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Old August 19th, 2001, 09:03 AM
Linda Butler
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I have a question on the brith certificate needed.

The birth certificate my husband has is a "Delayed Certificate of Birth" from the Vital Statistics - State Board of Health - South Carolina - It does have a seal of the right side and signed by the Registrar - this has been the only birth certificate he has ever had, apparently there was a fire when he was a child and this is what his parents received from the state of South Carolina to replace it.

I just want to make sure this is ok, it has been accepted from things like going into the Military. It states at the seal that this is a true copy of the orginal certificate filed in the records of South carolina and that the seal renders it valid. He also has a card from the state of South Carolina.

I just want to make sure we wont have any problems gettingthe ship, we sail on the Nordic Empress Sept 2, 2001. Will this be ok? Thank you.
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Old August 19th, 2001, 04:23 PM
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I really don't think it will be a problem but if you are unsure go to your county office and ask them if it is legit or you could get a PASSPORT ,that is its weight in gold a passport will gget you anywhere with no questions ask , that's what I did . good luck and happy sailing

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Old August 20th, 2001, 08:58 AM
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We always carry a photo copy of our papers when we are ashore. We leave the originals onboard & never had a problem. My birth certificayte is in bad shape because of the type of paper used back then. (1946)
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Old August 20th, 2001, 09:01 AM
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Is it best to carry your birth certificate while you are in port?
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Old August 29th, 2001, 11:01 AM
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It sounds OK to me.

DO NOT carry any vital documents ashore. Make photocopies and carry those with you. The only place you're going is back to the ship.

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Old August 30th, 2001, 07:08 AM
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Consider obtaining a passport. It's only about $50, is good for 10 years and removes all question as to whether you have the proper proof of citizenship. I think you will be glad you did. It takes about a month to get one, so you might start right away if your cruise is coming up.
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