The importance of possessing a certified copy of your birth certificate cannot be overemphasized. This is the Mount Everest of personal identification. Not only does it prove your identity, but also your citizenship and even qualifies you for a Social Security card.
In terms of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), a birth certificate is considered a primary form of identification, making it important for obtaining a commercial or a non-commercial driver’s license or even a state photo identification card.
If you have lost your original birth certificate, you can order a copy through the state or country where you were born or through a third-party company that expedites the process.
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