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    • mawallace
    • By mawallace 13th Jul 17, 8:37 PM
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    identity for 16 year old
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:37 PM
    identity for 16 year old 13th Jul 17 at 8:37 PM
    My son went shopping on his own and then went to a restaurant with some friends. They asked him his age and asked him to prove he was 16'
    We don't want to send him out with his passport or birth certificate.
    His friends could show a driving licence as it they are over 17.

    Any ideas? Our local council don't run a scheme
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    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 13th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
    Photocopy of his passport.
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 13th Jul 17, 8:50 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:50 PM
    What about this - https://validateuk.co.uk/
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    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 13th Jul 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 8:51 PM
    Get him a tractor or scooter licence.
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 14th Jul 17, 12:00 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:00 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:00 AM
    Why did he need to prove he was 16 in a restaurant? Was it because he was ordering alcohol with a meal?

    My 17yo hasn't sent for his provisional licence yet, but he has a student travel card that entitles him to child fares on public transport in our town/county. It is photo ID. We apply to the local transport department for it. You don't pay for the first one but do if it needs replacing. You get one for 11-16 then 16-18. Does your area do anything like this?
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
    Why did he need to prove he was 16 in a restaurant? Was it because he was ordering alcohol with a meal?
    Originally posted by Spendless
    My thoughts too.

    OP:
    When you say 'restaurant' - is it part of chain or a stand-alone?

    A friend's daughter and a couple of her friends went into a local pub chain and ordered food and non-alcohol drinks and were served without any issue or request for ID.
    • balletshoes
    • By balletshoes 14th Jul 17, 8:32 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 8:32 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 8:32 AM
    Why did he need to prove he was 16 in a restaurant? Was it because he was ordering alcohol with a meal?

    My 17yo hasn't sent for his provisional licence yet, but he has a student travel card that entitles him to child fares on public transport in our town/county. It is photo ID. We apply to the local transport department for it. You don't pay for the first one but do if it needs replacing. You get one for 11-16 then 16-18. Does your area do anything like this?
    Originally posted by Spendless
    our bus service does this too, its photo ID and has the date of birth on it.
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 14th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 8:37 AM
    I can well believe it.

    In Tesco yesterday my daughter was asked for ID for an alcohol free
    bottle of Kopperberg!!
    • Finst
    • By Finst 14th Jul 17, 9:16 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 9:16 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 9:16 AM
    As qwert yuiop says, apply for a provisional driving licence - you can do that at 15 years 9 months.


    It'll only let him ride 50cc mopeds until he's 17, but it'll do the job
    • Kayalana99
    • By Kayalana99 14th Jul 17, 9:51 AM
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    I can well believe it.

    In Tesco yesterday my daughter was asked for ID for an alcohol free
    bottle of Kopperberg!!
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR
    That's correct and she would have had to have been 18 to buy it. It's classed the same as alcohol because of how it's made.
    People don't know what they want until you show them.
    • LMG1305
    • By LMG1305 14th Jul 17, 10:02 AM
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    A 16 year old can apply for their provisional driving license. I know they can because my daughter did it because she wanted to have a driving lesson on the day of her 17th birthday, so she had her license for around 3 or 4 months before she even turned 17.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 14th Jul 17, 10:20 AM
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    All my lads have photo ID for the local bus service, which we sorted through the library. The photos are looking a bit dated but they do. Validate & the like as named above are good solid & cheaper than a passport - ideal for this if there's any delay in getting a driving licence. (Cost £15 last month, a bit fiddly but all good practice for a passport.)

    I do have to say that I'd only expect it to be asked for if alcohol was being purchased, so there *may* be a bit of the story you didn't get told, OP? Or that the venue is scrupulous & enforces that, which is no bad thing.
    Last edited by DigForVictory; 14-07-2017 at 10:23 AM.
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 14th Jul 17, 11:22 AM
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    I.d
    My children have an IGO travel pass ,which has photo and d.o.b.
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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 16th Jul 17, 1:55 AM
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    Citizen Card.

    Mind you, my lads were taking their passports out with them. And when one of them lost his, he paid to replace it! Not until he needed it, but still, not my problem!
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    • AylesburyDuck
    • By AylesburyDuck 16th Jul 17, 9:45 AM
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    We've always used a provisional license for all our kids ID, as stated above they are valid from when they are 16 because you can ride a scooter from that age. Indeed 2 of ours did just that.
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    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 16th Jul 17, 2:48 PM
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    I can well believe it.

    In Tesco yesterday my daughter was asked for ID for an alcohol free
    bottle of Kopperberg!!
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR
    That's correct and she would have had to have been 18 to buy it. It's classed the same as alcohol because of how it's made.
    Originally posted by Kayalana99
    Actually......you may find its because even though its described as alcohol free its actually not its slightly less than 0.05%abv. The same as fat free yoghurts that have 0.01% fat in them
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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 16th Jul 17, 5:56 PM
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    I can well believe it.

    In Tesco yesterday my daughter was asked for ID for an alcohol free
    bottle of Kopperberg!!
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR
    Mine was told she had to be 16 before she could have a free foundation sample (but she was trying to stretch her pocket money and was at the Dior counter)
    • raiiiraiii
    • By raiiiraiii 16th Jul 17, 6:00 PM
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    I'm 17 and I tend to show my student card, which my high school gave me, to places which require proof of identity. Maybe your son might have a school student card or something to prove that he's in the older years of high school?
    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 16th Jul 17, 8:15 PM
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    Provisional driving licence. My daughter wanted ID to get into 15 rated films, so we went the provisinal route. And, its all done and ready now for taking driving lessons.
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    • xXMessedUpXx
    • By xXMessedUpXx 17th Jul 17, 5:11 PM
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    Always thought you had to be 17 for a provisional, clearly not! I had a citizencard that was accepted most places, bf still uses his as id as he has no passport or privisional (I also had an nus associate card but i sneakily changed my date of birth so it said i was 18....probably wouldn't advise doing that )
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