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UK entry with Swiss ID - what's my passport number?

Hi all,

Does a Swiss ID card have the passport number, and if so, which of the numbers is it?

I'm going on holiday, getting a job, and getting a new criminal record check -- everyone wants my home passport at once! I know I can travel to the UK on my Swiss ID, but when booking flights into the UK, websites want my passport number in advance (here). My Swiss passport is...somewhere in my parents' house (I know, I won't make that mistake again!).

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Re: UK entry with Swiss ID - what's my passport number?

They're not the same.

The ID-number (Ausweisnummer) is on the front, top right where the shiny part is. It's also on the back at the bottom after IDCHE<your number>
The passport number (Passnummer) is on the top right of the first page with your photo.
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Hi all,

Does a Swiss ID card have the passport number, and if so, which of the numbers is it?

I'm going on holiday, getting a job, and getting a new criminal record check -- everyone wants my home passport at once! I know I can travel to the UK on my Swiss ID, but when booking flights into the UK, websites want my passport number in advance (here). My Swiss passport is...somewhere in my parents' house (I know, I won't make that mistake again!).

Thanks!
Bliemy

If you travel on your ID card, you need to enter your ID card number. If you travel on your passport you need to enter your passport number.

ID card number shown here in purple box....

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If you travel on your ID card, you need to enter your ID card number. If you travel on your passport you need to enter your passport number.
Thank you so much!

(I'm fitting in a post-finals holiday between moving cross-country and starting work the NHS in August -- half my life is background checks and references right now! It'll be great when it's all sorted though )
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