Getting Your Documents Together for a Move to Wichita Falls

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Documents for MovingMoving either close by or a fair distance demands a great deal of planning as well as organization, and quite a few people neglect to gather the appropriate records in advance. Here is a quick reference guide regarding the various significant files that you will need regardless of whether moving local or setting up a long-distance move to Wichita Falls.

Truth be told, it's not as if you have to have a passport plus a work visa to transfer across the state line, but when you've gotten all of your life papers together to go over the border those are about the only items you do not need. And how our brains operate, you would expect to need this documentation for a cross-country move, but if your move is geographically nearby--from Memphis merely over the river to a Mississippi or Arkansas suburb, as an illustration, it may come as a surprise that you must have all those files.

Here are files you're going to almost certainly want to keep on hand while moving, and approaches to get them should they have expired or maybe you have misplaced them.

Driver's License

Despite the fact that driver's licenses won't be good for federal identification much longer, you'll still have to have a active one--you ought to have it regardless, but if it expired a few weeks or perhaps months in the past and you thought since you're moving why bother, go make the effort. If you wish to check in at the airport, reserve a vehicle, open a bank account, or do life generally speaking, you have to have a current driver's license to do this. In case you are in a state in which you cannot obtain a license through the neighborhood Tag Agency same day, ask for a paper version of the new license to utilize in front of the hard copy showing up in the mailbox; this can be acceptable identification for a period of around three weeks.


Should you be moving for a new job, the probability is decent that you will have to document US citizenship before you get started. It is possible to renew it by mail when you meet particular factors--your name has not changed, your last one has been issued not more than 15 years ago, that you were no less than 16 at that time, amongst others--however if not, you'll have to apply for a new one in person. It is possible to apply for an expedited passport if required but be ready to pay an additional $60 or so.

Birth Certificate(s)

You will need a copy for all in your family for your move to Wichita Falls. If you can't put your hands upon the originals and you reside in the area or parish whereby they were issued, a simple visit to the county offices will handle it. If you were born somewhere else, request the duplicate via that location. Every place is unique, therefore take a crack at an internet lookup for the county records the place you were born to obtain the precise instructions to get a certified reproduction of your certificate of a birth. There is usually a nominal fee involved.

Marriage License

Should you need a copy, follow the exact same procedure you would for the birth certificate. A household Bible or even certificate from your place of worship is not a suitable legal document.

Social Security Card(s)

Everybody in your family will need to have a social security number as well as a card; if you're unable to put your hands on them you're going to need to obtain replacements without delay. You can start the process online, and also send in the supporting records, or alternatively you can visit the closest Social Security Administration office with your files. Copies--even notarized ones--will not be acceptable. You need to have photo ID and proof of citizenship, therefore take an up-to-date driver's license or passport, school, employee, or armed service identification card, or a medical insurance card.

Auto Registration

You're going to need to register your automobiles with your new town and state, consequently bring your existing registration cards and proof of insurance to the nearby DMV at the earliest opportunity after your move to Wichita Falls. In a different state you will get a whole new license plate and tag; if the move was within the same state your current license plate and tag are acceptable, however your insurance costs might change.

Health and Immunization Files

Should you have young ones, their new schools will have to have evidence of immunization in advance of registration. Having replications of the many household healthcare files can help when you've got initial visits with new physicians.

Gather all of your files together as quickly as you can in advance of your move to Wichita Falls and keep them together. Given that you'll need original documents of most things, simply place everything in a file folder and keep it along with you or in a secure location during the actual move--this is something you won't want to lose.

If you are ready to move to Wichita Falls, 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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