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Old 13-07-2009, 06:01   #1
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US Passport Required for Bahamas ?

Hi everyone-
Can anyone tell me if I need a passport to go to Bahamas now. I heard that a BC and ID is not enough as of June 2009.

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Old 13-07-2009, 06:16   #2
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If you're a US citizen you will need a passport to get back into the US, effective June 1, 2009.
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We have always presented our passports upon check in. You can obtain the latest requirements firsthand by calling Bahamas Immigration at 242-322-7530.
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Hi Rick! going back this fall??
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I know you need a passport for Canada, & Mexico now, not sure about Bahamas, with the new Homeland security measures, you may need one to get back into the USA no matter where you came from.
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As Vasco mentioned - it is not the receiving country that will be an issue, if you are a US citizen and wish to return to the US (without significant head ache and costs), you must have a passport for reentry.

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

The surge has ended so it usually takes less than four months to get them processed. YMMV.
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Hi Rick! going back this fall??
Yeah, I'll be heading down in November and hope to cross around Christmas. Saw your boat in Vero in May but you weren't around.
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You don't need one between mainland and Hawaii.
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