My birth certificate has been lost, what can I do?

If your birth certificate is lost, misplaced, or damaged you should apply for a new certified copy of your birth certificate. A birth certificate is a pivotal document since it can be used to prove identity and citizenship, obtain or renew identification documents, enroll in school, and apply for government benefits.

If your birth certificate was stolen, you should file a report with local law enforcement, as well as with the local or state agency where the birth occurred. These measures will help protect you from identity theft. Once you have filed the theft, you must apply for a new copy of your birth certificate.

Thanks to our reliable and fast application process, you can easily obtain your birth certificate. All birth certificates ordered through US Birth Certificates are certified copies that can be used as proof of identity and citizenship, to obtain a passport, to renew your driver's license, to obtain a social security card, etc.

A certified copy of a birth certificate is issued by the office of vital statistics of the state or county where the birth took place and will have the embossed, impressed, multi-colored, or raised seal and signature of the issuing authority. It will also show the registrant’s full name at birth as well as the full names of both parents, the date and place of birth and the registration number.

If you require a certified birth certificate to use overseas, you are required to first request your birth certificate and then apply for an 'Apostille' or 'Certification Certificate'. These are commonly use when marrying abroad, to start an international adoption process, or to apply for a dual citizenship.

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