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Passport Required !

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Travel Passport Requirements tighten up on September 30 when you can no longer use your *application* in lieu of a Passport for travel in Western Hemisphere. This passport application exception was instituted earlier this year due to the huge passport application backlog that was created when the US decided to require passports for travel to Canada and Mexico. In the past US citizens could visit Mexico and Canada without any paperwork.

For all details check the USA Passport website

To avoid potential delays and problems it is advisable to have a current passport even if you are not currently planning any international trips but might possibly travel internationally over the next few years.

Passport Rule Change for AIR Travel to Mexico, Canada, Carribbean.

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Passport rules have been relaxed for air travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. My understanding is that you can still travel to Canada and Mexico by sea or by car *without* a passport until January of 2008. However given the slowdowns, bottlenecks, and government confusion it’s a very good idea for anybody who thinks they might be heading out of the country over the next few years to …. get a passport. Go to the official US passport site HERE for more information about getting a passport.

From US Passport Official Website:

U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda who have applied for but not yet received passports can nevertheless temporarily enter and depart from the United States by air with a government issued photo identification and Department of State official proof of application for a passport through September 30, 2007