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7 hours ago, Chris Duffy said:

I assume one with DACA Card can take a cruise from the USA to other countries as long as it is a "Closed Loop" Tour, meaning starting at in USA and returning to the same destination in the USA as the cruise started.

Too risky without AP. And DACA recipients can no longer get AP.

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3 hours ago, databit said:

So you're not planning to get off the boat for the entire cruise? 🤐

I have gotten off the ship at two counties, Never was a passport asked for entering or exiting the country  via the  debarkation.  I just carry my cruise ID card and I am good to go

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3 minutes ago, Chris Duffy said:

I have gotten off the ship at two counties, Never was a passport asked for entering or exiting the country  via the  debarkation.  I just carry my cruise ID card and I am good to go

That is because the cruise line precheck you valid credentials (passport) before you board the ship.

 

My wife and I took a cruise this summer and at the check in the agent had to double check because my wife's GC was expired yet she had her extension letter. The agent hadn't encountered that before and called a manager to confirm. The manager politely approved alour boarding, and you are right; once on board you won't need your passport again to board the ship at the ports. 

 

But without valid authorization, getting onboard will be difficult.


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10 hours ago, NuestraUnion said:

That is because the cruise line precheck you valid credentials (passport) before you board the ship.

 

My wife and I took a cruise this summer and at the check in the agent had to double check because my wife's GC was expired yet she had her extension letter. The agent hadn't encountered that before and called a manager to confirm. The manager politely approved alour boarding, and you are right; once on board you won't need your passport again to board the ship at the ports. 

 

But without valid authorization, getting onboard will be difficult.

My wife GC is 2 years expired, her extension letter is expired, we had to get a I55a stamp in her passport so she could get back into  USA last year from going home.

 

We didn't have much issue getting on the cruiseline,  Good thing about taking a cruise you don't have to enter and exit immigration at each country you visit, that was nice

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9 hours ago, Chris Duffy said:

My wife GC is 2 years expired, her extension letter is expired, we had to get a I55a stamp in her passport so she could get back into  USA last year from going home.

 

We didn't have much issue getting on the cruiseline,  Good thing about taking a cruise you don't have to enter and exit immigration at each country you visit, that was nice

Do you understand that your wife was then still a legal US resident, but that OP is an illegal resident with a deferred status from being deported?

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10 hours ago, Chris Duffy said:

My wife GC is 2 years expired, her extension letter is expired, we had to get a I55a stamp in her passport so she could get back into  USA last year from going home.

 

We didn't have much issue getting on the cruiseline,  Good thing about taking a cruise you don't have to enter and exit immigration at each country you visit, that was nice

Bwaaaaaa!!!!!!!  

 

To take a cruise, the cruise line tells people that they must get their visa issues sorted out before they can board.  For US citizens and LPRs, it's not much of a problem to travel visa-free.  It's not true for other nationalities and people who are not US LPRs.  

 

Big difference between your wife, an LPR, and someone on DACA without AP.  

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On ‎12‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 6:37 AM, Chris Duffy said:

I assume one with DACA Card can take a cruise from the USA to other countries as long as it is a "Closed Loop" Tour, meaning starting at in USA and returning to the same destination in the USA as the cruise started.

 

 

Without AP? 

 

You know this rule right?

 

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca#travel

 

Once USCIS has approved your request for DACA, you may file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request advance parole to travel outside of the United States. If you travel outside the United States without first receiving advance parole, USCIS will automatically terminate your DACA.

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On 1/4/2019 at 7:52 AM, Nitas_man said:

You know this rule right?

 

https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca#travel

 

Once USCIS has approved your request for DACA, you may file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request advance parole to travel outside of the United States. If you travel outside the United States without first receiving advance parole, USCIS will automatically terminate your DACA.

The info you quoted became outdated on 09/07/2017; DACA recipients are no longer allowed to apply for Advance Parole: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction "USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients."

Edited by vivostu

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On 12/26/2018 at 1:37 PM, Chris Duffy said:

I assume one with DACA Card can take a cruise from the USA to other countries as long as it is a "Closed Loop" Tour, meaning starting at in USA and returning to the same destination in the USA as the cruise started.

 

 

Haven’t you heard people disappear on cruise ships before?...

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21 minutes ago, vivostu said:

The info you quoted became outdated on 09/07/2017; DACA recipients are no longer allowed to apply for Advance Parole: https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction "USCIS will not accept or approve advance parole requests from DACA recipients."

My point is that absent advance parole this dude’s DACA status is gone if he leaves the country.

Right now I wouldnt advise a DACA card holder to step into the surf on a local beach.

Edited by Nitas_man

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