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Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

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Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

Hi all,

Cuyabeno Lodge is asking for a copy of my passport to confirm my reservation - has anyone dealt with this before? This isn't something that I'm very comfortable doing.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

It's a common practice, just as any hotel will ask for your passport if you're a traveler. I think it works to your (tax) advantage. It's not like they will steal your i.d. or anything.

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2. Re: Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

I have had to provide passport info for Ecuador, and when in Peru four years ago, we had to present passports they would copy, but not recently. In many places a hotel retains your passport for a bit.

You might ask if there is just some key information you can provide instead of a scanned copy with photograph.

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3. Re: Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

Great - thanks folks. i just wanted to be sure I wasnt being naive about it.

Cheers

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4. Re: Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

lots of places will ask for a copy, I wouldn't worry about it.

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5. Re: Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

I double checked, and it is indeed for tax purposes when someone is booking from outside the country; if the lodge can provide proof that the person booking is a foreigner, they will not have to charge you a VAT.

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6. Re: Cuyabeno Lodge - Asking for a copy of my passport. Why?

Great - thanks for checking!

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