Admin Emeritus (retired)
There are plenty of Sea Org members who did not get the birth certificates for their child.
A lot of them really believed that Scn would take over the world and birth certs would not even be needed.
A fellow Case Supervisor at ASHO had this problem. She was almost 20 years old and still had no birth cert.
A friend of mine here in Dallas had the same issue. She was born in the 60's or 70's and she is still trying to get the birth cert and passport resolved.
It is a real issue. At least from those born in 60's and 70's.
Thankfully I was born in a hospital, so I did not have this issue. Birth cert was automatic.
I am not sure if you have taken steps to secure a birth certificate issued from the county you were born in but I would heartily suggest it. I was applying for a government something that required ID last month and it specifically mandated that Hospital birth certificates were not good enough, it had to be state issued.
I had never seen that before.