by Danielle M. Rosenberg on Jun 14, 2018 Uncategorized
Elsewhere, the document has more diverse purposes. In Sudan, a birth certificate has to be presented before a child can enroll in school. In the United States, birth certificates are required to register with Native American tribes. In Sri Lanka, a birth certificate makes it possible to respect a minimum age of criminal responsibility; without it, police may informally estimate (and possibly exaggerate) children's ages. In the United Kingdom, birth certificates help establish eligibility to join the armed forces.
If your parents failed to register your birth with the U.S. Embassy, it may be more difficult to obtain an official birth record. However, if you contact the hospital or someone in the public affairs office (for military births), you may be able to talk with an expert who can help you work through the process.