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Birth certificate

In most forms of government, the Birth Certificate is an official legal document usually describing

The official birth certificate is stored at a government record office. The person also holds an official birth certificate.

In Canada and the United States of America, it is stored with the state/province's government.

The birth certificate is used to authenticate your identity and nationality, and assist with obtaining government ids, such as a passport or driver's license. With it, you are usually naturalized with the country of birth, but some nations are changing that law.