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by pengi on Wed Feb 13, 2013 05:21 AM
This is probably a silly inquiry, but I wanted to see what other survivors have done. Go figure that when I have radiation treatment, I have to update my state ID and passport before my hair has a chance to grow back. Has anyone run into this? Did you just wear a wig?I have a couple of wigs, but they look nothing like my natural hair. I've already gotten the state ID done with one of my wigs, but I'm more nervous about the passport since I need it for travel. I don't want to be stuck in another country because I don't look like my passport photo. Yet I don't want to wait too long to apply for a passport, since I know they take a while to get. Any suggestions?
by SarahGrey on Wed Feb 13, 2013 07:21 PM
wig seems like a good idea - and people change their hair styles all the time, especially women. go for it ;)
by jon4156 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:05 PM
Unless it really bothers you, I would recommend having your photo taken "naturally". When your hair grows back it will be obvious that you were dealing with radiation treatment at the time of the photo.
I do agree with the previous poster however that people, especially women, change their hair frequently. Wearing a wig that is close to your usual style would be preferable but probably not a big deal. I don't think color matters what so ever.
by ourVictory on Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 AM
My suggestion is the same I went through when I had to renew my passport and some other official documents I took my picture with whatever amount of hair I had and yes they asked me -more at the beggining- that how come I didn't looked like in the previous documents. Once I explain them they stop the questioning. I personnally don't care about how I look but about honesty...
by vwxyz on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:26 AM
It is a very valid inteligent thought. Just bring your notorized Drs. reports with permission to travel.
I also think it might be a good idea to have two dated pictures taken, one with a wig and one without. It certainly pays to be prepared for anything. I have traveled and lived overseas and know how strict things can be. Especially since 9/11. So, be prepared and enjoy your trip. Jan
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