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UK driving licence

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UK driving licence

Will a UK photo driving licence be acceptable for ID in bars ? My daughter and I are arriving on her 21st and she doesn't want to carry her passport. Thanks Sue

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It worked for me' but can't speak for every bar.

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how bout copy passport and licence?

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I never take my passport out with me, only my UK photocard driving license.

Never had any issues with just the license as ID.

If it's got your photo on it (and you look over 21) then it will be accepted.

Mind you, I have seen people turned away with valid ID, it's up to the bar who they let in, ID is not a free for all pass.

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As a former bartender I can tell you it is up to the server--- If she were just 21 and that was the only form of id she had she might have a problem but it will depend on the place and the server. It is all about believability. If the server thinks you are underage you could have 3 forms of id including a passport and it would not matter.

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An overseas driver's licence has never been a problem for me in NYC, but it has in other parts of the country. If you're traveling to Vegas or other cities in the US, she should carry the passport.

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Many thanks everyone.....great help as usual ! Sue

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