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Why would ex need ds passport number?

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howdoyouknowjenny Mon 04-Feb-13 20:38:22

Just had a text. No info just asking for the number?

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Feb-13 20:39:03

Did you not ask him?

flattyre Mon 04-Feb-13 20:39:11

Ask him?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 04-Feb-13 20:39:13

To book a flight?

constantnamechanger Mon 04-Feb-13 20:39:48

to take him on holiday

floweryblue Mon 04-Feb-13 20:40:27

Ask X? DP has wanted his boys' passport numbers in the past to set up savings accounts, holidays etc.

Chubfuddler Mon 04-Feb-13 20:41:34

Or being paranoid, to fill in a form declaring his passport lost so he can get a new one and keep it.

elfycat Mon 04-Feb-13 20:42:28

If you want to ask but not look like you're asking say that you put it 'somewhere', but you're busy. Is it urgent? if so you'll look.

Unless he'd just say 'yes it's urgent' as the reply; in which case ask what it's for as it'll be a faff for the next couple of days to go looking.

howdoyouknowjenny Mon 04-Feb-13 20:42:37

Sorry should have given more details. Ex hasnt given any details in text and it isn't worth the hassle I would get asking. Just wondered if there was anything obvious other than leaving the country that I hadn't thought of?

MikeOxardInTheSnow Mon 04-Feb-13 20:45:15

It might be worth the hassle.

FannyBazaar Mon 04-Feb-13 20:45:48

I had to ask for me ex's passport number for my DS's passport application. He and his then partner didn't believe me though and refused to give it or even tell me it had expired. Not sure why in your case though, does the adult passport application form ask for passport numbers of any children?

quoteunquote Mon 04-Feb-13 20:45:48

To report it lost , so a replacement can be ordered.

Hegsy Mon 04-Feb-13 20:46:09

I'd ask. Definitely worth the hassle

Sashapineapple Mon 04-Feb-13 20:54:34

I would ask. Does he have a holiday booked with DS? If he has then a lot of airlines ask for the number when you book online, I know easyjet does even though you don't really need to fill it in as they do it at the airport anyway.
If he doesn't have a holiday booked why would he need it?

nannyof3 Mon 04-Feb-13 20:58:00

How old is ur son? Is there regular contact?

oldraver Mon 04-Feb-13 21:00:06

The only reasons I can think of as to why he would need the Passport number is to book a holiday (and maybe subsequent Visa's or ESTA) or to replace the Passport.

I would want to know why

howdoyouknowjenny Mon 04-Feb-13 21:02:13

I asked ex says for a savings account. Is this likely?

Ds only a baby, not even started overnights yet. So I am hoping that this is true as we haven't agreed a holiday.

quoteunquote Mon 04-Feb-13 21:04:51


Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Feb-13 21:07:46

A savings account would need sight of the actual passport/birth certificate. I can't think of anything where just the number would do. confused

LesBOFerables Mon 04-Feb-13 21:07:48

Find out which bank, to check. And write yourself to the passport office to request that no replacement is issued as your son is resident with you and his passport is not lost.

elfycat Mon 04-Feb-13 21:07:53

Say you can't find it but will happily send a copy of the birth cert as a bank will accept that. Send that text tomorrow as you are OBVIOUSLY looking hard for it right now.

WildRumpus Mon 04-Feb-13 21:07:59

You can set up a savings account without having a passport

howdoyouknowjenny Mon 04-Feb-13 21:10:59

Thanks for your replies

TimothyClaypoleLover Mon 04-Feb-13 21:11:00

I have set up saving accounts for both my DC when they were few months old and was never asked for passport numbers. Would imagine that not many young babies have passports anyway so no way its going to be a deciding factor in opening a savings account.

Do you have a strained relationship with ex? Why would he lie about something like this? Sounds a bit iffy to me.

ENormaSnob Mon 04-Feb-13 21:12:06

Only ever used the numbers to replace passport or book flights.

Never to open an account.

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