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Jamaica with no passports???? (I'm Canadian)

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#11 nscaper

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    Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:37 PM

    Get your passport. If you can get to a passport office, it'll be quicker. AND they will ask you when you need it for and they definitely try to get it for you as quick as possible if you need it soon.
    They usually have the regular tunraround time posted somewhere at the office. But there is the option to have it expedited.

    I think you'll have it in time.

    #12 jamaica2009bride

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      Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:03 AM

      Thanks for the replies everyone. I am hoping to get my passport application sent on Monday!! We don't have a passport office in our city (it's small) so I can't apply for express processing. So I'll have to wait for the full four week processing time. But I don't think I've worded my question correctly. The thing is, I know I am able to travel to Jamaica and get married there without a passport. You don't need a passport to travel there from Canada. What I guess I was wondering is has anyone done this, and if so, has not having a passport created any problems. My TA tells me that is my passport doesn't come it's not the end of the world, but it will cause problems for us if for some reason our flight gets diverted into the US.

      #13 geology_rocks

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        Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:21 PM

        I don't think you'll find many people who have travelled without a passport because it is a huge risk. It's an undeniable form of identification. I hope you are able to get your passport application out monday, drop it in the nearest mailbox ASAP, like tonight!

        #14 montegobay09

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          Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:21 PM

          I was told the same as you but I don't know anyone who's travelled without it. I would recommend that when you fill out your passport application that you write in your departure date as earlier than it really it. A friend of mine had to wait until the week before she left to receive her passport. If you write in that you're leaving 2 weeks before you really need it then you should have it in plenty of time. Just a suggestion but I would hate to have that on my mind so close to the wedding. but like some others said...they usually come in earlier than you would expect so don't worry about it. I'm positive you'll have it in time for you wedding.

          and if not... then you can update this thread and let us know how the travelling went!!

          good luck!

          #15 jamaica2009bride

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            Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:22 PM


            Just a warning to any other slack Canadian brides- my passport came today after sending it almost two months ago (I leave in four days!). THREE of my passport photos were rejected by Passport Canada!!! Insane!

            And, I know no one else will be as unprepared as I, but you CAN travel to Jamaica direct from Canada without a passport. But now I don't have to worry about it!! :)

            #16 sunstarsmoon

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              Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:10 PM

              Thats good that your passport came in time. Have a great wedding and honeymoon. Bet you can't wait to get to the warm weather. Its been a long cold and snowy winter were I live.
              July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

              #17 Amarillis

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                Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:13 PM

                Originally Posted by geology_rocks
                My passport was delivered within 7 business days when I went into the office in person. I hope you're not responding to this thread because you're standing in line right now!!!
                Well said....

                For our legal (Cuban) wedding, we needed to send copies of our passport 3 weeks in advance to the WC.

                MOVE IT!!!!

                Let us know how it all works out!

                #18 CanadianBride84

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                  Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:10 AM

                  I also came from a small town with the passport office being about an hour and a half from here, but honestly, just take a day with your FI and make a day out of it, go to lunch, maybe see a movie. Then you can rush it, and make sure everything is correct the first time you send it in. It would be one less thing to stress about.

                  #19 CanadianBride84

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                    Posted 06 March 2009 - 12:12 AM

                    For some reason, I managed to read all the messages except your update.

                    Sorry about that.

                    I am really glad though that you got everything in time. At least you can maybe be an example to anyone who has yet to get it :)

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