Passport Changes June 1, 2009: Seven Corners Alerts its Travelers to be Aware of the New Regulations
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- June 1, 2009 -- Seven Corners wants to make all of our travelers aware of the law change for U.S. passports that went into effect on June 1st, 2009.
The major areas that will be affected are Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and Bermuda as all U.S. travelers re-entering the United States will need a valid passport. This means if you go to Cancun, Mexico the last week of May on vacation, you won't need a passport to get there but you will need one to re-enter the United States if you're homeward bound on June 1st or thereafter. This applies to traveling by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda.
And, it's worth your while to go ahead and get a passport. If you attempt to re-enter without the adequate documentation you will have to go through the U.S. Embassy to process a passport, which could take weeks. You will not be able to enter the United States until the issue is resolved. Travelers of all ages are required to have a passport.
If you haven't already gotten your passport and you're considering summer vacation in any of the above mentioned areas - start now and you can travel worry-free.
For detailed passport regulations and answers to questions we suggest going to the United States Department of State website to the passport area. The link to that area is provided below for your convenience.
If you have never applied for a passport or need to renew one and forget the process, the link above also gives you specific information on where you go to apply and what information you will need in advance.
Happy Travels from all of us at Seven Corners!
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Seven Corners serves the travel and travel health insurance needs of leisure, student, business, government and missionary and volunteer travelers. It offers an extensive selection of inernational medical and travel insurance policies to U.S citizens traveling overseas or foreign nationals visiting the United States. Seven Corners has thousands of policy holders and a worldwide network of 30,000 agents. The company created and maintains the industry's most comprehensive network of international health care providers that includes thousands of doctors, pharmacies and hospitals around the globe. Seven Corners is a member of the United States Travel Insurance Association, is GSA certified and is currently pursuing a SAS 70 Type II compliant designation. In addition to travel medical insurance, Seven Corners also offers health care administraion to the government sector. The company is privately held and headquartered just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, IN. For more information about Seven Corners please call 800-335-0611 or visit www.sevencorners.com..