Passport Question

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  1. Ashleybs

    Ashleybs Mouseketeer

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    Do we need a passport if we are going to the Bahamas and sailing out of and returning to Port Canaveral? I'm confused by what I keep reading :confused3! Thanks.
     
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  3. kcashner

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    Without getting into the debate about whether it is a good thing to have a passport from a safety/emergency standpoint (it is), NO, a passport is not required.

    WHat is required is a CERTIFIED birth certificate (the one issued by the state where the birth took place, not a pretty gift type certificate that some hospitals issue) and for adults, a government issued photo ID. This is most commonly a driver's license, but can also be a military ID, work ID for those employed by a government, etc.
     
  4. sauerkraut

    sauerkraut Wannabe Cruiser

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    Just make sure you have a certified birth certificate, with BOTH parents names listed for each cruiser without a passport. You'll need your drivers license anyways to board the plane.

    Have a great time! :flower3:
     
  5. suzyqn

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    Above info. is correct. We have sailed several years in a row with just birth certificates and driver's license. Will get those passports one of these days.
     
  6. QCTodd

    QCTodd Earning My Ears

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    Is there any places that actually spells this out in black and white that one is not needed? If passports were not needed for the kids our trip will be a lot easier to keep a secret!
     
  7. QCTodd

    QCTodd Earning My Ears

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    Also, what's the difference between the passport book and the passport card?
     
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    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1139/~/documents-needed-to-take-a-cruise

    The passport card is not what you want in this situation. The passport card is not good for flying internationally, only land and sea border crossing. Since a passport is not needed on a closed loop cruise you would only get one in case of an emergency that you would need to fly back to the US for. In that case you would need a passport book or wait to get help from US officials.
     

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