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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 22 Oct 2009 14:59 
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Olga or Robert,

I have a question that I think you can answer and I could pm you on one of the forums or call Robert but maybe this is a question others may have so I will ask in the open forum.

I know you have taken a number of cruises. I have been trying to talk Iren into a cruise. I am not quite there but making some progress. My question is, are there any ports (Caribbean areas including the East coast of Mexico) where a RW who has a 2 year green card would have trouble entering. I am assuming some of the cruise stops that allow holders of Russian Passports to enter such as Jamaica would not be a problem. I am not so sure about the others and would hate to take a cruise and find she can't get off the boat.

If you have any thoughts on this I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks.

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turboguy wrote:
Olga or Robert,

where a RW who has a 2 year green card would have trouble entering.


Hi.
Sorry that this is so hurried but I am in quite a rush.
As far as visa requirements for RW, please check out this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=523

You will have to scroll down the page once you open the link at the bottom of the page.

I hope that it helps. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Question for Olga and Legal about cruises
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Hi Turboguy,

Regarding cruises: Robert and I have been traveling since I got my first two years green card. We visited San Juan (Puerto Rico), St. Thomas (USVI), St. Maarten (Netherlands Antilles), Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands), Jamaica, Nassau and I have never had any problems. On our recent cruise (fourth cruise) I went even with my expired green card as we are in the process for my 10 years green card, I had only I-797C, Notice of Action, and a stamp in my Russian international passport from USCIS. We visited San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau and did not experienced any problem at American passport control.

Though that red stamp is not required Robert and I went to USCIS before my flight to Russia and asked them for a stamp. Oh, of course it was only Russian passport control who asked me about that stamp in my passport after looking through I-797C. I guess it was too much to read for them :D American passport control never asked me about that stamp.

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 Post subject: Re: Question for Olga and Legal about cruises
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Carnival cruise:

What is required for proof of citizenship?

U.S. Immigrations determines the correct documents guests must have in their possession in order to travel. Proper travel documentation is required throughout the cruise and is the responsibility of the guest. Anyone not having proper documentation will be denied boarding at the port of embarkation without the benefit of a refund.

U.S. Resident Aliens
• Valid Alien Resident card (green card) with photo I.D.


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Thank you Olga. That was exactly what I wanted to know and was concerned about. The part of getting back in the USA didn't concern me but I was afraid that if we went someplace like the Nassau where if you tried to fly a woman in you need to jump through a few hoops (such as a visa in advance) that we would be stuck on the ship as everyone else went ashore. I joked with Iren that she would be stuck on the boat as I went ashore and that joke didn't go over too big. I had read somewhere that the Cruise lines ave agreements with the ports of call so it is not a problem but your confirmation was very comforting.

I am sending you a pm concerning something Iren and I talked about after my nice chat with Robert last night.

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