Cool Tools posts about the “passport proxy,” which is essentially not much more than a color-laminated photocopy of your US passport that you can carry around with you while leaving your full passport securely locked in the safe at your hotel. The US Passport Agency states that it is perfectly legal to make a color copy of your passport and Cool Tool reports much success in using their color copy.
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Keep in mind that even though the US may say this is perfectly legal, it likely won't be accepted by itself in most countries. I would hope that even the US wouldn't accept color photocopies of passports from foriegn travellers!
Keep in mind that even though this may be legal in the US it likely won't be accepted as 'legal' in most countries. Can you imagine people trying to cross borders with photocopies of their passports? I would hope that wouldn't be good enough at our border.
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