Old Sep 25, 12, 5:30 pm
Join Date: Sep 2006
Programs: UA1P AA
Posts: 11
I'm always very reluctant to allow anyone to photocopy my passport. But there have been a number of instances where I've had to provide a copy of it for various identification purposes. And who knows where those copies end up ...

In this specific situation what I'd be more concerned with is if hotel staff took the copy ... and then combined that with information that could be obtained from an electronic reservation system ... they've got quite a bit of info on you. I can't think of any situation where (in person) someone would accept a copy of my passport (versus the original) but its possible that in some places that would be acceptable. I can only imagine opening a bank account in your name, etc etc etc
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