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we will be in Vegas in May and will do tours and shows , but will pay with our

credit card, do you have to have ID when using it

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I would suspect so, so they can make sure the card wasn't stolen & being abused.

Edited: 11 February 2014, 11:32
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Hi Bonnie. I would always take my driving licence with me as ID. More often than not I was asked for ID when using my Card. Also handy for ID checks in bars and purchasing alcohol. I was asked for ID last year and I'm 40!


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They definitely require ID for credit or debit cards. To my knowledge there isn't chip and pin - might have changed - so ID is a good safeguard for you

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Chip and pin to finally become standard here but not until sometime in 2015.

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"credit card, do you have to have ID when using it" - Can vary, I've been asked for ID and other times I've not even been asked to sign anything (no chip and pin in the US yet).

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Yes you will need ID with the card

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It's very variable - sometimes they ask for ID, sometimes they don't. I just carry my driving license alongside my credit card so it's always to hand if I do need it.

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I always carry my UK photo driving license for ID, my passport is always in the safe.

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Just a heads up - most credit card companies charge a fee for foreign transactions (mine is 3% and that seems to be pretty standard). Rather than showing this fee on your statement as a separate item, many companies bury it in the exchange rate thus leading many people to think that they're not paying a fee at all.

Now, that's not to say that you shouldn't use your credit card when travelling - I use mine all the time - but you might want to bear this extra fee in mind if you're doing a lot of cc spending.

Also, remember to notify your credit card company of your travel dates. Although it's never happened to me, I've heard many stories of people whose account has been frozen as foreign transactions can be a red flag to cc security departments.

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Excellent advice Llisa! I agree that you should let them know of your travel plans. This way the fraud system will not trigger when you have purchases in Vegas.

I personally have a US$ Mastercard so my USA purchases get charged in US$ and avoid the exchange fee. Unfortunately, I don't think our UK friends have that option.