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Case A

When a police prompts me to show my id card, he might say:

在留カードを見せてください!

I am not sure whether it is natural if he says:

在留カードを見させてください!

Case B

A boy enters an emergency room where his brother's wound is being sutured by a doctor. In order to avoid mental disturbance, his father covers the boy's eyes but he insists on seeing and says:

見させてください!

I am sure it is impossible to use

見せてください!

in this case.

Question

Is there any case in which 見せてください and 見させてください are interchangeable?

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I think Case B can be interchangeble.

見させてください!

Let me see! (You are asking the dad for you to see him)

見せてください!

Please show me! (You are asking the dad not to hide him)

"在留カードを見させてください." is a bit odd for me if a policeman stops you to check it. Since normally he is an authority, they should use "在留カードを見せてください" when they stop you. I think "在留カードをもう一度見させてください" is fine for making sure the number or somethiing.

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