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Check points and passports #423071
11/23/11 12:17 PM
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As Ambergris Caye is an international point of entry, make sure to have your passport or copy of when out and about (just in case) you encounter a check point.


Re: Check points and passports [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #423074
11/23/11 12:36 PM
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How many times have you been asked for your passport Cris? In 18 years I have never carried mine or ever been asked for it,

Re: Check points and passports [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #423077
11/23/11 12:52 PM
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Is this a test? smile My memory isn't so hot but I do recall I've been asked for it everytime I leave a country and enter another.

I heard a phrase once "There is always a first time".

Re: Check points and passports [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #423078
11/23/11 12:53 PM
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FYI: Immigration check point by Ramon's and yes, they are asking some folks for their passports (even folks over 18 that have been born here).

Re: Check points and passports [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #423091
11/23/11 02:42 PM
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You don't need your passport if you have a voters ID card I suppose, or a social security card. If you are wearing a camera around your neck and a loud hawaiian shirt will they know you are just visiting?

Re: Check points and passports [Re: Amanda Syme] #423092
11/23/11 02:45 PM
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They are looking for workers that are here illegally,taking jobs.

Re: Check points and passports [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #423093
11/23/11 02:55 PM
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They didn't stop us on our bikes. Another good reason to ride a bike!


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Re: Check points and passports [Re: BeBelize] #423097
11/23/11 03:53 PM
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They were checking bike riders and pedestrians that didn't look like a tourist.Rumor has it there are Guatemalans working and living here illegally.It is not often I see immigration at check points.

Re: Check points and passports [Re: ColdwellBankerSP] #423098
11/23/11 04:10 PM
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I'm a citizen and am asked for my passport regularly. I went to get my new utility meter last week and they asked for it. I open a bank account and they ask for it. I want internet service added and they ask for it.
I registered the title to my property and they want copies of it.
I always say its a travel document and I'm not traveling!
It offends me because i'm a white guy they think i'm a tourist!
Jessy may be your never asked because you never go anywhere but Canooks!


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Re: Check points and passports [Re: elbert] #423102
11/23/11 04:49 PM
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No Elbert..haven't been to Canuck's in a long time.
When I was in a combined transportation/immigration stop I was just waved through.

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