Do you guys bring your passport with you when going out?

Do you guys bring your passport with you when going out? I'm scared of losing it if I bring it with me but I'm also scared of having it stolen if I leave it in the hotel.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have two passports so i'll take one of them with me, and leave the other one locked with my valuables.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If it gets stolen, you go to embassy and get a temporary one, you don't die.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/DfaO91P.jpg

      Do you guys bring your passport with you when going out? I'm scared of losing it if I bring it with me but I'm also scared of having it stolen if I leave it in the hotel.

      True for bank cards also.

      If you've lost all your ability to access your bank accounts from your home country, go to the nearest embassy/consulate and they will assist and wiring money.

      Pretty much the nightmare travel scenarios, they can assist.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If it gets stolen, you go to embassy and get a temporary one, you don't die.

        I have two passports so i'll take one of them with me, and leave the other one locked with my valuables.

        If you're in the USA I would recommend getting Passport and Passport card for only 30 dollars more. That way you can leave passport at hotel and if it gets stolen you have the passport card which will serve as easy ID at any embassy.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally everyone leaves their passports in their bags at hostels and I've yet to meet a single person who has ever had it stolen.

    I think you're being a bit paranoid, just don't leave it obviously out in the open.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >hostels
      I'm 31 bro. I guess that just makes it even more safe though at hotel

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm 31 bro.
        In South America, that's like the average age at hostels

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yuck

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      However, some countries require you to have it with you when aout and about. Most of those pretty much would never check, but SOME of them have pretty draconian penalties if they stop you for something else (meaning you're already potentially in some quantity of a bind) and you don't have it. Others just escort you back to your lodgings to get it and lecture you. Know the laws, and decide how much risk you want to tolerate, and which risks -- there is no right answer.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >take picture of passport and entry stamp if possible
    >carry drivers license with you
    >have hotel/airbnb on your phone
    Only the most dick of dickish cops will give a shit, drivers licenses work fine

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >it's another pathetic loser thread
    I would totally murder you in the third world

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're legally required to have it on your person's at all times. I bet your a digital nomad gay as well working illegally

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm in a country where you're not even required to possess any form of ID at all.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Even for non-citizens?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Name it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, not in every country you are not. Fricking moron predditor never traveler.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i was visiting family in europe (i'm european-born but my parents moved to america when i was four) and just walking down the street with my aunt one day when a plainclothes cop came up to me and asked me to follow him to the police station and stand in a lineup

    i was freaked out thinking maybe they suspected me of some kind of crime (i was 14 or 15 at the time) and told him i'm just visiting from abroad for a week and he asked to see my passport, which i didn't have on me because i wasn't even aware you were supposed to be carrying. he told me he could detain me for up to 72 hours for failing to provide ID, etc etc and that i'd better follow him and do what i'm told, so i did just that

    stood in the lineup and as soon as it was over dipped the frick out before he remembered my passport situtation kek

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. There is no perfect solution.

    You have your passport on you:
    >a pickpocket could steal it from you
    >it could be soaked by rain
    >you might accidentally drop it into a puddle
    >you might accidentally fall into a puddle
    >a passing vehicle might run over a puddle and splash you
    >a crazy unhinged nutcase might throw liquid at you
    >an unattended child with irresponsible parents might spill his juice on you
    >you might end up walking into a protest/demonstration and a dumb activist throws paint on you
    >you're in a country that celebrates a weird holiday that involves throwing stuff at strangers (Holi in India, Songkran in Thailand, La Tomatina in Spain, etc.)
    >you might spill your own drink on it
    >you could be mugged at gunpoint and the thief is demanding everything, not just your money

    You leave your passport in your hotel room:
    >hotel staff might steal it
    >your hotel could be on fire while you're out
    >a pipe might burst from upstairs and cause water damage all over your room, including your passport

    Shit happens, man.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Keep it in a small plastic bag, you know, one of these for food

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dude, I actually got a watertight passport case made of hard plastic to minimize the damage risk to my passport.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You better not go outside because you might get hit by a car

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I try to breathe as little as possible to minimize inhalation of toxins.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why the frick would hotel staff steal your passport, what could it possibly get them that's worth losing their job

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never has thread exposed SighSeeners for being autistic pussies more than this.

    Leave your passport in your hotel room and out of sight. House keeping won't touch it. And if you're really paranoid, just leave the thing on the doorhandle that tells housekeeping to stay out.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    In the Philippines as a foreigner the law basically states that I need to have it with me at all times along with my ID card. I have never been in a situation where I had to present it to a police officer but better safe than sorry right?

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Be careful bro. I did something fricking moronic once. I was taking a dump in a bathroom and placed my napsack that had my passport and money in it on the handle. Then after I was finished I walked off eithout grabbing the napsack. Came back like 15 min later and nobody had used the stall. Was almost destroyed by that bro. Keep that shit wrapped up on you at all times, never take it off. If you have an airbnb/hotel hide that shit really well in the aptmnt

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Passports are a fricking moronic concept, instead of being a card it has to be some book. If a random page has some tear it invalids the whole book even though it contains no information. Its frequently stolen by thieves to sell to the black market or used to blackmail. Surely there is a better way to provide ID by now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think it's just a general case of shitholes holding everyone back. I mean, sure, in theory, a passport could just be a nigh-indestructable card made of plastic, with biometric information and visas stored as data. If this concept actually existed, I'm sure traveling to countries like Germany, Japan, and Australia would be a breeze.

      The problem is the shitholes. I highly doubt countries like Laos, Ghana, and Venezuela would be able to afford such a system.
      >they are shitholes, who gives a frick?
      As much as I'd like to wave them off, the world unfortunately doesn't work that way. I'm sure it was already quite a hurdle to get every country in the world to agree on current passport standards, but I cannot see a major overhaul for the foreseeable future.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're absolutely right. But even the good countries can still have issues. Best thing has been these e-gates, makes it a breeze. But yeah globally to change a standard would take a very long time, least we can hope that going from 1 good country to another, the process is more streamlined and easy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How are they going stamp a card if you travel enough
      I like collecting stamps anyway, I wish my passport was nearly filled, I'm probably only only page 5 or so

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They don't stamp anymore in so many countries now though, and what does the stamp matter beyond our desire for a momento? Surely computer databases can just search up a passport number and go 'yup they arrived x day under this visa'

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >computer database
          >between multiple countries

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I mean only the country you arriving in having that information.

            it feels good
            also probably more reliable than computers that can be tampered with/hacked etc

            Passports are frequently faked often more than you'd think. The only way they can be verified 100% if no e-gate technology is used, is if the border agent somehow knows another countries passport is a fake or if they confirm it with that country.

            I just entered burgerland from Europe, and didn't get stamped. What a shame.

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        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          it feels good
          also probably more reliable than computers that can be tampered with/hacked etc

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I just entered burgerland from Europe, and didn't get stamped. What a shame.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'll stamp your passport bro

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never lol I have a picture of it on my phone in case I'm asked, which happened only once and in fricking Japan of all places but the pic was fine

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It depends where and why, I mostly only travel to safe places anyway
    But if I'm going to somewhere wild like a concert or going to meet up with a strange woman then I don't bring it with me

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yeah in japan i bring it everywhere because of the tax-free discounts. too immaterial to not take advantage of.

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