Pennsylvania Vital Statistics Birth Certificates
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.
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.