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Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

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Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

I will be travelling to Tijuana for a surgery but I do not have a passport I'm only taking my California ID. Does any one know if I will have any trouble getting back into the US?

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1. Re: Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

It will take you longer to get back. A passport is the fastest way to get back you could be pulled into secondary for a thorough check without you passport. You supposedly need a passport to cross by land.

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2. Re: Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

I think you need a passport. When are you going? I am going in February.

Edited: 01 February 2012, 05:32
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3. Re: Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

Does anyone know anything about Spanish immersion classes in Tijuana? I will be having surgery, and my husband thought he could take such a class for tax purposes. We will be in TJ from February 16-21 of 2012.

Edited: 01 February 2012, 05:36
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4. Re: Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

It may take you a little longer without a passport but US law requires they let US citizens back into the US regardless of you having a passport or not. They may pull you aside and check their computers to verify you are a citizen but they can't not let you in.

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5. Re: Going for a Cosmetic Surgery with only California ID

The law that you need a passport to return to the U.S. has been in effect since 2009. getyouhome.gov/html/lang_eng/index.html

Why are you making your life more complicated by not complying with the law? At least take an official (not a photocopy) of your birth certificate.

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