Birth Certificate Washington State King County Filing Form Request Original Application
It is better to have a birth certificate copy, because this copy can be more easily replaced in the event of a loss. If for some reason a child needs their certificate to enroll in some type of youth sports, it is easier to breathe knowing that a copy is more easily obtained than an irreplaceable original.
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.