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September 10, 2007

PASSPORT HELL

Sorry, I need to vent.....

About 5 months ago I applied for a passport and I still do not have it. The other day I decided to call the passport office. I have called before but they only let you talk to someone if you are travelling within two weeks. This time, I called and lied and said I was traveling on Sept. 30th. They told me I will be receiving a letter in the mail claiming I need to prove I am who I am and that I am a US citizen. It took them 5 months to send me this information. I thought okay no big deal, that was until I got the letter.

The US passport office is making me provide 5 forms of ID, list every place I have ever lived, every job I have ever had, every school I have ever attended, and list my families name, birth date, and where they were born.

Thanks to Melissa getting a jump on this it didn't take me as long as the normal person but it was time consuming (Thank God I'm 31 and not 75!). I mean do you know every place you lived and the years you lived there. The most difficult thing to do was the 5 forms of ID. Luckily for me I have an out of state drivers license and a state ID. I also used my social security card and a year book picture (with a copy of the cover). The last form of ID was a copy of my signature/dated contract for my mortgage.

I had to go send this Fed Ex and pay $25 to ship this out. This is such bullshit that I had to go through all of this. It would have been one thing if I would have found this out after 2 months but 5 months later. Keep in mind that this is all after I asked the passport guy if I should rush my passport and he of course said "no you'll get it in pleanty of time to fly to Canada for your wedding". Ummm...no...not so much!

I wonder how long it will take to get my passport now. What a joke.

6 comments:

Kim said...

What a crock! I think it took us about 3 months to get ours and then we didn't really need them. When do you need them by? Sorry it's such a hassle.

vee said...

Wow! No wonder so few people in the states have a passport!

Holly said...

Wow! That sucks!
It's funny, you are about the 5th horrible passport story I've heard in the last month or so. What is going on??!?!

tbean said...

DUDE!! That sucks!!! I hate bureacracy!!!

oneofhismoms said...

FYI- KEEP THAT LIST! You'll need it if you ever have to/get to do a second parent adoption.

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