Do you have a certified copy of your birth certificate stored in your home that you can easily access if necessary?
Safe deposit box!
Yes. We keep them in a box labeled "important papers".
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.
Getting married, applying to college, getting a REAL ID
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.
Mine & both parents & their death certificates & marriage license & wills.
My parents have it in Ohio
Yep... keep it in drawer with passport
I assume my dad has it. I don't think I've ever needed it.
Did you ever apply for a drivers license?
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.
You didn't have to show it for kid hockey leagues? My kids needed it for baseball and softball.
I don't think so... but I also didn't handle the paperwork for that lol.
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?
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.
I've always used my SS card for that
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.
Yes. Hasn't mattered much over the years.
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.
I have a passport ID card for quick trips to Mexico or Canada. Never checked out a Federal DL.
I was informed about it when I recently renewed my drivers license.
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
Yup....just in case