I will be crusing on the 24th of this month. I have a RAISED hospital birth certificate. Is this sufficient?
I hope so, because I am sure it will take longer than a week to get a birth certificate from vital statistics!
I asked the very same question to carnival. I was told that a hospital certificate even with a raised seal was not enough. I would not be allowed to board the boat.You need a certified copy with the raised seal from vital statistics. I called the county in the state I was born and paid by credit card and paid a small fee to have it fed ex to me. I got it the next day.
If you are really desperate...you can go to the vital records building in the state you were born and pick one up. I guess this really depends on where you live. I live in Nashville, Tennessee. So it was very easy for me to go downtown and pick mine up. Just offerring suggestions.