Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to Killeen

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either close by or nationwide requires a great deal of planning as well as organization, and quite a few folks fail to gather the correct files ahead of time. Here is a quick reference guide on the various significant documents that you'll want no matter whether moving local or orchestrating a long-distance move to Killeen.

Let's be honest, it's not like you need a passport and a work visa to move over the state line, but once you have assembled your entire life records together to cross the border those are roughly the only things you won't need. And how our brains function, you might anticipate to need all of this certification for a cross-country move, however if your move is geographically nearby--from Memphis merely over the river into a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, for example, it may come as a shock that you need all of the files.

Read on for the files you'll almost certainly need to keep on hand while moving, and approaches to acquire them when they have expired or you have misplaced your original copies.

Driver's License

Despite the fact that driver's licenses will not be suitable for federal identification for much longer, you still have to have a active one--you need to have it at any rate, however if it expired a couple of weeks or perhaps a few months in the past and you thought since you are moving why bother, go make the effort. When you have to register at the airport, rent a car, open a bank account, or execute life in general, you must have an up-to-date driver's license to accomplish this. If you are in a state where you can't get your driver's license from the local Tag Agency same day, inquire about a paper back up of your new driver's license to utilize ahead of the printed version arriving in the mailbox; this can be acceptable identification for a period of a couple of weeks.


Should you be moving for a new job, chances are pretty good that you will have to verify US citizenship before you get started. You'll be able to renew it by mail when you fulfill particular requirements--your name hasn't changed, your last one was issued no more than fifteen years previously, that you were a minimum of sixteen at that time, among others--but if not, you'll have to make application for a new one in person. It is possible to ask for an expedited passport if necessary however expect you'll pay an extra $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You'll need a copy for everybody in your family for your move to Killeen. If you cannot place your hands on your original copies and you reside in the area or parish whereby they happened to be supplied, a fast trip to the county offices will take care of it. If you had been born somewhere else, apply for the copy through that area. Every location differs, thus try an online search for the county records where you were born to get the specific details to obtain a certified duplicate of your birth certificate. There is generally a minimal fee involved.

Marriage License

Should you need a reproduction, observe the very same process you would with the birth certificate. A family Bible or document from your place of worship isn't an acceptable legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Each person in your household needs to have a social security number as well as a card; if you cannot put your hands on the cards you will want to acquire replacements at the earliest opportunity. You can begin the process online, and send in the supporting records, or alternatively you could visit the closest Social Security Administration office with your papers. Copies--even notarized ones--aren't adequate. You will need picture identification and evidence of citizenship, consequently take an up-to-date driver's license and / or passport, school, employee, or armed service ID card, or a medical insurance card.

Vehicle Registration

You'll have to register your vehicles in your new town and state, consequently bring your existing registration cards as well as evidence of insurance protection to the nearby BMV straight away right after your move to Killeen. Within a different state you will get a new license plate and tag; in case your move was within the same state your current license plate and tag are fine, however your insurance costs could change.

Medical and Immunization Records

Should you have youngsters, their new schools will require proof of immunization ahead of enrollment. Possessing duplicates of all family medical files helps when you have initial appointments with new physicians.

Get all of your documents together as swiftly as you can in advance of your move to Killeen and keep them together. Since you will need original copies of many items, simply set everything in a file folder and keep it along with you or in a safe spot throughout the actual move--this is one thing you won't want to lose.

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