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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by IBAJIM, Dec 10, 2019.

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Interested in doing the ride ??

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  1. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile Supporter

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    Is the gold star drivers license just as good as an "Enhanced Driver License" ? If so, that will work instead of a passport.

    EDIT: No it isn't - see my next post.
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  2. IBAJIM

    IBAJIM Been here awhile Supporter

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    EDIT - see below in BLUE .

    I just did some checking on the internet about the "gold star license". The official name for it is a "Real ID License". It's just as good as an Enhanced Driver's License as far as crossing the border coming back from Canada ( NOT TRUE). The Enhanced Driver's License contains an RFID chip but the Real ID License doesn't but they are both acceptable as ID as far as Homeland Security is concerned ( NOT TRUE).

    So it looks like to me you won't need a passport if you have a Gold Star / Real ID driver's license ( NOT TRUE). You can always call U.S. Border patrol at the Soo to verify.

    I called and found out since a Real ID is not "machine readable" because it doesn't contain a chip, it won't work. But a birth certificate & driver's license will work. A U.S. citizen will never be refused admittance to the U.S.

    A birth certificate proves citizenship.
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  3. Harry Shaft

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    Jim,
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    READY TO RIDE !!!!!
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  4. spoonyfork

    spoonyfork 2020 BMW R1250RS

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    Draft route planned, hotel room reserved. :thumbup
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