Post # 1
** UPDATE:::PASSPORT did come in lol FI forgot to tell me yesterday!!!!
About a month and half ago my fiance applied for his passport at the post office. He gave all the documents, etc. and the guy said that he would get his passport no later than the 1rst. Which is today. Well about 3 weeks ago he got a letter in the mail saying his application was DENIED and that he needed 5 additional documents with his picture proving who he is!!! He called the passport office and they said they couldnt tell him over the phone why it got denied he had to write a letter requesting it. They wanted highschool year book pictures, and other stupid crazy stuff….. We wanted to go to the caribbean or somewhere down there where it is actually sunny and warm.. but now, we dont know what to do! The woman said that they can’t guarentee he will get it by the 14th, and that they only” take the travel date into consideration”. This sucks because the only place in the US seems to be Hawaii and we only have 5 nights/6 days to spend on a honeymoon and we are flying from PA which would take almost a day to travel to and from… so it would just be a rush… Im so frustrated….
So anyone have any suggestions?
I was told you don’t need a passport to Puerto Rico… but I didn’t envision having my honeymoon there…
Post # 3
Hmm well that is kind of suspicious! Hopefully its just a stupid error and not that your FI’s identity was stolen or some type of criminal record! Does he owe child support, any outstanding loans, IRS business?
Perhpas you can just stick to the United States for a brief mini moon and when its all cleared up, plan a tropical one…its only going to get colder over the next few months. Also, Florida is still hot right now, and the keys and some of the westward islands are gorgeous!
FYI: here are reasons for denial……
(a) A passport, except for direct return to the United States, shall not be issued in any case in which the Secretary of State determines or is informed by competent authority that:(1) The applicant is the subject of an outstanding Federal warrant of arrest for a felony, including a warrant issued under the Federal Fugitive Felon Act (18 U.S.C. 1073); or(2) The applicant is subject to a criminal court order, condition of probation, or condition of parole, any of which forbids departure from the United States and the violation of which could result in the issuance of a Federal warrant of arrest, including a warrant issued under the Federal Fugitive Felon Act; or(3) The applicant is subject to a court order committing him or her to a mental institution; or(4) The applicant is the subject of a request for extradition or provisional arrest for extradition which has been presented to the government of a foreign country; or(5) The applicant is the subject of a subpoena issued pursuant to section 1783 of title 28, United States Code, in a matter involving Federal prosecution for, or grand jury investigation of, a felony; or(6) The applicant has not repaid a loan received from the United States as prescribed under Sec. Sec. 71.10 and 71.11 of this chapter; or(7) The applicant is in default on a loan received from the United States to effectuate his or her return from a foreign country in the course of travel abroad; or(8) The applicant has been certified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as notified by a State agency under 42 U.S.C. 652(k) to be in arrears of child support in an amount exceeding $5,000.00.(b) A passport may be refused in any case in which the Secretary of State determines or is informed by competent authority that:(1) The applicant has not repaid a loan received from the United States to effectuate his or her return from a foreign country in the course of travel abroad; or(2) The applicant has been legally declared incompetent unless accompanied on his or her travel abroad by the guardian or other person responsible for the national’s custody and well being; or(3) The applicant is under the age of 18 years, unmarried and not in the military service of the United States unless a person having legal custody of such national authorizes issuance of the passport and agrees to reimburse the United States for any monies advanced by the United States for the minor to return to the United States; or(4) The Secretary determines that the national’s activities abroad are causing or are likely to cause serious damage to the national security or the foreign policy of the United States; or(5) The applicant has been the subject of a prior adverse action under this section or Sec. 51.71 and has not shown that a change in circumstances since the adverse action warrants issuance of a passport; or(6) The applicant is subject to an order of restraint or apprehension issued by an appropriate officer of the United States Armed Forces pursuant to chapter 47 of title 10 of the United States Code.
Post # 4
Hmmm that sucks about the passport thing! I would recommend doing a mini moon in the US and then after you get everything with the passport figured out you can go where you originally planned. I would suggest New Orleans for the mini moon 🙂 We went last year in October and the weather was perfect, the rooms were cheap and so were the flights. It’s a great city and I think it would be really fun to have your mini moon there! Good luck!
Post # 5
haha oh my… we were so confused to why it would get denied since he doesnt have a record or any of those things… the only thing we could think was that he lost all his id stuff like his birth certificate and social security card between us moving from PA to KY and had to apply for new ones about a month before he applied for the passport? But thanks for the information…. and…..
I just was texting him freaking out about the honeymoon situation since I have some free time while he was at work, and he polietly text me back saying …. “Oh hey forgot to say my Passport came in at PA LOL”
(We live in KY right now and got it sent to his parents house)
YAY!!!! IM so happy now lol I guess I posted this up a little pre-mature lol
Post # 6
@Petor2011: haha oh goodness! Thankful it all worked out!!!!!
Post # 7
@Petor2011: Glad you got it all worked out! At least you should be able to get some awesome last minute travel deals 🙂
Post # 8
Glad it all worked out!
For future brides that may come across this: If you go to the bigger offices you can stand in line for a crazy long time and get your passport THAT day. Fees are higher obviously. The line downtown is always huge, starts an hour before they open! But my cousin and her family flew in from Ohio(they have their own plane) to Chicago just to get their kid’s passports. Little babies heading to the Phillipines for the first time and a one month old didn’t have a social security number fast enough to apply normally. Just a heads up!