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The Real ID Act was formulated in the wake of September 11 and was passed by Congress in May 2005. It was an Act of Congress that modified the U.S. federal law that is in charge of security, authentication and the issuing of procedures for state driver’s licenses, identity documents and vari...

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The terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, led the U.S. Congress to create and establish several new laws to protect the country. One of the laws that came to being as a result of the attacks is the REAL ID Act.

What is the REAL ID Act? Under the REAL ID Act, minimum secur...

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Getting a U.S. passport is not as complicated as some might think. However, it is important that applicants have the necessary requirements. One of the most important requirements to apply for a United States passport for the first time is a birth certificate.

Obtaining a certified copy of a bir...

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When a child is born to a U.S. citizen abroad or in a U.S. military base, there are a few requirements that must be met for the child to get U.S. citizenship. Whether this birth overseas was planned or not, the child’s parents should contact the U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a Consular...

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As the views of Americans on gender shift, so do the laws across the country. People who were born in California, Washington, New Jersey, Oregon, New York and the District of Columbia, and do not identify as male or female, can now opt for a third gender category X on their birth certificates.

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The birth certificate is an essential document that allows us to prove our identity. A birth certificate is often needed when we need to obtain a passport, a drivers’ license, register a child in school, and much more. However if you need one urgently you might be wondering how long does it tak...

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As attitudes to gender fluidity change over time, so too do the rules for representing a change of gender on your vital records. Today there are around 1.4 million transgender people living in the USA and naturally, a change of gender marker and modifications on transgender birth certificates.

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If you have heard or read that the birth certificate is a bond, we are here to tell you that this is not true. Birth certificate bonds do not exist and are not real.

Different platforms have made claims that a United States birth certificate is a negotiable instrument that can be used for...

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U.S. birth certificates are fairly standarized across all states. The information included on a birth certificate is similar to the details included in most foreign countries. In the United Statesthere are two type of birth certificates that the parents can receive after the birth of their child...

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There are different reasons why people have to change their name. For instance, marriage, divorce or a court order. Regardless of the reason, if you have changed your name or are about to, you will need to update several documents. You will also need to change your name on your social security car...

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Losing your ID and other important documents is one of the most annoying things that can happen. Fortunately, it is possible to replace all of your vital records and documents. Even though it will take some time, you will be able to get a new ID, social security card, and any other document you mi...

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Vital records such as birth, marriage, and death records, provide details about essential milestones in someone’s life. They include information about a specific event like date and place, names, occupation, and residence. Most death records also include the cause of death. Vital records are pivo...

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Birth certificates are essential identifying records, also used to obtain other forms of ID, social benefits, like a Social Security Card, and even to enroll in school.

If you have lost your birth certificate, if it’s damaged or destroyed, you will need to replace it. If you just had a baby, it...

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For a lot of parents enrolling their child in school might feel a bit overwhelming. It is important that anyone who wishes to enroll their kid in school plans ahead to ensure they have all the necessary vital records in order. Depending on the school, it is possible that some of documents require...

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A Birth Certificate is a vital document issued to U.S. citizens that allows them to apply for various benefits and ID documents. If your certificate is lost, misplaced, damaged or destroyed then you will need to apply for a birth certificate replacement.

To obtain a certified copy of your bir...

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The birth certificate is an important document that every person needs to prove their identity and citizenship. Birth certificates are often required for many official procedures, from registering at school, to getting married, to obtaining a driver’s license. Getting a birth certificate onlin...

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A birth certificate is one of the most important documents you can obtain. A birth certificate records a person's name, date, and place of birth, and who their parents or legal guardians are. They are often required when applying for jobs or enrolling in school, getting a social security card or...

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Losing or getting your Social Security card stolen is not a pleasant experience. However, if you have lost your social security card, it is possible to replace it. There is not charge to get a replacement social security card, also referred to as a SSN card. In case your SSN card was lost or s...

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An “apostille” is a form of authenticating documents for use in countries participating in the Hague Convention of 1961. An apostille is issued as an attachment and validates the authenticity of a document to the respective foreign entity you need it for.

The Hague Convention Abolishing the R...

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There are several acceptable forms of ID in the United States, they are all government issued IDs that people can obtain through the respective offices or government agencies. Identity documents in the United States include: regional state-issued driver’s license or identity card, the social...

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The birth of a child is often one of the happiest times in a person’s life. When parents welcome a child into this world, they are probably not thinking about their baby’s birth certificate or to register their birth. However, it is really important to register a newborn and get their birth cert...

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An official birth certificate will be necessary for several reasons. Our birth certificate is an essential document. It’s not only a primary form of identification, but it’s often used as proof of citizenship in the U.S. In the case that someone does not have a birth certificate it can be ver...

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A U.S. birth certificate is an extremely important document that is not only used as evidence of citizenship, but that is needed to obtain a U.S. passport, driver’s license, register at school or get married. The information on a birth certificate always includes the full name of the person and...

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Transferring your child to a different school might feel overwhelming, but it is possible to do. The reasons a parent has for requesting a school transfer for their kid will vary. Perhaps the child is experiencing bullying or maybe they’ll be able to reach their full potential at another school...

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Obtaining your birth certificate is a relatively straightforward process. You just have to complete your state’s birth certificate form, pay the state fees, mail it and, you will receive your certified copy at home. However, things get a little more tricky if you were adopted and want to obtai...

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Obtaining your birth certificate is a relatively straightforward process. You just have to complete your state’s birth certificate form, pay the state fees, mail it and, you will receive your certified copy at home. However, things get a little more tricky if you were adopted and want to obtai...

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There are different reasons why people have to change their name. For instance, marriage, divorce or a court order. Regardless of the reason, if you have changed your name or are about to, you will need to update several documents. You will also need to change your name on your social security car...

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A birth certificate is an essential document for any person, since it is a vital record that documents the birth of a child and is usually needed to get married, registering for school, obtaining a driver’s license, etc. Correcting an error on your birth certificate is possible and can be done...

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