Why do I need a birth certificate?

A birth certificate is an official document provided by the state at your birth. This is a legal document to prove your identity and a document required in order to obtain:

  • A passport
  • Social security
  • Retirement
  • Employment
  • Working papers
  • School entrance
  • A driver’s license
  • A marriage license
  • Welfare assistance
  • Veteran benefits
  • Court proceedings
  • Entrance into the Armed Forces
  • International use
  • Insurance

To start your application now, click here: Birth Certificate Application - Vital Records Online