Apply Lost Birth Certificate
Every person born in the U.S. gets a birth certificate and social security number, establishing his or her name, age, birthplace and U.S. citizenship. Citizenship is automatically granted to those born in the U.S. Sometimes a birth certificate is needed as proof of citizenship, for instance, when applying for a driver's license, social security card, or certain types of employment.
There are several ways you can go about getting your birth certificate. The least expensive way is to contact your state's office of vital records and request a copy of the certificate you need. Your state can give you a true, certified copy of your birth certificate for a low fee of $20.00 or less. This method can take longer than using a third party site, but it can save you money. If you want to get it quickly and easily, you can order it online for $25.00 to $60.00, depending on which site you use. Ordering online can help speed up the process, usually taking approximately 2 to 10 days to ship.