Domestic flights ID

Old Jun 2, 19, 5:13 pm
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Domestic flights ID

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I am visiting Tokyo in Dec and planning to send my passport for visa application. At the same time, I am also planning to fly to Hakodate via JAL. Besides passport, can I use other ID card issued by Singapore govt? I am from Singapore. No local Japan ID card.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 1:36 am
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Originally Posted by tboons View Post
Hello,

I am visiting Tokyo in Dec and planning to send my passport for visa application. At the same time, I am also planning to fly to Hakodate via JAL. Besides passport, can I use other ID card issued by Singapore govt? I am from Singapore. No local Japan ID card.
They typically don't ask for ID for domestic flights, they may use it to find your booking if you check in at a counter. If you check in at a kiosk, no ID will be needed. All assuming you are not on JAL Exolorer Pass ticket, where they will need to verify your entry into Japan as a temporary visitor.
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Any photo ID will be OK. Just tell them your passport is at SG embassy in Tokyo getting updated (or similar story) if you are asked.
However, ID checks rarely happen unless the Names, Age and Sex visibly don't match the passenger.
The whole point of random ID checks is to sniff out domestic ticket and mileage brokers.

The bigger issue is, how would you handle a "random" police stop or something similar while in Japan?
Very dangerous to travel around a foreign country with no proof of your legal entry and legal stay in Japan (or any country). I wouldn't personally advise it, but to each their own risk tolerance levels.
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Old Jun 5, 19, 3:44 pm
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Non-residents in Japan are required by law to carry their passports at all time.

If stopped by police and you cannot show, you will be escorted to the nearest police box, then a trip to wherever your passport is. This is going to be interesting.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by tboons View Post
Hello,

I am visiting Tokyo in Dec and planning to send my passport for visa application. At the same time, I am also planning to fly to Hakodate via JAL. Besides passport, can I use other ID card issued by Singapore govt? I am from Singapore. No local Japan ID card.
I don't get it, woudn't you be doing your visa application before you fly?
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Old Jun 6, 19, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by lcpteck View Post
I don't get it, woudn't you be doing your visa application before you fly?
The way I read it, I think OP already lives in Japan and is sending their passport for a visa application of a third country. OP is asking whether they can use another form of ID to fly to Hakodate on a domestic flight.
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I have never gotten my ID checked in 12 years of domestic flying. Unless something extraordinary happens you should be fine.
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Old Jun 8, 19, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by beep88 View Post
Non-residents in Japan are required by law to carry their passports at all time.

If stopped by police and you cannot show, you will be escorted to the nearest police box, then a trip to wherever your passport is. This is going to be interesting.
this has nothing to do with whether or not op shows passport to jl staff- unless jl staff decides to call the police.

that said, i have always been fine with eticket + ffp card, espcially being a jgc up jl jmb member.
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