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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!).

Thanks!
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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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And i thought you were younger than that Island Monkey
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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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Re: UK entry with Swiss ID - what's my passport number?

Hello Experts on the UK

Can I go to the UK with my Swiss ID or do I need a passport?

According to the UK website, national IDs are allowed but according to some UK citizens I've spoken to, you must use a passport. When they say national ID, are they only talking about a UK ID?

I'm confused (as usual). Thanks!
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Hello Experts on the UK

Can I go to the UK with my Swiss ID or do I need a passport?

According to the UK website, national IDs are allowed but according to some UK citizens I've spoken to, you must use a passport. When they say national ID, are they only talking about a UK ID?

I'm confused (as usual). Thanks!
You will need a passport now. The change came into effect on October 1st this year.
ID cards are no longer valid for entering the UK.
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Hello Experts on the UK

Can I go to the UK with my Swiss ID or do I need a passport?

According to the UK website, national IDs are allowed but according to some UK citizens I've spoken to, you must use a passport. When they say national ID, are they only talking about a UK ID?

I'm confused (as usual). Thanks!

Only passport as of 01 October 2021
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Re: UK entry with Swiss ID - what's my passport number?

Thanks! Someone needs to tell Boris that the UK government website needs to be updated.

https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control...ave-for-the-uk
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Thanks! Someone needs to tell Boris that the UK government website needs to be updated.

https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control...ave-for-the-uk
It's there. It's just not that clear:

You cannot use an EEA or Swiss national identity card to enter the UK unless you:

have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man’s settlement schemes
have an EU Settlement Scheme family permit, or the equivalent from Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man
have a Frontier Worker permit
are an S2 Healthcare Visitor
are a Swiss national and have a Service Provider from Switzerland visa


The last one explained:

Service Provider from Switzerland visa is for those working for a company based in Switzerland and your employer needs you to work on a pre-existing contract in the UK.
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It's there. It's just not that clear:
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They should rewrite it to say

"You CANNOT enter the UK with an ID UNLESS"

Thanks for clarifying.
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