Do you need to bring an ID card to go out?

@youless (93111)
Guangzhou, China
March 19, 2012 9:49am CST
Lately it seems that there is a new rule and we are required to bring an ID card when we go out. I think it is not a strict rule anyway. I just will not bring my ID card to go out. If I lose it, I will have troubles and the applying process is quite frustrating. If it is not necessary, I will not keep it when I am out.
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
23 Mar 12
hi there, it is funny because I didn't have any ID and so i would just bring my passport everywhere. but now, i just got my ID as a member of the Nurses Association yesterday so now i don't have to keep bringing my passport because that is very very important. and yeah processing things really takes a lot of time and money. i am just trying to be very careful that i don't lose them.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Mar 12
It is amusing for me to hear that you would bring the passport everywhere
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
23 Mar 12
yeah i know, because i didn't have any valid ID. the last ID i had was during college and it was too old now so what i do is bring my passport all the time . sigh. but good thing i got my ID just yesterday, and i can leave my passport now
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@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
I guess there is nothing bad when you bring ID cards when you travel or go out somewhere. Well in fact it is more reliable and advantageous for you when some unusual things or incidents happens, like accidents or medical emergencies. And as a citizen of our country we really need or I mean it is our obligation to provide documents and Identification information about our citizenship in our country.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 12
When I have a travel, I will bring the ID card.
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@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
Try to bring Postal ID since this is the very easy to submit requirements when you lost it. Here in Philippines, if you lost your Postal ID you just apply again meaning you are like back to zero need for affidavit of loss and etc. Try to bring at least one ID for your own protection. It may not be helpful today but in other up coming days you might needed it.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 12
I wonder Postal ID is as well as ID card?
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• Philippines
21 Mar 12
For me,I think it's important so they'll know your identity especially when you meet an accident.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
Perhaps you are right.
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@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
i bring a messenger bag everytime i go out. and in my bag are a few of my personal things plus IDs as well. so i can say that i bring and ID when i go around. no body or our government does not force us to do so i just used to bringing it with me. if our government will tell us to apply for an ID and we need to bring it all the time then i will laminate it and wear it around my neck with a card holder. i am sure they have good reasons ( i hope so ) why they want to. if it is not important then you dont need to bring it with you.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 12
I haven't seen you for a long time and I am glad to see you back
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
that is so sweet of you. thank you. i've been busy working abroad and just got home a week ago. now i have time to mylot and to be with my family. i miss them the same way i missed this second home of mine. thanks again i am happy you still remember me.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
19 Mar 12
Of course i remember my 'birdie' friend from Mylot, glad to see you back in action again in here after disappeared for a few months. Hope everything is fine with you, my friend! Wish you have a Happy Mylotting again!
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@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
19 Mar 12
hi, i agree its the best thing to carry an id with you in for any thing can hapen like needed in a hospital or for official places or anyting you can not think what can happen in any minute when you are out there in the street or any area you go publics
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 12
But once I think of the troubles if I lose the ID card, I hesitate to bring it out.
• Philippines
19 Mar 12
Hello, I'm a newbie in this site. And this is actually the first time that I am putting up a post/comment. I, as well, think that carrying an ID, or anything that has your identification on it is advisable when you go out. We never know if something bad like an accident happens to us. It would be easier for authorities to contact people in case an emergency did happen to us. As for your concern of losing the ID, I had this experience when I left my wallet somewhere and it had my ID on it. I was, of course thinking of the contents of my lost wallet, specifically the cards and the IDs on it. A few days later, as I was going to school, the school guard approached me and handed me the wallet I lost. Someone apparently picked up my wallet and took it back to the school when he saw my school ID. My IDs are still in there as well as the other cards. The money, however are all gone. My point is that if ever you lose your ID, since there are information in there, it is not impossible that the ID be returned to you, though I must say that this kind of situation is rare. We just need to have some faith in humanity.
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• Indonesia
19 Mar 12
i think its important to bring ID card when we go out... even though we might think that we can lose it,, but think the advantage,,, if we got accident or anything,, police or people can send we home because the ID card,,, i think like that only,,, coz we dont know what will happen to us..
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Yup! All the time I bring my ID card because every building today required an ID before entering the said place... It is also useful when something happen to us
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
Hard to believe, perhaps children also need the ID cards?
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
23 Mar 12
I think they don't need because of their age and an exception to the rule of the adults where we adults make many things to confuse us...
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
20 Mar 12
My driver's license is my ID. Since I can't go anywhere without driving, I always carry my license. I don;t usually need to show it unless sometimes when buying something with a credit card. I try to avoid getting stopped by the police. I also carry my social security card. I keep both items in my wallet with my money.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
That's good that the driver's license can work as well as ID card in your side. Here the policeman is somewhat stupid. They only accept your ID card rather than other certification.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
21 Mar 12
All driver's licenses here now have photos. Since the attack on the twin towers, they are also made in a fashion so as to be harder to counterfeit. When I got my New jersey drivers license after the change, I had to show 4 forms of identification to prove who I was. Now that I live in Pennsylvania, they just passed a law where you need to have a government issued ID to vote. This is supposed to reduce election fraud but it also discriminates against poor people or the elderly who do not have driver's licenses. This seems like a political ploy since more poor people are believed to vote Democrat whereas the current governor is Republican.
