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Re: Lost Passport [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1588484 - 05/09/14 02:48 PM (68.100.78.185)

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SXMScubaman said:
It says on the passport web site it's illegal to make photo copies of passport. Guess I'm illegal. You're crazy not to have copies just in case.




Where exactly does it say this? I could not find it. All Iwas able to find is this recommendation from the State Department:

Make two photocopies of all your travel documents in case of emergency or if your documents are lost or stolen. Leave one copy with a friend or relative at home. It is always a great idea to let at least one person know exactly where you will be staying and how to contact you in an emergency. Carry the other copy with you stored separately from the originals. Documents to make copies of include:

Passport ID page
Foreign visa (if applicable)
Itinerary
Hotel confirmation
Airline ticket
Driver's license
Credit cards brought on the trip
Traveler's check serial numbers

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html


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Re: Lost Passport [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1588754 - 05/10/14 09:07 PM (69.255.96.96)

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SXMScubaman said:
It says on the passport web site it's illegal to make photo copies of passport. Guess I'm illegal. You're crazy not to have copies just in case.




NO, NO, NO... It is NOT illegal to copy your passport ID page, it is in fact RECOMMENDED,

From travel.state.gov:

"Do You Have Photocopies of Your Itinerary and Travel Documents?
Make two photocopies of all your travel documents in case of emergency or if your documents are lost or stolen. Leave one copy with a friend or relative at home. It is always a great idea to let at least one person know exactly where you will be staying and how to contact you in an emergency. Carry the other copy with you stored separately from the originals. Documents to make copies of include:

Passport ID page
Foreign visa (if applicable)
Itinerary
Hotel confirmation
Airline ticket
Driver's license
Credit cards brought on the trip
Traveler's check serial numbers "

Here is the link: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html

The "it is illegal" is an urban legend!

What IS illegal is making an completely identical duplicate passport...BIG difference!

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Bill


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