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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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For my AOS package, I sent in my Birth Certificate, but I have heard that I needed to get a different type of birth certificate with both my parents names and or signatures on it. Has anyone of heard of this? I even asked my mother for this type of birth certificate and she says that the the one I sent in with my AOS is the only one she has and that Canadians don't have the type of birth certificate with both parents signatures/names on it. This is the same birth certificate I used to get my passport, OPT/EAD card and H1-B visa.

Can someone clarify this for me?

Thanks


JULY 16: Filed AOS forms

JULY 19: Received by USCIS (DAY 3)

JULY 23: Received Emails and Text Meassages (DAY 7)

JULY 26: Received I-797 in mail (DAY 10)

JULY 26: I-485 Touched (DAY 10)

JULY 30: Asked Local Congressman Rep for help in expediting EAD Card (I just lost a pretty good job offer) (DAY 14)

AUG 3: I-130 Touched (DAY 18)

AUG 4: I-765 Touched (DAY 19)

AUG 9: Biometrics letter received (DAY 24)

AUG 10: Early Walk-in Biometrics done (DAY 25)

AUG 10: Congressman Rep informs me that my EAD Card is being processed (DAY 25)

AUG 11: EAD Card 1st order for production (DAY 26)

AUG 11: I-485 Touched (DAY 26)

AUG 13: I-765 2nd order for production (DAY 28)

AUG 16: I-765 EAD Approval letter sent (DAY 31) 1 month since I mailed my AOS pkg

AUG 17: I-765 Touched (DAY 32)

AUG 18: GOT EAD Card in the mail (DAY 33)

SEPT 11: Received Interview Letter in mail (DAY 57)

OCT 14: GREEN CARD INTERVIEW (DAY 90)-APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OCT 23: GREEN CARD RECEIVED IN THE MAIL (DAY 99)

GOD'S WORK

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Well yes Canadians do have this, its often called the long form birth certificate, it does have both the parents info on the birth certificate.

Edited by Flames9_RN

Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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You can get a long form and short form of a birth certificate in Canada. The "short form" is the wallet sized one, with just your name, place & date of birth. You were probably able to use that for your passport and most things up to this point in life.

The "long form" has all the same info, but also lists your birth parents. From my understanding, this is the form we need for the embassy interview and AOS. But, if you are sending your AOS forms in, you have probably gotten past the point of an interview (assuming you are going either K-1 or CR-1 marriage route), and have not been asked for the "long form", so maybe the short form will be sufficient.

You can order both forms online, at least in Nova Scotia. Try googling "birth certificate nova scotia/ontario/whatever your province is" and it should easily come up with the website for ordering it. The long form costs $35 CAD in NS and takes about 10 business days to arrive in the mail.

I hope this helps!

good luck!


May 25th, 2010 : Filed I-129F at CSC

June 1st, 2010 : NoA1

June 7th, 2010 : Touch

October 19th, 2010: Touch

October 20th, 2010: NoA2! (141 days)

November 8th, 2010: Received Packet 3 from Montreal

November 10th, 2010: Sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

November 25th: Received Packet 4 & Scheduled interview!

March 8th, 2011: Interview in Montreal - Approved!

April 30th, 2011: Move to CA

May 6th, 2011: Married <3

May 31st, 2011: Filed AOS

June 6th, 2011: NoA1

June 13th, 2011: Received Notice for Biometrics

July 7th, 2011: Biometrics

August 22, 2011: AOS Interview - Approved!

August 29th, 2011: Greencard in hand!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Agree with all that's been said - most of us start out having the wallet sized Birth cert and you can also obtain the Long birth certificate.

You already sent your AOS in you said, but if you think you're going to get an RFE, why not go ahead and order the longer form from whatever province you were born in? It would be good to have for future and also just in case you need it now.

You sent the original in? Why not a copy? Maybe gthat's what you meant :) Those suckers are expensive.


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Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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I just sent in my AOS on 6/16/10. I haven't had an interview yet and USCIS is scheduled to receive my package tomorrow. I was on a H1-B and I just married an American citizen. I'm hoping the wallet size one works because I'm dreading any delays. If anyone else has been in shoes, please comment to let me know if you got through with the wallet sized birth certificate.

And, what is an RFE?

I'm new to this board and still learning the terminology.

