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my birth cert is lost ,i want to get another one which is affidavit

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my birth cert is lost ,i want to get another one which is affidavit in new york but i am born in philadelphia .can i use it like that ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lawyer Lori replied 5 years ago.

Lawyer Lori :

To replace a lost birth certificate, you need to get it from where you were born: Philadelphia. Instructions for obtaining a copy of the birth certificate can be found at: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/birth_certificates/14121.

Customer :

does it mean i cant use another state issued one?

Lawyer Lori :

A state will only issue you a birth certificate if you were born in that state. You were born in Pennsylvania, right?

Lawyer Lori :

So, NY will not issue you a birth certificate since you were not born there.

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