Wrong country name in the Swiss Half Fare Card

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new member
Jun 22, 2018 - 4:02 PM


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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Jun 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Ssk!

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.

Last modified on Jun 22, 2018 - 5:33 PM by Arno
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new member
Jun 22, 2018 - 6:19 PM in reply to Arno

I do have a valid US driver license could I use that as the ID-Proof ?

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top member
Jun 23, 2018 - 6:04 AM in reply to Ssk

Hi Ssk,

No they need to see your passport and it would need to match what is on the rail pass.

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new member
Jun 25, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Hi Ssk!

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.

sbbcffffs-community.sbb.ch/t5/Tr avelcards-and-tickets/country-name-in-swiss-pass/m-p/15265#M793

Hope this helps!

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new member
Jun 25, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Thanks Ibbi

I did the same as you and was getting worried.

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