Thanks


JULY 16: Filed AOS forms

JULY 19: Received by USCIS (DAY 3)

JULY 23: Received Emails and Text Meassages (DAY 7)

JULY 26: Received I-797 in mail (DAY 10)

JULY 26: I-485 Touched (DAY 10)

JULY 30: Asked Local Congressman Rep for help in expediting EAD Card (I just lost a pretty good job offer) (DAY 14)

AUG 3: I-130 Touched (DAY 18)

AUG 4: I-765 Touched (DAY 19)

AUG 9: Biometrics letter received (DAY 24)

AUG 10: Early Walk-in Biometrics done (DAY 25)

AUG 10: Congressman Rep informs me that my EAD Card is being processed (DAY 25)

AUG 11: EAD Card 1st order for production (DAY 26)

AUG 11: I-485 Touched (DAY 26)

AUG 13: I-765 2nd order for production (DAY 28)

AUG 16: I-765 EAD Approval letter sent (DAY 31) 1 month since I mailed my AOS pkg

AUG 17: I-765 Touched (DAY 32)

AUG 18: GOT EAD Card in the mail (DAY 33)

SEPT 11: Received Interview Letter in mail (DAY 57)

OCT 14: GREEN CARD INTERVIEW (DAY 90)-APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OCT 23: GREEN CARD RECEIVED IN THE MAIL (DAY 99)

GOD'S WORK

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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RFE = request for evidence

They will send an RFE if they feel you have insufficient/incorrect info.... I have no idea about AOS on H1-B visa, but I know for K-1 we need the long form.

Maybe someone here who has done AOS from H1-B will pipe up!


May 25th, 2010 : Filed I-129F at CSC

June 1st, 2010 : NoA1

June 7th, 2010 : Touch

October 19th, 2010: Touch

October 20th, 2010: NoA2! (141 days)

November 8th, 2010: Received Packet 3 from Montreal

November 10th, 2010: Sent Packet 3 back to Montreal

November 25th: Received Packet 4 & Scheduled interview!

March 8th, 2011: Interview in Montreal - Approved!

April 30th, 2011: Move to CA

May 6th, 2011: Married <3

May 31st, 2011: Filed AOS

June 6th, 2011: NoA1

June 13th, 2011: Received Notice for Biometrics

July 7th, 2011: Biometrics

August 22, 2011: AOS Interview - Approved!

August 29th, 2011: Greencard in hand!

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HI,

You need to order the long form birth certificate from http://www.serviceca...tificate.shtml. You will get a request for evidence if you haven't sent the long form in.

It has your parents names and place of birth on it. It looks like our 'funny" money and isn't very big compared to years ago as it is now encrypted.

The link will give you how to order it and pay for it over the phone which is the fastest way.good.gif

If you order it now you'll save yourself time and worrysmile.gif

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Ordering the long form of the Birth Certificate takes only about 2 weeks time or less. Once they verify your registration they send it out pretty quickly.

It does indeed have both Mother and Father's name on the birth certificate and it also has a raised seal to identify it as the original.

Edited by bobby_kvisa

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I751 Was approved - 10 Year GC was granted

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4/14/2014: Notice Date
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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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As far as i know each province has their own place to issue the long form birth certificate! When i ordered mine from Sask. I had it in less than a week


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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The others are correct, it is called the LONG birth certificate.

It will cost you $30.

You need 1 person to verify you are who you say you are.

They have to be a person in a specific position that is registered with the province.

I used a high school teacher that I knew for 4 years, others that you can use include: doctor, lawyer, etc. [they give you a long list]

I filed for mine right from their website, they mailed it to me within two weeks.

They basically send you a certified copy of the original birth registry that your parent would have filled out.

ONTARIO: http://www.ontario.ca/en/services_for_residents/121591

OTHER: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/subjects/cards/birth_certificate.shtml

I know where the Ontario one is, for the others you will have to navigate the website for it.

Good luck!


