Getting Certified Birth Certificate
For you to register a child you need to give out the name of your child, tell whether the child was born alone or was part of multiple births, and give the date and place of birth. In addition to these, you must also give details of the mother. Details of the mother include: name, marital status, age, area of residence, and number of previous births that the mother has had.
A birth certificate copy is still an official document, printed on official paper, and can be identified as a proper document. A photocopy is not necessarily accepted by any or all government entities, and in most cases will be refused. In today's world, it's increasingly hard to do anything that is government run without your identification papers.