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I am US citizen and am flying down to USVI in February - do I need a passport coming or going?

I am hearing different things.


Posted : January 21, 2009 6:13 pm
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Upon leaving to return to the mainland you MAY be asked to provide proof of citizenship and identity so, if you don't have a passport, you should carry with you a raised seal birth certificate and a government issued photograph ID (such as state driver's license.)

Posted : January 21, 2009 6:47 pm
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Posted : January 21, 2009 7:37 pm
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You may not need it but it is always good to have one.

Posted : January 21, 2009 8:08 pm
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Get a passort on order so that you will have it next time and if the rules change.

Posted : January 23, 2009 11:24 am
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We were facing the same problem, but because our kids passports expired. We went to the post office and sent them out with out expediting and it only took 1 week to get them back..

Posted : January 23, 2009 5:05 pm
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Here we are currently, subject to change (possibly 01 JUNE 2009) due to the WHTI—Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative:

"However, this passport requirement has not applied to U.S. citizens who depart from or enter the United States from within the Western
Hemisphere other than from Cuba. United States citizens have been required to satisfy the inspecting officers of their identities and
citizenship. Accordingly, U.S. citizens have not been required to present a valid passport when entering the United States by air from within the Western Hemisphere other than Cuba."

U.S. Citizens traveling to and returning directly from a U.S. territory are not considered to have left the U.S. territory and do not need to present a passport.

U.S. territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Swains Island and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Posted : January 25, 2009 12:07 am
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What about shots... someone said we may need them???????????????????????

Posted : January 25, 2009 7:53 am
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No Shots needed!!

Posted : January 25, 2009 8:04 am
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Seldom needed, but often wanted....shots of r-u-m!:D

Sorry, couldn't resist. One month to gooooooooo8-)

Posted : January 25, 2009 12:30 pm
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