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Old January 26th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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When is the new date for a passport to be needed on a cruise ship?
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It's better to have a passport right now. You maybe able to go on a cruise withou one in some cases, but if there is an emergency situation or you miss your ship on a foreign port it would be much easier if you had a passport.

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The Department of Homeland Security said it published the final rule more than a year in advance of its implementation to give the public ample time to obtain the documents they will need to enter or re-enter the United States on or after June 1, 2009.
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Thanks for that info, I would still like to know the date.
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Thanks for that info, I would still like to know the date.
Read the last part of my post.
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Sorry, I posted at the same time. Is that the final date?
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Sorry, I posted at the same time. Is that the final date?
Unless it changes again, that is the date.
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Something else to consider.

You can also get a PASSPORT CARD which is good for walking across a border or sailing on a ship.

They are not good (for example) if you are flying to Mexico City, but you can walk across the border into Tijuana, and use it on a cruise ship at a US port, as far as the US government is concerned.

If you are cruising from other countries, or flying to a foreign port, you still need a passport.

This is particularly helpful on west coast Baja or Mexican Riviera cruises and saves you actually having to carry your passport.

The cost is only $20 if you already have a passport, or apply for both at the same time.

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Get a passport and be done with any other form of nonsense...there will be a big rush at the last minute... guaranteed...
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Just to make sure I was clear, my comment was that you can "also" get a passport card...not instead of getting a passport. And, "the cost is only $20 if you already have a passport, or apply for both at the same time."

It is much easier and safer to keep a passport card in your wallet, and it won't seem like nonsense if you lose your passport.
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This came from the Dept. of Homeland Security Office Website:

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Beginning January 31, 2008, the United States will end the practice of accepting oral declarations of citizenship at the border.
• U.S. citizens ages 19 and older must present documentation that proves both identity and citizenship. Identification documents must include a photo, name and date of birth. View the complete list of acceptable documents at CBP.gov for land travel and sea travel.
• Children ages 18 and under will only be required to present proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
• U.S. citizens can also apply for a U.S. Passport Card, which facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Otherwise, it carries the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and is adjudicated to the exact same standards.
• More information for specific populations and situations

Sea Travel
Beginning January 31, 2008, U.S. and Canadian citizens 19 years and older who enter the U.S. at land and sea ports of entry from within the Western Hemisphere will need to present government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license as proof of identity, along with proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate, or a passport. Children age 18 and under will be able to enter with proof of citizenship. Verbal claims of citizenship and identity alone will not be sufficient to establish identity and citizenship for entry into the United States.
Note: Children age 18 and under will need to present a birth certificate, naturalization certificate or a passport to enter the U.S.

It is strongly recommended that you get one, BUT you don't have to have it to go on the cruise. In case of an emergency and you have to fly home, then you will definitely need it!!!! AND some of the foreign ports may require you to have it to enter. My Extended family is cruising in June and some have it and some don't so I had to check with Carnival and Homeland's website to be sure. Just wanted to let you know you CAN cruise without it, BUT it strongly recommended that you get it.
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When is the new date for a passport to be needed on a cruise ship?
I think its in June but it seems that IF you leave from a US port and return to the same port that you do not need a passport.. Check this out from Carnival:
http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/New...uirements.aspx
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When is the new date for a passport to be needed on a cruise ship?
I think its in June but it seems that IF you leave from a US port and return to the same port that you do not need a passport.. Check this out from Carnival:
http://www.carnival.com/CMS/FAQs/New...uirements.aspx
Yes that is correct. That is how I read it also.
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