I've got this dilemma which is driving me crazy, I feel like my ID is pretty much useless I'll explain why.
In Australia we have a thing called proof of age / identity, It's a valid government issued ID, however most websites that are asking me for ID only accept passports and drivers licences.
So I was going to register for parcel storage, online easy enough I thought, but they only accept passport or drivers licences ok.
I went to register my phone sim both in store and online, couldn't use my proof of age card for that either.
Namecheap account gets locked, only accepts passport, well I'm screwed there.
Tries to buy bitcoin, they don't see a proof of age card as valid government ID, sent a few emails to complain about it, I always get the same generic reply, please use government issued documents, are you fucking kidding me.
So, I can use my ID to open up bank accounts, buy alcohol, but I can't register for a parcel storage service online seems legit. what a world we live in.
I really don't want to have to get my drivers licence or passport in order to do specific stuff online, It's driving me mental.
Both proof of identity and drivers licences are issued by the same department, why the hell can't they just cross reference the information. Even when I enter the ID number, it always returns not a valid drivers licence number.
The logic with some agencies and companies drives me nuts.
Can use medicare card to register phone But can't use my photo ID, the hell is this nonsense.