Getting Certified Birth Certificate
Original birth records get lost, stolen or destroyed every day. Sometimes this is an accident or just pure bad luck. Having a birth certificate copy, or obtaining a copy, is an important move that we can make to safeguard ourselves. If you have your original birth record, it's best to put it into a bank safe deposit box for safe keeping, or hand it to a relative that can be trusted, while keeping a birth certificate copy available for everyday use.
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.