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on page 12 of the instructions to appointees booklet it states that documents cannot be returned at the very top. they want you to hand carry original documents such as proof of citizenship like birth certificate or passport. also want photo id such as driver's liscense AND your social security card. i don't know if i am missing something here but i am reluctant to let original documents out of my control

what happens to these documents?? do they keep them?
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They will give you your birth certificate and passport back. But I would definitely make a copy of them to leave at home, prior to taking the original with you. Just in case something gets lost.
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what about your social security card and driver's liscence?
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They don't "KEEP" anything personal like that. Once you get your military ID card, you'll find that the military practically never needs another piece of personal information from you ever again. They've got it all. My son got everything back. Matter of fact, I don't think they even took it. Simply looked at it.
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You do need the social security card, or some other official document that lists your SSN. It shouldn't actually be taken. Just needed for verification.
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on page 12 of the instructions to appointees booklet it states that documents cannot be returned at the very top. they want you to hand carry original documents such as proof of citizenship like birth certificate or passport. also want photo id such as driver's liscense AND your social security card. i don't know if i am missing something here but i am reluctant to let original documents out of my control

what happens to these documents?? do they keep them?
As several have already said here: you send "copies" to them now if asked...when you arrive you have the originals (your folks have more than one copy placed in several locations at home (in a safe, box, bank box, you get the idea).

ONCE you're "in processed" and all has been done, the documents aren't needed and they'll be returned to you. YOU then can send them home, hang onto them, whatever. It's just that if you send them now...USAFA won't be returning them in the mail.

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My sons got all their things back. Twin A promptly misplaced his things and needed all new "originals" to be, um, kept at home. Twin B didn't lose anything and has them nicely stored away... somewhere.
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Default Birth Certificate or Passport

Just want to check, it is either Birth Certificate or Passport. Right, it is not both. I figured that way I will hold on to the Birth Certificate and only send him with the Passport. Thanks.
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Just want to check, it is either Birth Certificate or Passport. Right, it is not both. I figured that way I will hold on to the Birth Certificate and only send him with the Passport. Thanks.
Correct. Worked for me last year just bringing my passport.
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did you need your SS card too, even with a passport?
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