Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to Colorado Springs

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either nearby or nationwide requires a lot of planning along with organization, and a lot of people neglect to locate the correct documents ahead of time. The following is a quick reference plan on the various important files that you'll need regardless of whether moving local or orchestrating a long-distance move to Colorado Springs.

Let's be honest, it's not like you have to have a passport plus a work visa to move over the state line, but after you've gotten all your life documents together to cross the border those are about the only things you do not need. And how our minds function, you might be ready to need this paperwork for a cross-country move, however if your move is geographically close by--from Memphis just beyond the river to a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, for example, it can come as a shock that you need the many records.

Below are records you will more than likely want to keep convenient whenever moving, and approaches to acquire them if they have expired or you could have lost your original copies.

Driver's License

Even though driver's licenses are not acceptable for federal identity for much longer, you'll still have to have a current one--you need to have it at any rate, but in the case it expired a few weeks or even a few months in the past and you figured as you are moving why bother, go take the time. If you need to sign in at the airport, reserve an automobile, open a bank account, or do life generally speaking, you need an up-to-date license to do this. In case you are in a state where you cannot get a license through the neighborhood Tag Agency same day, inquire about a paper back up of your new driver's license to make use of ahead of the printed version showing up in the mailbox; this can be adequate ID for a period of about three weeks.


In case you are moving for a new job, chances are pretty good that you will have to prove US citizenship before you get started. It is possible to renew it by mail when you meet specified requirements--your name hasn't changed, your previous one was issued not more than fifteen years in the past, that you were at least 16 at the time, along with others--but if not, you'll have to make application for a new one in person. You may request an expedited passport if required but expect you'll pay an extra $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You will need a copy for everybody within your family for your move to Colorado Springs. If you're unable to place your hands on the originals and you live in the county or parish where they happened to be issued, an easy stop by at the county offices will take care of it. If you were born somewhere else, apply for the reproduction through that location. Every place differs, therefore try an online search for the county records the place you were born to get the specific details to obtain a certified reproduction of your birth certificate. There is generally a minimal charge involved.

Marriage License

If you need a duplicate, adhere to the exact same procedure you would for the birth certificate. A family Bible or certificate from the place of worship isn't a sufficient legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Everybody in your family should have a social security number as well as a card; if you're unable to place your hands on them you'll want to obtain replacements at the earliest opportunity. You can start the job online, and send in the supporting papers, or you can go to the nearest Social Security Administration office with the paperwork. Copies--even notarized ones--won't be adequate. You'll need photo ID as well as verification of citizenship, so take a current driver's license and / or passport, school, employee, or armed forces ID card, or a medical insurance card.

Vehicle Registration

You'll need to register your motor vehicles with your new community and state, consequently bring your latest registration cards and proof of insurance coverage to the area BMV at the earliest opportunity right after your move to Colorado Springs. Within a new state you'll receive a new license plate and tag; if your move was within the same state your license plate and tag are fine, but your insurance charges might change.

Medical and Immunization Reports

Should you have youngsters, their new schools will have to have proof of immunization prior to registration. Having replications of the many family healthcare records will help when you've got initial consultations with new physicians.

Gather your files together as quickly as you can in advance of your move to Colorado Springs and keep them together. Since you will need original copies of many things, just put everything within a file folder and keep it along with you or in a secure location over the actual move--this is one thing you won't want to misplace.

If you are ready to move to Colorado Springs, let A-1 Freeman Moving Group help. Get in touch with us today to schedule your cost-free in-home estimate.


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