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Not having your birth certificate when you need it is frustrating. If that’s happening to you or someone you know right now, we are here to help.

You can order a certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate online and receive the hard copy in the mail in a just a few days for most states. Each state sets their own processing time and fees for issuing birth certificates.

If you have any questions, call us at 713-874-1420!

order birth certificate onlineIf you’re reading this, it was one of your first forms of identification. Unfortunately, birth certificates get lost, damaged, and there just comes a time when you need it, and you can’t find it.

Back to school is a time when many people discover, that little document isn’t where they thought it was. A lot of schools will not only require a certified birth certificate to register a child for classes but also will want to keep a copy for their records. If your child is going to a camp or joining a sports team, often a certified birth certificate will be required.

If you have moved to a new state and need to get a driver’s license, your birth certificate will be one of the forms of identification accepted. Most DMV offices will require a certified copy, and not just a copy. Planning to get married? Most states require a certified copy of a birth certificate for both individuals that want to get married.

Want to travel outside the United States? You’re going to need a passport. Along with the forms, you need to fill out, you may need to submit a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Another form of i.d., your social security number, will require a birth certificate to obtain if you need to get a copy of your card.

Now the easy part is ordering your certified birth certificate. Talk to us, you can order your birth certificate online and then receive a hard copy in the mail. It’s not a bad idea to have two copies of your birth certificate stored in separate places so when you need a copy, you have it for every member of the family.

How to Get Your Personal Papers OrganizedHave you ever heard one of the basic laws of time management? It’s the number one thing you should do to get a grip on your day. Basically, any task you’re doing will expand to fill the time you’ve allotted to it. If you decided to get rid of clothes that you no longer wear, clean our your garage, or hunker down and get that budget going on paper you have been thinking about: you must send a beginning time and end time to complete a task or you can wind up wasting time. If you set a beginning time and ending time – you’ll tend to work more efficiently and see accomplishments which is motivating to do it again.

Now, there are a lot of great sites that will give you tips on how to clean your kitchen in 10 minutes or how to get your day organized so you do more work and have more family time. We are going to tackle a project that you generally don’t think about until you need it: personal paperwork.

If there’s a fire, natural disaster, or simply need to travel or move your residence – your personal paperwork should be easy to find for all family members when you need it quickly.

Don’t get discouraged or feel overwhelmed
Before you start, set a starting and ending time to get organized. Also, designate times when you won’t be bothered, this includes turning off your cell phone, signing out of social networks, and don’t stop to check email. Depending on how much searching you need to do to pull your important personal paperwork together.

Designate a place for all your personal paperwork
This means getting a small fire-proof safe, lock box, or other type of filing system you deem reliable for your own needs.

What goes in?
Your passport, your birth certificate, passports and birth certificates for family members, rental or mortgage papers, insurance, and photos of your residence for insurance purposes.
You can also include warranties, large purchase receipts, and medical records for yourself and the family.

how-to-get-your-sao-tome-and-principe-visa-1What if some paperwork can’t be found?
Things get lost or damaged in moves. It happens. You can get copies of your social security cards if you cannot find them. Your insurance company is usually happy to send you anything missing paperwork. And if you need a copy of your birth certificate or you have discovered your passport is set to expire, we can assist you with passport renewal and birth certificate acquisition.

Smart tip : have an extra copy of your birth certificate and one for every family member in a safe place.

Once you get organized, whenever you are given a document, decide immediately if it needs to be placed with your other important paperwork. This will enable you to always be on top of your personal paperwork.