This guide will help you learn what to use your birth certificate and how to receive a legal copy of the document.
What Is on a Birth Certificate? Get your real birth certificates
Most of the time, your birth certificate is originally created at the hospital, shortly after you’re born. It contains much vital information about you, such as:
- Your full name.
- The time and date of your birth.
- The city or county of your birth.
- Your parents’ full names, including your mother’s maiden name, if applicable.
Some birth certificate forms may also include additional information, such as:
- The birthplaces of your parents.
- Your parents’ address(es), occupations, and ethnicities.
- The number of children your parents already have.
Birth Certificate Uses
Since it’s an official notation of so much personal information, a birth certificate is often required as a means to legally prove your identity and/or age.
Situations when you’ll likely be asked to provide your birth certificate include, but are not limited to: