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Hi to you all ,

I have my N-400 interview scheduled on jan 13th 2011, I have applied to citizenship on the basis of marriage to US citizen...

Now that I realized naturalization interview document checklist states to bring

" Certified copies of birth certificates of all your children born in the united states"...

I am confused about this " all your children" part , I don't have any kid at all, but my husband has 4 adult children from his previous marriages , they were all born in US and youngest one is 21 years old..My husband has no contact with the youngest one and doesn't even know his whereabouts, but he is in contact with other 3 ..

So my question is do I have to bring their birth certificate to my interview?

I wasn't even aware of this and I have only one week left to my interview :(((

pls help if you have any answer to this..

thanks to you all..

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Hi to you all ,

I have my N-400 interview scheduled on jan 13th 2011, I have applied to citizenship on the basis of marriage to US citizen...

Now that I realized naturalization interview document checklist states to bring

" Certified copies of birth certificates of all your children born in the united states"...

I am confused about this " all your children" part , I don't have any kid at all, but my husband has 4 adult children from his previous marriages , they were all born in US and youngest one is 21 years old..My husband has no contact with the youngest one and doesn't even know his whereabouts, but he is in contact with other 3 ..

So my question is do I have to bring their birth certificate to my interview?

I wasn't even aware of this and I have only one week left to my interview :(((

pls help if you have any answer to this..

thanks to you all..

No. The birth certificates are suggested as a way to prove that you have a valid marriage as they work on the assumption that if you are wiling to have children together you are obviously a 'real' married couple. If you have not physically given birth to the children, then their birth certificates show nothing about your relationship - which is the one that counts.

I have an adult step-daughter as well. While I listed her as a step-daughter on the application, I did not bring her birth certificate as it had no relevance to my application. It was never requested - in fact, even though I had the originals of all of the copies I had submitted (marriage, divorce decrees, income tax transcripts, etc.) the interviewer did not ask to see any of them.

Good luck on your interview - it is actually the friendliest part of the whole immigration process. :)


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Ohhh Kathryn41 thanks a lot for giving me peace:))

I was having real stomach aches last couple hours over this..

thank you for quick and clear answer ...

Just looked at the latest N-400, eyes could be bad, but don't recall ever reading about bringing in all the birth certificates for stepkids. Certainly darn good evidence for marriage if you and your spouse had a child of your own.

Wife and I have eight kids between us, six for me, two for her, just listed their full names, alien number, and place of birth, my kids were all born here and only my wife's daughter had an alien number, but was barely 18 when my wife could apply so equally was ignored. Her son is still in Venezuela, was unmarried, but over 21 so I could not petition from him. Only comment my wifes' IO had on that section, was, you have a lot of kids. No request was ever made to bring in their birth certificates nor any other proof.

Would have been nice if I met my wife a year earlier, would have loved to have a kid with her, but nature took its course, but guess, Eight is Enough. From a step by step account of my wifes' interview, they were far more interested in if we were paying taxes and bills together. Paying taxes together must be a good sign of a happy marriage.

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