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August 25th, 2006

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04:59 am - Dan-ger-ous!
(inflection ala Cat from Red Dwarf)

The Department of State wishes me to submit more information/documentation before they are willing to believe I am who I say I am, and issue me a passport.

I'm torn between irritated, pleased, and mildly flattered. I'm a little relieved that they want more than just the birth certificate (which they absconded with, and damn well better return with said passport) as documentation, and annoyed that they just didn't ask for additional ID documents as part of the application process.

I really doubt that I should be flattered, whether or not this is merely the new routine for all applicants or I have been labeled a Dangerous Freethinker or some-such. But at least the obscure pleasure offsets the tedium of digging out and photocopying and mailing off the additional information.

Interestingly enough, they want me to return the letter they sent me with my submission. One more photocopy to add to the list.

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Date:August 28th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)

what othter sort of.....

.....documentation, if you don't mind me asking, do they want from you? i take it this is a first passport and not a renewal.

aside, i wonder how they would react if you sent them back a different letter--a slightly but interestingly modified one--with your submission. many possibilities.

maybe something on their letterhead asking for a toenail clipping or whatnot. if you really were a freethinker you would try this. *peer pressure, peer pressure*
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Date:August 28th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)

Re: what othter sort of.....

What kind of a freethinker would I be if I gave in to peer pressure? *snort* Here is the list, though. (The DD-214 is the military discharge form.)

Supplemental Identification List
In order to help establish your identity for passport purposes, you are required to submit a combination of personal documents and public records. Documents that bear your photograph, signature, and/or physical descriptions are particularly helpful.
  • Employment identification card/records

  • Federal, state or municipal identification card

  • Student identification card

  • Driver's license (valid or expired)/suspension notice

  • Military records (DD-214)

  • Selective Service registration/classification

  • Union membership cards

  • Professional license (nurse, beautician, pilot, mechanic, etc.)

  • Physician's or immunization records

  • Medicare/health insurance card

  • Welfare card

  • Marriage certificates and licenses/divorce decrees

  • School transcripts

  • School yearbook photograph with name and name of school

  • Insurance records

  • Expired passports

  • Hospital birth certificate

  • Baptismal certificate or other religious records

  • Voter's registration card

  • Income tax records/W-2 forms

  • Banking records

  • Newspaper articles

  • Publicity features

  • Children's birth certificates with parents' names

  • Social Security card

  • Mortgage, lease or rental agreements

  • Parents' and siblings' birth or death certificates

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