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3. Can a police officer ask me to show him/her my ID card?

A request to show your ID card, without the requester making a record of any information on the card, is not covered by the Code. Generally, however, if police officers or other public officers (e.g. an immigration officer) ask to record your ID card number in your dealings with them, you should let them do so, as these officers have statutory powers to require individuals to furnish their ID card numbers in dealings with the Government.


For further information about the power the police have to check ID cards, please go to another topic – Police and Crime.