If I lost my original birth certificate...?
Question: Is that really bad? I can't seem to find it. Like do I no longer exist or something? I'm sure I"ll find it eventually, but... if I don't will I be in big trouble?
Best Answers: If I lost my original birth certificate...?
No, you will not get into trouble. What you need to do is contact the Dept. of Vital Statistics of the state you were born in. They will tell you what you need to do, which will consist of filling out a form they will either mail you or you can download from their website, send it in with a copy of whatever ID they ask for (driver's license, etc.), and a check for the fee, which in most state will be a max of $25. In my state of Virginia, the fee is $12, so the fees vary by state, but no more than $25.
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I find this a bit puzzling and perhaps the answer varies from state to state. I can see my original birth certificate in the state in was born by driving to the Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state capital. I now live in a different state and just called the Records Division of the Secretary of State's office in my state of residence. I was just advised I can see original birth and death certificates, with minimal identification like a driver's license, by going to the State Archives.
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