Hi. My sister applied for her very first passport for her first cruise in January. She got a letter back from the state department stating that her birth certificate was dated wrong. Her birth date was correct, 10/24/59, however, the actual birth certificate was not recorded in the records until March of 1961. We had never noticed this. She was told that she needed hospital documentation of her birth, affidavits from 2 people that were present when she was born, census records, early school records, etc. for evidence of the reason for the date delay. They also stated that her picture was taken poorly and needed to be retaken. Well, my sister was adopted at birth but the adoption was not finalized until 1961, so that's where the date discrepancy came from, but the state department still wanted all this information and a new picture. Adoptions back then were sealed and hers still is, so getting hospital records is pretty much impossible. As she was trying to collect all of this information, her passport comes in the mail. Of course we are all confused. She has had her passport for about 2 weeks now and yesterday she got another letter stating that the information has not been received and must be before they can give her a passport! I know she should go into a passport office but she doesn't want to for fear that they will take her passport away. Has anyone ever been through this? What do you think she should do?