Passports and Other Doc. Info
As early as January 1, 2008, subject to U.S. Government amendment, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda may be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security.
For more information:
- Get Government Certified Birth and Marriage Documents. click here
- The Federal Government's website regarding passports and travel documents. click here.
- Need your passport in hurry click here
- Locate a government passport facility near you. click here
- Will you need a Visa? Click HERE
- Minor Travel Consent: The Minor Travel Consent Form has become increasing necessary because of the rise in instances of child abduction in custody cases, and a growing number of children who are the victims of trafficking or pornography. An immigration officer, airline, or travel company may ask for a of letter of consent if the child is traveling internationally with only one parent or with another adult, such as a relative, friend, teacher, etc. The sample travel consent form below is a guide only. You are also encouraged to have the consent form notarized. Download form click here
General Documentation and Visa Information needed for U.S. Citizens for Cruises
There's no need for a passport when you sail on any Hawaii inter-island cruise. If your ship never sails beyond the islands of Hawaii, all you need is a government-issued photo I.D. which includes a passport or a valid driver's license with a photo. A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 does not require a government-issued photo ID.
Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Or Canada & New England Cruises
For round-trip sailings (cruises that depart from and return to the same U.S. port), you may sail with either a valid passport, proof of citizenship and a valid government-issued photo I.D. (driver’s license with a photo), or any other WHTI compliant document.
Proof of Citizenship examples include:
- State certified U.S. birth certificate
- Original certificate of U.S. naturalization
- Original certificate of U.S. citizenship
Baptismal paper, hospital certificates of birth and Puerto Rico birth certificates issued prior to 7/1/10 are not acceptable.
A U.S. citizen under the age of 16 do not require a government-issued photo ID.
For open-jaw sailings (cruises that depart from one U.S. port and return to a different U.S. port), you are required to carry:
- A valid passport
- U.S. passport card
- U.S. or Canadian Enhanced Drivers License
- Permanent residents of the U.S. are required to carry their valid ARC cards for boarding AND passport from their country of citizenship, if available.
Note: If you miss your ship at its scheduled U.S. departure port and need to travel outside the U.S. to meet your ship, or should you unexpectedly need to depart the ship from a foreign port prior to the end of sailing, a passport would be required to leave or re-enter the U.S. by air. To that end, Bonnie's Travel and Tours strongly recommends all guests to obtain a passport for their voyage on any Cruise vessel.
Europe and Transatlantic Cruises
A valid passport is required and in some cases, a tourist visa is also required for Russia, Turkey and Egypt.