Short vs. a Long form of NYC birth certificate
Many of you don’t know that, but there are 2 different birth certificates: 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: 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.