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I am still researching doctors and the one that I want to schedule with requires a passport (mine expired this week!) and the passport office is closed in Seattle. There are two doctors I am researching that do not require one, but one has a very negative review on this site and the other has no recent reviews (Dr. Pedro Kuri) who seems a bit old and may not be recently certified.

Any recommendations for surgeons who will take an enhanced driver's license from Washington State??

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Yes, passport is required with all doctors, they need to make sure your real, serious and after the surgery you will make it back home with no problems. You can not travel back home from Mexico into the US with a US driver's license. You must have a valid US passport or a valid passport card.

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I renewed mine (a year or so ago) by mail. Not everyone is eligible to do this, but many are - just google "renewing passport by mail" or "renewing passport online" to see if you can do it.

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You don't need to go to a passport office, you can always apply for a new passport through a participating post office. However, it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get it.

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I was told I just needed my license and birth certificate

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Yes, passport is required with all doctors, they need to make sure your real, serious and after the surgery you will make it back home with no problems. You can not travel back home from Mexico into the US with a US driver's license. You must have a valid US passport or a valid passport card.
Just did. Came back with my driver's license and birth certificate. No problem at all at the border.

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Just did mine at Oasis of Hope in Tijuana, Mexico on the 21 of June. I started the whole pre-op diet a month before my surgery to make sure I was sugar free and soda free. Dr. Gonzales was amazing. I haven't had any pain, just a little discomfort with I drink to fast. As for getting over the border and back. It was easy. I didn't have to show anything to get to Mexico and coming back I used my driver's license only. Mine had the gold star on it and had the TSA endorsement.

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