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January 14, 2019

Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to San Antonio

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either nearby or nationwide takes a great deal of coordination along with organization, and quite a few people forget to round up the correct papers in advance. The following is a brief reference plan on many of the significant documents that you'll want whether moving local or orchestrating a long-distance move to San Antonio.

Let's be honest, it isn't like you have to have a passport and a work visa to move across the state line, however after you've gathered all of your life papers together to go over the border those are close to the only important documents you don't need. And how our minds function, you might be ready to need all this documentation for a cross-country move, but if your move is geographically nearby--from Memphis only beyond the river into a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, as an illustration, it could come as a surprise that you must have all of the files.

These are the papers you're going to almost certainly need to keep nearby while moving, and how to acquire them should they have expired or you have misplaced your original copies.

Driver's License

Regardless that driver's licenses are not acceptable for federal recognition for much longer, you'll still need a active one--you ought to have it regardless, however if it expired a few weeks or maybe a long time ago and you decided as you are moving why bother, go bother. If you must sign in at the airport, reserve a vehicle, open up a bank account, or execute life generally, you should have a current driver's license to do this. In case you are in a state where you are unable to obtain a driver's license through the neighborhood Tag Agency same day, request a paper back up of your new license to make use of in front of the printed version coming in the mailbox; this can be suitable identification for a period of about three weeks.


Should you be moving for a new position, the probability is very good that you will have to verify US citizenship prior to getting started. You can renew it by mail when you fulfill specific factors--your name has not changed, your previous one has been issued no more than fifteen years in the past, you were at least 16 during the time, among others--but otherwise, you will need to make application for a new one in person. You may apply for an expedited passport if necessary but be prepared to spend an extra $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You will need a copy for everybody in the household for your move to San Antonio. If you can't place your hands on your original copies and you reside in the area or parish whereby they happened to be distributed, an easy stop by at the county offices will take care of it. If you had been born in another place, apply for the copy through that area. Every place is different, thus take a crack at an internet lookup with regard to the county records where you were born to determine the specific details to obtain a certified copy of your birth record. There is usually a moderate cost involved.

Marriage License

Should you need a reproduction, observe the same technique you would for the birth certificate. A household Bible or document from the religious organization will not be an acceptable legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Everyone in your family will need to have a social security number as well as a card; if you're unable to place your hands on them you're going to need to acquire replacements as soon as possible. You can start the job online, and send in the supporting files, or you could proceed to the nearest Social Security Administration office with your papers. Copies--even notarized ones--aren't adequate. You will need photo identification and evidence of citizenship, consequently take a current driver's license or passport, school, employee, or military ID card, or a medical insurance card.

Automobile Registration

You're going to need to register your motor vehicles in your new city and state, therefore bring your present registration cards and proof of insurance protection to the local BMV as soon as possible right after your move to San Antonio. Within a different state you will get a whole new license plate and tag; in case your move was within the same state your license plate and tag are fine, but your insurance charges could change.

Health and Immunization Reports

Should you have young ones, their new schools will have to have evidence of immunization ahead of enrollment. Possessing copies of the many family medical records will help when you've got initial visits with new health professionals.

Assemble all of your files together as swiftly as you can in advance of your move to San Antonio and keep them together. Considering that you will need original copies of many things, simply put everything inside a file folder and keep it with you or in a safe and secure place during the actual move--this is something you don't want to misplace.

When you're ready to move to San Antonio, let A-1 Freeman Moving Group assist. Get in touch with us right now to schedule your free in-home estimate.


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