by Danny S. Yoder on Jun 14, 2018 Birth Certificate
As you can see, the process for obtaining a birth certificate if you are currently living abroad or were born abroad to parents who were U.S. citizens may not be as easy as obtaining one locally; however, it is something that can be easily accomplished. Take the time to learn the ins and outs yourself and get in touch with an expert (someone at the proper vital record agency, or who works with a firm that provides ordering services for that agency), and you may find straightforward answers to your questions.
Travel _ You'll need a birth certificate as it's one of the requirements for obtaining a passport, of course. However, it is often used in other circumstances too. Many cruise lines require that passengers provide a birth certificate upon boarding, especially when a passport may not be required, so they can prove identity.