Have you ever thought about going on the Disney Cruise? Do you know that if the cruise leaves the country you will need a passport. A woman, Mrs. Arenson, planned her Disney Cruise scheduled for this September and applied for her daughter’s US passport in May. She applied for the passport four months prior to the trip to be sure she would receive the passport in time and avoid problems.
The woman’s daughter, Isabella, was born in Taiwan and is a legal US citizen with a social security number. The child was adopted in 2008 and has a green card proving that she had entered the US legally.
Back in June, Mrs. Arenson received a letter from the US Dept of State asking for proof of her daughter’s permanent residency. A green card would do the trick, so Arensen sent a copy of her daughter’s green card to the State Department’s passport office.
The passport office sent a letter in July asking for Arenson to send the actual green card itself to fulfill the passport requirements. Arenson sent the original green card via certified mail.
Records indicate that someone at the State Dept. signed for the letter and received the green card. However, it turns out that someone in the passport office lost the green card.
Now, the passport office wanted Isabella’s original Taiwan passport. Mrs. Arenson hand delivered it to the passport office to avoid further confusion.
There is a happy ending to the story as Isabella’s US passport arrived earlier this week and the Disney Cruise planned for September is on! Isabella and her mom are looking forward to checking out the Bahamas with Isabella’s new US passport.
If you are interested in getting a passport or visa, give us a call at (212) 643-9305. Rush Passport™ Official US Passport Expeditors, serving Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Westchester County, Nassau County & Suffolk County, Long Island, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.