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Birth Certificate Photocopy

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Hello All,

I'm Arena my fiance Walter found this site and it has been really helpful to us so far! He is Canadian and we are begining the K-1 Visa process.

My question is: Can I include a photocopy of my birth certificate in the I-129F packet even though it says on the bottom of my birth certificate: "DO NOT DUPLICATE BY ANY MEANS" and then again on the bottom: "WARNING: It is illegal to alter, copy or counterfeit this certificate."

Should I just use a passport? Or disregard? Uncertain and the warning seems so strong.

Regards,

Arena

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Hello All,

I'm Arena my fiance Walter found this site and it has been really helpful to us so far! He is Canadian and we are begining the K-1 Visa process.

My question is: Can I include a photocopy of my birth certificate in the I-129F packet even though it says on the bottom of my birth certificate: "DO NOT DUPLICATE BY ANY MEANS" and then again on the bottom: "WARNING: It is illegal to alter, copy or counterfeit this certificate."

Should I just use a passport? Or disregard? Uncertain and the warning seems so strong.

Regards,

Arena

It's a similar fate if you were to remove the tag from a mattress.......Yes copy and don't worry.

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Don't forget to copy the back! It seems really silly, as most birth certificates have a blank back, but it's a requirement nevertheless. I included scans of my birth certificate and passport just to be on the safe side (even though it only requires one). No RFE's yet, but who knows.

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It's illegal to copy the document to use as a fake. It's not illegal to submit a photocopy so long as you make sure they KNOW it's a photocopy. You'd think it would be rather obvious that something is a copy, but I guess there are people with really good printers nowadays.

It also says on the back of your social security card not to laminate it. When they come out with a card that won't rip in your wallet, I'll stop laminating mine. ;)

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