Chatham County Health Department Birth Certificates
Once you have filled the forms, you should take the forms to the registry and the registry will give you a card that contains a serial number that you will use to pick your child's birth certificate. The birth certificate takes three weeks to be processed and the entire process is free.
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.