Experts in identity theft discourage carrying a Birth Certificate in a purse or wallet.
However, in some instances, where identity security is of utmost importance, citizens may be asked by other agencies to provide the new more secure document as proof of identity or citizenship.
Saskatchewan Vital Statistics will not exchange previous certificates free of charge.
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A Birth Certificate is one of the most important vital documents that any person should have and will be required at several points through a person’s life.
The general purpose a Birth Certificate serves is to identify a person.
The document tells the person's name, date of birth and where they were born.
A Birth Certificate also serves as basic proof of citizenship and is often required as identification for government services or applying for other personal documents.
Because a Birth Certificate is such a valuable document, it should always be kept in a safe place where it can be easily accessed when needed.