My birth certificate is issued from the hospital where I was born. Is that okay?
Documentation requirements have changed over the years for security reasons. You must have a birth certificate issued by the state or county of your birth, not the hospital.

It must have your parents’ names listed, the location and date of birth, date filed, and have an official raised seal.

If your original document does not contain all of the information, you will need to obtain a certified copy from the state or county of your birth.

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