03 July 2006

File under.... Where the heck did I file that?

OK. There are few things more important in the world of documents than one's birth certificate. Since I don't have a current passport, I was planning on taking my birth certificate as ID to cross the border. (Of course, then I might need a marriage certificate, too, to show my change of name. Grr. Better call the Border Information Service...) At any rate, I can't find my birth certificate.

I haven't carried it in my wallet for years. I thought it was filed with my other important documents (e.g. marriage certificate), but it's not there either. I have checked four other places that were less obvious, but where I have filed it in the past... no luck.

So now... I have to think. Where the heck did I file it? I haven't seen either of my two expired passports in my travels either... so perhaps my bc. is with them. Sigh.

Wish me luck.



tags: forgetfulness, filing systems

6 comments:

Z├ęzette said...

I can lend you mine if you like.

Cheryl said...

Thanks, but I'm not sure it would get here in time. Sigh.

I've been looking all day; still no sign of it... but several areas of the house are tidier.

Rob said...

Hey! That sounds like my house!
Not the tidier bit...

Greg Hewgill said...

I needed to get an additional (long form paper) one for the NZ immigration, which turned out to be super easy. I walked in to the vital statistics office on Fort St, and walked out a few minutes later with a freshly printed original.

pastilla said...

Sort of an obvious question, but just in case you didn't think of it: does your mummy have a copy?

Cheryl said...

Greg: thanks, I will likely do that.

Pastilla: nope. I actually have a photocopy of my original, just can't find the original. I also have two expired passports... but I am pretty sure they won't be accepted.