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Boquillas Crossing

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Offline trtlrock

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« on: April 08, 2013, 04:22:30 PM »
Ranger @ RGV says crossing (theoretically) supposed to open Wed (day after tomorrow).

I saw the road signs to turn off for Boq Canyon removed & replaced w/ bigger ones (covered with cardboard)...

We shall see...
John & Tess

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 09:11:16 AM »
Local word is Thursday for a soft opening.  But something is definitely in the air . . .

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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2013, 09:25:38 AM »
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013, 09:42:15 AM »
So, what's the final word on passports? Mine is expired and I'm going to the park  in a couple of weeks.   Wonder if I'll be able to go with my son.

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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2013, 09:45:40 AM »
You have to have a valid passport.
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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2013, 10:15:12 AM »
Can't you use a passport card in North America rather than an actual passport?  That's what you can use in Canada and the Bahamas.   

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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013, 11:31:54 AM »
yes, port cards work between US & Mexico, and Canada
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 12:09:38 PM »
Passport cards are cheaper and easier to carry.  They are 55 bucks for adults, 40 for kids under 16.

http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html

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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2013, 02:18:05 PM »
Went down just this morning to get our pasaportes renewed. Cost $272.40 for my wife and me, dang if the price hasn't gone up some. The USPS lady asked if I wanted cash back on the ATM transaction and I said, "No ma'am, probably nothing left." I haven't crossed to Boquillas since the mid 80's, looking forward to it. Homero, another picture ID might help a little.

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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 05:09:19 PM »
I've got a valid passport with the ID chip but am stuck here in Houston!

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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 06:58:46 PM »
Went down just this morning to get our pasaportes renewed. Cost $272.40 for my wife and me, dang if the price hasn't gone up some.

Just the rumor of the Boquillas border re-opening has already spurred the U.S. economy.
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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 07:28:27 PM »
I decided to get renew my passport and get the card after my last trip to Bibe. I have my passport but the ID card hasn't made it yet. I wanted both in case I wanted to go overseas... you know... like if I hit my head on a rock and suddenly felt like leaving this country again...

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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2013, 07:50:36 PM »
I've got a valid passport with the ID chip but am stuck here in Houston!

You and me both. Although I don't have a chip. Would someone who goes confirm the need for the chip?
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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 10:56:22 AM »
I've got a valid passport with the ID chip but am stuck here in Houston!

You and me both. Although I don't have a chip. Would someone who goes confirm the need for the chip?

Every passport issued in the last 6 or 7 years has the chip; are you sure yours doesn't have one?  You cannot tell from looking or feeling it if there's one there.

But to answer your question, a passport without a chip, assuming it hasn't expired, is still valid at any border crossing. You will probably have to deal with either someone posted at the crossing or with the person monitoring the crossing from El Paso.
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Re: Boquillas Crossing
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2013, 11:30:01 AM »
I've got a valid passport with the ID chip but am stuck here in Houston!

You and me both. Although I don't have a chip. Would someone who goes confirm the need for the chip?

Every passport issued in the last 6 or 7 years has the chip; are you sure yours doesn't have one?  You cannot tell from looking or feeling it if there's one there.

But to answer your question, a passport without a chip, assuming it hasn't expired, is still valid at any border crossing. You will probably have to deal with either someone posted at the crossing or with the person monitoring the crossing from El Paso.

I got my latest passport less than 4 months ago.  I can't find an indication of any computer chip.  Would it be obvious?
I'll have to find my passport at home to check. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometric_passport there may be a logo indicating its presence. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_passport says passports issued in the USA since August 2007 have had the chip. And of course, Wikipedia is never wrong. :icon_rolleyes:
My passport has the logo, but then it's new (Jan 2012).

 


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