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Birth Certificate laminated

i went to the passport office with a laminated birth certificate and they told me it was void (if laminated or alternated as instructed on the birth certificate) and instructed me to go obtain a new one before registering for a passport.

they also told me i can't just peel off the laminate and that I MUSt get a new one. So i went home and peeled it off and it looks pretty decent.

My concern is that I was told your birth certificate should 'fold open' into a full sheet of paper. After i ripped off the laminate it doesn't seem or appear that mine will open up.

Any advice?
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you can try again.... worse case is that you'll waste a trip and time.
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Get a new copy online. The Ontario gov't guarantees something like a 10 day turn around time...
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how about the fold open thing?

Mine is just a small piece of paper.
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CSK'sMom wrote:
Jun 26th, 2007 11:55 am
Get a new copy online. The Ontario gov't guarantees something like a 10 day turn around time...
I really dont want to.
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You're going to have to at some point as what you did clearly voided the birth certificate as a form of ID. No gov't agency is going to accept it now as a form of ID...
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Funny that at one time they came laminated from the Gov't.

Different versions over the years are foldout or non-foldout so you can't tell just by asking opinions, it will depend on when yours was issued.

Looks like you are in for a new card :(
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there is no way for them to tell me it has been laminated.
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Wierd, my card has been laminated since I known and I have had no problems with it. Mind you, I am in Alberta...

I used my laminated BC to apply for a Passport a few months ago and had no problems. Maybe that person didn't like you lol.

As, the other poster said, there are a few BC that is laminated already including mine which is an Ontario one.
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Ahhh... but that is only your opinion sexpuppet. The opinion that counts is that of the gov't office employee or person you are trying to get to accept it as a valid form of ID.

What I don't get is why on earth did you laminate it in the first place. It clearly says on it if you laminate it it will be void.
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omagedon wrote:
Jun 26th, 2007 2:01 pm
Wierd, my card has been laminated since I known and I have had no problems with it. Mind you, I am in Alberta...

I used my laminated BC to apply for a Passport a few months ago and had no problems. Maybe that person didn't like you lol.

As, the other poster said, there are a few BC that is laminated already including mine which is an Ontario one.
In Ontario, they haven't issued laminated birth certificates since at least 1989 when our oldest was born. Mine and hubby's are laminated and much older. :cheesygri
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In Ontario, they haven't issued laminated birth certificates since at least 1989 when our oldest was born. Mine and hubby's are laminated and much older. :cheesygri
i still have my laminated one.. and it is still a valid piece of ID
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sexpuppet6000 wrote:
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I really dont want to.
Too bad. Do your homework before you go to a government office.
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my dad told me they laminated it when it was given to him. so its the governments fault!
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Somehow I doubt that story. If it clearly says it cannot be laminated it wasn't.. :rolleyes: And the ones that are laminated from the gov't, it cannot be "peeled off"...
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