I saw someone posted that a "long form" of the birth certificate was required for kids to check in at arrival. (we don't have passports) What the heck is that? When our kids were born (ages 9-15) what we got back from the state was a certificate that is postcard size. It lists their names, birth dates, DOB, raised seal, both parents names & file date. I've asked twice at the courthouse if this is what they need & have been told yes it's a legal document as long as it has both parents names it's fine. I live in Iowa if this helps anyone to give me an answer We sail in a week & I want to be sure I don't have some upset kids come next week. Can anyone help calm my nerves about this???