need to renew my passport

@snowy22315 (50878)
United States
March 7, 2016 6:56pm CST
Many years ago, I left my passport by accident at the post office, to make a long story short, I didn't know where I had left it. I went back to the post office a few weeks later, and instead of trying to contact me, they had mailed it back to the state department! This was actually several years ago now. I should have gotten on top of it at the time, but I did nothing, now I am worried I might have to pay a higher fee than for a renewal. It is doubtful the State Department would have it after all this time. Sigh! If I have to pay more I will be upset...plus, I might have to show my birth certificate again..which of course, I don't have currently!
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@AkoPinay (10085)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
In the Philippines it is easy to get birth certificate and we need to present notarized affidavit of loss and cost not much I guess. I haven't traveled but I always renew my passport because I use it as identification for bank transactions.
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@jstory07 (69018)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Mar 16
I have never seen my birth certificate. I am going to go and get it when we move to Oregon. I was born at Fort Lewis Washington. My husband had never seen his either and we got his last summer. He was born right here in Denver, CO.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25866)
• United States
8 Mar 16
How did you get a social security card without one ?
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@jstory07 (69018)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Mar 16
@Tampa_girl7 My parents got my social security card when I was a kid because he was in the service. My Dad said they loss mine years ago.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
You can order them online.
@Tampa_girl7 (25866)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Hopefully it will be easy and inexpensive getting one.
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@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Its not that hard,,but it is not that cheap, compared to the cost of the passport though..it is.
• United States
8 Mar 16
Where is your birth certificate? I have to renew mines also.. It's still expensive but I don't plan on traveling yet so I'm still ok.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
If I knew, I would have it...lol. the orignal is in my birthstate vital records.
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• United States
8 Mar 16
@snowy22315 i see - hope you can provide a different method to get your renewal.
@DWDavis (12840)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
8 Mar 16
Getting a copy of your birth certificate from the city or county register of documents shouldn't be too hard. If you're going to need it soon you should start the process now as I understand they are rather backed up.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
It is from another state.
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@DWDavis (12840)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
8 Mar 16
@snowy22315 Have you looked the town up on the Web? They probably have a site with instructions on how to request a certified copy. If not there, how about the hospital where you were born? Is it still around?
@kevin1877uk (36964)
8 Mar 16
Hmm I wouldn't know. Maybe it might all be ok.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Well the state department could have it still, but that is a long shot. I will call customer service tommorrow.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
8 Mar 16
@snowy22315 Good luck with that.
@MGjhaud (20690)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
i still have 1more year before i renew mine. im having the same problem when it comes to birth certificate. i lost it somewhere but we can always get one from NSO (National Statistics Office) for a cost.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Yes, there are places online you can get it..but maybe I will luck out..I will check on PP tommorrow.
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@T_gray (7807)
• Salina, Kansas
8 Mar 16
I haven't had a passport since I was little. I wouldn't even know where to begin to get one. I don't even think I would ever need one. But good luck getting yours. I hope it's easier then you are thinking.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Likely not! lol, but thanks!
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@amnabas (10312)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Mar 16
I hope you get your passport soon.
@snowy22315 (50878)
• United States
8 Mar 16
me too
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
8 Mar 16
It could have been much worse because at least the State Department will be aware of the whereabouts of your old passport. This may not save you from the extra cost, but at least you will not have several tons of paperwork to complete in order to explain what happened to it.
@Lucky15 (33720)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
Aw. Hope things will turn out to be fine :)