Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to Dallas

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either close by or across the country takes a great deal of coordination along with organization, and quite a few people neglect to round up the correct paperwork in advance. Below is a quick resource plan for many of the important documents that you'll want no matter whether moving local or planning for a long-distance move to Dallas.

Let's be honest, it isn't like you need a passport along with a work visa to transfer over the state line, however after you have gotten all of your life documents together to cross the border those are roughly the only items you do not need. And how our brains work, you'd expect to need all this certification for a cross-country move, however if your move is geographically close by--from Memphis only beyond the river to a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, for example, it may come as a surprise that you'll require all of the files.

Below are files you're going to more than likely want to keep nearby while moving, and how to obtain them should they have expired or perhaps you could have lost the originals.

Driver's License

Regardless that driver's licenses won't be acceptable for federal identity a lot longer, you will still must have a active one--you ought to have it in any case, but if it expired a couple weeks or perhaps months in the past and you thought as you are moving why take the time, go make the effort. If you must check in at the airport, rent a car, open a bank account, or do life on the whole, you must have an up-to-date driver's license to do so. If you're in a state where you are unable to get your driver's license via the local Tag Agency same day, inquire about a paper copy of your new license to make use of in front of the hard copy arriving in the mail; that is satisfactory ID for a period of a couple of weeks.


If you're moving for a new job, chances are pretty good that you'll need to prove US citizenship prior to getting started. You can renew it by mail if you satisfy specific guidelines--your name has not changed, your previous one was issued no more than 15 years previously, you were a minimum of sixteen during the time, among others--but if not, you should apply for a new one in person. It is possible to ask for an expedited passport if required however expect you'll spend an additional $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You will need a copy for all within your family for your move to Dallas. If you can't put your hands on your original copies and you live in the area or parish where they were distributed, a fast visit to the county offices will take care of it. If you had been born somewhere else, apply for the copy from that location. Every place is different, thus try an online search pertaining to the county records where you were born to obtain the exact details to get a certified reproduction of your birth record. There is generally a moderate charge involved.

Marriage License

Should you need a duplicate, adhere to the exact same process you would with the birth certificate. A household Bible or document from the religious organization isn't an acceptable legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Each person in your family needs to have a social security number as well as a card; if you cannot put your hands on the cards you'll need to obtain replacements without delay. You can begin the job online, and send in the supporting papers, or alternatively you can proceed to the nearest Social Security Administration office with the files. Copies--even notarized ones--won't be satisfactory. You need to have photo ID as well as proof of citizenship, so take a current driver's license or passport, school, employee, or military identification card, or a health insurance card.

Automobile Registration

You'll need to register your motor vehicles with your new community and state, so bring your present registration cards as well as proof of insurance coverage to the nearby DMV as soon as possible right after your move to Dallas. Within a new state you'll receive a new license plate and tag; if your move was intrastate your current license plate and tag are acceptable, but your insurance charges might change.

Health and Shot Records

If you have children, their new schools will require evidence of immunization prior to registration. Having copies of the many family medical files will help when you've got initial appointments with new physicians.

Gather all of your files together as swiftly as you can in front of your move to Dallas and keep them together. Considering that you will need original copies of many things, just place all the things inside a file folder and keep it along with you or in a safe and secure spot during the actual move--this is something you don't want to misplace.

Should you be ready to move to Dallas, let A-1 Freeman Moving Group assist. Get in touch with us today to schedule your cost-free in-home estimate.


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