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Old August 6th, 2003, 08:16 PM
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Here's a question that I have.....I have not had trouble before BUT just noticed that our travel DOCS say that birth certif. MUST match name exactly......what about us GIRLS who have married and it is a maiden name on that and married name on drivers license.......Hmmmmm....anybody got any ideas????? I know the answer would be to get a passport...but I do not want one, and since I only travel to the Bahamas or the Carib Islands I don't need one..........
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Old August 6th, 2003, 09:27 PM
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Take your marriage cert. will you just in case

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Old August 6th, 2003, 09:56 PM
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Very good idea..........
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Old August 6th, 2003, 10:18 PM
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I ALWAYS took my marriage license even going to those islands until I got my passport.......now.........no problems!!!!

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Old August 6th, 2003, 11:10 PM
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All you need is your official birth certificate AND your drivers license/photo ID. They use the drivers license/photo ID as verification of your new name - no marriage certificate needed! (Although if it makes you feel better - take it along!)
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Old August 7th, 2003, 12:03 AM
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Jen is right, on my last two cruises I was never asked why my birth certificate and drivers license didn't match. I did however carry my marriage license with me both times just incase.

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Old August 7th, 2003, 08:06 AM
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Jen and Sheila are both right. I have cruised 5 times and they never asked for the marriage license but I ALWAYS take it because it is listed as a required document and I would not take the chance.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 08:29 AM
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Here's my question. Why not get a passport ? I truly do not understand the turmoil people put themselves through when getting a pssport is so easy and it is the ultimate form of ID. With the sole exception of time being short , I do not understand why anyone who travels, even domestically these days, does not carry a passport as ID.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 09:01 AM
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JOIE,

I HAVE BEEN ON 3 CRUISE'S, LEAVING OUT ON THE CONQUEST 8/24/03, FOR
25TH WEDDING ANNIV., I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS, TAKE YOUR CERTIFIED BIRTH CERT. AND DRIVER'S LICENSE. THEY WILL KNOW BY THE BIRTH DATE. THEY ALSO KNOW, THE LADIES NAMES ARE GOING TO CHANGE IF THEY MARRY. I HAVE ALWAYS SHOWN BIRTH CERT. & DRIVER'S LICENSE. NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS. THAT IS WHAT I WILL BE DOING 8/24/03.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 10:43 AM
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You will in all probability never need to show a marrage cert to show why your have a name change.....BUT, as stated it is listed as a required doc and why worry, just bring it. I know you intend to only travel to the Bahamas and the caribbean but who's to say that suddenly they may change and require a passport? I can see that happening in the not to distant future. In addition with a passport you can take advantage of the suddenly can't refuse European or South Pacific cruise or maybe even land tour. Passports are also the ultimate ID and we even use ours as ID for domistic air travel, works perfectly and withour hassles.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 01:52 PM
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Thanks....one girls has been re-married...that would be another nightmare for paperwork.
Passports are the way to go...but just so expensive compared to copies of birth-certif.
I was quoted $115 to get a passport...isn't that a little high?

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Old August 7th, 2003, 02:26 PM
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That's must the price of some expedited passport service. Check online under
travel.state.gov/passport_services.html, all the information you need is there. you can even download the forms, very straightforward. The best part is your passport lasts for ten years and is renewable by mail. Definitely worth the money.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 02:52 PM
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When i went on my 1st cruise back in december. I was just married november 30th and i didn't have my license or passport changed yet.. All i did was take my marriage certificate and bith certificate with my old documents with my maiden name and i had absolutely no problems with getting on the ship.. Prett much right after you get your sail and sign card thats all the real proof they look at anyway...
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Old August 8th, 2003, 02:00 PM
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Ok....I have copies of everything and am probably going to get a passport now.
Just called the local office here at the courthouse and was told $85 total.
Still sounds like alot of money for something like that.

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Old August 8th, 2003, 04:19 PM
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But is it good for 10 years and it is by far the best ID you can ever have and recognized the world over. Now if you see one of those unbelievable overseas vacation prices, you can go! <VBG>
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Old August 10th, 2003, 10:15 AM
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Well that's an incentive isn't it.....hmmm
Happy Sailing all.......
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Old August 10th, 2003, 01:30 PM
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I just read about that on the Carnival web site. A marriage certificate is good, but really all you need is a photo ID (valid driver's license) with your current name on it.

I leave tomorrow fro Miami for Cozumel.... right through the Bermuda Triangle in the middle of hurricane season - wish me luck!


currently raining like hell in South Central Florida - Annette
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Old August 10th, 2003, 07:20 PM
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Have a GREAT trip Annette.........cruise away
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