Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 02:24 PM
Linda T.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default no birth certificate

My ex brother in law is planning a cruise. I told him he had to have either a certified BC or better still a passport. He said about 25 years ago the courthouse that had his birth certificate burned down and he doesn't know what to do. when he got his drivers liscence they had to take the family bible and they accepted that. Does anybody have any ideas of what he needs to do?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 02:54 PM
rayb's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,702
Send a message via AIM to rayb Send a message via Skype™ to rayb
Default Re: no birth certificate

Linda,

What a coincidence. I just returned from the Local Court House, Birth Certificate Office In Orlando, Florida. With the mother of the child with me we placed an order for 2 BCs and within 20 minutes and $12 later they handed us the 2 BCs. That is the way we do it here.

Now where do you live is the next question. All birth Certificates are registered with the State, mostly. So call the local number and get information or contact the States HQ for info. should be real simple.

Ray
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 04:02 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 180
Default Re: no birth certificate

I live in Texas and we can go to any courthouse and get our BC in a couple of minutes as long as you were born in Texas. This applies in most states.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 07:52 PM
Denise77's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 407
Default Re: no birth certificate

Linda,

I got mine online. I think most states have website that will actually allow you to order it by fax or internet with a credit card. At least I did order one from Louisiana with no problems and it arrive Fed Ex with 10 days, with a fed ex fee of course. What state was he born in?

Denise

__________________
Paradise June 2003
Fascination 05 Bahamas
Fascination 05 Mx
Fantasy Dec 2 Big Easy to Mx
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 08:19 PM
Linda T.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: no birth certificate

He was born in Alabama. The problem is when the courthouse burned down they lost all the records that he was born. This was years ago when it happened. His parents tried to get one and couldn't when he turned old enough to get his drivers liscence. So they had to use the family bible. That worked 25 years ago, but there is no way it would work now. It would seem that someplace somewhere would have proof he was born he just didn't know where to start so I thought I would ask here.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 08:43 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,783
Default Re: no birth certificate

Try the state courthouse, if a birth certificate was registered, the state should have a copy. One of the state agency's should haave a copy, somewhere.



Post Edited (06-09-03 20:44)
__________________
Mark
Costa Atlantica, 3/23/03
Brilliance, 2/16/04
Brilliance, 2/14/05
Brilliance, 2/13/06
Brilliance, 2/12/07
Explorer, 2/3/08
Jewel, 2/9/09
Jewel, 2/1/10, RCI cancelled our cruise, (insert sound of sobbing)

Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old June 9th, 2003, 09:58 PM
KTW35
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: no birth certificate

Even if there is literally NO record,don't panic.Some agency will have an answer.Its just too important.Good Luck.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2003, 07:15 AM
seabee
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: no birth certificate

Born in Alabama! What a blessing...I only assume he is not living here anymore, what a curse! Seriously, try calling 334.206.5418. This is the number listed in the telephone book for "Birth/Death Certificates" for the State. Maybe they can help.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2003, 07:16 AM
Denise77's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 407
Default Re: no birth certificate

There are alternative forms of identification used by the cruiseline. Perhaps you should call or email your cruiseline and ask then to fax or email you a list of the acceptable forms of Id they use. The post office could also help you. See them for a passport and they will have a list of accecptable forms of ID to issue the passport, which would be all he needs to travel. Good luck.

__________________
Paradise June 2003
Fascination 05 Bahamas
Fascination 05 Mx
Fantasy Dec 2 Big Easy to Mx
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2003, 09:43 AM
Linda T.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: no birth certificate

Thanks everybody. I have forwarded all the info to him. I knew somebody here would know what to do.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2003, 10:15 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: My GPS says 12 ft. above 6 ft. under!
Posts: 7,269
Default Re: no birth certificate

Also, try contacting the hospital in which he was born. They should have a record of his birth, attending physician, date, parent's name, etc. This information can be used to get a new birth certificate.

Regards,
Thomas
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2003, 05:21 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 144
Default Re: no birth certificate

My late husband was born in 1936, at home on a ranch in Colorado. Since theree was no doctor in attendance he never was issued a birth certificate. This never was an issue until we had to have a passports for a trip to Tahiti.

His passport was issued in 1982, based on affidavits from his older sisters, his confirmation certificate and grade school records. Needless to say it took a little longer than the usual processing time that mine took.

Get a passport. Vince always found it to be an acceptable substitute for a birth certificate.

On one Caribben cruise, when I forgot my passport, they accepted a voters registration card and my California drivers license and proof of citizenship.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old June 10th, 2003, 10:11 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 7,373
Default Re: Re: no birth certificate

Be advised, non-citizens can and do have voter registration cards and state drivers licenses and for that reason they are NOT accepted as proof of citizenship. Post 9/11 you MUST have at least an original Birth Certificate and a state issued photo ID or passport. A passport is by far the best thing.
JIm

__________________
24 cruises and counting!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old June 11th, 2003, 11:16 AM
Mary L.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: no birth certificate

Just another thought -- he should get a "delayed report of birth" issued in the state of his birth. Someday he is going to need to prove his age to obtain social security, medicare, etc. and he will be better able to get "proof" of his birth now than in 10 or 20 years from now.

The passport is an excellent means of identification and "proof" of birth but may take longer to obtain than the "birth certificate" based on a delayed report. If his mother is still alive, she should be able to make the report; if not, there are various means of proving the information and getting the registration.

Hope he gets what he needs in time for the cruise!

Mary L.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
1936, birth, born, carnival, certificate, child, cirtificate, cruise, cruising, forget, home, no, passport

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
birth certificate paisleyrose Carnival Cruise Lines 4 October 13th, 2006 12:57 PM
birth certificates vs. certificate of birth registration dawhiner Royal Caribbean International 9 August 10th, 2004 05:45 AM
Birth Certificate Tonya Carnival Cruise Lines 3 April 16th, 2002 09:19 AM
Birth certificate/birth registration card rebeljohn Chit - Chat for Cruisers 6 October 31st, 2001 04:44 PM
Birth Certificate Linda Butler Ask CruiseMates Staff 9 August 21st, 2001 10:33 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1