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11-??-2005 : Met Ray in EverQuest2

USCIS
12-26-2009 : Marriage
1-07-2010 : Filed I-130
1-08-2010 : Package Recieved
1-12-2010 : NOA1
3-12-2010 : NOA2
*I-130 was approved in 59 days from NOA1 date.*


NVC
3-19-2010 : NVC Recieved. Case # Assigned
3-22-2010 : E-Mails Given to NVC Operator
3-25-2010 : Received DS-3032 and AOS Bill
3-25-2010 : Applied for EP/DS-3032 e-mailed
3-25-2010 : Pay AOS Bill Online
4-04-2010 : E-mailed I-864
4-08-2010 : EP Accepted/Paid IV Bill
4-12-2010 : E-mailed DS-230
4-16-2010 : All documents accepted at NVC
4-22-2010 : Log in Fail!!
*NVC stage completed in 34 days.*


7-21-2010 : Medical in Toronto
7-26-2010 : INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!
7-28-2010 : Visa received in the mail
8-18-2010 : POE - Ambassador Bridge
9-23-2010 : 2yr Green Card arrived
2-11-2011 : SSN arrived
8-18-2012 : Approx date of removal of conditions

06-2012 : Removal of conditions sent

03-18-12 : 10 year Green Card received!!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Will they mail it to me in the US or can they only send it to a Canadian address?

If so, I might have them send it to my brother's address in Toronto and then have him next day it to me.

Does anyone know if this will hold up my EAD card being sent to me?

Can I call or send this in to USCIS before they ask for it to make the process faster?


JULY 16: Filed AOS forms

JULY 19: Received by USCIS (DAY 3)

JULY 23: Received Emails and Text Meassages (DAY 7)

JULY 26: Received I-797 in mail (DAY 10)

JULY 26: I-485 Touched (DAY 10)

JULY 30: Asked Local Congressman Rep for help in expediting EAD Card (I just lost a pretty good job offer) (DAY 14)

AUG 3: I-130 Touched (DAY 18)

AUG 4: I-765 Touched (DAY 19)

AUG 9: Biometrics letter received (DAY 24)

AUG 10: Early Walk-in Biometrics done (DAY 25)

AUG 10: Congressman Rep informs me that my EAD Card is being processed (DAY 25)

AUG 11: EAD Card 1st order for production (DAY 26)

AUG 11: I-485 Touched (DAY 26)

AUG 13: I-765 2nd order for production (DAY 28)

AUG 16: I-765 EAD Approval letter sent (DAY 31) 1 month since I mailed my AOS pkg

AUG 17: I-765 Touched (DAY 32)

AUG 18: GOT EAD Card in the mail (DAY 33)

SEPT 11: Received Interview Letter in mail (DAY 57)

OCT 14: GREEN CARD INTERVIEW (DAY 90)-APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OCT 23: GREEN CARD RECEIVED IN THE MAIL (DAY 99)

GOD'S WORK

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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FireKari - that must be an Ontario rule, because when I ordered my birth cert from SK, I didn't have to have anyone verify anything for me. I just called, placed the order, gave my vital stats and paid for it.

Came in the mail approx 10 days later.

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SWEET -- That's not fair. =(

Must be then, because either online or on phone they wanted the persons information.

Ontario stuff is all kinds of messed up.

Congrats on the expedite - must be nice not to have to wait like the rest of us.

W8N -- If you want it mailed to the USA I would call them and even ask if they will.

That would be the easiest way to correctly find out.

Edited by FireKari

<3 FireRay's Wifey. <3

11-??-2005 : Met Ray in EverQuest2

USCIS
12-26-2009 : Marriage
1-07-2010 : Filed I-130
1-08-2010 : Package Recieved
1-12-2010 : NOA1
3-12-2010 : NOA2
*I-130 was approved in 59 days from NOA1 date.*


NVC
3-19-2010 : NVC Recieved. Case # Assigned
3-22-2010 : E-Mails Given to NVC Operator
3-25-2010 : Received DS-3032 and AOS Bill
3-25-2010 : Applied for EP/DS-3032 e-mailed
3-25-2010 : Pay AOS Bill Online
4-04-2010 : E-mailed I-864
4-08-2010 : EP Accepted/Paid IV Bill
4-12-2010 : E-mailed DS-230
4-16-2010 : All documents accepted at NVC
4-22-2010 : Log in Fail!!
*NVC stage completed in 34 days.*


7-21-2010 : Medical in Toronto
7-26-2010 : INTERVIEW - APPROVED!!
7-28-2010 : Visa received in the mail
8-18-2010 : POE - Ambassador Bridge
9-23-2010 : 2yr Green Card arrived
2-11-2011 : SSN arrived
8-18-2012 : Approx date of removal of conditions

06-2012 : Removal of conditions sent

03-18-12 : 10 year Green Card received!!

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