Do I need a passport to go back to the mainland?
do i need a passport to go back to the mainland from the VI? not too long ago, i read in the paper down here that now a passport is required to travel to much of the caribbean from the U.S. and vice versa, but i can't remember whether or not that included the USVI.
if i don't need a passport, am i to assume that i can go back to the mainland with just my driver's license a birth certificate?
if i need a passport, where in STT can i renew it? do i go the federal building?
thanks for all help.
travelwoman: after December 31st this year, all US residents will be required to have a passport for Caribbean travel - BUT, U.S. Residents travelling to the U.S. Virgin Islands remain exempt and will still be able to come here (and leave here) with proof of U.S. residency, either a driver's license or raised-seal birth certificate.
However, if a U.S. Resident is coming to the U.S. Virgin Islands and wants to take a trip to the British Virgin Islands while here, they'll be required to have a passport in order to enter the BVI.
Hope this helps!
my understanding is not that you'll need a passport to enter the bvi come dec., but since it will be required to re-enter the us you'll need it for travel. basically, the mandates come from the US, not the bvi.
after dec. everyone should be traveling on a passport-just makes sense..