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Tips to Protect Your Vital Records

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Scott Hershman

Vital records consist of documents of life events that are under governmental authority. Examples of this include marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates, QA records, wills, leases, and more. Our currency exchange near Villa Park can produce certified copies of your vital records efficiently and affordably!

In order to help keep your vital records safe, employ the following tips.

Create Back-Ups

Having more than one certified copy of your vital records is a great place to start, as you don’t want to lose them unexpectedly. The last thing you want to happen is to lose your original copy of vital records without having the proper copies made before then. Visit your nearest West Suburban Currency Exchange to create certified copies for peace of mind.

Keep the Originals Copies Safe

Keep the original copy of your vital records somewhere extremely safe, such as in your bank’s safe deposit box. This way, only you will have access to them. Placing them outside of your home is also ideal to avoid losing them in the future.

Find a Safe Spot in Your Home

If you prefer to have copies of your vital records under your own roof, make sure that you keep these records in a safe spot that an intruder wouldn’t be able to find. You should also preserve them in a Ziploc bag so they don’t become damaged over time. Humidity can cause a lot more damage to paper than you may expect!

Our team at WSCE makes it easy to obtain copies of your vital records! Make sure to bring your ID to our currency exchange near Villa Park in order to obtain copies as long as you are 18 or older. Anyone younger than 18 will need to bring their parent with them.

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know!


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