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January 14, 2019

Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to Dallas

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either locally or nationwide requires a large amount of planning as well as organization, and a lot of people don't round up the correct documents in advance. Below is a short reference plan for the various important records that you'll want regardless of whether moving local or planning for a long-distance move to Dallas.

Let's face it, it's not as if you must have a passport and a work visa to move across the state line, but once you've gotten all of your life records together to go over the border those are roughly the only things you won't need. And how our minds operate, you would be ready to need all of this paperwork for a cross-country move, however if your move is geographically local--from Memphis just beyond the river into a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, as an illustration, it may come as a shock that you must have all those documents.

Below are records you will most likely want to keep nearby while moving, and the way to get them should they have expired or maybe you've lost them.

Driver's License

Even though driver's licenses will not be good for federal identity a lot longer, you will still must have a active one--you ought to have it at any rate, but in the case it expired a few weeks or a long time in the past and you thought since you are moving why bother, go bother. If you wish to sign in at the airport, reserve a vehicle, open a bank account, or do life generally, you must have a current driver's license to do so. In case you are in a state in which you cannot get a driver's license from the local Tag Agency same day, ask for a paper copy of your new license to use ahead of the printed version showing up in the mail; that is acceptable ID for about three weeks.


If you're moving for a new job, chances are pretty good that you will have to document US citizenship before you get started. You can renew it by mail should you fulfill certain criteria--your name hasn't changed, your previous one had been issued no more than fifteen years in the past, that you were a minimum of 16 during the time, along with others--however if not, you will need to apply for a new one in person. You can request an expedited passport if required but be prepared to spend an extra $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You will want a copy for everyone in your household for your move to Dallas. If you cannot place your hands upon them and you are now living in the area or parish whereby they were issued, a simple journey to the county offices will take care of it. If perhaps you were born in another place, request the duplicate from that location. Every place differs, so take a crack at an internet investigation for the county records the place you were born to determine the exact details to get a certified copy of your certificate of a birth. There is generally a minimal charge involved.

Marriage License

Should you need a reproduction, follow the very same technique you would for the birth certificate. A family Bible or even certificate from the church will not be a suitable legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Everyone in your family will need to have a social security number in addition to a card; if you cannot place your hands on them you're going to need to obtain replacements without delay. You can start the job online, and mail in the supporting files, or alternatively you can proceed to the nearest Social Security Administration office with the papers. Copies--even notarized ones--won't be adequate. You need to have photo identification and verification of citizenship, so take an up-to-date driver's license or passport, school, employee, or armed forces ID card, or a medical insurance card.

Vehicle Registration

You'll have to register your automobiles in the new community and state, consequently bring your current registration cards along with verification of insurance protection to the nearby BMV as soon as possible after your move to Dallas. Within a new state you'll get a whole new license plate and tag; in case your move was within the same state your current license plate and tag are acceptable, but your insurance costs might change.

Medical and Shot Reports

If you have youngsters, their new schools will need evidence of immunization ahead of enrollment. Possessing duplicates of all the household medical documents helps when you have initial consultations with new doctors.

Gather your records together as rapidly as you can ahead of your move to Dallas and keep them together. Since you may need original copies of many items, just put all the things within a file folder and keep it with you or in a safe place over the actual move--this is one thing you don't want to lose.

Should you be ready to move to Dallas, let A-1 Freeman Moving Group help. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.


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