Passport and immunization records

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by blackhawkmom, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. blackhawkmom

    blackhawkmom Member

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    My son's passport was issued in 2006 and he was under 16 so I think he needs a new one before entering the academy --is that correct it will expire in November next year. Also immunization records---will the records on his high school transcript work or do we need to get another one somewhere? With it being senior year so much is going on just wanted to get a jump on things. Any other items I might can get I don't know of? Thanks
     
  2. jennyp

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    I'd get after the new passport thing right away. We weren't clear so took it along for I-Day, brought it home, sent it back up this spring. He won't have time to get another during plebe year.

    Vaccinations........don't know if I would rely on what is on high school record. We searched out all vaccination records. I imagine different schools, states do it many different ways.
     
  3. Hemingway

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    My son was in a similar situation. Normally you can renew a valid passport thru the mail. However, since the passport in question was issued prior to the age of 16, the new passport must be applied for in person as if it were a first time issue. My son had a day off from school a couple of weeks ago so we went ahead and took care of this now. In our area, they have greatly reduced the number of locations to do this, so we had to drive to a post office in a community 35 mins away. Total cost is $100 unless you want expedited processing. The application and instructions can be found online at the US State Department website.
     
  4. MomoftheMagik

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    I would recommend filling out the passport forms before going to the office. It makes things much easier. Also be aware that they take your citizenship document (in our case his birth cert) and send it in with the form. It was returned to us several weeks later, but be aware of that if you haven't sent the birth cert to the academy yet.
     

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