View Single Post
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 15th, 2007, 07:32 PM
Divemaster's Avatar
Divemaster Divemaster is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,134
Default Re: Passport or just Birth Certificate for 16 month old?

State says "All children regardless of age (including newborns and infants) must have their own passport" but you do not "need" it now. I would apply for one. Would not pay extra to expedite it though. Get certified BC's (plural) as you might be sending one off with the application and you need to have one on hand for boarding if passport not back yet.



Quote:
Originally Posted by oneplustwo
We booked a last minute Carnival Cruise and will be departing in October. We don't have a passport for our 16 month old. Since we will be driving to Galveston, I know that we don't "need" a passport, but I've heard that it can speed up debarkation (as well as be useful in an emergency). How true is this? Should I pay the fee the expedite the passport, or just go with a certified copy of his birth certificate? Thanks!
__________________
Amadeus:09 Diamond;Celebrity:10 Summit; HAL: 87 Rotterdam V,89 Nieuw Amsterdam II,93 Nordam III,94 Ryndam III,96 Westerdam III,99 Veendam IV,01 Maasdam V,02 Amsterdam III,03 Volendam III,03 Zuiderdam II,04 Westerdam IV,04 Oosterdam I,05 Zaandam III,06 Statendam V,06 Prinsendam II,07 Nordam IV,08 Eurodam I,08 Rotterdam VI,09 Veendam IV,09 Volendam,10 Nieuw Amsterdam IV,12 Ryndam III;11 P&O:Artemis;RC:07 Splendour of the Seas,11 Navigator of the Seas,12 Majesty of the Seas
Reply With Quote