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Can A convicted Felon get A Passport.#2Can they take a cruise out side of the country the Caribbean?

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Susan B
Well, I would have said "No" to a convicted felon getting a passport if he tells the truth, I didn't believe they were eligible. So, I looked it up and the Q: I am a convicted felon. Can I get a passport? and the A: That is entirely up to the discretion of the Passport Agency. As to taking a cruise, as far as I know, yes, you can take a cruise to the Caribbean as long as you have a valid driver's license and a certified copy of your birth certificate - right now that is all that is required. "Supposedly" the law is changing at or around the end of this year and you will then be required to have a passport if you take a cruise. I guess a convicted felon who has served his/her time and paid their debt to society shouldn't be a prisoner of/in their own country, should they?

No, if what people say on message boards are true... you decide. Somone stated that she checked with many countries and they do not issue passports to felons.

madge 51
My son-in-law had this problem I won a holiday and wanted to go to either America or Australia but because he had been in trouble I was told NO, but we were able to go to the Carribean. But he already had a passport it has never been revoked and he has been to France & Greece legally

If convicted of a felony your passport is revoked so the answer is No to A & B. What you do illegally is another matter.

I hope not, if you are a convicted felon you need to go to prison not try to escape out of the country.


there are no questions on criminal status on the application. the final decision is up to the state department. note the proposed new entry requirements below:

New Requirements for Travelers

The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the Caribbean, Bermuda, Panama, Mexico and Canada have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States. In order to facilitate the implementation of this requirement, the Administration is proposing to complete it in phases following a proposed timeline, which will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.

In the proposed implementation plan, which is subject to a period of initial public comment, the Initiative will be rolled out in phases, providing as much advance notice as possible to the affected public to enable them to meet the terms of the new guidelines. The proposed timeline will be as follows:

December 31, 2006 - Requirement applied to all air and sea travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.
December 31, 2007 - Requirement extended to all land border crossings as well as air and sea travel.
This is a change from prior travel requirements and will affect all United States citizens entering the United States from countries within the Western Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports. This new requirement will also affect certain foreign nationals who currently are not required to present a passport to travel to the United States. Most Canadian citizens, citizens of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda, and to a lesser degree, Mexican citizens will be affected by the implementation of this requirement.

Legally? I don't think so but you never know what you can buy from the "black market".

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