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View Poll Results: Day you have a cpvalid passport?
Yes 161 80.90%
No 38 19.10%
Voters: 199. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-06-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle some of the time now.
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It's a shame more U.S. citizens don't travel outside our country. It is so educational and can help people realize there are different ways of living in the world.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:36 PM
 
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Mine expired last year. I'm tempted not to renew but probably will so I can easily enter MX (have friends in San Miguel de Allende) and Canada.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:36 PM
 
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In addition to a passport I also have Global Entry which includes TSA Pre Check which expedites going through customs when returning to the US following foreign travel.
Thanks for reminding me to get that. We were out of the country twice last year and will be again twice this year and we'll need that TSA pre check!
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Thanks for reminding me to get that. We were out of the country twice last year and will be again twice this year and we'll need that TSA pre check!

Pre check is fine for domestic travel, but you'll want Global Entry if you plan on traveling abroad.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I had a passport as a child, because both my parents were immigrants and we went to their homeland. As an adult, I had a red "official use only" passport. That's when I decided to get my regular blue passport. That was so I could travel to other countries as a tourist from wherever I was at on official business. Now that I'm retired, I use my passport to go through Canada. My wife got hers just before we retired, for transiting Canada, but she has no interest in international travel. I've been to about 45 different countries, so I don't feel the urge to go to any more.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:41 PM
 
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A bit of advice, everyone be sure of renewing your passport even six months before the expiration date because some countries have that as a regulation, but check on that. I have a expired passport but I waited a few years after the exp. date and I can't renew by mail anymore. I will have to go to a passport office or the post office and appear before a clerk or someone. It was stupid reasoning to think I will wait to renew because I wasn't going anywhere for a while. We should all have valid passports even if we don't have any plans to go anywhere, just having it is a good feeling, like the world is open for traveling, well some places.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:11 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I'm 62 and don't have a passport. I was in the process of getting one to go to Italy but plans fell through.
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Had one 41 years.
Since I was born.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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quite a few states will not be able to use their drivers licences for domestic flying soon . they will need passports . there requirements for a licence are not strict enough . here in ny it goes in to effect jan 22 2018.

" Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or identification card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act (unless that state has been granted an extension to comply with the Act) must present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to board a commercial domestic flight.

New York is one of the 27 states that doesn't meet the requirements for the Department of Homeland Security Real ID Act or hasn't been approved for an extension."
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Did almost 50 yrs ago when I went to Europe. Never renewed it. No regrets.
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