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 Post subject: ED Card
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:56 am 
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I know this has been discussed but just read this on the other board so thought I would share here, especially for ladydb who is leaving is 17 days :wink: . I've always printed even though it says you don't have to but it looks like recently folks have been asked to produce it.

"I was surprised on arrival that I was required to produce a printed copy of the Online ED form. Last year I just told them I had done them online and we were waved through. This year I was stopped before entering the checkpoint, and told I could not proceed without "proof" that I had completed the form. Fortunately I had printed copies and waved them at the officer, holding up the line while I dug them out. He didn't read them or anything and then waved us through.

I thought I had read that no printed copy was necessary, thinking that it somehow matched up to your Passport when checked, because the instructions say "Print if Desired." However, I found this on the Aruba Online ED site under FAQ:
ABOUT THE ED CARD
What is the ED-card and who is required to fill it in?
ED-card stands for “Embarkation and Disembarkation-card” and serves as a request for admittance to Aruba as a tourist. The card needs to be handed over to the immigration officer upon arrival in Aruba.
I guess I was wrong. Anyway, I'll print them going forward."

http://www.aruba.com/forum/f7/aruba-onl ... ays-70193/

Thanks Rhys

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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When I arrived yesterday, there was a employee standing in front of the passport control. He took all ED cards and kept them. So have a pint out with you if you fill it in on line (as I did). This never happened to us before.

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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When we arrived last Monday, I had them printed and in my hand to be easily seen. I was waved to a certain line and breezed through. however, they weren't collected. I had to ask the following Sunday if I needed to have them handy. The answer was no. I threw them out yesterday.

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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Thanks for thinking of me, Karen! We have been filling out the ED card online for several years. Being the paranoid person that I am, I have always printed it out and take it with me. They have never asked for it, but you never know.

Delta airlines was still handing out the hard copy forms on the flight down last year.


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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:23 pm 
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Same here - I print them off and put it with each passport...most times not collected but always have it visible.

Easier to do at home than bother with filling out the form on the plane I find.

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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I have had them checked online a number of times. I always bring a copy just in case.

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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They are basically a waste of time IMHO, some times they take them and look at them, other times not.


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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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Just a reminder to print and to ignore the printing is not necessary; none of us want to be the one to hold up the line :wink: :lol:

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Never did a ED card on line. How long in advance can it be done?


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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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From the moment you book...

https://edcardaruba.aw

People either like to do it early or not; personally I like not having to find my pen, dig my glasses, passport and boarding pass out on the flight. Just one less thing to worry about in my books.

Ignore the print if desired :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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karen1 wrote:
From the moment you book...

https://edcardaruba.aw

People either like to do it early or not; personally I like not having to find my pen, dig my glasses, passport and boarding pass out on the flight. Just one less thing to worry about in my books.

Ignore the print if desired :wink:


That is why I do it too Karen

...not often, but I have been on a flight where they ran out of the cards and didn't have enough to pass out to all the passengers. I am also amazed at the number of passengers who do not have a pen to fill the form out with as there are a limited # of pens to pass out to lend by the steward/stewardess.

Even though it could end up not being necessary overall if not collected, it is just one less thing to do before landing since you don't know. As they say..."better to have it and not need it etc"

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 Post subject: Re: ED Card
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karen1 wrote:
From the moment you book...

https://edcardaruba.aw

People either like to do it early or not; personally I like not having to find my pen, dig my glasses, passport and boarding pass out on the flight. Just one less thing to worry about in my books.

Ignore the print if desired :wink:


Thank you Karen


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