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ID Card in US virgin islands

September 21, 2009 06:53PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 2

I dont drive or have a drivers license. In the states I had a state issued ID card. (Texas)

Do they offer that here in STT?

what do I used for ID if I dont drive or have a license?

I dont really want to carry my passport around everywhere all day.

Say if I need ID for the bank, or a picture ID, etc...

Do they issue ID cards here in the VI?


Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 21, 2009 07:10PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,087

I don't know of any for a person who is not a senor. You can use your picture id from texas most places. Also, do you have a SS card?

I would call the general number and ask the id question of them. Try 340 774 2991, the governors office.


Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 21, 2009 07:39PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,866

Last time I checked ID cards were not available here, but I was told they were considering them, so you should call the BMV and ask. Otherwise, your voter registration card might work (though not at the airport or in the states.)

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 21, 2009 07:44PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,853

You have your regular US passport, but I read about a passport card not sure if they will issue both?

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 21, 2009 11:31PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 215

I'm glad you mentioned them not taking a voter's reg. card at the airport. I assumed that since it's a VALID GOV'T. ID (put in caps for the govt. grand pooh-bahs) it would be a valid form of ID. Has this happened to you or someone you know? I'm wondering if it's one of those cases where you get one of those hard-headed "know it all/won't look into it" people at the airport. Remember the pain in the a** it can be trying to convince state-side people/companies that the USVI really IS part of the United States and NO we DON'T have to have a passport to travel between here and there....yada yada...
Back to the original question, I'm curious if we do here or not. They do in Maine and Texas.

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 22, 2009 12:09AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,866


A couple of years ago my son registered to vote on his eighteenth b-day, but he doesn't want to drive and the STT BMV claimed no non-driver id card was available. His voter reg card has usually sufficed as acceptable photo id on island, but it does not work at the airport or stateside. I don't know if it's written policy that the voter reg card doesn't count as photo id, but it at least seems to be the case that the airport folks have agreed among themselves that they won't accept the voter reg card as photo id. I agree it's silly, but I don't waste energy in power struggles over these sorts of things.

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 22, 2009 12:22AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 215

Geez!!! Thanks for the reply...I just HAVE to wonder if it's legal or not...not that I'll EVER do squat about it!
...but hey!...I'd bet our favorite "not-yet-in-jail-female-attorney-who's-first-name-starts with-L-and-last-name-ends-with-R" would be MORE than happy to give it a go!

(hope I don't get sued now surprised )

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 22, 2009 02:32AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,716

a voter id card is an accepted form of id down here, by getting one of these cards you are able to vote here

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

Linda J
September 22, 2009 03:20AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 3,903

As far as air travel is concerned, I believe TSA has a standardized list of acceptable government ID and I don't think a voter registration card is on that list.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/2009 03:26AM by Linda J.

Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 22, 2009 06:54AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 2

I guess I'll have to call the BMV and ask if they offer a non-driver ID card then...which I assume would be like an ID card in the states.


Re: ID Card in US virgin islands

September 22, 2009 07:18AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 3,914

Here's the TSA list:

Acceptable IDs include:

Acceptable Documents

U.S. passport
U.S. passport card
DHS "Trusted Traveler" cards (NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
U.S. Military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents)
Permanent Resident Card
Border Crossing Card
DHS-designated enhanced driver's license
Drivers Licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) that meets REAL ID benchmarks (All states are currently in compliance)
A Native American Tribal Photo ID
An airline or airport-issued ID (if issued under a TSA-approved security plan)
A foreign government-issued passport
Canadian provincial driver's license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Non-US/Canadian citizens are not required to carry their passports if they have documents issued by the U.S. government such as Permanent Resident Cards. Those who do not should be carrying their passports while visiting the U.S.


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