Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't forget your passports!

The Governor's Office put out a press release today reminding travelers that starting Monday, ALL travelers will need a passport to cross the border. If you had plans to go next week or so and don't have one, you better make sure your pool is nice and ready because you aren't going anywhere. Typical passport times are 6 weeks or so. You can get expedited ones by paying out the nose and those still take a week or so.

Good luck and happy travels!

From the Gov's Press Release
"For Arizona, this federal initiative will primarily impact residents and visitors traveling to and from Mexico. Beginning June 1, 2009, the Arizona driver's license and/or Arizona Identification Card will not be recognized as a valid credential for entry or re-entry into the United States. U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card."

Full Release Here.

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