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Cruise Fanatic 06-30-2010 06:59 AM

We here at Cruise-Chat have encouraged everyone to get a passport. Prices will be increasing July 13th. Here

Dwayne 06-30-2010 07:21 AM

Yeppers, Thanks for posting this. http://bestsmileys.com/thumbs/7.gif

Sandy also posted this several months ago on FaceBook. Get them now folks! You never know when you're going to need one.

susanmaz 06-30-2010 12:41 PM

Yow - - our passports don't expire until July 2012; I was going to renew them when we return from Mexico next February. Does it make sense to renew them two years early?

Dave 06-30-2010 01:35 PM

In the big picture you'd be saving $20 since you'd lose $15 in value by renewing two years early. I'm just going to wait. Actually I have to since we cruise in a little over a week.

Jim C. 06-30-2010 02:58 PM

Who couldn't have predicted this... first pass laws that make a passport required where there was no requirement before causing millions of new passports having to be bought... then increase the cost of the passport... Thank YOU! US Department of State....

Dave 06-30-2010 03:25 PM

I'd hate to have a large family who has never traveled and suddenly deciding to go to Europe. Granted that the cost isn't bad when spread over 10 years, but if you have 3 or 4 kids you are into some serious initial expenditures if everyone needs a new passport. But then, isn't trying to rationalize the cost by breaking it down to an annual thing flawed logic? You send in the application, new photo, etc., and a clerk reviews it and makes your passport. They then don't hear from you for another 10 years in most cases. What justifies charging $110? I think the fee should be more in line with renewing a drivers license...$25 dollars.

I also think you shouldn't lose time if you renew early. If I renew 6 months early my new passport should be good for 10 years and 6 months.

macmom111 06-30-2010 06:06 PM

I agree with you Dave, but we are not the ones makeing the laws and probably never will, because we make since.

Jim C. 06-30-2010 07:31 PM

Yeah Dave never mix logic and reason with law making... http://bestsmileys.com/lol/21.gif

wooddon 06-30-2010 07:52 PM

You guys are lucky. In Canada it's every 5 years that we have to get a new one. My family has always gotten a passport, so it's no big deal. My dad always say that no manner what county you travel to, you should have to have a passport by law. It make total sense. We do not mind paying the fees, which is about $75 for 5 years.

Bill S 06-30-2010 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Dave:
If I renew 6 months early my new passport should be good for 10 years and 6 months.
Dave,

That's what the UK does.

Regards,

Bill


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