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Internationally adopted kids applying to college

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  • oldmom4896oldmom4896 3895 replies290 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bearcatfan, yes, the application required a new photo.
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  • tkoparenttkoparent 175 replies2 threadsRegistered User Junior Member
    FWIW, I took our son to the Embassy last week to have his passport renewed, and this time, I just recklessly decided to leave the whole pile of documents at home - CoC, birth certificate and adoption papers together with certified translation, etc. We just took his passport, his student ID, the application form and the fee - and it worked! No questions at all! We also haven't had any questions from the US colleges he's applied to, although we did not apply for financial aid and it seems that's where people are getting most of these questions. In any event, it's nice to know that, at least in some situations, the issue seems to die away with the passage of time.
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  • bearcatfanbearcatfan 1150 replies12 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    So this is a little far afield, but somewhat related ...

    I took my college sophomore to get her enhanced license, and brought her naturalization certificate. They never asked for it. They took her Ohio birth certificate, which clearly stated she was born in China, and she checked the box that she was a US citizen. That was it.

    I am taking my younger daughter to get hers in a couple weeks. I hope it will be as relatively painless.
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  • oldmom4896oldmom4896 3895 replies290 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bearcatfan lol. So much for national security! Did they ask for her passport?
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  • bearcatfanbearcatfan 1150 replies12 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @oldmom4896 Nope. Hers is expired, anyway (although I had it with me, complete with a cute picture of her at one years old).

    She had all the paperwork, and I was fully expecting to show the certificate, but they never asked for it. I don't know too much about the licenses, to be honest, so I'm not sure if they necessarily prove anything other than you are who you say you are (but I do remember the form asking about citizenship).
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  • oldmom4896oldmom4896 3895 replies290 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    @bearcatfan maybe a good idea for her to get an adult passport. Lasts 10 years, renewable with no hassle by mail. I got mine the passport card too. It was only $30 (I think) more and it's good for domestic flights.
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