(Closed) Got a passport?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Do you have a valid passport?
    Yes : (191 votes)
    86 %
    Nope : (30 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    13251 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    726 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    11271 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i have maintained a current passport for over 25 years.

    Post # 8
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @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
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We always make sure our passports are valid.

    Post # 14
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    3230 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    7649 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @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.

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