Post Reply About the "Passport to Japan" sweepstakes
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27 / M / Laramie, WY
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Posted 10/30/17 , edited 10/30/17
I read through the fine print on the rules for the contest, and there's one thing I need to clarify... in the event you win, do you need to already have an active US passport at the time the winner is announced? Or do you just need to be able to get one before the date of the trip?

I do not have a passport, been thinking about getting one, but as far as spending what little extra money I have it's been low on my priority list since I haven't anticipated taking any trips out of the country yet. That being said, according to the website for passport applications from the US State department, the average wait time is 4-6 weeks, and I'd like to think it would take a bit longer than that to arrange for the grand prize trip, and that if whoever wins doesn't have a passport already they'd probably apply for one right away, so I'm hoping not having one at the time the contest winner is announced isn't necessarily grounds for disqualification so long as you can get one.

I've watched my 8 anime for the contest, so to anyone else who has entered, may the odds be ever in your favor, lol.
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Posted 10/30/17 , edited 10/30/17
IANAL, but it mentions "six months past the date of travel." I'd imagine at time of entry isn't as big of a deal. I mean, if your current passport is going to expire in a month or two, it wouldn't meet that requirement either.
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