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Can't find my original birth certificate!! please advise!

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Im trying to put things in place in the event that at some stage I get approval.. However I have turned my house upside down looking for my birth certificate and can't find it.. If it does end up lost for good can I get round this.. I am a British Citizen but, as my father was in the army I was born in Germany. Will this cause extra hassle..

6 months this saturday folks.. hate to admit it this but the whole thing is now making me physically sick.. Pathetic I know!! :angry:


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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I would check with the General Register Office, overseas birth may have been forwarded to them.

Birth, Adoption, Marriage, and Death Certificates

  • England and Wales (including Scilly Isles and Isle of Wight): Available. Certificates of births, adoptions, deaths and marriages may be obtained from the General Register Office, Smedley Hydro, Trafalgar Road, Southport, Merseyside PR8 2HH, or from the local registrar's office in the district in which the birth, death or marriage was originally registered. Long-form birth certificates should be requested, as short-form birth certificates do not contain the parents’ names.
  • Scotland: Available. Certificates of births, deaths, marriages and The Adopted Children's Register may be obtained from the Registrar General, New Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YT, or from the Registrar's Office for the district in which the event occurred. Long-form birth certificates should be obtained as short-form certificates do not contain parents' names.
  • Northern Ireland: Available. Certificates of births, adoptions, deaths and marriages may be obtained from the Registrar General's Office, Oxford House, 49-65 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4UY or if registered before January 1, 1922, from the Registrar General, Dublin, Eire. Marriage certificates may also be obtained from the local registration office for the district in which the marriage was originally registered. Long-form birth certificates should be obtained as short-form birth certificates do not contain the parents' names.
  • Jersey: Available. Apply to: Superintendent Register, States Office, Royal Square, St. Helier, Jersey.
  • Guernsey, Sark, and Alderney: Available. Apply to: Registrar General's Office, Greffe, Guernsey.
  • Isle of Man: Available. Apply to Registrar General, General Registry Building, Douglas, Isle of Man.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_4881.html?cid=3699

Moving to regional forum..

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I would check with the General Register Office, overseas birth may have been forwarded to them.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_4881.html?cid=3699

Moving to regional forum..

Thanks very much for this.. :star:


Met - September 13 2007 in Birmingham Alabama

Engaged - February 12 2010 in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland

NOA1 - July 8 2010

N0A2 - January 18

Medical Passed - March 15

Interview - April 12.. = APPROVED!!!!!!

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Im trying to put things in place in the event that at some stage I get approval.. However I have turned my house upside down looking for my birth certificate and can't find it.. If it does end up lost for good can I get round this.. I am a British Citizen but, as my father was in the army I was born in Germany. Will this cause extra hassle..

6 months this saturday folks.. hate to admit it this but the whole thing is now making me physically sick.. Pathetic I know!! :angry:

The Embassy in London discusses birth certificate and options if you can't obtain one.

http://london.usembassy.gov/interview_documents.html


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Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

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4 years, 2 months, 6 days

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My guess would be that not many people still have their original birth certificate. Mine is 53 years old but looks like it's from the late 1800s and one of the reasons I still have it is that I've cherished and protected it and never gave it to anyone. I wouldn't mail it for any reason, that's for sure.

For immigration purposes a certified copy will do just fine.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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