State Of Oregon Birth Certificates
Storage of important documents is important. As stated above, never leave the original in your home. It is safer in a fire-proof, damage-proof safe deposit box and less prone to theft as well. Guard your identification papers carefully in all cases, and lessen the risk of having your identity stolen. Obtain an official copy of all of your important documents, safeguarding them all in the aforementioned safe deposit box.
Getting the certificate as an Adult : If you are over the age of 18 years and you don't have a birth certificate, you can apply for one from your area sub-chief's office. To apply for the certificate you need to have proof that validates your date of birth. This can be your identity card, baptism card, or a birth notification card from hospital.