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US Passport Card #161202
05/20/2018 11:50 AM
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BaardJ Offline OP
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I have 3 crew members traveling with us in June with US Passport Cards. It will cost them $500 to expedite to get the Passport Book.

We are flying from US to USVI, and entering the BVI on a private vessel.

Any issues with US Passport Card for sea entry to BVI, and sea return to USVI, and then flying back to US from STT?

Thanks

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Re: US Passport Card [Re: BaardJ] #161204
05/20/2018 01:10 PM
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Nope..It is exactly what the card was designed for. Use mine all the time. As long as you don't ply into Beef Island you are all good.


Cruising the local waters here in SC and GA. Love the BVIs and miss the Tradewinds!
Re: US Passport Card [Re: BaardJ] #161205
05/20/2018 01:11 PM
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Also when are you traveling. Wife renewed her Passport and received it in 3 weeks. Save you money on expediting.


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Re: US Passport Card [Re: Steve27] #161208
05/20/2018 01:41 PM
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Thanks Steve.

Re: US Passport Card [Re: Steve27] #161213
05/20/2018 03:22 PM
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Steve have you tried entering the BVI via boat with just a passport card?
BVI C&I love to stamp passports and might be disappointed if you gave them a card.

Re: US Passport Card [Re: BaardJ] #161214
05/20/2018 03:44 PM
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Have done it last few times with no problems. Its what the card was made for. Boat into the Caribbean or drive, boat or walk into Mexico and Canada.


Cruising the local waters here in SC and GA. Love the BVIs and miss the Tradewinds!
Re: US Passport Card [Re: BaardJ] #161215
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I also have GOES card for quick customs check and TSA Pre-Check. Best $100 I have spent for a 5 year card.


Cruising the local waters here in SC and GA. Love the BVIs and miss the Tradewinds!
Re: US Passport Card [Re: Steve27] #161220
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Yes that’s what I thought.
But when you said as long as you don’t fly
Into Beef Island I assumed they wouldn’t accept it.

Re: US Passport Card [Re: sail445] #161223
05/20/2018 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sail445
Steve have you tried entering the BVI via boat with just a passport card?
BVI C&I love to stamp passports and might be disappointed if you gave them a card.

You're correct. The BVI C&I love the rubber stamp and to write in the return date, and won't know where to place the white departure card. That's my concern.

Re: US Passport Card [Re: sail445] #161224
05/20/2018 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sail445
Yes that’s what I thought.
But when you said as long as you don’t fly
Into Beef Island I assumed they wouldn’t accept it.


I said that because the card is not authorized if your flying. You need an actual Passport if you ever fly to another country. Soon you will need a Passport to even fly domestic in the USA until you get the new Federally approved Driver's License when they are available in each state.

Last edited by Steve27; 05/20/2018 05:53 PM.

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Re: US Passport Card [Re: Steve27] #161233
05/20/2018 08:32 PM
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Supposedly the the new drivers license will have the same info as a passport card
Well this is actually a bit insane that the government (which are a Globalist minority but control your money wants total control of its
citizens.

Re: US Passport Card [Re: Steve27] #161237
05/20/2018 08:53 PM
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This article gives a good explanation of each state’s DL compliance with the Real ID Act, which was passed in 2005, for domestic air travel. It looks like currently non-compliant states have until 2020, assuming no additional extensions, to upgrade their DLs.

http://time.com/money/5109985/real-id-act-states-passport-license-flying-2018/


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