Birth Certificate And Passport Processing Delay Woes During Covid. :(

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GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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This is a heads up to anyone needing proof of citizenship for licensing/employment needs.

Due to Covid and read ID demand. Vitalchek is having long processing times on Birth Certificates. I’ve been waiting over a month for mine. When I recently checked my status, they canceled my order. Getting through to customer service took a while too. ( I was born in Chicago, and now live in the Philadelphia ‘burbs)

When, I learned of my Birth Cert cancellation, I mailed in my renewal for my Passport (It expired earlier this year). Thankfully the office renewal is just in Philly, so my check cleared a few days after I mailed it. Now to wait for Passport.

Make sure that you have your proof of citizenship. If you need it, you better start the process because you might end up with unexpected delays.

PS I’m heading to my parents house today, to see if I can search for my birth certificate. I don’t remember them giving it to me. So there’s a chance it’s there.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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If you know where you were born, what hospital or what county, it is as easy as going to that county seat and getting a copy for about $10. Your birth certificate is already a public record. As for getting a passport that can all be done online but does take time. In the past is a passport was needed in a hurry for travel or other reasons, contacting your representative or senator what get you in touch with someone to help speed process.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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In order to use Vitalchek, you need birth information beforehand. Counties use Vitalchek for out of state online requests. Expedited passport requests are on hold to due covid unless death and some other emergency.

I’m giving of what the picture is now due to Covid and Real ID demand.

If you know where you were born, what hospital or what county, it is as easy as going to that county seat and getting a copy for about $10. Your birth certificate is already a public record. As for getting a passport that can all be done online but does take time. In the past is a passport was needed in a hurry for travel or other reasons, contacting your representative or senator what get you in touch with someone to help speed process.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Joseph I.'s Comment
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I do not know what Vitalchek is, I was just saying I know on Monday I could go to my county courthouse and for $10 or $15 could have a copy of my birth certificate.

GrayBeardinPA's Comment
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Yeah, i wish it was that easy for me. I would have to travel over 700 miles to do it in person.

I do not know what Vitalchek is, I was just saying I know on Monday I could go to my county courthouse and for $10 or $15 could have a copy of my birth certificate.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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While it is a pain 700 miles if needed to start you on the career you want is not a big deal. It is a 2 day trip. Also is there a way to call and have it done without being in person.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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While it is a pain 700 miles if needed to start you on the career you want is not a big deal. It is a 2 day trip. Also is there a way to call and have it done without being in person.

NJ won't allow it online either. As a matter of fact.. as I was in person standing there with my CDL and TWIC card and passport.... as well as my USPS ID that hadn't expired yet... The county clerk almost didn't give me my BC because my father's middle name is wrong on my BC. His middle name was Jack (after his uncle Jacob). My BC says John which I wasn't expecting. The clerk argued with me to the point that I had to have her pull up my dad's death certificate (thank God he died in the same county).

Trust me when I say... Not all states do things the same way. NJ DMV right now has lines at 6am. They open at 8am. Anyone not there before noon doesn't get in. No one is allowed in the building and the line wraps through the parking lot with no cars .. in 100 degree heat and pouring rain. And get this.... I used to mail in my med card... They told me "don't rely on Trenton to process it anytime soon. Yes they extended expirations to Sept 30th.. but they are so behind the mail keeps building. You are better off standing in the line".

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