Crossing the border into the U.S - My son's picture id had been stolen in Canada, and even though we had his birth certificate, they were pretty strict. He was 15 at the time. They said if he was 16 they would have not let him cross the border and we would have had to drive home, get his school id with a picture on it and bring it back. Good grief. So all I can say is the more documentation you have, the better! (this was 2 years ago)
As for renewing passport, I probably will not be using it again. AND all the documents I would need for renewing are in a safe deposit box at my winter home. Not able to get them at this time.
So I was looking for a way to get around that.
I have read that even an expired passport will be accepted as proof....but I want to make sure................I DO have that with me as I didn't realize it had expired when I came up to my summer home.
It probably depends on the agent who is checking.......................
Betty, have you considered checking the website of the state in which you were born to see if you can order another raised seal birth certificate? Here in PA it's only a few dollars and only takes a few weeks. Might be an option for you.
Sorry to disagree with many of you, but and expired passport will not due. As far as checking your doc's when you leave the ship, they do that too. My last 3 out of 4 cruises since 9/11, our passports were checked after the cruise. (1 in NY 3 in Florida) If I were you, I wouldn't take the chance. The Canadians can be really difficult.
Call the cruise line directly and see what they say.