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Old January 1st, 2008, 03:06 PM
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We no longer need to carry birth certificates, right? I have always had the passport - but carried by birth certificate 'just in case'. Can I safely leave it at home??
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yep if you have a passport your birth certificate is not needed, after January 1 the only official doc is a passport anyway, so your birth certificate will do you no good anyway.
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Thats what I thought --------- but I just like to see it in writing too. :-) Thanks!
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..........after January 1 the only official doc is a passport anyway, so your birth certificate will do you no good anyway.
that is not quite correct

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The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.

JANUARY 31, 2008
U.S. and Canadian citizens will need to present either a WHTI-compliant document, or a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, plus proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate. DHS also proposes to begin alternative procedures for U.S. and Canadian children at that time.



that is official info straight from the horse's mouth, here's the link:

http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/c...liant_document

CRUISING within the western hemisphere, NOTHING has changed yet, you can still cruise using an official State-issued ID and an ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE. NO PASSPORT IS REQUIRED.

But to answer OP question, if you travel using your passport, then NO OTHER form of identification is required, period!

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Captain - that is exactly what I was asking. Thanks for the clarification.
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We are leaving in just over a week for our 08 cruise and have passports for the first time. We were not sure what exactly was required and we were getting mixed info from different people. We got our Passports and now regardless we are in good shape. I think this is the smartest move for anyone traveling. If nothing else, it is a great piece of mind that there is no chance that you will run in to a problem.
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I will be cruising on Mar 21st and Carnival sent out a letter stating that passports are not needed until the summer of 2008, I already have mine so I'm set. But my travel partner did not have hers yet so she saved about $113.00 that hurt but I'm glad I've got mine out of the way
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No Passport and Id are all you need...
Passports are so great to use. No messing around.
I hope they stop changing the dates for everyone to have
to have a passport. They are good for ten years.
We bought a ID card that looks like our drivers liscense
to carry with the passport, we got them where you renew
your liscense. Great item to have.
So if you dont plan on doing any driving you are good to go.


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I have been informed that the Passport requirement has been pushed once again to July 2009. This was told to me by a Carnival PVP and another travel agent. So all of us procrastinators are still in luck. It's good to have your passport anyway. We will eventually get one. They're great in an emergency if you need to fly back quickly. Happy sailing everyone!
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..........after January 1 the only official doc is a passport anyway, so your birth certificate will do you no good anyway.
that is not quite correct

LAND AND SEA TRAVEL
The following summarizes information available on the Department of Homeland Security’s website.

JANUARY 31, 2008
U.S. and Canadian citizens will need to present either a WHTI-compliant document, or a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, plus proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate. DHS also proposes to begin alternative procedures for U.S. and Canadian children at that time.



that is official info straight from the horse's mouth, here's the link:

http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/c...liant_document

CRUISING within the western hemisphere, NOTHING has changed yet, you can still cruise using an official State-issued ID and an ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE. NO PASSPORT IS REQUIRED.

But to answer OP question, if you travel using your passport, then NO OTHER form of identification is required, period!

Captain
checked the gov site and it says something about a change in the western hemisphere deal, something about it changing at a later date?

checked the homeland security site and was a little more confused.

have a firend who is traveling on a cruise ship, leaving from and returning to a us port, visiting the dominican republic. does she need a passport?
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Do it the easy way and have absolutely no questions: Get the passport.

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Do it the easy way and have absolutely no questions: Get the passport.

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