Document checklist

Personal papers to take with you:

  • Driver’s license or ID card
  • Important numbers and emergency contacts
  • Credit cards and list of creditors
  • Medical records and blood type
  • Prescription information (list of medications, dosage, prescription numbers, etc.)
  • Doctor’s contact information
  • Cash and bank account numbers
  • List of savings and investments, including CDs, stocks, bonds and mutual funds
  • Household inventory: paper copy, photos, video tape or computer disk
  • List of insurance policies with name of company, type of policy and policy number
  • Copy of wills, trust documents and living wills
  • Titles for your house, car and other property
  • Birth, marriage, divorce, death and adoption certificates, and passports
  • List of family advisors, such as accountant, attorney and religious leader
  • Educational and military records
  • Other special papers that would be difficult or impossible to replace if lost

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