Track Birth Certificate Status
Once you have filled the forms, you should take the forms to the registry and the registry will give you a card that contains a serial number that you will use to pick your child's birth certificate. The birth certificate takes three weeks to be processed and the entire process is free.
A birth certificate copy is still an official document, printed on official paper, and can be identified as a proper document. A photocopy is not necessarily accepted by any or all government entities, and in most cases will be refused. In today's world, it's increasingly hard to do anything that is government run without your identification papers.