A birth certificate is an important document that includes personal identifiable information. A birth certificate can be used to legally prove your identity and is required when (but not limited to):

  • Applying for a passport
  • Getting your driver's license
  • Getting a replacement Social Security card
  • Applying for government benefits
  • Enrolling in schools
  • Joining the military
  • Claiming pension or insurance benefits
  • For genealogy purposes
  • International use
  • Court proceedings

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