International photo ID (was Re: Semi-off-topic - Netiquette ?)

Johan Wevers
Wed Jul 18 22:54:05 2001

Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:

> If you don't know what is customary in the country where the person comes
> from, there is no way you can judge the validity of the card.
You're probably right. In The Netherlands, the passport is regarded as the most trustfull identification. However, already 2 ministers were sent home by the parliament because they could not get a tamper-resistent passport produced. A driving license is usually accepted and contains a photo too. Bank cards don't contain photo's so they are probably wothless, unless someone can show he can use them at a money machine, which proves he knows the 4-digit code that is required to use it. -- ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site: // PGP/GPG public keys at