Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Passports - Take One

You can always count on the local post office for a bit of fun. We headed over to get passports for the boys. We had spent the a.m. filling out scholarship applications, visiting a notary, and registering for their trip. All I needed to do was have two boys apply for passports. The fun began.

We needed a question answered. AhHa...you must wait in line to ask a question. OK. Question answered, back to filling out forms.

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NOT ANOTHER QUESTION! We sent Jared to wait in line to ask the second question. He was thrilled to be of assistance.

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Jared received a reprieve when the last sentence said that BOTH Mother and Father had to sign in the presence of someone big and mean looking. Oops.....we'll try the passports again.

We got home to find out that the trip they were planning on may have to be cancelled. The big group that was planning on going has backed out. We've asked them how many it takes to make a "group" - maybe we can find our own group. ::snort:: They offered the boys to go on one of the Mission Trips in the summer...since we'll be moving and we're not sure WHERE...it seems prudent to turn down that offer....but then again....

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

4 comments:

Linda said...

I learned that thing about both parents the hard way too...when my hubby was in Germany and we were looking to get "tourist" passports...had to live with hte military ones instead...sigh.

Renee said...

Hmmm??? I thought the double parent signature was only for those under 16yo???

Need to be careful with military passports. They are only to be used in conjunction with a military assignment. So if one is stationed in the US, family members are not supposed to use them for personal travel. If stationed overseas, then they can be used for travel since it's connected in that you need the passport to properly return to your overseas assignment

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Renee - according to the form we saw it didn't list an age - just said both were required.....

Cynthia said...

When we went the kid our kids' passports it was onl under a certain age that had to have both parents, but of course I don't remember the age and it looks like it wouldn't matter now anyway if you don't need the passports.