Proof of age cards

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
Does it make much diffrence which one you get? I turn 18 in december and want to get one but I've been looking it up and I'm getting seriously confused about it cos I've found 3 diffrent ones:

Portmangroup
Validateuk
Citizencard

Does anyone have any of these? Which do you think it best?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Surely a better form of ID is a passport or driving license (provisional or full). They are far more widely recognised.
    But if you are getting one, can't you just get the local one, or one that is offered by your school/college?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't have a driving license and passport is
    a) too big to carry round really and
    b) not something I ever want to lose or get nicked.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    get a provisional license then. most places are moving towards only accepting licenses and passports as id now anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The validateuk one is the one I've seen the most of, if that helps?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've got a Citizen Card and I've been fine using that
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    provisional driving license would be your best bet, no one will ever turn you away with a driving license stating your 18+
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i had a validate card... but a lot of places now wont accept anything like that now so if i were you id send off for a provisional license.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would go with the driving liscence, most places only accept them and pass-ports now.
    A provisional costs about £28 i think, but once you have it it is valid for 10 years so when you do start having driving lessons you can put it too good use. I only got mine because i was turning 18, and didn't start driving for a year and half after that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks people.
    Am looking into the provisional drivers lisence thing now, does sound like the best thing to do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,329 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lu_C wrote:
    Thanks people.
    Am looking into the provisional drivers lisence thing now, does sound like the best thing to do.

    In my area (not the entire town, but around my home) a lot of places ignore all the ID cards, except for one shop which promotes CitizenCard so they NEED to accept it really :D

    My friend who is older than me cannot get things using her ID card, they say they are too easy to fake as there are so many differnt types no one knows what they should and sholdnt be looking for. My provisional has yet to fail me, nd even if you dont want to learn to drive yet, they're useful, because you can take a moped test if your stuck for transport and that's a hell of alot quicker and easier than driving and cheaper than the bus! (loves hers.... mainly because its shiny :love:!)
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