Passport question

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  1. capini

    capini Member

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    My son's passport is almost expired..would it be beneficial for him to renew it now before he enters or is he required to have a military issued one if he has an opportunity to travel abroad at the Academy?
     
  2. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator Moderator Founding Member

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    Our son's appointment packet had an information sheet in it suggesting that it is a good idea to come to the Academy with a current passport. I haven't heard anything about cadets being issued a military passport. There was also a 'passport night' soon after classes started during our son's doolie year where any cadets who did not have a passport could apply for one. My information is from two years ago, so if anyone has more current info, please post it.

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  3. eagle36

    eagle36 USAFA Alumnus

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    if you need a passport for militray reason, you will be issued it. i don't know of any cadets with them, but the midshipmen in glee club were getting them when i was there because they had a group trip to Argentina this past spring break

    that being said, you want to have a civilian passport for personal use. unless your travel requires a military passport, you'll want a personal one. they have opportunities here to get passports (that's what i did) but if you have the opportunity to take care of it before you get here, you may as well. plus then you can get a picture that somewhat looks like you (maybe) as opposed to when where your hair is starting to grow back but hasn't yet... lol
     
  4. capini

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    Thanks! Helpful info.

    Capini
     
  5. icelander27

    icelander27 USMA Cadet

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    I'm going to be going to West Point in June, but I just submitted everything to get renewed today. (The last time i had it current was over a decade ago)

    I personally think it is a really good idea to have it current, as it will be one less thing to worry about later on.
     
  6. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Renew it! Less hassle now than while here! I really wish USAFA would follow along with USNA and USMA on also issuing a military passport. I only have my personal one, but I can no longer travel to any Arab countries because of the nice little Israel stamp that's in mine now.
     

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