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Do you get a passport for my kids?

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9 minutes ago, Luckiestmanonearth said:

I’ve said it before and say it again that everyone should have a passport, especially if you travel outside of the USA (including going on Cruises).  It’s more useful than a drivers license and provides more travel options.

 

Americans are the only nation that are arrogant enough to even have such a discussion as In every other country, people use passports to travel outside of their country .

All travel outside of the US isn't created equal and US citizens have choices to make when it comes to many travel scenarios and some people just don't travel at all (crossing the land border is not equatable with jetting off to Europe). We're arrogant enough to have the discussion because our government gives us choices. I traveled extensively without a passport up until 2015 and exceptions exist that would allow someone to do the same thing today.

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2 hours ago, Luckiestmanonearth said:

I’ve said it before and say it again that everyone should have a passport, especially if you travel outside of the USA (including going on Cruises).  It’s more useful than a drivers license and provides more travel options.

 

Americans are the only nation that are arrogant enough to even have such a discussion as In every other country, people use passports to travel outside of their country .


A passport is only useful for international travel. Not everyone wants to travel internationally and not everyone can.  I think everyone should travel internationally but we are blessed with a lot of wonderful travel options that don’t require traveling across a border. As far as cruises when I tell friends and neighbors I am going on a cruise the next two weeks most have never been on one and only a few express any interest in taking one. Most of them do travel internationally though often for work reasons so that is why they have passports.
 

I would not say everyone should have a passport book because that would be arrogant. The US government recognizes that. Thus EDL licenses and passport cards. Birth Certificates on Closed Loop Cruises. 

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3 hours ago, Luckiestmanonearth said:

I’ve said it before and say it again that everyone should have a passport, especially if you travel outside of the USA (including going on Cruises).  It’s more useful than a drivers license and provides more travel options.

 

Americans are the only nation that are arrogant enough to even have such a discussion as In every other country, people use passports to travel outside of their country .

You sound arrogant with this statement, about 3.5% of Americans travel overseas each year. There are millions who will never have opportunities to travel.

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17 hours ago, clo said:

You travel domestically with your passport? Or, I'm guessing, that all your flying is intl.

 

I have used my passport for ID domestically also.

 

It is a Government issued ID. 🙂

 

But, most times, for domestic only, I just use my DL.

 

I have not, but my ex has used her Gov ID.  One agent got bent out of shape that her reservation did not match her DL (she did not use her first name).  And her work had made the travel arrangements, so did not use her first name.  So she pulled out her Gov ID, which did not have her first name.  Agent blustered that TSA would not accept that.  We just smiled.  Ex worked at DHS headquarters.  I don't think any TSA agent would try to say a DHS ID was not acceptable. 😄

 

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6 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

I'm guessing that he means the first two IDs would be sufficient but the passport is available as a backup should some under-trained TSA agent reject the first two.

 

Actually, just pointing out that I typically carry 3 IDs that would allow me to board a domestic flight.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, SRF said:

 

Actually, just pointing out that I typically carry 3 IDs that would allow me to board a domestic flight.

 

 

You overachiever you.🤣

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2 hours ago, sparks1093 said:

You overachiever you.🤣

He probably looks a little dicey 🙂

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We have an extended family cruise coming up in May 2020...all four of the grandkids (all parents are traveling too) the kids have expired passports but think we'll just use their birth certificates for this closed loop cruise.

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