Why do you need a birth certificate?

Answer A birth certificate may be the most important vital record a person has. This document will be required at several points throughout a person's life, and it should be kept in a safe place where it ... Read More »

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Do I need a birth certificate to get a job?

A birth certificate is not required to work in the United States. When hired, a person must fill out an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form. This form lists the accepted documentation of i... Read More »

Do I need my birth certificate to fly?

According to the Transportation Security Administration, all passengers over the age of 18 years of age are required to present a photo ID issued by the state or federal government. For this reason... Read More »

Where is the birth certificate number located on a Virginia birth certificate?

According to the Virginia Office of Vital Records, the State File Number (SFN) is the unique number printed on every birth certificate in the State of Virginia. The first three digits on the Virgin... Read More »

Do you need a birth certificate for children to fly?

Each airline determines whether a minor needs a birth certificate or some type of identification. Generally, children under the age of 18 do not have to present identification for travel across the... Read More »