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MotownTim
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Theoretical Passport Question
      #1730433 - 04/19/17 12:59 PM (190.102.14.112)

Has anyone ever lost their passport on the way down to SXM? If so, what happened?

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islandgem
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: MotownTim]
      #1730439 - 04/19/17 01:29 PM (174.116.44.201)

I hope this did not happen to you Tim. Not a good situation to lose your passport anywhere.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: MotownTim]
      #1730462 - 04/19/17 05:28 PM (24.18.33.109)

Usually people ask a theoretical question when it's already happened. Hope this is not the case with you.

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Bobcat
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: MotownTim]
      #1730463 - 04/19/17 05:29 PM (74.108.103.176)

US State Department

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Bahston
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: Bobcat]
      #1730490 - 04/19/17 10:39 PM (90.31.104.222)

Theoretically, if you arrive in SXM without a passport you will be denied entry, and the carrier which brought you to SXM will be required to remove you, whether or not you have a ticket. That's one reason why airlines check your passport - they don't want to own bringing you back, possibly at their cost.

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MotownTim
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: Bahston]
      #1730639 - 04/21/17 11:51 AM (190.102.14.112)

No. Didn't happen to me. Just curious. Probably a dumb question because they do check it before you board so you would have to lose it between there and SXM immigration. But I guess anything is possible.

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SXMScubaman
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: MotownTim]
      #1730642 - 04/21/17 12:07 PM (24.18.33.109)

When mine was expired Airline did not check it when I left from SEA to MIA but when I rechecked into MIA to fly to SXM I was denied boarding. Had to spend two nights in Miami to get it renewed first thing Monday morning so I could fly out that day to SXM.

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SXMbeacher
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: MotownTim]
      #1730946 - 04/24/17 02:51 PM (76.178.251.99)

I read a tip, probably on this forum, to make a photo copy of your passport to keep in a different bag. I don't know if that would do you any good, but i did do it, and luckily didn't need it!

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Bob_Dot
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: SXMbeacher]
      #1731023 - 04/25/17 08:31 AM (24.250.61.63)

Wouldn't hurt if you carried a copy with you while on the island. You might need it if you are stopped by one of their "controls".

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SXMbeacher
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Re: Theoretical Passport Question [Re: Bob_Dot]
      #1731026 - 04/25/17 08:43 AM (76.178.251.99)

By controls do you mean police, and does that happen often?

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