Are passports enough?

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  1. gfamof4

    gfamof4 Mouseketeer

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    We have passports for everyone including our children. Is that all we need or do I need to pack birth certificates?
     
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  3. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala <font color=red>1937, what a year that was<br><fon Moderator

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    If you have passports you will not need birth certificates.
     
  4. gfamof4

    gfamof4 Mouseketeer

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    Thank you.... That's what I thought, but just wanted to be sure!!!
     
  5. stmize

    stmize Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 1

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    Passports makes it so easy to board. I can't imagine going without them.
     
  6. bitlerzx4

    bitlerzx4 DIS Veteran

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    We didn't have them last time but we are getting them this time only because we want to travel more and they do make it easier.
     
  7. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

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    You don't need a birth certificate with you if you have a passport.
     
  8. TLSnell1981

    TLSnell1981 Tiny bubbles... make me happy... make me feel fine

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    We use our passports for all travel..foreign and domestic. It IS so much easier.
     
  9. Four Swampers

    Four Swampers Picture is Disney Wonder at Cabo San Lucas

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    Let me suggest that you make two photocopies of each passport. Bring one set of photocopies in your luggage, separate from your passport. Leave the other set with someone who has access to a fax machine. If you lose your passports, it is much easier to get replacements if you have the photocopies.
     
  10. ksucats

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    I do this, but also have a copy stored in a folder on my hotmail account, so I can reprint anywhere I can get access to Internet with printer.
     
  11. darwinsrule

    darwinsrule DIS Veteran

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    This is a great idea. Going to do this for our upcoming cruise.
     
  12. Meghatron

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    Do you have the same last name as your children? We gave a new, blended name to our kids and that has caused a problem for us in the past when going through customs at airports. Cruise customs doesn't seem to care, but we've only gone through that checkpoint three times. The US State Department website says a passport is all that is needed, but the agent who stopped us didn't care about official policy.
     
  13. sgoney

    sgoney Earning My Ears

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    If we have passports, do we need any other form of ID??
     
  14. TXDCLfan

    TXDCLfan Other cruise lines did it first, Disney did it rig

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    no:thumbsup2
     
  15. stmize

    stmize Dvc member since Nov 2010--WDW mom of ds 17 & dd 1

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    When we came back to port canaveral in June even tho our kids have the same name as us. They asked our son my birthday which of course he didn't know and he's 16 lol
     
  16. gfamof4

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I have already made multiple copies of our passports. One to bring with us, one for our house and one saved on our computer which I will email to myself before our cruise. GREAT IDEA!!!

    Yes....we all have the same last name.
     
  17. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    Sometimes they just do spot checks. It's not a big deal, and it doesn't mean there's a policy change or you need BCs or anything. A passport is an ID that is pretty much THE ID out there. They'll still check every so often, though, just to make sure everything's fine.

    DS is asked every so often at domestic airports who the adults with him are. No biggie. AT MCO when asked that he said "Molly and Robert", which didn't go over all that well, but I figure that was just the TSA person's personal prejudice against children knowing (and using) parents' names, not anything official. He asked what relationship we are to DS, DS answered correctly, and we moved along. No big deal at all. (and the three of us have different names from each other...still not a big deal)
     

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