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I live in New Jersey and will be coming to St Thomas in November 2009. I keep hearing different answers about passports. Can someone please tell me if you are required to have a passport or not by June 2009?
As long as you don't leave the USVI you don't need one it makes it easier if you have one but you don't need it. You will need a raised seal birth certifacte. If you are planning on going to the BVI's for day on a boat you will need one after JUNE.
I'm coming to St. John the first week of October and I think I have 1 more year before mine expires. I'm bringing it just in case only. Maybe I can get through security faster and I don't want any problems with them.
If you don't have a passport you should carry with you a raised seal birth certificate along with a government-issued photo ID (such as a state driver's license) in case you are asked for proof of citizenship and identity upon returning to the US mainland from the USVI.
I live in NJ also and I always have my passport and suggest you do the same. You may want to travel to the BVI and it is much closer than you think.