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
20 Mar 12
In usa its always been a law to have your ID. If you are asked for your ID by a police for any reason and you do not have it you can get a fine or a trip tp jail.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
It is very strict
@jdyrj777 (6556)
• United States
21 Mar 12
Its not a commonly known law either. Most find out accidently by going out without the ID.
• China
20 Mar 12
I brought ID card with me every day ,when I travelled round on business many years ago.I am not sure if the ""go out" means going on business.If not,is there such a rule in which people must bring it no matter whether they go to work or go shopping or...?
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
Yes, when we have a travel, we have to bring the ID card. Otherwise we can't even get on the plane. And it seems today they will also check the ID card when you get on the train. And in Guangzhou lately it is required to bring the ID card no matter where you go. Namely you have to keep it with you with you are outside. The policeman can check you anytime.
• China
21 Mar 12
Oh,it seems that they do so for security reasons.
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
more than being a rule, I think bringing an ID is important because whatever happens, (knock on wood), you will easily be identified. If you are afraid of losing your important IDs, maybe you can bring an old ID with you, the important thing is that it is identifiable, I mean the details in the ID is not faded.
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
We don't have the old ID card. It is the unique.
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
I mean just bring any ID that can help to identify you.
@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
20 Mar 12
Carrying ID is mostly many people do most often even my friends keep a copy of pan card always with them or driving license (even thought they don't have a ride) well i usually don't keep anything with me neither but its a good habit to keep something with us (we never know what would happen any day)
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
It is the opposite here.
• Mumbai, India
21 Mar 12
well great suppose someone like me who don't have nay ID with him has meet an accident won't it take too long to notify our family members. carrying ID on day to day life would be crazy but if someone is going on a trip or out of station for some work then carrying a Id is always good
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
I'm always having an ID as well as my health card in me whenever I go... just for emergency reasons. I just do it eversince. It's a routine... My husband taught me doing this...
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@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
...eversince I got married *LOL
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 12
You have a thoughtful husband
@celticeagle (119164)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Mar 12
I think it is a smart idea to always carry your ID with you. What if you are crossing a street and get hit by a car? You don't expect this to happen, but it could. And your family and/or friends may not learn of your accident or that you are in the hospital for hours or even days. Why put them through that? I would always carry my ID. This might never happen to you but it is a smart idea incase you have some happen.
@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 12
But here bringing the ID card is not because of this reason. I think it is just the security issue from the government.
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@celticeagle (119164)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Mar 12
Whatever reason why wouldn't a person carry ID on him? It is only smart.
• United States
19 Mar 12
When I was a little kid I never took I.D. As a teen was when I started bringing I.D. Here it isn't a law , but a good idea to have I.D. with you.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 12
My son also has a ID card, but he needs it to get on the plane only. I don't think anybody will check him
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• United States
20 Mar 12
I'm glad he doesn't need to worry about I.D.
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
19 Mar 12
It is such a bad rule mandating people to bring ID when you have to go out. It is a bad idea, i think. In certain country, you are required to carry ID wherever you go, making it very inconveniet for ordinary person. Yes, losing your ID and re-apply for a new one can be a really frustrating process, it is always full of trouble and normally the registry office process your application in such a snail speed, it is not just you have to wait for months, there are many paper work to fill up, and long hours of lining up in the registrar office, but then again, most of the government having such a law is making plenty of money by having such an antiquated rule in placed for their people.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 12
You are right. This is a bad rule.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Think of it this way, if you lost your ID several time a month or even year, then other people will probably having the same situation across the land, in this scenario, government registration office's accoutnant will have her days laughing all the way to the bank each year and your nation's treasury department will not have any short on fund issue anymore, it can easily rake in another million if not billion for the government if the rule apply to every commoners.
@bonding2 (219)
• South Africa
19 Mar 12
make a colored photocopy of your id if it is the paper one and if possible certify it ,but if it is the plastic one make a space for it in your wallet
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Mar 12
I am not sure whether the policeman will accept it.
• Israel
21 Mar 12
A copy is better than no ID.
• Canada
27 Mar 12
There is no LAW that we can't leave the house without an ID card. If there were such a law, we'd no longer live in a democracy, and I'm sure there'd be a revolution. However, it's important to carry some form of ID when picking up things at the post office.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Mar 12
I agree with you.
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
You have a point there, I had this experience before that my friends and I were dragged by policemen to their station due to mistaken identity, someone told them that we were drinking in a public place which is not true. To cut the story short, they were asking for our IDs but we told them that we don't have it with us, because if we surrender our IDs to them, they will confiscate it and to get it back, we have to bribe them a lot of money (Such a corrupt nation).
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
Perhaps those policemen did that on purpose
@Christoph56 (1508)
• Canada
20 Mar 12
I just have it along with my wallet, which also has my cash, my credit and debit, my health cards, my business cards, my bus tickets, and just about everything else I might need... it's seldom I'm going out and don't need at least one of those, so they all work together, nicely.
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@youless (93111)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Mar 12
Perhaps it is better to put the ID card in your pocket. So if you lose your wallet, at least you will not lose the ID card.