do we need to give our Passport at Hotel. . ?

Info well noted and thanks Ringo. . 👍