Birth Certificate Iowa Application Form Replacement Correction Request
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.
There's a plethora of reasons to have a birth record on hand. School children cannot be enrolled without one. Enlisting into the army cannot be done without proper identification. Opening a bank account, obtaining a passport or visa card, getting a credit card at your bank, receiving an inheritance, and even being married can all be hampered without a birth record.