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Your birth certificate could be in the file already
Your original birth certificate will often be kept in the file, and you, or your carer may get a “certified copy” of your birth certificate. A certified copy is a copy that has been proved by an authorised person who sights the original birth certificate and agrees it to be a true copy. When you turn 18, you will be given the original copy from the file.