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Passport Law as of 9.29.06

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:47 am
by KarenS
From a recent press release:
Congress on Sept. 29 granted a reprieve to cruise passengers but not to air travelers. The amendment delays the implementation of the new passport requirements until June 1, 2009 for land crossings at the Mexico and Canada borders and for cruise passengers coming to the U.S. from the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada or Bermuda. Congress remained silent on the air portion of the WHTI, so the implementation date of Jan. 8, 2007 remains in place meaning any U.S. citizen entering or returning by air to the U.S. on or after that date needs a valid passport. In simplest terms, travelers to the U.S. by land and sea will need a valid passport by June 2009, 20 months away. Those traveling by air will need a passport by Jan. 8, 2007, two months from now.

For passport details, visit www.travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_840.html

Passports required from 23rd January 2007!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:05 pm
by gotocayman
The introduction of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) that requires visitors and returning residents entering the US to have passports has been postponed, but only until 23rd January 2007. You can see the latest details at the US Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:26 pm
by KarenS
Thanks for the update.. a tiny more bit of breathing room!!
It's still best to err on the careful side. It would be hateful to get to the *front gate* and have an un-informed individual not admit you in!