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Birth Certificate Photocopy

#1 strawberryblonde

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:56 AM

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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#2 baron555

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:07 AM

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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#3 gap1

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 11:29 AM

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.

Edited by gap1, 17 September 2010 - 11:29 AM.

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#4 Dodi

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 01:50 PM

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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02/16/10: B2 Visa Interview: DENIED - K1 Required
05/07/10: Atty sent I-129F Petition to Chicago Lockbox
05/31/10: Atty rec'd Petition back due to wrong location
06/01/10: I-129F pkg sent to VSC
06/11/10: NOA1 Rec'd/Touch
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10/22/10: Marriage in the US

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11/18/10: NOA1 Rec'd via Text
11/20/10: Soc. Sec. fixed mistake/Processed SSN
11/23/10: Rec'd SSN
11/23/10: Touch
12/09/10: RFE - Supposedly didn't sign I-864 when I KNOW I did. (Copies to prove it.)
12/20/10: Biometrics Appt
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12/27/10: Transferred to CSC
12/29/10: Contacted Senator re: EAD Expedite Request
12/30/10: AOS Touch
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#5 Amyyduck

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

It's a similar fate if you were to remove the tag from a mattress.......

:rofl:
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#6 Joan >3 Bob

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:24 PM

I included a copy of my American Legion Membership Card Just in Case! :wow: But first I ripped off the matress and recliner tags and got them notarized. :pop:
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#7 Maxx121

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:06 PM

I to rip the tags off mattress' :). honestly, if id didnt say dont do it i prolly would just leave it :) but how dare they, i mean i brought the darn thing i could burn it and if the feds come... so be it :)
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I-129F Sent : 2010-07-17
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-07-23
Touch: 2010-08-02
Touch: 2010-10-03
NOA2: 2010-01-10
Interview: 2011-02-08 - Approved
Visa Printed: 2011-02-10
Sent to 2Go: 2011-02-14 (scheduled for noon delivery as per consulate)
Pckup @ 2Go: 2011-02-15 (Will hold at routing Hub for same day pick up)
POE (LAX): 2011-02-16


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