(Closed) passport question..

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think it’s unusual for them to take your birth certificate (I think I have heard of this happening before). But I would be a bit concerned that you haven’t gotten it back yet, I’d call the passport office and ask!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsCox…..yes…they have to send in the actual certified birth certificate along with the application. I think when I applied for my passport I got the passport one day and the birth certificate a day or two later.

They don’t mail it in the same package because it would be very easy for someone to steal your identity if they had official id AND your certified birth certificate.

Post # 6
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37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes you have to give them the original document. It will get back to you shortly and if not call the passport number they give you.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsCox….I didn’t realize it either until the lady behind the counter told me. I gave her the 3rd degree before I would hand it over…LOL. She was good natured about it though.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with everything that JamaicaBride said. If you’re worried then definitely call the passport office and ask them – after all, they’re there to help answer questions! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

They get that a lot, LOL.  Yes, you give them the original.  Yes, you’ll get it back in the mail.  Be looking for an envelope from them!  It doesn’t come in the same envelope as the passport book because they end up at different locations.  One person receives your application and birth certificate, and enters it into the processing system.  The processing system reads the data, and another person assembles your passport book at a different location.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Your birth certificate will come separately from your passport but they should be sending it back.  I did mine through the mail only and got both but separately.  Why don’t you just get another birth certificate instead of wasting time trying to get it back from the passport office in case they lost it? 

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