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  • #41266

    Thanks! If you are walking on SMB and see us be sure to say “hello”. We are staying at Tamarind Bay just down from the Marriott. We can also be found at the Royal Palms! ? We have the twins seen in my Avatar…you can’t miss us!

    :palm:

    #41268

    Kim, just 7 short days! Dang girl! I know you are looking so forward to this trip and you will have a blast! You guys deserve this and in just a few short days all the problems with passports and your memories of surgeries will be behind you.

    #41275
    Divesergeant
    divesergeant
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    Caymantwins,

    You sure hit a nerve with the pasport story. It sounds like the whole application and issuance of them is a boondoggle.

    Spiritman is right, one more thing to thank the terrorists for.

    I guess the passport thing shows that there is nothing so fouled up that it can’t be made worse by bureacracy! Ya gotta love the government, sometimes it can foul up a one car parade.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing the saga. It’ll undoubtably get others going well ahead of time to get theirs and they’ll know how to follow up if there is a delay.

    DS

    #41282
    Dsellars
    dsellars
    Member

    Oh gosh Kim, I’m really sorry you had to go through that to get your passports. But what a smart girl you are to get help images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/> Have a great time with your family next week an drink a couple of rum punches for me Lots of love and God bless Diana

    #41318
    SunandFun
    SunandFun
    Member

    Oh my goodness, what a story! My family of four only needed one more passport for our 10 year old and I started as soon as I found out we were traveling to Cayman. I paid the “expedited” fee right off the bat. (hey, my husband was in the Army for 20 years…I KNOW how the government works) ? We had the passport within three weeks! So, what did I learn? It’s best to pay the government off….ooops! Did I say that? ?

    Hey CaymanTwins, I will watch for you on the beach – we are overlapping a few days on our trips! I hope you have a fabulous time! Sounds like you and your family are well deserving of the time off.

    Ok, obviously I put this in the wrong place. Can someone please move my message to Caymantwins discussion about passports…..”Darn Newbies!” ?

    #41319

    I merged it for you! ?

    Where are you staying?

    :palm:

    #41405
    Celine
    Celine
    Member

    Oh Kim………..I am SO glad this all worked out for you and your family……we just got back VERY late Saturday night….Sunday morning ratherimages/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>and I thought about you and prayed that things would work out………..this is the first thing I wanted to see, getting back on this board, and with tears in my eyes, you have made my day! This is just the BEST news!

    Have a perfectly wonderful time…..and think of running for office somewhere…….you are one gutsy woman and I’m honored to know you, even if just thru this board, and phone calls. I’m sure everyone is so proud of you and your efforts….did see the GREAT interview you forwarded to me of your TV debut, which was WONDERFUL, and thanks for sending!

    Can’t wait to see a photo of you and your sweetie…both with Corona’s in your hands and beautiful twins on the beach……..pure bliss.images/smiles/palmtree.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif” alt=”” title=”” class=”bbcode-image”/>

    love, celine

    #41638
    Haltom
    haltom
    Member

    Hello,

    I still am without passport, and I am no more calm about it! I keep checking online, but my information won’t pop up. I checked for my kids online and they popped up right away.

    There is a line on their website “Note: If your information (last name, date of birth, and last four digits of your Social Security Number) matches more than one record in our database your record will not appear online.” Does anyone know if this refers to a passport that is being renewed? The kids were getting their first passports, and I am renewing mine. Has anyone else been able to track a renewed passport online?

    They have cashed my check. I suppose that’s a good sign. I’ll cross my fingers and hope that my email is returned soon. I suppose I’ll start pestering them by phone next week.

    Thanks in advance,

    Allison

    #41640
    Shelly
    shelly
    Member

    Alison

    This must be so stressful as your vacation gets closer. No experiences to relate regarding renewed passports, just wanted to give you a little support and wishes for a speedy appearance!

    Shelly ?

    #41651
    Jbradford
    jbradford
    Member

    Haltom,

    It took 5 weeks for my husband and mine’s renewal passports applications to show up online. It was on exactly the same day as our daughter’s initial passport application showed up online. They are not giving an estimated date now. They simply state “You should receive your passport 10 weeks from the date you submitted your application.”

    #41653

    I am so sorry for all your passport problems. I know my neice is still waiting to hear on hers as well, we still have about 6 weeks before we need to start getting worried on hers though. I would definately get on the phone and start raising some “you know what” with them though. It is getting to close for comfort for them not to be there.

    #41663
    Haltom
    haltom
    Member

    Thanks to all for sharing in my misery. :crying: I was most sad to see jbradfords post. :confused: I was hoping I had it all figured out. I originally send mine with the boys. I forgot to sign mine ? and they sent it back. The boys got theirs back quickly, but I apparently am caught up in the bottleneck of Spring Break. I did delivery confirmation and know it has now been six weeks and two days. I still can’t track it online! My e-mail to them hasn’t been responded to yet ? so I guess I’ll be on the phone on Monday. ? All the intro messages on their phone line say not to call until you are 14 days out from your trip. I’ll have to pretend I didn’t hear that. ?

    If it came down to me making a 3 hr trip to Chicago, which I most certainly do not want to do – especially with a 3 y.o. and a 2 y.o., does anyone know if I can do anything without my old passport? They have my old passport and birth certificate with my application. :confused:

    Crying,

    Allison

    #41669
    Shelly
    shelly
    Member

    Allison

    there were long lines in Chicago to get passports before spring break-don’t know if it’s eased up-but there was an article in the chicago tribune about it.

    Good luck

    Shelly ?

    #41694
    Haltom
    haltom
    Member

    I sat on hold forever to talk to someone today. She assured me it’s fine for now and to call back when I will be 14 days out – next Tuesday. During the course of the conversation, I found out that my last name is misspelled. I am crossing my fingers that it was only the computer info that was input wrong. She told me it should still get here with my correct name. However, I will not hold my breath. ? Does anyone have any experience with getting a passport with a misspelled name? Sounds like a nightmare to me! :confused:

    I will call again tomorrow, and I will be e-mailing daily.

    AAAAAAGH! :crying:

    Allison

    #41695

    There is something else to think about on the topic of passports. If you have family that travels abroad without you, and God forbid, something happens, and they need you to come to them. If you don’t have a passport, you are stuck, uable to help them.

    It is a good idea for everyone to get a passport, whether or not you think you will be traveling in the near future.

    They are also great forms of ID in the US. I recently applied for a massage therapist license in a new city in my California county. I had two choices for forms of acceptable ID:

    1. My passport

    2. My driver’s license, birth certificate AND social security card (all 3)

    It doesn’t hurt to have a passport that you are not using. I keep mine locked in a safe when I am not needing it for travel or ID.

    Terese

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