How hard do you work at your job? Do you think you work hard enough to win “Employee of the Year” honors? Well, a Texas man recently received that distinction and was
rewarded with a free cruise for him and a guest. When he told his wife that they were going on a free cruise she was ecstatic! However, her joy quickly turned to sorrow after she applied for and was denied a US Passport.
June Cloud is an American. She was born and raised in Texas. Why would she have trouble getting a passport? She’s been issued a social security number and a Texas driver’s license – but her passport application was denied.
Even though Cloud has been issued a social security number and a Texas driver’s license, apparently that’s not enough to prove that she is a US citizen. She received a letter from the US Department of State that denied her passport application due to the fact that she is not a U.S. citizen and that her birth certificate is invalid.
When she was born, her doctor did not file the necessary form to receive a birth certificate. Cloud has since applied for, and received a delayed birth certificate from the state of Texas. However, this document was not sufficient for the State Department, which issues passports.
The passport division requires: hospital birth records, baptismal certificate, medical records, early census reports, elementary school transcripts, insurance records, family Bible records or news and articles announcing the person’s birth.
A copy of the first census her parents filled out was denied because the proof has to be prior to the child turning 5 years old and she was seven-years-old. Unless she is able to come up with proof of her first five years, Cloud will remain without a passport and she will miss the trip of her dreams!
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