Short vs. Long form of birth certificate
Many of you don’t know that but there are 2 different forms of birth certificate: short form and long form.
Essentially, both forms attest to an individual’s birth and present details such as place, time and parents. Both short and long form birth certificates serve the same purpose: To establish legal proof of birth in the U.S.
Obtaining a copy of a long-form certificate- may take longer than requesting its short-form counterpart.