New York Birth Certificate Request
Once you have given out this information, you are given a birth notification card. The card bears all the information given above. The birth notification card allows you to fill form A1. Once you have filled form A1, you are allowed to apply for the birth certificate. If you have a birth notification card from hospital, you should not fill form A1; you should fill form B1 instead.
It is better to have a birth certificate copy, because this copy can be more easily replaced in the event of a loss. If for some reason a child needs their certificate to enroll in some type of youth sports, it is easier to breathe knowing that a copy is more easily obtained than an irreplaceable original.