ID Cards: The Benefits

Carrying an ID card is not a prerequisite in the UK, although this has been the subject of much debate. But that doesn't mean that you can't carry one – in fact, you may be doing yourself a great favour by getting one, especially if you travel a lot.
We now live in an electronic era, with most of our personal data stored in electronic records and most of our transactions carried out online. So it makes sense to have a card carrying at least a little information about yourself should you be in an accident or emergency any time you are abroad.
Preparation and Peace of Mind

Perhaps you travel a lot for business, or are an expat living abroad. In these cases, it is always a good idea to have back-up and contingency plans should you lose any documents. For example, you might need urgent medical help or require your next of kin to be contacted in an emergency. Hopefully, none of these things will affect you – but in the same way you take out insurance before you travel, having an ID card can give you that extra reassurance and peace of mind that you have covered all the bases.
Your ID, Your Choice

You can choose the level of information you want your ID to contain – so it could just be the contact details of your next of kin, or you could choose to have documents such as your passport duplicated. The cards are not expensive and in most cases you will get your card the day after you place your order. So even if you are planning a trip in the very near future, it isn't too late to sign up for that extra protection.

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