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Hi Everyone,

Just a tip that if you carry your Laminated Canadian Birth Certificate Card with you, this wont be acceptable as a copy of your Birth Certificate during the interview step in your application for Green Card status. I bring this up, because as far as I can tell, they dont explicity say you are required to bring this with you in any of the directions.

Just remember that you will ask for a copy of your "long form" birth certificate, and this may take a while to track down through the health authority in yuor home province if you dont have a copy already, so plan accordingly.

The agent at our interview said that this is a common issue with Canadians as most people have easy access to their laminated card but it's not an acceptable document.

Good Luck everyone!

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Could very well be an issue at Montreal. Vancouver's Packet 3 checklist specifically requests a "long form" birth certificate (or did in Spring 2009, anyways - I can't imagine they've changed it), and specifically says that wallet-size or certificate-style birth certificates are not acceptable for US Immigration purposes. It goes on to say that they will keep your original birth certificate unless you bring a photocopy of both sides.


"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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