Requesting A New Birth Certificate
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.
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.