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Old 08-01-2005, 06:07 PM   #1
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I recently recived my passport, (im from Canada) and I will be traveling around Central america, but I read before I can enter say Costa Rica I need to have my passport for at least 6 months. Does this mean I wasted 2000$ on plane tickets because I have not possesed my passport for more than 6 months? is this rule strictly enforced?

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Old 08-01-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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I believe it just has to be valid for at least six months from when you enter. Other than that, you need to have a return airplane ticket - they really don't check much when you arrive, especially if you have your hostel's address already filled out on your landing card. When I went, the entry process was almost non-existent other than the quick glance-and-stamp except for one old guy who was scrutinizing every passport and ticket that went through his line.
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Not sure about Canadian rules, but American imigration often enforce that your passports do not expire within six months during your travels.

I just don't think any passport must be held for 6 months before one can travel; that'll be odd...
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