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Hello, I am looking for answers to this issue . My husband is Nigerian and is having issues with his birth certificate . When he was born he was registered with his father surname by the Lagos State Government , however doing his school years he used his first and middle name without the surname, which he did also when we got married. Upon filing the I 130 , when he provided his registered birth certificate I realized that his surname was never a part of the process. He went to the marriage registry to inquire about changing the marriage certificate to match the birth paper , he was told to take the marriage certificate and voters ID to the National Population Commission for an "Attestation  of Birth" which matches the name on his voters ID and school records. 

 

I am am wondering is this will pose a problem. His dad surname that was written on the registered document does not appears on these, except on the birth paper he never used.

We are closer to the interview and would like to know which approach to take.

Thanks kindly

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I think the attestation of birth would be sufficient on his case but he has to bring all documents to his interview to avoid complications at the Embassy.  Lagos Embassy will ask him about it and he should be more than ready to explain 

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16 hours ago, KingsleyS said:

Hello, I am looking for answers to this issue . My husband is Nigerian and is having issues with his birth certificate . When he was born he was registered with his father surname by the Lagos State Government , however doing his school years he used his first and middle name without the surname, which he did also when we got married. Upon filing the I 130 , when he provided his registered birth certificate I realized that his surname was never a part of the process. He went to the marriage registry to inquire about changing the marriage certificate to match the birth paper , he was told to take the marriage certificate and voters ID to the National Population Commission for an "Attestation  of Birth" which matches the name on his voters ID and school records. 

 

I am am wondering is this will pose a problem. His dad surname that was written on the registered document does not appears on these, except on the birth paper he never used.

We are closer to the interview and would like to know which approach to take.

Thanks kindly

He should go get a sworn affidavit of birth/age declaration from a high court and take it to the National Population Commissions office in his state along with 2regular passport photos and fees(4- 7k)depeding on the state.

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On 6/7/2018 at 9:14 AM, Abies said:

He should go get a sworn affidavit of birth/age declaration from a high court and take it to the National Population Commissions office in his state along with 2regular passport photos and fees(4- 7k)depeding on the state.

What she said^^^^^ It worked for my husband, but be sure to have the sworn affidavit with it signed off by someone who has knowledge of his birth. It can be mom, dad, uncle, aunt or even a pastor who knew him since birth..Also whomever signs off on it, they will need to attach a passport photo to the sworn affidavit...He will be fine as long as he has all the correct documents. 

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3 hours ago, OlayemiLoray said:

What she said^^^^^ It worked for my husband, but be sure to have the sworn affidavit with it signed off by someone who has knowledge of his birth. It can be mom, dad, uncle, aunt or even a pastor who knew him since birth..Also whomever signs off on it, they will need to attach a passport photo to the sworn affidavit...He will be fine as long as he has all the correct documents. 

Or the person's passport,address,email and phone numbers but in my case it was my mum that signed it off so her passport number,house addess and phone numbers were included.

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