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Can foreign passport be used as a birth certificate?

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Hi everyone,

I am getting ready to file AOS papers for me wife and am wondering if I can use her passport as a birth certificate? According to the instructions on form i-485, "Submit a copy of your foreign birth certificate or other record of your birth that meets the provisions of secondary evidence found in Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 103.2(B2)."

Is a foreign passport enough to meet this criteria?

Thanks!

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Filed: Other Country: United Kingdom
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Hi everyone,

I am getting ready to file AOS papers for me wife and am wondering if I can use her passport as a birth certificate? According to the instructions on form i-485, "Submit a copy of your foreign birth certificate or other record of your birth that meets the provisions of secondary evidence found in Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 103.2(B2)."

Is a foreign passport enough to meet this criteria?

Thanks!

NO a passport is not a record of birth, it is proof of citizenship of the country you come from.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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A passport is a passport.

A birth certificate is a birth certificate.

They are not interchangeable. If they are asking for a birth record they are probably looking for the other info like parents name, place of birth etc. Normally that is not in the passport.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Are you adjusting from a K-Visa, foreign B.C. was needed for the visa, you should have kept a copy of it.

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When in doubt, go to the applicable code:

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2001/jan...f/8cfr103.2.pdf

(2) Submitting secondary evidence and

affidavits—(i) General. The non-existence

or other unavailability of required

evidence creates a presumption of ineligibility.

If a required document,

such as a birth or marriage certificate,

does not exist or cannot be obtained,

an applicant or petitioner must demonstrate

this and submit secondary

evidence, such as church or school

records, pertinent to the facts at issue.

If secondary evidence also does not

exist or cannot be obtained, the applicant

or petitioner must demonstrate

the unavailability of both the required

document and relevant secondary evidence,

and submit two or more affidavits,

sworn to or affirmed by persons

who are not parties to the petition who

have direct personal knowledge of the

event and circumstances. Secondary

evidence must overcome the unavailability

of primary evidence, and affidavits

must overcome the unavailability

of both primary and secondary evidence.

(ii) Demonstrating that a record is not

available. Where a record does not

exist, the applicant or petitioner must

submit an original written statement

on government letterhead establishing

this from the relevant government or

other authority. The statement must

indicate the reason the record does not

exist, and indicate whether similar

records for the time and place are

available. However, a certification

from an appropriate foreign government

that a document does not exist is

not required where the Department of

State’s Foreign Affairs Manual indicates

this type of document generally

does not exist. An applicant or petitioner

who has not been able to acquire

the necessary document or statement

from the relevant foreign authority

may submit evidence that repeated

good faith attempts were made to obtain

the required document or statement.

However, where the Service finds

that such documents or statements are

generally available, it may require

that the applicant or petitioner submit

the required document or statement.


 

i don't get it.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Birth Certificates

Available. Reporting of births is voluntary, and records are not uniformly kept, particularly in rural areas. Almost all records of vital statistics of the Karachi Municipality were burned in 1948. Where a record of birth exists, a certificate to that effect may be obtained from the Registrar of Births and Deaths or the Director of Health Services in the municipality or, in rural areas, from the union council, district council or district health officer. Caution should be used, however, in accepting such certificates, since they frequently do not match the original ledgers. Births also may be registered late. In lieu of a birth certificate, Pakistanis often use school records attested by the headmaster or principal of the school or matriculation certificates, both of which identify the father and the date of birth.

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