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Ok, sorry if this is not done correctly but I am new at posting a NEW TOPIC....

In Jamaica there are 2 types of Birth Certificates...the new one and the old one (simple enough right?) well, according to all reports you must have a NEW one to submit with your paperwork...so I ordered one...2 MONTHS AGO...then my husband went into the office and ordered it again....still nothing... Do you think if I sent all the paperwork in with a copy of the old BC and proof of payment for the new one will they allow it???


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10-23-2009: Cashed check

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02-22-2010: DS3032 Hardcopy Fedx

02-23-2010: DS3032 received signed for by K.STLAURENT

03-04-2010: DS3032 accepted and system updated

03-04-2010: paid IV bill

took a long time to send in ppwk due to husband's birth certificate delay :(

got birth certificate FINALLY!!!

didn't keep good records...sent in the ppwk and got a RFE for copy of passport

06-24-2010: NVC received the form I forgot to send ...oops

08-02-2010: still waiting on a case complete.....ughhhhh

08-10-2010: 2nd RFE for an updated police record-although the one we have was dated 4 months ago......ughhhhhhh

09-01-2010: NVC received checklist letter with a new police report..

09-23-2010: case complete FINALLY

11-12-2010: Interview-blue slip, need of a co-sponsor & petitioner at interview

12-07-2010: Petitioner interview w/co-sponsor paperwork

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I can say with almost 100% certainty that they WILL NOT accept the old one. Did you order the new one through the Registrar General Dept? They will need to know the number on the old one in order to look it up. As long as your husband was "registered" at birth, it should be on file. I received my marriage license through them and they express delivered it to me for an extra charge. They have a phone number that you can call the office to check the status or send them an email. But you're definately going to need the new one. Good Luck!

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I agree they will not accept it.. The registrar office is the place to do it, but it is best in goes into the office in person again and express that he needs it right away. The number never works my husband had to go in just to give his father name. The called him and told him to call back but could never get through. And there is no way to track it....UUGGGGHHHHH!!! I know exactly how you feel!!!

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Ok, sorry if this is not done correctly but I am new at posting a NEW TOPIC....

In Jamaica there are 2 types of Birth Certificates...the new one and the old one (simple enough right?) well, according to all reports you must have a NEW one to submit with your paperwork...so I ordered one...2 MONTHS AGO...then my husband went into the office and ordered it again....still nothing... Do you think if I sent all the paperwork in with a copy of the old BC and proof of payment for the new one will they allow it???

Jama, did you'll use the short bc to obtain the Marriage lic? He has a Passport already correct? Have they told him what's the hold up on his BC request? Does he have sibling, have they been able to obtain a copy of their BC? I am just trying to see if there is some type of pattern and if you maybe able to identify what could be the hold up.

But, the answer to your question is he will need the new version of the BC. :crying:

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I can say with almost 100% certainty that they WILL NOT accept the old one. Did you order the new one through the Registrar General Dept? They will need to know the number on the old one in order to look it up. As long as your husband was "registered" at birth, it should be on file. I received my marriage license through them and they express delivered it to me for an extra charge. They have a phone number that you can call the office to check the status or send them an email. But you're definately going to need the new one. Good Luck!

Yes did order it through the RGD site Feb 21st....$55us...my mistake was to request it be sent to me in the states....

I agree they will not accept it.. The registrar office is the place to do it, but it is best in goes into the office in person again and express that he needs it right away. The number never works my husband had to go in just to give his father name. The called him and told him to call back but could never get through. And there is no way to track it....UUGGGGHHHHH!!! I know exactly how you feel!!!

Then March 21st I sent them an email asking if he could go into the local office in Mobay with the transaction# for proof of payment and pick it up there??? no reply....so he went into the office and they said they would request it be given to him instead of mailing it to me....he was told they will call him once they have it...after a week or so he went into the office and was told "come back in 3 days"....he did...NOTHING...

