Passport question

Old Sep 16th, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Passport question

Is it common practice in Sicily to give a copy of your passport? We have just arrived at a villa and the owner has requested this. If anyone out there could let me know ASAP I would appreciate it. We are from the US and this does not seem right to us. Thank you
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 11:49 AM
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You must register your passport with the police in Italy. The hotel or apartment owner will do this for you. Mostly you give your original passport and it's returned to you shortly. In this case the owner wants a copy so he/she doesn't have to return the passport quickly.

It's the way things are done in Italy.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Don't worry - you'll get your passports returned as soon as
the owner has registered you w/the Italian officials. No
big deal.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Thank you Adrienne. It is just that everything is so different here that I didn't quite know what to think.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Immimi thank you too. I would rather be safe than sorry.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 01:03 PM
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You should go with the flow and not worry. Things will be very different on Sicily. Have a wonderful time! If you go to Palermo be sure to see a puppet show - they're wonderful.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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This is a legal requirement by the police. Hotels do it as a courtesy for guests - so they don;t have to go to the police station. Sounds like your apartment owner is doing the same.

(This used to be much more common in europe - but most countries have given it up. But, it's still the law in italy.)
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Yo will be asked for it at every hotel in Italy.
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Old Sep 16th, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Thanks everyone. We are going to get to Palermo and Adrienne I'm glad you mentioned the puppet show because I had read about them but forgot all about it.
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