Passport or no Passport…
Do you need a passport to go to Puerto Rico? That’s what everyone thinks before considering booking a flight to the Island. No worries! No need to expedite your passport renewal for this trip since travelers are not required to bring a passport with them when traveling to Puerto Rico as it is considered a U.S. Territory. In fact, Puerto Rico is only one of two destinations in the Caribbean that do not require a U.S. Passport to enter.
U.S. Citizens that travel between parts of the US, which includes Puerto Rico, without touching at a foreign port or place, are not required to present a valid U.S. Passport or U.S. Green Card.
However, authorities recommend that travelers bring a government issued photo ID and copy of birth certificate.
It also is recommended that you carry proof of your LPR status at all times in the event you are asked to prove your status. This may be in the form of a green card or passport.
Hawaii is a U.S. state and therefore passport documentation requirements for U.S. citizens and LPR’s do not apply.
Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens are the same as for entering the United States from any foreign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but U.S. citizens.
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