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I was just wondering why the checklist says that a birth certificate of the petitioner should be included in the adjustment of status packet? Why? I have gone through the instructions of every single form (I-485, I-131, G-325A, etc.), but none seem to have a requirement to attach a copy of a birth certificate.

Any ideas?

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That was my thinking too when we adjusted status from the K1 and I did not include my bc (I am the USC).

Last week I received an RFE from USCIS asking for it.

It does not seem to be required but it doesn't mean they won't ask for it. I think you just need to decide if you want to take that gamble or not.

good luck with whatever you decide.

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It might be to prove citizenship. I guess it all depends upon how strict the adjudicator is. I did not include a copy of my birth certificate in the AOS packet, only my passport, and I got approved fine. Like beejay said, better not to take the gamble - send in everything you can! :thumbs:


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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That was my thinking too when we adjusted status from the K1 and I did not include my bc (I am the USC).

Last week I received an RFE from USCIS asking for it.

It does not seem to be required but it doesn't mean they won't ask for it. I think you just need to decide if you want to take that gamble or not.

good luck with whatever you decide.

Wow!! I wasn't even thinking about including mine. I was asking about including my wife's birth certificate. Well unfortunately I couldn't even attach mine if I wanted to because I have to look for it and most likely have to go and ask for a copy from somewhere or other. So I guess I will take a gamble.

I guess I should include the birth certificate of my wife? Right?

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Oh, sorry! I didn't even realize you were asking about your wife's BC. If you have it I would definitely include it. I don't think it's required as part of any form but is just among the general things you send in with the packet. I have a "NOLO guide to immigration" book and I believe it said to include it on their checklist and that was why I did.

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I was just wondering why the checklist says that a birth certificate of the petitioner should be included in the adjustment of status packet? Why? I have gone through the instructions of every single form (I-485, I-131, G-325A, etc.), but none seem to have a requirement to attach a copy of a birth certificate.

Any ideas?

We didn't sent BC of my USC husband..... just a copy of mine! It's not written in the instruction in the I-485 so no need to send! But then it's your decision it will not hurt if you include it!


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Our Timeline:

July 22, 2007 Mailed I-129F

August 1, 2007 - NOA1

Dec. 3, 2007 - NOA2 received after 132 days from filing!

February 7,2008 (6:30AM) - Interview

February 22, 2008 - POE LAX, then flew on to Washington DC

March 8th, 2008 - We're MARRIED! Tyndall AFB, FL beachside!!!!

Aug 08-PREGNANT! Jan 09 -UPDATE! It's A BOY!

MAy 17 09 - Baby James Anthony born!!

I-129f was approved in 131 days from filing date.

Iinterview took 197 days from I-129F filing date.

2008 AOS Journey

April 3 AOS Sent

April 06 Received Date

April 10 Noticed Date 3 NOAs: AOS, EAD & AP (Received in mail April 14)

April 30 Biometrics Appointment (Notice received April 16) DONE!

May 06 AOS Transferred in CSC

May 12 Touched Case now pending

June 13 AP and EAD card Received

June 19 Touched

July 29 Touched

July 30 Card Production ordered!!

August 4 Received Welcome letter & GC in mail!!!

Total days: 3 months 3 weeks 6 days

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Wow!! I wasn't even thinking about including mine. I was asking about including my wife's birth certificate. Well unfortunately I couldn't even attach mine if I wanted to because I have to look for it and most likely have to go and ask for a copy from somewhere or other. So I guess I will take a gamble.

I guess I should include the birth certificate of my wife? Right?

Yes, as far as I understand, you have to include your wife's foreign BC. It is described in I485 instruction Page 3 Item 2. Birth certificate.

Good luck!

K :luv:


<K-1 journey>

2007-10-18 : sent I-129F via FEDEX, 2007-10-22 : recieved by VSC

2008-03-20 : K-1 VISA in hand

<AOS journey>

2008-04-22 : sent AOS + AP + EAD package via Fedex

2008-08-08 : GC in hand

<Lifting Condition journey>

2010-05-03 : sent I-751 to VSC via USPS

2010-05-06 : NOA issued

2010-05-07 : check cashed

2010-05-12 : NOA in hand

2010-05-28 : Bio app.

2010-06-19 : Old I485 touched

2010-06-26 : CR189 touched

2010-07-16 : RFE issued

2010-08-18 : additional evidence sent by EMS

2010-08-31 : Card production notice by email

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Wow!! I wasn't even thinking about including mine. I was asking about including my wife's birth certificate. Well unfortunately I couldn't even attach mine if I wanted to because I have to look for it and most likely have to go and ask for a copy from somewhere or other. So I guess I will take a gamble.

I guess I should include the birth certificate of my wife? Right?

Yes, as far as I understand, you have to include your wife's foreign BC. It is described in I485 instruction Page 3 Item 2. Birth certificate.

Good luck!

K :luv:

In short only the beneficiary NOT the petitioner's BC!


==========================

Our Timeline:

July 22, 2007 Mailed I-129F

August 1, 2007 - NOA1

Dec. 3, 2007 - NOA2 received after 132 days from filing!

February 7,2008 (6:30AM) - Interview

February 22, 2008 - POE LAX, then flew on to Washington DC

March 8th, 2008 - We're MARRIED! Tyndall AFB, FL beachside!!!!

Aug 08-PREGNANT! Jan 09 -UPDATE! It's A BOY!

MAy 17 09 - Baby James Anthony born!!

I-129f was approved in 131 days from filing date.

Iinterview took 197 days from I-129F filing date.

2008 AOS Journey

April 3 AOS Sent

April 06 Received Date

April 10 Noticed Date 3 NOAs: AOS, EAD & AP (Received in mail April 14)

April 30 Biometrics Appointment (Notice received April 16) DONE!

May 06 AOS Transferred in CSC

May 12 Touched Case now pending

June 13 AP and EAD card Received

June 19 Touched

July 29 Touched

July 30 Card Production ordered!!

August 4 Received Welcome letter & GC in mail!!!

Total days: 3 months 3 weeks 6 days

<a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb2f.lilypie.com/pgvom4.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Second Birthday tickers" /></a>

kq0D.jpgGid0m4.png

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