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Identification document - Russian trains

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Identification document - Russian trains

Hi All,

When booking my 2 train trips in Russia, there were 7 options for type of ID document in the drop down list, however none of them were "foreign passport" as I expected to see.

The options instead were:

- Russian passport

- USSR passport

- International passport of Russian federation

- ID document

- Seamans passport

- Birth certificate

- Military ID

I selected "ID document" and entered my driver's licence number. Is this going to be OK as identification when boarding? Obviously I'll have my passport on me as well, but it is the licence number I have used when booking, not the passport number.

Would appreciate hearing from anyone with similar experiences.

Cheers, Matt

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Korolev, Russia
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1. Re: Identification document - Russian trains

I called the RZD inquiry center. They said that the driver's license could not be a document. Only the passport.

In this case, you must select the field "ID document".

you must cancel this ticket and buy a new one.

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2. Re: Identification document - Russian trains

Yes, that's what i would recommend. Cancel this ticket ( its 100% refundable) and buy a new one using your passport number .

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