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UN geoscheme[edit]

Considering this is an off-shoot of {{Passports}}, I'm going to go ahead and enforce the consensus reached there, namely to follow the UN geoscheme for neutral placement of nations within continents. Does anyone have a problem with me doing so? —what a crazy random happenstance 13:28, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Thai National Identity Card[edit]

In my opinion, you should add Thai National Identity Card in this section, because Thai people are required to apply and carry the Card everywhere in their homeland. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.11.11.115 (talk) 11:55, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Why UN geoscheme? Template must be user friendly. For example countries known widely as European are shown in Asia... --88.135.116.236 (talk) 07:26, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Because the UN is neutral. "Widely known" is the height of subjectivity. —what a crazy random happenstance 07:29, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

US passport card[edit]

Looking at the possibilities it has, and comparing to other national identity cards in the world, the US "Passport Card" looks to me (despite the name...) as a type of National identity card; and I have therefore included it here... L.tak 07:26, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I don't think it quite operates the same way - the US Social Security card is far closer in function to national ID cards elsewhere than the passport card. I've also removed the links to Guatemala and Costa Rica since they're sections, not articles. It'd be great if you could fork the article into two so it can be properly included. I don't think linking to sections is a very good idea - half the links here would just end up pointing to Identity card#Country name. —what a crazy random happenstance 12:16, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
It all seems to come down to not having a clear definition of "identity card" on wikipedia, that we could judge it by... also not on "identity document" I'd say... I would define (loosely, as legally is impossible throughout jurisdictions) an national identity card as having:
  • card form (no booklet)
  • identification as main goal (no driver's licenses, birth cirtificates etc)

and optional

  • requirement to have it on you at all times
  • possibility to travel within a certain set of countries.

From this def, would you think the passport card qualifies? What would be your "national identity card criteria"? L.tak 13:14, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Under your proposal the passport card wouldn't qualify - it is basically a passport in card form (domestic identification is not the main goal, North American international travel is), and most Americans certainly don't think of it as a national identity card. —what a crazy random happenstance 05:13, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
It is mainly a purpose- and name-thing thus I am afraid thus... The NL ID-cards I am familiar with look literary the same as the holder page in passports, are obtained at the same location, store fingerprints, and are good for travel in 30+ countries (also air), but are ID cards (I>NLD), not passport cards (like IDUSA). I'll leave it at the things more or less called ID-cards then... L.tak 18:45, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Template is out of data[edit]

Compare e.g.

EuropeanCowboy (talk) 03:30, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

So I noticed... This template is editable and new countries can easily be added if it runs out of date or data... L.tak (talk) 04:22, 20 September 2010 (UTC)