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Pakistani Birth Certificate For Beneficiary For DS-230 (CR1) Was Rejected

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Hello fellow VJers!

I am really hoping someone can help me out. I am a U.S. citizen and my wife is a Pakistani born (born in Multan, Pakistan) Canadian Citizen. I submitted the DS-230 packet for the CR1 and my case is on hold as they rejected my wife's BC. I had submitted her original BC that was provided by the hospital at the time of her birth and it was in English; additionally, I submitted an original attested BC statement that was attested by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These two documents were used by the Canadian immigration a few years back while my wife was obtaining Canadian immigration and had no issues.

Does anyone has any advice for me. I am not sure what else I can obtain and submit. I called NVC and the agent told me that I need a copy that is an extract of birth issued by the Pakistani Ministry of Health or by the local municipality where my wife was born. Neither I nor my wife have any relatives in that area of Pakistan anymore - I really hope I won't have to spend $2k to go there to extract an official copy of her BC. This is just frustrating!!

I was born and raised here, and have no clue how I can go about obtaining this record. Any advice as to how I can obtain the document that NVC is asking for or what can I submit in lieu of the document that U.S. immigration is requesting? Any advice you can offer will be appreciated as our case has been on hold for 8 weeks now and I just don't know what to do. I am sure someone from Pakistan has been in this situation and can help!

Thanks in advance for assisting me with this matter!

-Fahad

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Can you make a phone call (or use snail-mail) to whichever office in Multan it falls under?

(sorry, can't offer any better suggestions than that--especially as my own BC, where the name is spelled differently than on my ID's, was accepted easily at Montreal Consulate in 1999).


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Can you make a phone call (or use snail-mail) to whichever office in Multan it falls under?

(sorry, can't offer any better suggestions than that--especially as my own BC, where the name is spelled differently than on my ID's, was accepted easily at Montreal Consulate in 1999).

I would gladly make the phone call, but I have no clue which office to call. If someone can just let me know which office in Multan can issue an orginal birth extract, I can do the rest. I am hoping that they won't ask someone to physically appear at the office and request the birth certificate. I am just looking to obtain a document that will be accepted by NVC and the consulate at Montreal.

Even though NVC has rejected the BC for CR1, my wife told me that she received a checklist for the K3 and in there it states that a statement from the mother of the beneficiary may be substituted in lieu of the original BC. Has anyone tried that? I really don't think that will work, but just wanted to throw that out there, in case anyone has tried that already.

Thanks!

Fahad

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Sometimes the Embassy/Consulate of your country can assist in getting documents from your home country .... I would contact the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC or in Ottawa Canada to see if they can help.


YMMV

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