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Hola Gentle Forumsers, I've started this thread here since parts of the discussion may not be completely on-topic to CR. I found I needed to renew my US Passport before I returned to CR this time round since CR requires a minimum of 6 months of remaining validity on one's US Passport for CR Immigration to allow you into the country, and I do not believe that having current valid residency status overrides this requirement. So... I sent my old passport off (as required) with my renewal application and with the required fee plus the 'hurry-up surcharge' becasue I was expecting to leave at the end of April. My new passport arrived yesterday (MON) 4/21 after having been mailed of to the US Dept of State - Passport Division on 4/12. So it took only two weeks for them to do the expedited renewal and send it bakc to me; thst's a pretty quick turnaround. Now here's my concern (and FYI I will phone the Division tom'w)... This is my fourth pasppsort and each time previously when I received my new passoport the old one came back with the renewed one. Not this time. So I'm hoping that it is headed back to me under separate cover. (Fingers X-ed!) But if it doesn't, I can see a couple potential problems arising in CR with of my businesses or accounts that may eventually want me to renovar mis datos, most likely my banks there. So I guess my question resolves to: Has anyone here on the Forums had to renovar sus datos at your bank, etc., after renewing your passport, but without your old passport available to present as verification, for any reason? Did you have any difficulty in doing so and/or how was the problem resolved with only your new passport to present. Well I am hoping that the Passport Division will have my old passport or that they have already sent it back to me but it just hasn't arrived yet. If it doesn't show up or they have destroyed it I do have photocopies of my old passport and am hoping that those might serve given the possibility that I may not get my old passport back. I'll report back what I learned after calling the Passport Division tom'w. ¡Puros Pasaportse! Paul M. ==