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Hey I just wanted to know if anyone who is a permanent resident of the United States have recently traveled on a cruise to the Bahamas with just a greencard and a drivers license and NO PASSPORT.

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I would visit Bahamas Immigration site and confirm with your cruise line the information listed below.

Generally, all U.S. citizens are required to present a valid U.S. passport when traveling to The Bahamas, as well as proof of anticipated departure from The Bahamas. Those traveling to The Bahamas on a cruise may use another Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) compliant document. However, we strongly recommend visitors obtain a passport before travel in case of an unforeseen emergency that requires a cruise passenger to disembark and return by air. U.S. travelers coming for tourism will not need a visa for travel up to 90 days. All other travelers will need a visa and/or work permit. Please visit Bahamas Immigration.

Why risk it? You never know what might happen - best be prepared. Bring your passport and always carry at least a photocopy of your title page.

I agree with the advice to go to the immigration site for the Bahammas to get the correct, up to date information. You may get outdated or wrong information from a forum like this, and then you might be denied entry, which would be too bad.

I agree, it doesn't pay to take a chance. I know, though, that passports now are very expensive.

We just renewed our Canadian passports for 10 yrs, and paid $120 each I think it was. That's pretty inexpensive ID at only a dollar a month, in my opinion.

I agree.

And it lets you pretty much travel anywhere in the world, at any time.

Try doing that with only a birth certificate!

Do you take your passports when you are in port? Want to snorkle and worried it will get stolen?

In most ports these days you will need your passport. Check the snorkeling but most will provide a small locker and of they do not then invest in a small water proof carrying bag or belt to hold things like passport and money.

We do not take our passports into ports. We have a photo copy of the main page (the one with your picture) that we carry with us and another ID (driver's license) plus the ship's card. So far it has worked out fine.

We always carry our passports with us. If an emergency happened and we were delayed, missed the ship and needed to fly out of the country, a photocopy of the passport wouldn’t be accepted.

There may be lockers to rent where you snorkel, but it also might be a good idea to purchase a waterproof package for it so you can wear your passport when you are in the water.


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