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Pinkaliscious May 15th, 2017 10:37pm

Do you have a certified copy of your birth certificate stored in your home that you can easily access if necessary?

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catpillow Florida West Coast
05/15/17 7:41 pm

Yes. We keep them in a box labeled "important papers".

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/15/17 6:30 pm

Can't imagine ever needing it for anything. I don't think I even needed it to get a passport, because I already had a passport, going all the way back to when "certified" copies probably weren't even a thing.

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Butters Wisconsin
05/16/17 12:13 am

Getting married, applying to college, getting a REAL ID

Zod Above Pugetropolis
05/16/17 6:36 am

I'm not planning on doing any of those things, but it's likely a current passport would suffice if I did. Being tied to me, rather than just being an official-looking piece of paper that could belong to anyone, it is far more reliable as a form of ID - which a birth certificate isn't, and was never intended to be.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
05/15/17 6:30 pm

Mine & both parents & their death certificates & marriage license & wills.

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pedwingeorge Benson IL
05/15/17 5:23 pm

My parents have it in Ohio

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moored5 Phoenix
05/15/17 5:21 pm

Yep... keep it in drawer with passport

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/15/17 4:52 pm

I assume my dad has it. I don't think I've ever needed it.

Pinkaliscious Peace Out
05/15/17 4:56 pm

Did you ever apply for a drivers license?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/15/17 11:38 pm

I don't remember if I had to use more ID than my passport when I first got my permit at 16. So maybe I used it then. But ever since then I haven't needed any type of ID to renew my license.

orgblu10 Shamerica
05/16/17 4:04 am

You didn't have to show it for kid hockey leagues? My kids needed it for baseball and softball.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/16/17 9:32 am

I don't think so... but I also didn't handle the paperwork for that lol.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/16/17 9:32 am

Is the point here that you need it a few times when you're a kid, and then never again for the rest of your life?

orgblu10 Shamerica
05/16/17 9:39 am

I don't know. Does it work for "providing proof of citizenship" for a job? It seems like I had to show it for that at one time.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
05/16/17 10:22 am

I've always used my SS card for that

Pinkaliscious Peace Out
05/16/17 3:03 pm

I've had to use my certified birth certificate to get married. I had to use it for my husband's life insurance policy he took out for the family.

LibArtie SW Connecticut
05/15/17 4:18 pm

Yes. Hasn't mattered much over the years.

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Pinkaliscious Peace Out
05/15/17 4:24 pm

I've had to use mine a few times. You can get a Federal Drivers License in Wisconsin now if you bring your certified birth certificate. It's similar to a passport. Helps with travel.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
05/15/17 4:54 pm

I have a passport ID card for quick trips to Mexico or Canada. Never checked out a Federal DL.

Pinkaliscious Peace Out
05/15/17 4:56 pm

I was informed about it when I recently renewed my drivers license.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
05/15/17 7:35 pm

Pink- I think you are getting either a Federal ID or you are getting a State Drivers License that ALSO qualifies as a federal ID, e.g. the PHYSICAL construction of the DL and the documents you submitted meets federal criteria.

I don't think there is a federal DL