By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving either close by or nationwide takes a lot of coordination and organization, and a lot of folks forget to round up the proper files ahead of time. Below is a brief reference guideline regarding the various valuable documents that you'll want regardless of whether moving local or setting up a long-distance move to Killeen.
Let's be honest, it's not like you must have a passport and a work visa to relocate across the state line, although when you have assembled all of your life records together to go over the border those are roughly the only items you don't need. And the way our minds work, you would be ready to need all this paperwork for a cross-country move, but in the event that your move is geographically nearby--from Memphis just across the river to a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, for instance, it might come as a jolt that you need all those files.
Below are records you'll almost certainly need to keep convenient when moving, and the way to acquire them should they have expired or you could have lost them.
Even though driver's licenses will not be good for federal identification much longer, you will still must have a active one--you should have it anyway, however if it expired a few weeks or months ago and you thought since you're moving why bother, go make the effort. If you must check in at the airport, reserve a vehicle, open a bank account, or conduct life generally speaking, you must have a current license to accomplish this. Should you be in a state in which you can't obtain a driver's license from the area Tag Agency same day, ask for a paper version of your new license to utilize in front of the printed version showing up in the mail; this can be satisfactory identification for a couple of weeks.
In case you are moving for a new job, the probability is pretty good that you will have to prove US citizenship prior to getting started. You'll be able to renew it by mail should you satisfy specified guidelines--your name hasn't changed, your last one had been issued no more than fifteen years previously, that you were at least sixteen at the time, among others--but otherwise, you should make application for a new one in person. It is possible to apply for an expedited passport if needed however be prepared to pay an additional $60 or so.
You will want a copy for everyone in your family for your move to Killeen. If you cannot place your hands on the originals and you live in the area or parish in which they were supplied, a simple stop by at the county offices will take care of it. If perhaps you were born in a different place, obtain the copy from that location. Every location is unique, so take a crack at an online investigation with regard to the county records where you were born to get the exact directions to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. There is usually a minimal cost involved.
If you need a duplicate, adhere to the same procedure you would with the birth certificate. A household Bible or certificate from your place of worship is not a sufficient legal document.
Social Security Card(s)
Everybody in your household will need to have a social security number and a card; if you can't place your hands on the cards you will need to obtain replacements as soon as possible. You can begin the process online, and send in the supporting papers, or alternatively you could proceed to the local Social Security Administration office with your papers. Copies--even notarized ones--are not adequate. You need to have picture identification and proof of citizenship, consequently bring a current driver's license and / or passport, school, employee, or armed service identification card, or a medical insurance card.
You're going to have to register your motor vehicles in your new city and state, therefore take the latest registration cards and proof of insurance coverage to the area DMV straight away right after your move to Killeen. Within a new state you will get a different license plate and tag; if your move was intrastate your license plate and tag are good, but your insurance costs may change.
Health and Shot Documents
Should you have young ones, their new schools will need evidence of immunization ahead of enrollment. Possessing copies of the many household medical records will help when you've got initial appointments with new health professionals.
Get all of your files together as swiftly as you can ahead of your move to Killeen and keep them together. Since you need to have original copies of the majority of things, just place all the things inside a file folder and keep it with you or in a secure location over the actual move--this is something you don't want to lose.
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