Originally posted by f-mattox:
Seems like they left out the one most important word in regard to birth certificates: "CERTIFIED."
I noticed that too! Upon further investigation here,
I saw "certified" was no longer mentioned. The one thing they emphasized was it being from the Department of Vital Records versus a Hospital Birth Record.
This topic got my attention last week from reading posts somewhere else regarding this as I had sent my "Certified" copy in with my Passport application. Which has not came back yet, but is due early next week. Panic started setting in with me because all I have now is a plastic card issued from the state of Va. Then I read that was no longer acceptable with Carnival. Well, that proved to be wrong after I called them (3 times to verify) and they said it was if it was issued by Vital Statistics of the state.
Of course we all recommend getting a Passport. However, some folks still use Birth Certificates for "Closed Loop" cruises. I may be one if I don't get my Passport by next Friday.