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Topic # 152059 14-Sep-2014 20:47
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So whenever me and my partner go away and stay in a hotel, we need to produce some form of ID. Usually he uses his credit card to pay so they ask for ID for many reasons.

He's from the Philippines, and has a Filipino passport, but only has NZ Permanent residency. A lot of places won't take his passport as a form of ID, and it's not something most people want to carry around all the time either. 
He also doesn't drive so has no drivers licence.

Usually to get around this we use my drivers licence, which most hotels are fine with doing.

But what we're trying to find out, is there some form of government issued ID that he can get to use as ID?

Everyone I know has a drivers licence of some sort so I've never struck this problem before haha

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  Reply # 1128548 14-Sep-2014 20:52
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This should do the trick: http://www.hanz18plus.org.nz/. Otherwise he could just go get a learner license, only takes 20 minutes to do the test.


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  Reply # 1128549 14-Sep-2014 20:52
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we have no national ID card, the only real official ID is a NZ Passport. In NZ if asked for ID with is seldom I have always used my drivers license




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  Reply # 1128550 14-Sep-2014 20:54
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There's an 18+ card.
Getting a driving license is always useful though - assuming there's not some reason that's not an option.



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  Reply # 1128564 14-Sep-2014 21:04
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AidanS: This should do the trick: http://www.hanz18plus.org.nz/. Otherwise he could just go get a learner license, only takes 20 minutes to do the test.



Ah cool. Seems simple enough :D  Cheers! 


dolsen: There's an 18+ card.
Getting a driving license is always useful though - assuming there's not some reason that's not an option.


It's not that the drivers licence isn't an option, its just not useful enough to justify the cost. He might need it in the future so probably should get it done eventually but he works really close to public transport so just takes the train each day. 




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  Reply # 1128568 14-Sep-2014 21:10
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Last time I checked the 18+ card was not an official form of ID, just an "evidence of age" card. Some bars don't even accept it. Just be aware that it may be rejected if used when photo ID is requested.




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  Reply # 1128587 14-Sep-2014 21:31
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Official ID's of NZ for purchasing Alcohol are
Passport 
Drivers Licence
18+card

For People without official NZ ID (visitor etc)
Passport

A friend tried to use his South African Drivers Licence and that got turned down, I was not even allowed to buy the beer's even though I knew he was of the age.
Even things like an EU Identity card which I believe is used in the same way as a passport in the EU is not recognised. 

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  Reply # 1128588 14-Sep-2014 21:31
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passport or driver's licence

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Out of curiosity, which hotels won't accept the passport? Seems strange given the nature of their business.

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  Reply # 1128615 14-Sep-2014 21:48
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mckenndk: Official ID's of NZ for purchasing Alcohol are
Passport 
Drivers Licence
18+card


Actually as of September 1st, there are new 18+ cards which look to be much better than the old variant. The old cards were often turned down when used to purchase alcohol and apparently easily forged. Hopefully the new cards are given more respect. Only accepted when purchasing alcohol still though it seems.

Only current options I see for the OP are passport (which I wouldn't risk carrying everywhere) or drivers licence. Maybe there should be an official NZ identity card of some form for those that don't drive or travel internationally.




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tigercorp: Out of curiosity, which hotels won't accept the passport? Seems strange given the nature of their business.


A passport, from any country, is a valid form of photo id. And hotels should accept those because, as above, well their business is to host people that travel.





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  Reply # 1128648 14-Sep-2014 22:59
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tardtasticx: So whenever me and my partner go away and stay in a hotel, we need to produce some form of ID. Usually he uses his credit card to pay so they ask for ID for many reasons.

He's from the Philippines, and has a Filipino passport, but only has NZ Permanent residency. A lot of places won't take his passport as a form of ID, and it's not something most people want to carry around all the time either. 
He also doesn't drive so has no drivers licence.

Usually to get around this we use my drivers licence, which most hotels are fine with doing.

But what we're trying to find out, is there some form of government issued ID that he can get to use as ID?

Everyone I know has a drivers licence of some sort so I've never struck this problem before haha

Cheers!

- Sam


Do you mean hotels in NZ? I have never been asked for any ID beyond a credit card for room charges even once in 10 years. 





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  Reply # 1128697 15-Sep-2014 02:37
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dolsen: There's an 18+ card.
Getting a driving license is always useful though - assuming there's not some reason that's not an option.


Driver's Licenses now expire every 5 years and require you to retake the test in order to renew unless you progress to a full license.  Hence anyone who doesn't drive is now screwed if they need a form of ID.

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  Reply # 1128729 15-Sep-2014 07:47
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Firearms licence always seems acceptable.

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  Reply # 1128734 15-Sep-2014 07:53
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freitasm:
clevedon: Firearms licence always seems acceptable.


With or without the gun?

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