Oh Shipit she said! My passport is in my maiden name (not changing as too expensive and ESTA Waiver done on this document) and my Drivers Licence which is in my married name has expired (long story - medical condition - can't drive). Of course all my credit cards are in my married name which I have used to book accommodation, etc. Thought I'd be fine as my medical clearance will be through 2 weeks prior to travel, but have just found out that it will take 21 working days to get a new licence through.
Thus it has just dawned on me that I won't have valid Government Issued Photo ID to verify my cards! So my question is, has anyone else had an issue like this? Here in New Zealand I can present a COPY of my marriage certificate along with my passport and I am fine (which I do for internal travel). Would a copy of my marriage certificate work, would I need the original or should I just leave both at home and hope like heck no-one checks the expiry date on my licence (May 2010). I know to get a players card this would be detected but would a hotel clerk?
Am feeling rather despondent about the whole situation so please be gentle ... Jo