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Old June 6th, 2007, 07:38 PM
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Default Help - My daughter can't get on ship without picture I.D.

My family of 5 is scheduled to leave for Puerto Rico June 14 going on a 7-day out of San Juan. We DID order passports 14 weeks ago, but they never arrived. Tried to expedite today, with no luck. We do, however, have birth certs which should be enough. Called RCL just to be sure today, and found out my 17 yr. old will not be allowed on the ship without a picture I.D. Yikes, unfortuately no time to get one. Anyone have experience getting on a ship w/o picture I.D.? Should I chance it or just cut my loses now and cancel. I can still get airfare reimbursed, but not for cruise. Any ideas out there?
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My grandson has used his student photo ID and my mother-in-law (who doesn't drive) has a photo ID from the driver's license bureau.
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We live in a tiny town that does not have shcool ids until high school. When I took my middle school son, we when to the MVA and got a photo id. They issue what looks like a drivers license for not drivers. I think they call in a state id. Once he had a school photo id,he used that.
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Depending on your state you might be able to get a state ID rushed. Just call the secretary of states office in your local town.
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Usually, your local DMV can issue a state id on the spot. I would suggest that you call them.
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Thanks to all of you for the good ideas. Update: I'm in California, and the quickest turnaround on a State I.D. is 10 days. When I called RCCL, they told me a student ID would not work, however, I just went through the set sail online checkin and it does show "student ID" as one of the choices for a Federal, State or Local Government-issed photo ID. I'm assuming that means "school" is considered Local or State Government. If anyone has recent experience of a 16 or 17 year old using a student ID, I'd love the reassurance. In any case, we're going for it and hoping that we won't run into any snags. Thanks again.
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Wow - In MD, you can get one at the MVA within an hour!

Just a thought, how long would it take to get her a learners permit?
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In CA, a learner's permit does not qualify for ID, the picture is awful. Shawnal, might want to apply for that state ID anyway, she is supposed to have one after 16. Oh, and if she's been in a public school, then yes, her school id is "local government"
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In CA, a learner's permit does not qualify for ID, the picture is awful. "
It is not just a normal driver license photo?
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Awful picture or not, the learners permit may be adequate to get on the cruise ship. They don't usually care if the state recognizes something as an ID. If you can't get anything better, take it with you.
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The photo for learner's permits here are printed on thermal paper at very low resolution. The net effect being that you pretty much can't use it for identification. The school ID should suffice.
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My 14 year old got on with her student ID and original birth certificate for our May 28th Carnival cruise. No questions during embarkation...only confirmed from her her birthdate at Customs. I hope this worry is all for naught! Have a great cruise!
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So how did this turn out ????

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Did you get the photo ID you needed?

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