(Closed) So much for getting our passports today…

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@UpstateCait: Why in the world wouldn’t they put the parent’s names on the birth certificate. So the baby belongs to nobody? WTF that like blows my mind. Sorry about your passports I know you need them like ASAP.

Post # 6
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2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That totally sucks!!!

Post # 7
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was born in a podunk town which subsequently merged into another town and then into a different county. Try applying for a passport when your town doesn’t even exist anymore!

Post # 8
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

omg!!! how horrible!! & i thought my passport experience was bad… good luck !!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Sucky! Luckily we didn;t need the names of parents on the birth certificate for adults, here in canada. I hope it all comes in rather quickly for you, thats gotta be stressful!!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yikes…I would atleast apply for your passport so you can avoid paying the expidited fees on both of them.

Totally lame 🙁  I’m sorry this is such a hassle!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

at least you can get passports. my fi got declined for his because he owes back child suppport. they take it out of his paycheck every week so he is getting caught up and he is paying but because the records show he is behind then he cant get a passport AT ALL!

Post # 14
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Um, I know you guys are going on a cruise, but do you have to have a passport? I believe on closed loop cruises leaving from the United States a certified copy of your birth certificate will do. They just strongly suggest a passport in case something happens and you would have to fly. When doing my cruise documents, we can say we just have a certified copy of our birth certificate. We are leaving from Miami and even though two of our ports are part of the US, two ports aren’t. You may want to check on that. It might save you the headache from getting a passport, but doesn’t save you from getting the bc from the podunk town.

Post # 15
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh and another thing, you may want to look at the window of time after getting your passport that you can change your name for no fee, that is if you are changing your name. I think within a certain amount of time of getting your passport, if you get married and change your name, there is no cost or a very minimal cost of changing your name on your passport.

Post # 16
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18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@calico61979: If you change your name within a year of getting a passport, you can change it for free.

And CaitMarie, I’m sorry things are so screwed up!  I can’t believe your FMIL didn’t tell you!

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