Posted April 29th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Last edited by njhorseman; April 29th, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Why? I never claimed they asked for it; I know they don't.
Why are you trying to prolong this argument? All I claimed was that the State Department needed more from someone than his/her birth certificate and drivers' license, and you've agreed. What else do you want?
Don't look for me to agree that a birth certificate is enough to globally establish US citizenship. And we are talking about the possibility of needing *globally* accepted identification. Taking a passport isn't necessary in most cases, but it's insurance in case things don't go as planned, no different than having health insurance.
No I haven't..that's why the argument is being prolonged. The only documentation needed to be submitted with your application is your BC and ID.
My original statement, which is what you continue to twist and misinterpret was "Your birth certificate and drivers license (or other government ID) are exactly what you present when you apply for a passport."
It's 100% true and accurate, and it's what you chose to argue about.
You don't seem to understand the difference between writing something on the application and presenting a supporting document. All I'm talking about is the supporting documentation that is submitted with the application.
And the discussion was never about what is "globally accepted documentation". The thread is about what US citizens need to take a closed loop cruise, and secondarily, what type of documentation they would need to get a passport if they ended up missing their ship and needed to take an international airline flight.