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    passport question

    Hello first time poster here. I have a question about the fact that a passport must me valid at the least 3 months prior to the return date. My aunt recently told me that they are going to their timeshare that they have in Aruba and asked if i wanted to go. Naturally i said yes. Now if i get my passport expedited by next week would my passport be valid for april the 18th of next year (2010)? thanks for any info.

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    i read the passport regulations/application in the state dept website and cannot find any reference as to what you are referring to.
    once your passport is issued it is valid until the expiration date.

    go to the state dept website and read all of the stuff they provide

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    Passports are valid for 10 yrs., if you have until April I see no reason to expedite, if you apply by next week, you should have it by mid March, it usally takes 4 to 6 weeks if they are busy. If you want to make sure, ask before you expite as to how long it will take. P.S. enjoy your trip!

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    This is in regards to when a passport you already have expires and needs to be renewed if traveling within the 3-6 months of the expiration date

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    Mark -

    I have heard that before as well. I don't think you would have a problem in Aruba - that rule is more for countries that require visa's issued prior to travel. Still - you may want to play it safe.

    I have 3 years left on my current passport and plan on renewing about 8 or 9 months prior to expiration.
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    Ahh cool thanks everyone for the info. I told myself that i am definitely going to get it next week. Cause i am not going to pass up a trip to ARUBA (especially since i dont have to pay for hotel stay)

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    Different countries may require passports be valid for a period of time longer than your planned return to the states, Australia for example is 6 months. I don't know of any country in the caribbean that requires an extended period, Aruba's gov site simply says "a valid passport is required for entry" and the US also requires a valid passport for reentry so you should be good to go.

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    http://travel.state.gov/passport/fri...1741.html#gen9

    If possible, you should renew your passport approximately nine (9) months before it expires. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six (6) months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

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    Well this would be a brand new passport since the last time i had a passport i was only 3 yrs old. The passport agency said that since i had the passport before 16 that i have to get a new one. The only reason i asked this question is because this booklet that i got from my aunt about aruba (the yellow one that says Bonbini on the front of it) had the passport requirements in there and it said to have a valid passport of at least (3) months b4 the return date. So i was just curious if i sent in to get a passport next week if it would be valid

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    Yes, as soon as you receive it , it's good for most likely 9 1/2 yrs.

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