How To Get A New Copy Of Your Birth Certificate
Getting the certificate as an Adult : If you are over the age of 18 years and you don't have a birth certificate, you can apply for one from your area sub-chief's office. To apply for the certificate you need to have proof that validates your date of birth. This can be your identity card, baptism card, or a birth notification card from hospital.
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.