Jama, did you'll use the short bc to obtain the Marriage lic? He has a Passport already correct? Have they told him what's the hold up on his BC request? Does he have sibling, have they been able to obtain a copy of their BC? I am just trying to see if there is some type of pattern and if you maybe able to identify what could be the hold up.

But, the answer to your question is he will need the new version of the BC. :crying:

We did use the short bc for the Marriage Lic-no prob. Yes he has his passport. We finally decided to have him pay for another one last week and he was told 3 business days...which would have been yesterday. I told him to give them one more day and go in today....NO SUCH LUCK :( they told him to call in and keep checking (of course nobody answers the phone) and now he is so mad (myself also) that we don't know what to do. I sent an email to the RGD...(actually 2) telling them that if I don't hear from them by friday I am going to dispute the $55 charge with my bank as fraud...since I have never received what I paid for. Not sure if that is what I should have done since I DO NEED THEM but I am soooo pissed!!!

Thanks everyone for the advise....


Visa Journey

Service Center :

Consulate : Jamaica

03-13-2009 : Married

10-16-2009: I-130 Sent to Chicago

10-18-2009: I-130 Delivered

10-23-2009: Cashed check

10-23-2009: NOA1

10-27-2009: Touched

02-08-2010: NOA2!! APPROVED!! email/text received

02-13-2010: NOA2 hard copy received

NVC JOURNEY

02-12-2010: NVC Case # assigned

02-15-2010: email address given to NVC operator

02-22-2010: AOS/DS3032 email received by NVC

02-22-2010: AOS $70 bill paid

02-22-2010: DS3032 Hardcopy Fedx

02-23-2010: DS3032 received signed for by K.STLAURENT

03-04-2010: DS3032 accepted and system updated

03-04-2010: paid IV bill

took a long time to send in ppwk due to husband's birth certificate delay :(

got birth certificate FINALLY!!!

didn't keep good records...sent in the ppwk and got a RFE for copy of passport

06-24-2010: NVC received the form I forgot to send ...oops

08-02-2010: still waiting on a case complete.....ughhhhh

08-10-2010: 2nd RFE for an updated police record-although the one we have was dated 4 months ago......ughhhhhhh

09-01-2010: NVC received checklist letter with a new police report..

09-23-2010: case complete FINALLY

11-12-2010: Interview-blue slip, need of a co-sponsor & petitioner at interview

12-07-2010: Petitioner interview w/co-sponsor paperwork

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Ok, sorry if this is not done correctly but I am new at posting a NEW TOPIC....

In Jamaica there are 2 types of Birth Certificates...the new one and the old one (simple enough right?) well, according to all reports you must have a NEW one to submit with your paperwork...so I ordered one...2 MONTHS AGO...then my husband went into the office and ordered it again....still nothing... Do you think if I sent all the paperwork in with a copy of the old BC and proof of payment for the new one will they allow it???

I send for my husband and my BC in jamaica too and they took 4 months after i pay for the 7 days BC paper. I had to go to jamaica my self and ask what was going on they said they could not find any record of my BC i had to bring all my paper work from the old one to let them see 2 days later they found it. so try to go in person and see what they need they will take forever if you dont.

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I send for my husband and my BC in jamaica too and they took 4 months after i pay for the 7 days BC paper. I had to go to jamaica my self and ask what was going on they said they could not find any record of my BC i had to bring all my paper work from the old one to let them see 2 days later they found it. so try to go in person and see what they need they will take forever if you dont.

