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She doesn't live in the state where she was born..........could she still go to her local office?No, you will have to contact the state you were born in
She doesn't live in the state where she was born..........could she still go to her local office?She has to obtain the new certificate from the state that originally issued it. FYI .. this might not be an easy thing to do. She may want to call the vital records department of the state she received it from and find out if there are any additional documents she needs to provide. Not sure how long you have but you should know that these things often take time.
Seems to me that the obvious quickest and cheapest thing to do is to go to the drivers licence office and have that date changed even if it's wrong. Just tell them they made a mistake and show em the license.Pay the small fee and get the DL corrected - tell Carnival the correct date.
Pay the small fee and get the DL corrected - tell Carnival the correct date.Maybe I read it wrong, as it was quite late last night when I saw this, but I think the problem is the BC date, not the driver's license.
Hollyspop is right on!
Maybe I read it wrong, as it was quite late last night when I saw this, but I think the problem is the BC date, not the driver's license.It's off by 1 day.
It's off by 1 day.That would depend on what "the whole process" envolves. If it's just an information print onto a vital records BC form, like my DD's is, then getting it corrected would be minor. Especially compared to getting the BC and the DrLic corrected later.
Which is faster, go thru the whole process and get a new BC? Or drive to the the local DL office with BC in hand and say DL is wrong and get new DL on the spot?
If she is cruising the caribbean, all she needs is the drivers license until December 31.MrLee to get on the ship you need your DL and a certified copy of your BC.
If she is cruising the caribbean, all she needs is the drivers license until December 31.Nope - still need a certified BC too. It's always been that way. Next year, passport required.
I called carnival last night and they didn't think it would be a problem with them but it is not up to them but up to immigration. They suggested calling immigration and explaining........if they say no problem then get the persons name and badge # so if we run into a problem at embarkation then we provide that info. I think the easiest thing might be to take the BC with the wrong date and take it down and get a state issued ID with the incorrect info. Then just call Carnival and change their info. Use the drivers license as a back up only if needed.........I know this would we a little white lie, but since we leave in 1 month and I think getting the BC set right would take a bit of work.Sounds like you've helped figure it out for her. Good luck with immigration, hopefully you won't have to do anything else.
thanks everyone, I appreciate your help
Applying for a passport would require the birth certificate and driver's license info to match so that is not a solution in this case.According the the US Passport agency you need:
We process passport applications in my office and we would require the birth certificate to be corrected before we would process the passport application. An expediting agency only serves the purpose of walking the application directly to the US Department of State offices for you. If there is a mismatch, the USDS would reject it as well.
For what it's worth we've had lots of people be able to get corrected copies the same day from Vital Statistics. Although your sister is out of state, I think it's certainly worth a call to see how quickly they might be able to accomodate her. It could solve the whole problem easily without having to get more incorrect ID or hassle with immigration.
(ex: a combination of documents, such as your Social Security card, credit card, bank card, library card, etc.)
You might also be able to get a State Issued Photo ID. It's just a thought.
- Have known you for at least 2 years,
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
- Have valid ID, and
- Fill out a Form DS-71 in the presence of a passport agent.