Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to Denver

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either nearby or a fair distance demands a large amount of planning along with organization, and many people neglect to round up the appropriate documents ahead of time. Below is a brief reference guideline on the various significant records that you'll need whether moving local or planning for a long-distance move to Denver.

Let's face it, it is not like you need a passport plus a work visa to transfer across the state line, however when you have gathered your entire life documents together to cross the border those are about the only important documents you do not need. And how our minds function, you'd anticipate to need all of this paperwork for a cross-country move, but in the event that your move is geographically close by--from Memphis merely across the river to a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, as an illustration, it might come as a jolt that you need all of the files.

Here are records you're going to probably have to keep convenient while moving, and how to get them should they have expired or you've lost your original copies.

Driver's License

Regardless that driver's licenses are not acceptable for federal identity much longer, you will still must have a current one--you ought to have it at any rate, but in the case it expired a couple of weeks or months ago and you figured since you are moving why take the time, go take the time. If you wish to register at the airport, book a car, open up a bank account, or do life on the whole, you must have an up-to-date driver's license to do so. Should you be in a state in which you can't obtain a driver's license via the area Tag Agency same day, inquire about a paper back up of the new license to make use of in front of the hard copy showing up in the mailbox; that is satisfactory ID for a period of around three weeks.


If you are moving for a new position, the probability is very good that you'll need to document US citizenship before you get started. You'll be able to renew it by mail when you fulfill specific requirements--your name has not changed, your previous one was issued no more than fifteen years ago, that you were a minimum of sixteen at that time, among others--but if not, you will need to make application for a new one in person. You can request an expedited passport if needed but be prepared to pay an extra $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You will want a copy for everybody within your household for your move to Denver. If you're unable to put your hands upon the originals and you are now living in the county or parish whereby they happened to be distributed, a simple visit to the county offices will handle it. If perhaps you were born somewhere else, obtain the reproduction through that area. Every location is unique, therefore try an internet search pertaining to the county records the place you were born to obtain the precise directions to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate. There is generally a minimal cost involved.

Marriage License

If you need a reproduction, observe the same procedure you would for the birth certificate. A household Bible or even certificate from your church isn't an acceptable legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Everybody in your family will need to have a social security number in addition to a card; if you're unable to put your hands on them you will want to acquire replacements as quickly as possible. You can begin the process online, and also send in the supporting files, or you can proceed to the local Social Security Administration office with the documents. Copies--even notarized ones--are not satisfactory. You need to have picture identification and evidence of citizenship, so bring an active driver's license or passport, school, employee, or military identification card, or a medical insurance card.

Automobile Registration

You're going to have to register your vehicles in your new community and state, so bring your present registration cards and proof of insurance to the local DMV at the earliest opportunity right after your move to Denver. In a new state you'll get a different license plate and tag; in case your move was within the same state your license plate and tag are fine, however your insurance costs might change.

Health and Immunization Records

If you've got youngsters, their new schools will have to have verification of immunization ahead of registration. Having replications of all family medical records can help when you've got initial appointments with new health professionals.

Assemble all your records together as quickly as you can in advance of your move to Denver and keep them together. Given that you'll need original documents of most items, simply place everything in a file folder and keep it along with you or in a safe and secure place throughout the actual move--this is one thing you won't want to lose.

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