“Abstract (short form) BCs with a raised seal from all states except California and Texas are acceptable with the State Department as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for passport purposes.
Pretty sure if you can use it for a passport, you can play little league with it as well.”
I just sent my son his birth certificate — long form — to obtain a passport.
It may be because the short form did not have a raised seal. I have other short forms certificates of family members without a raised seal.
Went to find the requirements for a passport.
“*A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth.
Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.”
TODAY, maybe yes, and maybe no, but how was that possible in the 70 - 80ties???