A birth certificate is a crucial document to have in your possession. If you don’t have one, there are many places to obtain a birth certificate copy. Thousands of agencies can issue one, so it’s important to be careful the copy you obtain isn’t fake.
Millions of new birth certificates are issued every year. That’s a lot of paperwork to keep track of!
Are you wondering “Is my birth certificate a copy that’s real?” Whether informational or authorized, there are several ways to know that the document is authentic, but most fraud cases involve genuine copies that end up in the wrong hands.
You may ask “Can I use a copy of my birth certificate?” In fact, you’ll need one to get a driver’s license, passport, or new social security card, among other things identified in the infographic below.
Getting a new copy of your birth certificate is important if you don’t have one, but you need proof of identity to obtain a legitimate copy, including a photo ID. Also, make sure the company issuing it is reputable and uses secure processing methods. The infographic here will explain how to know a copy is real and what you need to get one safely and legally.
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