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jonnystef

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Passports
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:26:09 PM »
Hello! Will I need a passport to get to Alaska ?

jonnystef

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Re: Passports
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 06:32:42 PM »
Sorry, dumb question! Reading good...

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Re: Passports
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 07:31:12 PM »
I do not plan on going to Alaska but in truth do not know the answer.

It appears you now do,,  What is it?
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Re: Passports
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 07:38:57 PM »
The only issue may be getting into the US from Canada (both going to Alaska and coming back to the lower 48)..... unless you are flying.
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Re: Passports
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 08:11:45 PM »
I am not Canadian but a US citizen. When we bought our RV with the intent to travel to Alaska from the East Coast, we were advised we would have to have a passport to pass through Canada. Gone are the days when as a kid going from MA to MI to visit grandparents we could just cross near Buffalo, spend time at Niagara Falls and tour the beautiful gardens on the Canadian side, and stopped at the border just long enough to say 'good morning.'  :D
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Re: Passports
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 08:25:12 PM »
I am not Canadian but a US citizen. When we bought our RV with the intent to travel to Alaska from the East Coast, we were advised we would have to have a passport to pass through Canada. Gone are the days when as a kid going from MA to MI to visit grandparents we could just cross near Buffalo, spend time at Niagara Falls and tour the beautiful gardens on the Canadian side, and stopped at the border just long enough to say 'good morning.'  :D
I remember reading that but didn't know that they were enforcing it already........... really odd stuff.... North America is tightening up on border restrictions while Europe has done away with them completely.
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Re: Passports
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 08:34:36 PM »
You do NOT need a passport to fly from the lower 48 to Alaska, but if you are driving through Canada you will need a passport to get in and out of Canada....if you are taking the Ferry from Bellingham WA to Alaska you will NOT need a passport.

Passports are now required to enter Canada and enter the US from Canada....

Everyone should have one anyway, just in case they need to go to a foreign country quickly!

It can take 60 days to get a passport and 30 days to renew one....

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Re: Passports
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 08:40:50 PM »
You can get the Passport card for air and sea travel in US, Canada, and Mexico. Cheaper than a regular passport but don't know if it's faster or not. And, as others have said, if you're going thru Canada to get to Alaska, then you do need a passport.
 
 
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Re: Passports
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 02:19:01 AM »
We recently renewed our passports with a passport card. Cost was $10 instead of over $100 for a passport. Only good for travel to Canada, Mexico, and some Caribbean islands.
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Re: Passports
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 08:17:05 AM »
    As confirmed in a string about a year ago, you do not need a passpost to get into Canada from the US.  However, you need a Passport or similar document (enhanced Driver License) to get into the US, even if you are an American.  We continue to respect previous Treaty agreements between Canada and the US which requires only photo ID.  Yet, since it is required to get back in it has become common place for Canadian Border Services to ask to see your passport so that there is no problem with your leaving at the end of your tourist stay.

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Re: Passports
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 03:40:15 PM »
Read THIS direct from the US passport Agency and you will need one to get in Canada and back in the US according to the link!

Just get a passport.....


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Re: Passports
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 05:13:18 PM »
Another Passport story....  What's the deal.

  Last December my DW wanted to join family on a 13 day cruise from Vancouver, Canada to cruise through the Panama Canal and wind up in Fort Lauderdale (back home). We are US citizens.

  Her Passport was good for 4 more months. The cruise line would not sell her a ticket/fare claiming that the Passport would have to be valid for 6 months prior to departure to be acceptable. Well she didn't go and we never pursued it any further.

  Anyone have an idea of this weird situation ?

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Re: Passports
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 05:35:39 PM »
Carson,

It could be, since so many cruise ships seem to have problems at sea, that they want to be sure they won't be stuck with anyone because their passport expired. :)
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Re: Passports
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 05:48:50 PM »
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Re: Passports
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2013, 06:55:19 PM »
    Jim, see the Canadian website:  http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/media/facts-faits/109-eng.html, which is only splitting hairs, but you do not need a Passport to get into Canada, only one to get back into the US.
    Carson, the 6 month rule prior to expiry has been in effect by all governments for as long as I can remember.  It has mostly to do with tourist entry of six months, so your passport has to cover that whole time frame.  It is no different than when we cross into the US, the first thing they check is the expiry date.

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