I got my Swiss Half fare card booked from happyrail.com and there was a field name "country" for the passport details. I reside in US and got my Indian passport in US. So I gave US in the country field for the passport ID. Is that valid? If not how do I update it ?
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Normally the country should be the same one as on the passport. That's how train staff checks if you are the pass owner: the passport data and pass data should be identical. You have no travel documents with US on it I assume? I'd recommend to e-mail HappyRail and double check with them whether it is ok or not: https://www.happyrail. com/en/contact.
I do have a valid US driver license could I use that as the ID-Proof ?
No they need to see your passport and it would need to match what is on the rail pass.
I had the same problem, infact I got to know about the issue after seeing your post. I had booked via raileurope-gcc.com and they had already delivered the swiss travel pass and when I checked, the country mentioned was United Arab Emirates ( where I reside ) against my Indian passport number. Apparently this is not going to be an issue as long as the name and passport number match. I got this clarified in the SBB forum.
Hope this helps!
I did the same as you and was getting worried.
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