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Expire passport

shantal59
New Arrival

I was told that my little bro can travel on southwest international with his expire passport that all they will need is his birthpaper the expire passport and his permanent resident card.

Is this true ?

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Re: Expire passport

dfwskier
Top Contributor

The question isn't about what Southwest will do.  It is about what immigration officials at your destination, and US Immigration officials will do   at your return.

Re: Expire passport

shantal59
New Arrival

No he will look bout it once he's in ja 

Re: Expire passport

Alli20
New Arrival

Hello good afternoon was your brother able to travel to Jamaica on his expired passport?

Re: Expire passport

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

An expired passport can be used as a form of identification along with other documents to get through TSA when traveling domestically, but you won't get any where international with an expired passport.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Expire passport

floridaguy
Active Member

I'm willing to wager a bet that Jamaica will admit someone with an expired passport.

Re: Expire passport

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

@floridaguy wrote:

I'm willing to wager a bet that Jamaica will admit someone with an expired passport.


Perhaps if you rent a row boat. You aren't flying there. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Expire passport

dfwskier
Top Contributor

@TheMiddleSeat wrote:

@floridaguy wrote:

I'm willing to wager a bet that Jamaica will admit someone with an expired passport.


Perhaps if you rent a row boat. You aren't flying there. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat


I bet floridaguy would want to pre board the row  boat.

Re: Expire passport

bec102896
Top Contributor

@floridaguy wrote:

I'm willing to wager a bet that Jamaica will admit someone with an expired passport.


venmo me your bet and I’ll go to Jamaica or the Bahamas without my passport this week I just show my state ID and see if I can get though (no global entry either) 

Re: Expire passport

parpitt1
Active Member

You would definitely want to have this confirmed in writing by a Southwest representative prior to purchasing a ticket.  I would also have documentation and correspondence from the Gov't of Jamaica, not just a birth certificate.

Since SWA typically requires passengers flying internationally to obtain a paper boarding pass on arrival at the departing airport, this is the stage where a valid passport must be presented, and the boarding pass gets stamped "DOCS OKAY." If you show up with expired travel documents and without some written confirmation from Southwest and the Gov't of your home country you would be setting yourself up for a world of pain and delay. Even then, plan on extra time to obtain the boarding pass because the agent will likely need to get a supervisor involved before issuing a boarding pass.   

Good luck and safe travels.