Well...he has been to the office numerous time so I will advise him of your experience as well...he is soo frustrated now it's hard to even talk about it... :(


Visa Journey

Service Center :

Consulate : Jamaica

03-13-2009 : Married

10-16-2009: I-130 Sent to Chicago

10-18-2009: I-130 Delivered

10-23-2009: Cashed check

10-23-2009: NOA1

10-27-2009: Touched

02-08-2010: NOA2!! APPROVED!! email/text received

02-13-2010: NOA2 hard copy received

NVC JOURNEY

02-12-2010: NVC Case # assigned

02-15-2010: email address given to NVC operator

02-22-2010: AOS/DS3032 email received by NVC

02-22-2010: AOS $70 bill paid

02-22-2010: DS3032 Hardcopy Fedx

02-23-2010: DS3032 received signed for by K.STLAURENT

03-04-2010: DS3032 accepted and system updated

03-04-2010: paid IV bill

took a long time to send in ppwk due to husband's birth certificate delay :(

got birth certificate FINALLY!!!

didn't keep good records...sent in the ppwk and got a RFE for copy of passport

06-24-2010: NVC received the form I forgot to send ...oops

08-02-2010: still waiting on a case complete.....ughhhhh

08-10-2010: 2nd RFE for an updated police record-although the one we have was dated 4 months ago......ughhhhhhh

09-01-2010: NVC received checklist letter with a new police report..

09-23-2010: case complete FINALLY

11-12-2010: Interview-blue slip, need of a co-sponsor & petitioner at interview

12-07-2010: Petitioner interview w/co-sponsor paperwork

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Yes did order it through the RGD site Feb 21st....$55us...my mistake was to request it be sent to me in the states....

Then March 21st I sent them an email asking if he could go into the local office in Mobay with the transaction# for proof of payment and pick it up there??? no reply....so he went into the office and they said they would request it be given to him instead of mailing it to me....he was told they will call him once they have it...after a week or so he went into the office and was told "come back in 3 days"....he did...NOTHING...

We did use the short bc for the Marriage Lic-no prob. Yes he has his passport. We finally decided to have him pay for another one last week and he was told 3 business days...which would have been yesterday. I told him to give them one more day and go in today....NO SUCH LUCK :( they told him to call in and keep checking (of course nobody answers the phone) and now he is so mad (myself also) that we don't know what to do. I sent an email to the RGD...(actually 2) telling them that if I don't hear from them by friday I am going to dispute the $55 charge with my bank as fraud...since I have never received what I paid for. Not sure if that is what I should have done since I DO NEED THEM but I am soooo pissed!!!

Thanks everyone for the advise....

I think you will have better luck w/ the kingston office-especially seeing that the RGD site where you paid your money is who services that site. My mother had a friend go into the kingston office and was able to get her BC so even though i know it's a distance from mobay to kingston for your hubby, i suggest you try that as a last resort.

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He will have to head to Kingston next week if nothing from the local office this week....UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Visa Journey

Service Center :

Consulate : Jamaica

03-13-2009 : Married

10-16-2009: I-130 Sent to Chicago

10-18-2009: I-130 Delivered

10-23-2009: Cashed check

10-23-2009: NOA1

10-27-2009: Touched

02-08-2010: NOA2!! APPROVED!! email/text received

02-13-2010: NOA2 hard copy received

NVC JOURNEY

02-12-2010: NVC Case # assigned

02-15-2010: email address given to NVC operator

02-22-2010: AOS/DS3032 email received by NVC

02-22-2010: AOS $70 bill paid

02-22-2010: DS3032 Hardcopy Fedx

02-23-2010: DS3032 received signed for by K.STLAURENT

03-04-2010: DS3032 accepted and system updated

03-04-2010: paid IV bill

took a long time to send in ppwk due to husband's birth certificate delay :(

got birth certificate FINALLY!!!

didn't keep good records...sent in the ppwk and got a RFE for copy of passport

06-24-2010: NVC received the form I forgot to send ...oops

08-02-2010: still waiting on a case complete.....ughhhhh

08-10-2010: 2nd RFE for an updated police record-although the one we have was dated 4 months ago......ughhhhhhh

09-01-2010: NVC received checklist letter with a new police report..

09-23-2010: case complete FINALLY

11-12-2010: Interview-blue slip, need of a co-sponsor & petitioner at interview

12-07-2010: Petitioner interview w/co-sponsor paperwork

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