So..How many people here have a Passport?

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  1. enlisted person

    enlisted person Black Swan

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    Hey everyone. I just thought it would be a interesting question. I renewed mine in 2009 and haven't used it since then. My wife has one that has been expired for nearly well over 10 years and I don't know that many people who have one. The cost has gone up a lot too.
  2. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I have one. I am also the passport lady for my financially challenged friends. They suck at saving $ but all said they wanted a passport "just in case". Every payday I go and pick up $10 from each of them and put it in their passport fund. I think they each have $50-70 in there now.
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  3. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    I had one but it's long expired. A few years back I needed the passport number for my secret clearance ten year update. I thought I had lost it, so I had to write the state department for a copy, and had to pay some money (according the their website) for a processing fee. They sent me a passport copy & my check back saying there was no charge. A couple of months back I was looking for a thermometer or something and found my long "lost" passport!
  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt USA International

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    I do not have a passport.
    I don't expect that I will ever need one.
  5. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I don't have one for professional reasons.

    If my company wants to send me out of the country on an assignment...I can't go because I don't have a passport. :diacanu:

    Not that I'm opposed to traveling (quite the opposite, in fact) but doing it for work is a total pain in the ass. I don't even like to fly domestically for my job because dealing with all the gear is such a hassle. :garamet:
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  6. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    We got ours just a year or two ago based on rumors that it may be required for interstate air travel some day. Also I hear the NJ driver's license is technically non-compliant for air travel ID, but it's been given a waiver for a while. So if that goes sour we'll need the passports to visit the families in the south.

    We discovered while applying that they require birth certificates with the parents' names on them. Ours (from 1956 and 57) didn't. So the post office sent us home and we had to get new birth certificates issued. My wife went thru the hospital and had a hassle. I went thru a website.
  7. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    I have, but it recently expired and I don't anticipate traveling out of the country again.
  8. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    I'm on my third one, and have quite a few stamps in it. :diacanu:
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  9. Nautica

    Nautica Probably a Dual

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    I've got one, as does the Mrs. Ours are fairly new--only a year or so old, and only have a single stamp (Dominican Republic) in them.

    My older son Scott actually got his passport before either Kathy or I did. He's been to Puerto Rico, Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria.
    Chris (my youngest) does not have one yet.
  10. K.

    K. Sober

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    There was a brief period when I was a teenager when I didn't need a passport, after the EU had opened its internal borders and before I started travelling farther abroad. I remember the extreme thrill: abandoning borders felt like the beginning of the future. Once, going to Austria with friends, we spent more time at the ex-border than we ever had going through the border check before: we parked our car where the border used to be and walked over the line with leisure, to and fro.
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  11. RyanKCR

    RyanKCR TOF/PA survivor

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    My wife and I got one earlier this year for a cruise we took in September. There was an error on mine that I had to have corrected and got it back in time for the cruise.
  12. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Yep. And i use it multiple times each year.
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  15. Dayton Kitchens

    Dayton Kitchens Banned

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    I didn't need a passport on my cruise to Cozumel. Technically that is "overseas" (Caribbean)
  16. Kommander

    Kommander A world for you, but it's actually two.

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    I'll get one when I need one. As of yet, I haven't needed one.

    I have an enhanced driver's license, so I can leave the country, but my options are much more limited.
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    because your movement is strictly controlled on a cruise - they can account for your whereabouts more easily versus taking off in your own at an airport when traveling on your own.
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    Dayton Kitchens Banned

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    Even when you're in port? I liked Cozumel. I found a newsstand and got an English language version of Newsweek. Ended up with a horrible sunburn after swimming in the ocean though. Annalee was so cute (she was two or three IIRC back then) she would play in the water and then get fussy and start rubbing her eyes fiercely (salt water).
  19. enlisted person

    enlisted person Black Swan

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    When I was in the Czech republic I went to the border with poland , you could see where the border guard shacks and gates used to be. A lot of stones fit together there which had been a lot of work.
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    RickDeckard Socialist

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    I can't imagine not having one.

    And if Brexit goes as badly as feared, I may end up needing it twice per day. :(
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    oldfella1962 the only real finish line

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    or another potato famine! Do they still grow those there?
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    I believe so.
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  23. Stallion

    Stallion Team Euro!

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    Subtle zing! :clap:
  24. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Salty Dog

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    2 passports - one Canadian and one British.

    Both get used frequently but I'm wondering what it's going to be like to travel with my British passport in the EU now when they get everything sorted out. Used to avoid some pretty serious lines with my British passport. I should probably google that.

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    Oh :(

    Dammit
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  25. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    It is expired and I need to get it renewed.