Prove You Were Born

It recently came to my attention that I don’t have a certified copy of my birth certificate. I have an unofficial copy. It hasn’t come up for me recently that I need one but I thought I should probably get one. It’s been on my list forever.

The fee was $28 — which I thought was kinda high. I almost didn’t do it but figured, it would be good to have.

So I filled out the online form and at the end it said: print and take to a window.

I’m about 1000 miles from the window right now. I’m not going to be able to take it to a window so I clicked around until I found the way to get it online but if I did it that way, with all the fees it would be $45.

That seemed like a lot of money to get a document that many jurisdictions in this country now require for an identity card.

I clicked around some more and found a way to get it through the mail for $28 if I wasn’t in a hurry. Which I’m not.

I still wanted to blow it off but I felt like I cursed it. If I decided not to do it, inevitably there will be something coming up where I need it and then I won’t have it.

I got it.

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1 Response to Prove You Were Born

  1. Darren Freire says:

    It was maybe 12 14 years ago that I had to get a copy of my birth certificate and it was a grand hassle. Only place was Norwalk and that was a tangle of lines and windows. I think mine was about $28 but they only way they would send it was 2nd day air and that was maybe $13 ? I know that I was born but now I have it and it is in a safe locked away.

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