Post # 1
I feel like a blazing idiot, but I have been agonizing over this.
It seems as though everyone needs a copy of our certificate post-wedding for name changes, insurance changes, etc. They are $15 a copy! WTF!
How many do you need, if any? Do places just want to SEE the original and then they give it back? If that’s the case I’m not spending money on ordering more…but if I have to order more I dont want to over-order (as I am pretty good at doing).
Post # 3
I only ordered 1 original copy and so far it’s been enough. If you are doing the changes in person, they just need to see it. If you are mailing it in, I’m guessing they wont be sending it back, but you can ask them to see if a copy is sufficient.
Post # 4
We got 4, but 2 would have been sufficient.
I just figured that I’ve asked the county for my birth certificate like 5x, so I was hoping if I had enough copies I’d always have one. We also put one of our copies in our wedding scrapbook!
Post # 5
We got 1 additional one just in case something happened to it. I’ve had to show the original one several times but nobody has ever kept it. I am overseas and need to change my name on my passport through the Embassy. I was told they would take the original along with my paperwork and then mail it back to me with the new passport. So I am glad I have 1 extra copy. Not sure if you do that in the U.S. or not.
Post # 6
The only place I had to mail it into was SS and passport office, but they both mailed it back. All my banks just requested faxed copies or emailed copies.
Post # 7
We got two and I am glad we did. More than that is not necessary.
Post # 8
Nice! I think I’ll order 1 and see if I need more. I would like to have an extra so FI can take one to work for insurance changes and we are not sure if they want it or just need to see it.
Post # 9
I would say get an extra copy- thats what Im planning on doing. An example of a time that they would take it is if you are changing your name on your passport. Its similar to what they do with your birth certificate, they mail it in and then mail it back to you.
Post # 10
We got 1 and it’s been sufficient. No one has kept ours (even to mail back later). I went into SS in person and they didn’t keep it. It’s really easy to go get another copy if you find you need more.