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Old 02-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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ID for 16 year old

Just checking what I have been told and understand! My daughter will be turning 16 a few days before our upcoming cruise in March. It is my understanding that for a closed loop cruise she will need a photo id and an original birth certificate just like the adults. If she doesn't have her temporary driver's license by then, i am under the impression she can bring a photo id issued by the DMV and her original birth certificate??
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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She actually only needs the birth certificate. Even for TSA, children under 18 do not need an ID. I used to make mine take their passports, but they didn't like having them on domestic flights and the TSA people don't care, so I stopped making them take them (and be responsible, and not lose them).

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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She actually only needs the birth certificate. Even for TSA, children under 18 do not need an ID. I used to make mine take their passports, but they didn't like having them on domestic flights and the TSA people don't care, so I stopped making them take them (and be responsible, and not lose them).

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Wrong, everyone needs a certified birth certificate (if not using passports), and those 16 and over need a government-issued photo ID.
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Wrong, everyone needs a certified birth certificate (if not using passports), and those 16 and over need a government-issued photo ID.
That doesn't seem right. What if your child turns 16 in the day you board? What if they do not yet have a driver's license? How would that work? Just asking...no experience with this as my kids are still young.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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[QUOTE="Cinder" Ella's Mom;47515264]That doesn't seem right. What if your child turns 16 in the day you board? What if they do not yet have a driver's license? How would that work? Just asking...no experience with this as my kids are still young.[/QUOTE]

Here is the quote from the Passport site:
[I]U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises (cruises that begin and end at the same port in the U.S.) will be able to enter or depart the country with proof of citizenship, such as a government-issued birth certificate and laminated government issued picture ID, denoting photo, name and date of birth. A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 will be able to present either an original, notarized or certified copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad issues by DOS, or Certificate of Naturalization issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [/I]
[URL="http://www.royalcaribbean.com/beforeyouboard/passportGuidelines.do"]http://www.royalcaribbean.com/beforeyouboard/passportGuidelines.do[/URL]

If you have a child that is turning 16, and has no license, I'd suggest getting the state ID card. It looks like a DL, but is only used for identification.

You can get state ID cards for any age.
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This was my fear last year, because NJ doesn't issue state ID's to anyone under 17. I called DCL3 times ( yes, a bit neurotic) and they assured me not to worry, he only needed a BC. They were right, he only needed a BC at terminal to get his KTTW card and board!
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We sailed on Carnival in 2011 and noted that they required guests 16 and older to have photo ID for coming back onto the ship in the ports, while on DCL we'd always heard them say 18 and older. Our older son turned 16 this summer and was not at all interested in getting his learner's permit (he could've gotten it at age 15) but I told him that if he wanted to continue cruising with us, he would need it for ID
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Here is the link to DCL site:

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Wrong, everyone needs a certified birth certificate (if not using passports), and those 16 and over need a government-issued photo ID.
Thanks for the information. That is interesting!
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That doesn't seem right. What if your child turns 16 in the day you board? What if they do not yet have a driver's license? How would that work? Just asking...no experience with this as my kids are still young.
Probably depends on the state, but in Texas you can get a state issued photo id as a child from the same office as you get a driver's license. My daughter is 12 and we've had hers for 2 or 3 years now.
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This was my fear last year, because NJ doesn't issue state ID's to anyone under 17. I called DCL3 times ( yes, a bit neurotic) and they assured me not to worry, he only needed a BC. They were right, he only needed a BC at terminal to get his KTTW card and board!
Not according to the NJ Motor Vehicle site:

Non-driver identification card


New Jersey residents 14 years of age and older, may apply for a non-driver photo identification. The non-driver ID is issued solely for the purpose of providing identification and is not a license to drive.
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/Licenses/NonDriverID.htm
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