I am very lost to why my proof of why my UK ID has not been returned with my lost item? My drivers license and other elements are all in there. There must be a way to have this returned somehow? It is positively the nightmare or nightmares and costs hundreds or euros to replace. Can you please help me solve this? Is there a place in Amsterdam / Utrecht Can I get this item returned to me please? It is such an expensive and awful process to go through once again.
Beste antwoord door Stijn NS
I'm sorry to read that your ID card hasn't been sent along with the other lost items, but in this case, what Edwin said is correct.
Identification documents, like a passport, ID card and even a driver's license will remain property of the government or institution who provided them. This is usually written on the documentation itself. When we find identification documents, we are legally obliged to transfer them to the relevant authority due to security reasons. They generally request to either destroy the documentation or to send it to them, in which case they usually destroy it themselves.
In this case, you'll have to contact your local authority to ask what the next step is. Most likely, you'll have to apply for a new ID card.