Post # 1
I was reading in another thread about someone being concerned that their passport would not be ready in time for their honeymoon with the US Government shut down. Both me and my husband ALWAYS ensure our we have valid passports, so the idea of not having one at all seemed a little weird to me. (Like not having a driver’s licence or a bank card)
Curious as to how many folks here currently do or don’t have a passport.
Post # 3
I always keep my passport current, but I have a bunch of older relatives across the border so I need it in case something happens!
Post # 4
I’ve had a passport for about 15 years but my husband got his when we were getting married. For any honeymooners going on cruises – you need one for cruising!
Post # 5
My passport has always been current, Canada only just switched from 5 year renewal to 10 year renewal so we had to do it more often. Usually about a month before it expired, but if I knew I had a trip coming up around the time of the expiry date I would probably renew it 2 months out to make sure.
Post # 6
My husband is Irish – and before he moved to Chicago last December I was going over there to visit him all the time, so yes … i’ve got a valid passport.
Post # 7
i have maintained a current passport for over 25 years.
Post # 8
@SeaSalt: My mom is from Canada and my dad is from Argentina so it’s natural we would have passports but….most of my friends in the midwest don’t and didn’t have one until their twenties.
A lot of people don’t travel out of the country and they don’t intend on it.
Post # 9
I’m an expat. UTD passport is essential. We also have access at all times to an emergency fund if I need to fly home. At the moment that is in the form of a pre-approved overdraft, but if future we intend to make it in savings.
Post # 10
@SeaSalt: We both had current passports but they were recently stolen so we had to get new ones. My husband’s passport is currently being processed and we are worried it won’t be ready in time for our honeymoon in 3 weeks :/ It has taken them forever!So frustrating!
Post # 11
Mine expired in 2010 and I’ve been super lazy about getting a new one. We’re going to Europe next summer, though, so I should probably get on that…
Post # 12
I had a passport since I was kid because I travel internationally with. Although I wouldn’t be surprised some people can’t afford to travel internationally so a lot of my friends didn’t get passports until the study abroad.
My Cousins for example got their first passport for his Sister wedding in Mexico.
Post # 13
We always make sure our passports are valid.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Heck yeah, and I try to use it at least every couple years. I would EVERY year except for the age-old complaints of lack of money and/or time. When I had time to travel I didn’t have money, and now that I have a regular income I don’t have much time. Crappy catch-22 :/
Post # 15
I’ve never traveled international so I’ve never needed one before. I just got one last month at the age of 28. I will be going to Costa Rica, Ireland, and taking a Caribbean Cruise in 2014. I plan on doing a lot of traveling in the future since I can finally afford it so will not let it lapse.
Post # 16
@SeaSalt: I do have one, and it isn’t expired yet, but had it been coming to that time to renew it, I probably would have forgotten about it, simply becuase we don’t plan on taking any trips in the near future, and I guess that is all a passport means to me. However, I think I do need to pay closer attention and keep up with it.