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I know this may seem silly but the bcs i have are from 2012 and the raised seal on the one for my bf is a bit worn. Does anyone ever update their copy after a few years just in case??

 

 

 

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The bc I have is from 1984, when I was born. If you are using them often enough that they get worn, you may want to consider investing in a passport. But I don’t believe a raised deal is a requirement for you to board with a bc on carnival. And I don’t think there’s any expectation that a bc will be brand new, as long as it’s intact and legible it should be fine.

 

 

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I know this may seem silly but the bcs i have are from 2012 and the raised seal on the one for my bf is a bit worn. Does anyone ever update their copy after a few years just in case??

 

 

 

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I got a new one about 20 years ago.

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I know this may seem silly but the bcs i have are from 2012 and the raised seal on the one for my bf is a bit worn. Does anyone ever update their copy after a few years just in case??

 

 

 

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Get a passport.

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I know this may seem silly but the bcs i have are from 2012 and the raised seal on the one for my bf is a bit worn. Does anyone ever update their copy after a few years just in case??

 

 

 

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never. I have 2 copies currently just in case but I don't need one routinely since I have a passport.

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After Superstorm Sandy I was forced to get a new one, the safe flooded. So when I did get all new documentation (BC, marriage cert., and church records) I ordered everything in triplicate. One of each is at home in easy reach, one in a safety deposit box, and one with a trusted relative.

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I had the original from b irth, and prior to having my passport it was used often and getting 'worn out . Igot a new B C and am now on my third or fourth? passport. No need now to get more BC's.

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when each of our kids were born they asked how many BC's we wanted .....

 

I got 5 "originals" each time .......

 

DW and I had already gone thru the BS of getting 'correct' BCs for our passport applications. Kids are adults now .. each has 2 original BC in their possession, and I have 3 in reserve! And they have passports . . . .

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I know this may seem silly but the bcs i have are from 2012 and the raised seal on the one for my bf is a bit worn. Does anyone ever update their copy after a few years just in case??

 

 

 

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I last got one 64 years ago. Why would you get new ones? If you are going to be replacing BCs, then get a passport.

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