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Old April 30th, 2008, 06:33 PM
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Does a raised seal really need to be on a birth certificate?

My Wife's BC is from NYC and has pink-blue bacground with what they call an engraved border and seals raised "intaglio" printing

My BC has the old-fashioned "stamped raise seal."
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I think, just the older copies have the raised seal. Is your wife's a newer copy? I think they will both work. Although, passports are now required, do you also have those?
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In my county...
If someone is requiring a "certified" copy of your BC then yes, it would have a raised seal...
I suppose different countys in different states may vary as to what they consider to be certified.
Now a certified court document in my county doesn't have to have the raised seal but has to have a certifiction stamp on the copy with a Judges signature (hence a copy of the original).
I'm only bringing my passport and a copy of my BC with me. (and of course I.D.)
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None of us are taking our Birth Cert. with us. We are only taking our passports and a photo ID...(drivers/non drivers license or a student ID)

Our PVP from Carnival told us we won't need anything else.

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Does a raised seal really need to be on a birth certificate?

My Wife's BC is from NYC and has pink-blue background with what they call an engraved border and seals raised "intaglio" printing

My BC has the old-fashioned "stamped raise seal."
As long as it was issued by the city, county or state, this type of birth certificate is just fine. Many states and counties have adopted a more modern birth certificate with an official seal vs. the old hand stamped raised seal.

Just make sure it isn't a HOSPITAL issued birth certificate. The kind with the hand and foot prints on them. They aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

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Does a raised seal really need to be on a birth certificate?

My Wife's BC is from NYC and has pink-blue bacground with what they call an engraved border and seals raised "intaglio" printing

My BC has the old-fashioned "stamped raise seal."
No. Mine is also from NYC.
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I think, just the older copies have the raised seal. Is your wife's a newer copy? I think they will both work. Although, passports are now required, do you also have those?
Don't always have to have a passport, but certainly recommended.
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Yes, from here on out it will be passports but this was a last minute surprise trip and I couldn't ruin the surprise by telling her that we needed to get passports in advance; this would kind of give something away.
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Does a raised seal really need to be on a birth certificate?

My Wife's BC is from NYC and has pink-blue background with what they call an engraved border and seals raised "intaglio" printing

My BC has the old-fashioned "stamped raise seal."
As long as it was issued by the city, county or state, this type of birth certificate is just fine. Many states and counties have adopted a more modern birth certificate with an official seal vs. the old hand stamped raised seal.

Just make sure it isn't a HOSPITAL issued birth certificate. The kind with the hand and foot prints on them. They aren't worth the paper
they're printed on.
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Mike:
You are right when you say that the new ones are more modern looking .
We had to get new ones issued because of a "misplacement" of ours. They were not the white ones, they were colorful. The seal was still raised.

Now..... about the hospital ones, the ones with the precious little footprints on them. AWWW..come on, I'm a mom and I think they are worth more than gold.
Just joking with you.
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When we applied for our passports, we had to send away for certified copies from the states we were born in. My wife's, from Wash DC, had a raised seal while mine, VA, did not. I was concerned as the passport requires a certified copy with a "raised seal." Not to worry though, got them in a suprisingly short time. So the embossed "seal" is acceptable.
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Doesn't really help, but I feel a need to share.

We didn't get passports for our first cruise. I had all our certificates (birth, marriage) ready to go. About two weeks before the trip, my DL was destroyed in a tragic dryer accident. I went to get a new one, using the only birth certificate I've ever had. Found out it was invalid. I'd been adopted, through a state agency, and somehow my certificate was never stamped or officially filed with the state. Lucky me got to drive down to the state vital statistics building in the capitol and convince the workers there that I actually did exist. Thankfully Amom had kept all records and papers from the adoption (including the receipt for my "fees"), so it wasn't too difficult to prove my identity to them.

I tell you what, before our second cruise, we had passports.
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