Cheers<quoted text>So a birth certificate is a must because you cannot get any of those other documents without one. Cheers.
"Every U.S. citizen must have a passport in order to travel abroad. Most find it fairly easy to provide all of the necessary documents and other information required by passport officials. However, some people can't obtain a birth certificate. Passport acceptance facilities typically ask for a birth certificate as proof of citizenship. However, you can receive a passport without giving a birth certificate, as long as you give sufficient information in its place."