a photo I.D.

A "photo I.D." is an identification card that has your photograph printed on it. A passport and a driver's license are examples of a photo I.D.

You may be asked for a photo I.D. when you're doing something like:

  • applying for a loan at a bank
  • paying for something expensive with a check or credit card
  • checking in at an airport

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