Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Lthouseprincess, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Lthouseprincess

    Lthouseprincess Mouseketeer

    Sep 22, 2000
    I am cruising 11/7. Does my 7 year old need a passport or does the birth Cert still work?
  2. We Love Tinkerbell

    We Love Tinkerbell Mouseketeer

    Jul 26, 2004
    It would appear that the passport rules were extended but I believe that after June 1, 2009 all travelers will be required to present a valid U.S. passport. We obtained a passport for our daughter even though it wasn't required because it was much easier than a birth certificate and photo identification and we felt it was "better safe than sorry". The current information can be found at

    Hope this helps:stitch: :mickeybar :goofy:
  3. cctimmom

    cctimmom Mouseketeer

    Mar 31, 2008
    I agree with better safe than sorry... it's worth it to have a formal piece of ID for her
  4. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

    Feb 25, 2003
    Officially from the Department of State website.

  5. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

    Dec 15, 2003
    On paper, a birth certificate is all that is needed.
    I would never, however travel to a foreign country with a child without a Passport.

    Here's why. 20 years ago, long before the September 11th attacks and resulting crackdown on ID during international travel, we traveled to Canada with our then 2 year old with just a birth certificate. Canadian customs in Calgary lectured us on how without a photo ID there was no way they knew weather this was my child, or if my wife and I were kidnapping a Canadian 2 year old!!! By the way, I had a letter from the Canadian consulate in San Francisco saying the birth certificate was all we needed. If I faced that kind of hassle with Canada, I could only imagine what issues I could face with other foreign countries. Never had an issue since we got the kids Passports.

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