Hipshot, you seem to have regained your sense of humor and for that I commend you. A word of advice, just get a passport, in hindsight maybe you'll never use it but at least you'll have it. Although word of warning, they'll want an official birth certificate for that too. I myself was born in PA, and had to send away for an official one before I could obtain my passport many years ago. The fancy one from the hospital with what I thought was a raised seal was nothing more than a souvenir.