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The Real ID Act was formulated in the wake of September 11 and was passed by Congress in May 2005. It was an Act of Congress that modified the U.S. federal law that is in charge of security, authentication and the issuing of procedures for state driver’s licenses, identity documents and variou...

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Getting a U.S. passport is not as complicated as some might think. However, it is important that applicants have the necessary requirements. One of the most important requirements to apply for a United States passport for the first time is a birth certificate.

Obtaining a certified copy of a b...

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If your birth certificate is stolen, you will need to promptly protect yourself from identity theft or fraud.

The first thing you need to do as soon as you suspect that your birth certificate might have been taken by an unauthorized third person, is to report the theft with government official...

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There are several acceptable forms of ID in the United States, they are all government issued IDs that people can obtain through the respective offices or government agencies. Identity documents in the United States include: regional state-issued driver’s license or identity card, the social ...

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The Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo recently signed new legislation allowing adopted citizens to obtain their birth certificate. The new law takes effect on January 15th, 2020, turning New York into the 10th state to allow adoptees unrestricted access to their birth certificates.

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Many travelers choose cruises for their holidays. In 2018, 28.5 million people took a cruise to various destinations around the world. American citizens also choose cruises these days, especially to visit the Caribbean Islands, Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and Cuba.

If you ar...

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The birth of a child is often one of the happiest times in a person’s life. When parents welcome a child into this world, they are probably not thinking about their baby’s birth certificate or to register their birth. However, it is really important to register a newborn and get their birth certif...

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The terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, led the U.S. Congress to create and establish several new laws to protect the country. One of the laws that came to being as a result of the attacks is the REAL ID Act.

What is the REAL ID Act? Under the REAL ID Act, minimum secur...

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As attitudes to gender fluidity change over time, so too do the rules for representing a change of gender on your vital records. Today there are around 1.4 million transgender people living in the USA and naturally, a change of gender marker and modifications on transgender birth certificates.

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