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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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My husband's AOS was denied recently becuase his INDIAN birth certificate is in English, not Hindi or another local language. USCIS has declared it a "translation" but it's not... Does anyone else have an Indian birth certificate in English?


Our Timeline

Met online: 2005-08

Met in person the first time: 2007-11-11 <3

2008

December I-129F Sent: 2008-12-18 | I-129F NOA1: 2008-12-24

2009

April Our baby is born: 2009-04 <3<3<3

May CRBA* Interview: 2009-05 *Consular Report of Birth Abroad

July I-129F NOA2 : 2009-07-08 | NVC Received:2009-07-17 | Baby & Mommy returned to the U.S. 2009-07-20

August Consulate Received : 2009-08-06

September Packet 3 Received : 2009-09-09

Notified Case will be transfered: 2009-9-10

October Case transfered from New Delhi to Mumbai 2009-10-23 | Packet 3 received FROM MUMBAI: 2009-10-31

November Packet 3 Returned to Mumbai: 2009-11-03 | Packet 4/Interview Letter Received by EMAIL: 2009-11-23 | Documents Submitted: 2009-11-30

December Interview: 2009-12-09 (Result: 221g - Get joint sponsor)

2010

January -Joint Sponsor Documents Submitted- | Visa Issued :)2010-01

February Arrived in U.S. 2010-02 :) <3 | Married: 2010-02 <3

April Filed AOS(Rec. by USCIS): 2010-04-23

June Biometrics Appointment: 2010-06-02 | RFE: 2010-06-02 Request for copy of foreign BC;

Evidence Rec. by USCIS- 2010-06-07 | Denied*- 2010-06-08 :(*Due ultimately to USCIS error/claims foreign BC is translation

Currently: Refiling :(

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Eeee. I have a birth certificate completely in English issued by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation (those might be the only words that are also written in Bengali) that is now twenty-three years old, weathered and yellow and held together by tape. NVC accepted it without any issues.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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My husband has his birth certificate that was issued by the New Delhi Municipal Court, it has a green border around it and some stamp on it.... Everything is in English and then under the English words Hindi is written... USCIS & NVC took it without any hiccups


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03/18/2010: Case Complete!

03/25/2010: Called NVC .. INTERVIEW May 27 @ 7:45!! Woot Woot

05/27/2010: Approved at the interview, but put on AP afterwards :(

06/27/2010: Really missing my Hubby :*(

07/29/2010: Visa Issued!! AP is OVER!!

07/31/2010: Visa in hand!!! Thank you GOD!

09/01/2010: POE JFK

2 Amazing Years Later!!!

~Lifting Conditions~

08/09/2012: File I-751 Packet

08/17/2012: NOA I-751 Receipt Notice recieved!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
Timeline

I also have my Indian Birth certificate in English and when I did my AOS, they accepted it without any problems.


05/06/09 - Mailed I-751

05/15/09 - Check cashed by VSC

05/18/09 - Received I-751 Receipt Notice

05/30/09 - Received Biometric appointment for 06/08 (dated 05/22)

06/08/09 - Completed biometrics. Still unable to access case status online. Now the real wait begins!

06/09/09 - Finally case status showed up online!. Touched today

09/21/09 - Approved (Letter from USCIS Vermont, dated 09/16/09)

09/23/09 - Card production ordered

09/30/09 - Card received!. USCIS done until citizenship!

05/21/10 - Mailed N-400

05/24/10 - N-400 received at Dallas, TX Lockbox

06/01/10 - Check cashed

06/04/10 - Received N-400 receipt notice (NOA dated 05/27)

06/29/10 - Placed service request for not receiving biometrics. Transferred to immigration officer, who confirmed that the Biometrics

letter has been generated and I would be receiving it shortly.

07/01/10 - Email and SMS case update stating that the Biometrics letter has been sent on June 29'th 2010.

07/06/10 - Received Biometric appointment for 07/23 (dated 06/30)- DONE

08/02/10 - Received yellow letter reminding me to bring my state ID (dated 07/28)

08/05/10 - Case touched. Email and SMS case update stating that the case has been transferred to the local office for interview.

08/06/10 - Case touched

08/06/10 - Received interview appointment for 09/10 at 9:20AM in Philadelphia, PA

08/07/10 - Case touched

08/10/10 - Case touched

09/10/10 - Interview completed and recommended for approval

09/17/10 - Oath ceremony scheduled for Sep 29!.

09/29/10 - Oath completed. US citizen as of today. Journey complete!.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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My husband doesn't have a birth certificate, so he got an Affidavit from his mother IN ENGLISH stating his birth info and they accepted that. However he does have a caste certificate which has English and Telugu right under it.

That is awful about them not accepting it! :crying: You got unlucky and got someone in a bad mood rejecting your application, which is totally and completely UNFAIR! :ranting: I can suggest maybe getting an affidavit from your parents, stating the birth info is correct. Also you can write a statement about it being the original birth certificate, and such certificates are issued in India regularly, and get that notarized. Good luck!! :)


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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

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​May 2015: Divorce Final

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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I'd be so mad! :diablo:


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
Timeline

My husband's AOS was denied recently becuase his INDIAN birth certificate is in English, not Hindi or another local language. USCIS has declared it a "translation" but it's not... Does anyone else have an Indian birth certificate in English?

that is really bizarre, esp. for an AOS package (??? - its probably the DS-230 form since that's what you need the birth cert for). my wife's is in both languages (issued from Kerala), malayalam and english written side/side. NVC had no issues with it. I would call and talk to them. the suggestion of getting an affidavit is also a good one. affidavit from his mother is preferred over one from father. the DoS website does list parental affidavits as valid secondary sources of birth, if the primary is unavailable or not acceptable. as was mentioned above, those kinds of affidavits are obtained routinely in India, since birth certs were not routinely issued in the past.


Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale - My beautiful wife Soni
Timeline:
USCIS: 10-06-2009: I-130 rec'd by USCIS; 03-16-2010: I-130 APPROVAL (after 5+ friggin months of torture, agony and waiting!)
NVC:
04-29-2010: INTERVIEW ASSIGNED FOR JUNE 10TH IN CHENNAI CONSULATE, INDIA; 06-10-2010: INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED!!!!!
06-18-2010: Entered US - NEW YORK CITY and 08-16-2010: GC received! (nearly 2 months after PoE) woo hoo!
AOS for permanent 10 yr green card:

04-02-2012: NOA of I-751 and 1 yr extension of temp green card

05-03-2012: Biometrics appointment

12-18-2012: 10 yr Green card approved; 12-22-2012: Green card rec'd

N-400 citizenship:

06-19-2013: N-400 mailed; 06-22-2013: N-400 rec'd at Dallas lockbox

10-3-2013: Interview date - APPROVED!

10-18-2013: NATURALIZED - We are done with USCIS!!!

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My own (issued in 1965 by Madras Municipal Corp) is in English--albeit with much atrocious handwriting. It did cause me some problems once when I wanted to join Canadian Forces (name on BC not match to name on all ID including Citizenship Card and Passport), but was accepted easily at Montreal Consulate (in fact, when I mentioned it to the woman to whom I had to hand documents, she looked at me with a bored expression and stated "oh, we see lots of those").


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Mine's in english too but since it did not have my name on it (parents had not named me yet), Isubmitted a copy of the cerificate and a notorised letter on a stamp paper from my mother stating what they needed as proof of birth. That was good enough for us.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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Thanks for the replies... It's so bad for such a simple mistake on their part that people have to go through such nonsense. :angry:


Our Timeline

Met online: 2005-08

Met in person the first time: 2007-11-11 <3

2008

December I-129F Sent: 2008-12-18 | I-129F NOA1: 2008-12-24

2009

April Our baby is born: 2009-04 <3<3<3

May CRBA* Interview: 2009-05 *Consular Report of Birth Abroad

July I-129F NOA2 : 2009-07-08 | NVC Received:2009-07-17 | Baby & Mommy returned to the U.S. 2009-07-20

August Consulate Received : 2009-08-06

September Packet 3 Received : 2009-09-09

Notified Case will be transfered: 2009-9-10

October Case transfered from New Delhi to Mumbai 2009-10-23 | Packet 3 received FROM MUMBAI: 2009-10-31

November Packet 3 Returned to Mumbai: 2009-11-03 | Packet 4/Interview Letter Received by EMAIL: 2009-11-23 | Documents Submitted: 2009-11-30

December Interview: 2009-12-09 (Result: 221g - Get joint sponsor)

2010

January -Joint Sponsor Documents Submitted- | Visa Issued :)2010-01

February Arrived in U.S. 2010-02 :) <3 | Married: 2010-02 <3

April Filed AOS(Rec. by USCIS): 2010-04-23

June Biometrics Appointment: 2010-06-02 | RFE: 2010-06-02 Request for copy of foreign BC;

Evidence Rec. by USCIS- 2010-06-07 | Denied*- 2010-06-08 :(*Due ultimately to USCIS error/claims foreign BC is translation

Currently: Refiling :(

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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Mine's in english too but since it did not have my name on it (parents had not named me yet), Isubmitted a copy of the cerificate and a notorised letter on a stamp paper from my mother stating what they needed as proof of birth. That was good enough for us.

Hi danielparul, can you tell me about getting the notarized letter ? whom did you approach for this..India or US? and stamp paper, i suppose u mean, its the indian one..

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I had the letter typed on an Indian Rs. 20.00 stamp paper. My mother signed it in front of a lawyer who we knew and he put his stamp and signature on it.

This is how I worded it -

Affidavit by: (Mother’s Full Name, fully spelled out) regarding (Child’s Full Name

(fully spelled out)– if the child is married, the child’s maiden name should be indicated)

I, (Mother’s Full Name) hereby depose and say:

1. I reside at (Full Street Address and postal code);

2. My maiden name is (Mother’s maiden name, fully spelled out);

3. I am the mother of (Child’s Full Name) , who was born on (Date) in (City),

(State or Province), (Country);

4. The father of the child is (Father’s Full Name, fully spelled out); and we were married on (date)

5. This affidavit is being submitted because (there is no official record of birth

OR the official record of birth is incomplete concerning [Child's Full

Name].

I declare under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is a true and correct statement.

_________________________ (Signature)

(Mother's Full Name) and signature

Subscribed and Sworn to before

Me, this ____ day of __________,

[YEAR] at ______________________.

Hope this helps.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Yea - even mine issued by Mumbai Muncipal Corporation is in English. I never had any proble with it.

I guess you can send it back saying India was British Colony and unfortunately all the documentation is done in English.

I know I would be mad if my BC was rejected coz its in English..... :)

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