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Do you have to have a passport to ride the ferry to th BVI, or can you use a birth certificate? It says on this site that form of citizenship is required, but since we are US citizens i wasnt sure if that means a passport, ID (drivers license) or birth cert?? anyone know? Please help! Thanks!!!!

Posted : July 8, 2010 10:17 pm
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A passport or passport card is required for ferry travel between the USVI and BVI.

Posted : July 9, 2010 12:26 am
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that is true, the passport or passport card would be required.

Posted : July 9, 2010 5:54 am
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Famed Member

Just to clarify, you USED to be able to travel with a driver's license or similar ID together with a birth certificate but now you MUST have a passport or a passport card.

Posted : July 9, 2010 10:05 am
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New Member

What if you're renting a boat on St. John and then mooring off Jost Van Dyke? Would you be required to show a passport swimming from a boat... or would you just get in trouble if you didn't have your passport with you?

Posted : July 14, 2010 12:48 pm
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When you go to the BVI you are technically entering a foreign country and you need to show proof of citizenship. If you swim ashore from a boat that has not cleared, you are violating international law and, if you are caught, you will be subject to fines and or imprisonment.

Posted : July 14, 2010 1:21 pm
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If renting a boat on STJ you must clear the boat at Customs on Jost - they are aware of the boats coming over for the day.


Posted : July 15, 2010 7:43 am

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