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Getting Your Child's Birth Certificate

By December 25, 2008

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The W-2s and other U.S. tax forms will soon be on the way. If you had a baby this year and didn't get a Social Security number assigned at the hospital but need one before you file your taxes, be sure you have a birth certificate.

According to the Social Security Administration, "We must verify your child’s birth record, which can add up to 12 weeks to the time it takes to issue a card." In addition, they do not take notarized copies or photocopies of birth certificates. It must be a certified copy or an original document.

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