Passport - do I need to update

Old Jun 20th, 2002, 12:31 PM
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Passport - do I need to update

Will be cruising in about 8 weeks. Was wondering if I needed to renew my passport which has just expired, or if I just need to bring my birth certificate and I can use the passport as a photo id?
 
Old Jun 20th, 2002, 01:19 PM
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dale
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duh, if your passport already expired then it is useless! Either renew it or else get a certified birth cirtificate and picture id.
 
Old Jun 21st, 2002, 01:26 AM
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Hi Cruiselady,

If you are cruising the Caribbean you may use an expired passport. Or you may bring your birth certificate (or certified copy) with a picture ID. You see the passport has the same info whether expired or not.

Paul

 
Old Jun 21st, 2002, 05:50 AM
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If you have your expired passport you can easily renew it within 30 days or less.
 
Old Jun 21st, 2002, 08:54 AM
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Thank you! I really appreciate the information. I was debating whether I should renew now or wait. I remember it took several weeks for me to get my original passport. I was also concerned that since 9/11, they may be stricter about what you need to bring as identity.
 
Old Jun 21st, 2002, 09:10 AM
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Like Paul says, a recently expired US passport is accepted as ID for arrivals from the Caribbean (and from elsewhere, for that matter; it's the other countries that care). I've done this even when I have an unexpired one at home, just so I won't risk losing the newer one.
 
Old Jun 22nd, 2002, 12:13 AM
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Good idea JP. I never thought of that. My birth certificate is getting a bit beat up.

FYI.... Traveling in foreign countries (not Caribbean) requires that passports can NOT expire within 6 months of your sailing date. VERY important these days to watch the expiration date on your passport.

Paul
 
Old Jun 22nd, 2002, 02:28 PM
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Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada:

Photo ID (expired passport will do also)
& a CERTIFIED copy (or original) Birth Certificate.

Places such as Europe, Asia, Panama Canal and South America you need a VALID (non-expired passport).

and contrary to what many people think, the cruise line cannot do anything for you if you don't have proper identification.
 
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