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My fiance is here! The only problem is trying to buy cigarettes. He has been told in two different locations that his French ID card is not sufficient enough and that he needs and American ID to buy them. Is this true? I cannot find it written anywhere. Isn't a valid foreign ID with a birth date on it good enough. Has anyone else encountered this issue?

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beat me to it...just have him use his passport.

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I've used either my Dutch ID card or driving license to buy cigarettes and alcohol, it is sufficient. But trying to convince someone of that might be tricky... Just try it at a different location, they should accept it somewhere.

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Ive had many instances where people refuse to accept my English ID. I usually kick up a big fuss, about how I cant carry my passport around in case it gets stolen. If that doesnt work, its easier to just learn where will accept it, and where wont!


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All I know is the ID has to be a government issued ID, that may includes a foreign DL, passport, or military ID. But businesses have their own policies, ie. some will ask for ID if they look 40 or under, while others will ask for ID if they look 30 and under. Same is true with the ID, some business may not accept certain types of ID's or may ask for a second ID if not convinced.

A foreign ID with a picture and DOB should be sufficient.

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A great opportunity for him to quit smoking, save money, and improve his health, all in one strike!

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I do agree with Just Bob! I used my passport, but i am glad i made a decision to quit since cigrattes are way too expensive here in America, and i can tell it was a good choice for my health coz when i run i feel much better than before.


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I used my passport to buy cigarettes for all the years I've been here. I've since quit, but the only time I ever had a problem was one stubborn store clerk who insisted a passport was more easily forged than a driver's license, so she didn't trust that mine was real. XD I walked across the street to a different store and got them there instead.


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I used my passport to buy cigarettes for all the years I've been here. I've since quit, but the only time I ever had a problem was one stubborn store clerk who insisted a passport was more easily forged than a driver's license, so she didn't trust that mine was real. XD I walked across the street to a different store and got them there instead.

Don't smoke but a family member visiting had this problem showed the clerk passport would not accept it. I got involved nearly got arrested.

Problems is most Americans dont have a passport and NO clue what one looks like. Very Sad I know but true


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I've got you all beat, I had trouble using my US passport as ID for buying cigs/alcohol IN the US! Several places insisted I needed state issued ID and that a passport was not sufficient as it was federally issued, in addition it had to be from the state the store was located in( Texas) and no other state ID would be accepted. Trying to explain to them that a passport was more difficult to obtain than state ID, it never worked.

All places commented on the use of my passport, one woman admitted she had never before seen a passport.

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If the passport option doesn't workout, he may be stuck asking a family member(you :)) here to buy them for him until he has US ID. While I myself speak french, I can see someone here in the US (who doesn't speak another language) looking at a foreign passport in another language and not knowing whether it's acceptable...they can get some pretty hefty fines if they sell to someone not of age.

I'd say something silly like - you're not in Kansas anymore, but it appears you're in Oklahoma :)


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