Green Card expired passport Bahamas cruise on Royal Carribean
Hello..I am US citizen and my wife is a permanent legal resident and has a valid green card with expiration. We are planning to take 3 days bahamas cruise from Miami and will return back to Miami. Her passport from her home country is expired.
Will she be able to go on the cruise with valid green card and US driver license. Should she take other documents too? should she take the expired passport in case immigration give us a hassle? This is our first cruise.
PS: I spoke to Carnival, Royal Carribean, and Norweigien cruises and all said greencard and valid us driver license will be enough. I am reading alot of forums and getting mixed answers.
Since you are returning to the same port, the driver's license and the green card should be OK.
I suggest that your wife get naturalized as soon as possible.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
First, this is why you want to book with an agent - they have access to contacts you don't have. I would never trust anything the people say when you call into the cruise line. The number you call goes into a call center and those people are only there to sell you cruises. If you're not booking with an agent, then if I were you, I would talk to someone in the guest relations department and not in the reservation department. Or better yet, since these things change all the time, I would contact Homeland Security (DHS) and ask them since they are the ones who make the rules.
According to the current rules, any identification used for a cruise cannot expire within 6 months after you return back into the U.S. But whether she needs her passport or just her green card along with a driver's license, I would have to research this as I'm not sure on the current policies. But either way, I would definitely get her passport renewed immediately. As I always tell foreigners when traveling like this, take everything that you need to come into the U.S., including your passport, green card, and any other identification as you never know what you'll need, so it's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
__________________ 45 Cruises & Counting! Favorites: Paul Gauguin to Tahiti: Uniworld River Cruises in Europe; any of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships; Holland America for 12-nights in the Baltics & Russia; RCCL for 14-night Greek Isles, Turkey, & Croatia; Holland America for 14-day Alaska cruisetour; 10-night Canada/New England cruise; 21 days in Hawaii including a 7-night NCL cruise; Oceania for 25 days in Asia; & 3 months touring Europe by train. And many days spent in all-inclusive resorts!
Thank you guys for your help! Royal Carribean has another agency CDIT for visa/passport services they are def a scam as they are telling me she will need a visa to travel.
Can you please recommend any travel agent who has dealt with similar situation as I am.
Also, on Bahamas government web site it says Green Card holders are required to carry their national passport. We don't mind staying in the cruise and not getting off at Nassau. Will they let us board from Miami on just looking at her green card and driver license.
When is your cruise, do you have time to get the correct documents?? What is Royal Caribbean saying about the needed papers?? I would certainly try to get the national passport as soon as you can and travel safe....