By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Moving either nearby or nationwide demands a lot of coordination as well as organization, and quite a few people forget to round up the appropriate records beforehand. Below is a brief reference guide on the various necessary files that you will need no matter whether moving local or planning for a long-distance move to Colorado Springs.
Let's face it, it's not as if you need a passport and a work visa to transfer across the state line, but after you've gotten all of your life papers together to cross the border those are roughly the only things you do not need. And the way our brains work, you'd be ready to need all of this documentation for a cross-country move, but if your move is geographically nearby--from Memphis merely across the river into a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, for instance, it might come as a jolt that you must have all those documents.
Here are documents you're going to most likely want to keep on hand whenever moving, and how to acquire them if they have expired or maybe you've lost your original copies.
Regardless that driver's licenses will not be acceptable for federal identity much longer, you'll still must have a active one--you should have it anyway, but in the case it expired a couple of weeks or perhaps a few months ago and you decided since you are moving why make an effort, go bother. If you need to register at the airport, reserve an automobile, open a bank account, or conduct life on the whole, you need to have an up-to-date license to do so. Should you be in a state in which you cannot get a license through the area Tag Agency same day, request a paper version of the new driver's license to use in front of the hard copy coming in the mailbox; this is acceptable ID for a period of around three weeks.
If you are moving for a new position, the probability is very good that you'll need to verify US citizenship before starting. You can renew it by mail if you satisfy specified requirements--your name hasn't changed, your last one has been issued no more than fifteen years previously, that you were no less than 16 during the time, along with others--however otherwise, you should apply for a new one in person. It is possible to ask for an expedited passport if required but expect you'll pay an extra $60 or so.
You'll need a copy for everyone within your family for your move to Colorado Springs. If you can't place your hands on them and you reside in the county or parish in which they were issued, an easy trip to the county offices will take care of it. If you had been born anywhere else, request the reproduction through that area. Every place is different, so take a crack at an internet lookup pertaining to the county records the place you were born to obtain the exact instructions to acquire a certified reproduction of your certificate of a birth. There is generally a minimal charge involved.
Should you need a reproduction, observe the same process you would with the birth certificate. A household Bible or document from the church will not be a sufficient legal document.
Social Security Card(s)
Everybody in your household needs a social security number and a card; if you cannot place your hands on the cards you will want to obtain replacements as soon as possible. You can start the process online, and also send in the supporting records, or you could go to the nearest Social Security Administration office with the papers. Copies--even notarized ones--are not acceptable. You need to have picture ID as well as evidence of citizenship, therefore bring an active driver's license and / or passport, school, employee, or armed service ID card, or a health insurance card.
You'll have to register your motor vehicles in the new city and state, consequently take the current registration cards as well as verification of insurance to the nearby BMV at the earliest opportunity right after your move to Colorado Springs. In a new state you'll get a whole new license plate and tag; in case your move was within the same state your license plate and tag are acceptable, however your insurance premiums might change.
Medical and Immunization Files
If you've got children, their new schools will have to have proof of immunization prior to registration. Possessing duplicates of all family healthcare records can help when you have initial appointments with new health professionals.
Gather all your files together as swiftly as you can before your move to Colorado Springs and keep them together. Considering that you'll need original documents of many items, simply place all the things inside a file folder and keep it in hand or in a safe location over the actual move--this is one thing you don't want to misplace.
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