New Canadian Birth Certificate
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.
Getting the certificate as a child : In almost all countries around the world, a child is registered immediately after birth or within the first six months. Registration is done by the child's parents or by designated guardians. The constitution goes further to stipulate that even if the child dies at birth, he/she must be registered.