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AMEX Passport Required?

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I applied for an AMEX but they've asked me to send a council tax bill and my passport, but I don't have a passport, they won't accept my driving license as proof of identity as they sent another letter today asking for a copy of my passport again.

What can I do? Do I have to have a passport in order to apply for an AMEX?


Seems a little bonkers.
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  • Willing2Learn
    Willing2Learn Posts: 6,294 Forumite
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    Have you phoned them to ask for an alternative? Most banks accept an alternative...
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  • MallyGirl
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    Given how few Americans have a passport, there must be an alternative
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  • PRAISETHESUN
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    I've had a look through their website and I can't seem to find anything on what documents they accept in the UK. For US customers they accept a range of documents, including driver licences so I'm not sure why they didn't accept yours. I would definitely give them a call to ask.

    https://faq.amextravel.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/84/~/acceptable-government-issued-photo-id
  • Shah1
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    I apply for Amex
    Don’t give me instant decisions
    Asking me to send passport and proof of address
    Is that means my application approved?anyone please
  • [Deleted User]
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    No.

    It means it's referred.
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    Thank you for response I received letter today asking for ID ....I don’t know how good chance to be approved
  • sourcrates
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    Cannot understand the obsession with Amex.


    Hardly anywhere in this country accepts it as payment, and they charge you a whopping £450 a year for the privilege, oh, but you do get points, nice Samsung TV only 153,880 points.......Hmmm thats one point a mile, how many miles to the shops...!!
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  • Superscrooge
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    Amex platinum cashback is fee-free and gives 5% cashback for first three months then 0.5% (or 1% if you spend over £5k)

    'Every Little Helps' as my other CC provider would say!

    I find it's mostly small independent shops that don't accept Amex.
  • jim1999
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    sourcrates wrote: »
    Cannot understand the obsession with Amex.


    Hardly anywhere in this country accepts it as payment, and they charge you a whopping £450 a year for the privilege, oh, but you do get points, nice Samsung TV only 153,880 points.......Hmmm thats one point a mile, how many miles to the shops...!!

    Only the platinum charge card is £450, which most people have for the insurance, hotel statuses and lounge access if they travel frequently for work - not for the points.

    The other cards are much cheaper (e.g. £0 - £25), and are accepted in the vast majority of retailers. 1% back on all your spending is not to be sniffed at.

    In all honesty, I'm equally puzzled by the number of people who slam them.
  • Futuristic
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    Amex platinum cashback is fee-free and gives 5% cashback for first three months then 0.5% (or 1% if you spend over £5k)

    'Every Little Helps' as my other CC provider would say!

    I find it's mostly small independent shops that don't accept Amex.

    Small shops take Apple Pay and it takes AMEX :j

    Haven't had issues using my AMEX in most online stores and instore.
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