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So now I am getting ready for DS-230 by gathering all the documents that we need to send along with it. My husband living in India(Indian citizen) doesn't have a birth certificate(never had one). Anyone experienced any issues with getting a non availability certificate in India? Where do you get that and any idea how long it takes for that?


2011/04/22 got married

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2011/09/16 Received NOA1 in mail

2011/09/14 Priority date on letter

2012/04/06 Received NOA2 text/email(thank god!!)

2012/04/23 Received by NVC

2012/05/09 Case # assigned

2012/05/10 AOS Fee Paid

2012/05/11 AOS Packet sent

2012/05/15 DS3032 email accepted

2012/05/15 IV bill generated

2012/05/15 IV bill paid

2012/05/17 IV Packet sent

2012/05/21 IV AOS Packet received & processed

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So now I am getting ready for DS-230 by gathering all the documents that we need to send along with it. My husband living in India(Indian citizen) doesn't have a birth certificate(never had one). Anyone experienced any issues with getting a non availability certificate in India? Where do you get that and any idea how long it takes for that?

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I hope you get the info you are looking for...wish you luck.


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This is actually quite common in India with many children still being born at home.

Your husband will need to get a notarized affidavit stating there is no record of his birth. This typically can be done by a parent. It is accompanied by an official "no record of birth" from the local government authorities.

http://forums.immigration.com/showthread.php?144485-Birth-Certificate-Unavailable-Affidavit-for-I-485

http://www.path2usa.com/us-birth-certificate

Does your husband have any school records? This can help as a form of identification.


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So now I am getting ready for DS-230 by gathering all the documents that we need to send along with it. My husband living in India(Indian citizen) doesn't have a birth certificate(never had one). Anyone experienced any issues with getting a non availability certificate in India? Where do you get that and any idea how long it takes for that?

I never had a birth certificate either. When my husband told me that I'd need to get a birth certificate, I went to the city corporation office (that's where the births and deaths are registered) and applied for a birth certificate.

That is what your husband should be doing. Instead of going for the nonavailability certificate, he should go to the city corporation where births and deaths are registered and file an application for a birth certificate. I'm assuming he was born in a hospital, for if so, his birth would definitely be in the hospital as well as the corporation records.

Btw, which city was your husband born in?


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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This is actually quite common in India with many children still being born at home.

Your husband will need to get a notarized affidavit stating there is no record of his birth. This typically can be done by a parent. It is accompanied by an official "no record of birth" from the local government authorities.

http://forums.immigr...davit-for-I-485

http://www.path2usa....rth-certificate

Does your husband have any school records? This can help as a form of identification.

A non-availability certificate can only be obtained in case the birth was never registered. I wouldn't advice pursuing that route yet. She needs to first confirm if her husband was born at home or a hospital, for if his was a hospital birth, then the birth had to have been registered.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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I never had a birth certificate either. When my husband told me that I'd need to get a birth certificate, I went to the city corporation office (that's where the births and deaths are registered) and applied for a birth certificate.

That is what your husband should be doing. Instead of going for the nonavailability certificate, he should go to the city corporation where births and deaths are registered and file an application for a birth certificate. I'm assuming he was born in a hospital, for if so, his birth would definitely be in the hospital as well as the corporation records.

Btw, which city was your husband born in?

You are correct. It is possible to get a birth certificate. But not everyone is always born in a hospital. My fiance was born at home in a village. He was still able to obtain his birth certificate but it took a little bit more time.


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This is actually quite common in India with many children still being born at home.

Wrong. The Government's new ruling is that every child born after 1984/1985 must mandatorily have a birth certificate.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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You are correct. It is possible to get a birth certificate. But not everyone is always born in a hospital. My fiance was born at home in a village. He was still able to obtain his birth certificate but it took a little bit more time.

What I meant here is that if he was born in a hospital, then there definitely is gonna be a record of his birth and he shouldn't have any difficulty obtaining a BC.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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What I meant here is that if he was born in a hospital, then there definitely is gonna be a record of his birth and he shouldn't have any difficulty obtaining a BC.

Thanks for all your valuable replies you guys..

Here is a big of problem though - I know he was born in a hospital in a nearby town(from his village), but on the passport, he has stated that his birth place is his village. Would that complicate things?

So is it best to stick to the non avail certificate. Now that I think about it, I wonder if I put his birthplace as the nearby town on the I130 application. If so, then there would be a discrepancy between the passport and I130. Please advice what to do guys...


2011/04/22 got married

2011/09/10 Mailed I-130

2011/09/16 Received NOA1 in mail

2011/09/14 Priority date on letter

2012/04/06 Received NOA2 text/email(thank god!!)

2012/04/23 Received by NVC

2012/05/09 Case # assigned

2012/05/10 AOS Fee Paid

2012/05/11 AOS Packet sent

2012/05/15 DS3032 email accepted

2012/05/15 IV bill generated

2012/05/15 IV bill paid

2012/05/17 IV Packet sent

2012/05/21 IV AOS Packet received & processed

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Thanks for all your valuable replies you guys..

Here is a big of problem though - I know he was born in a hospital in a nearby town(from his village), but on the passport, he has stated that his birth place is his village. Would that complicate things?

So is it best to stick to the non avail certificate. Now that I think about it, I wonder if I put his birthplace as the nearby town on the I130 application. If so, then there would be a discrepancy between the passport and I130. Please advice what to do guys...

Can't he get it corrected on the passport? Getting a non-availability certificate is not as simple as you think it is, but if you're still planning on going that way, I can guide you further.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Would help if you could tell us which city/village/state he was born in.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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I thought I didnt have birth-certificate, because I didn't use it anywhere before. But when I asked to my mum, she told me that I have one :D Since it was half size of A4 paper, and didn't contain my name so I was required to obtain the duplicate copy from birth-certificate office and updated my name with no problem.

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I thought I didnt have birth-certificate, because I didn't use it anywhere before. But when I asked to my mum, she told me that I have one :D Since it was half size of A4 paper, and didn't contain my name so I was required to obtain the duplicate copy from birth-certificate office and updated my name with no problem.

I didn't have one, and when I went to the City Corporation to apply for one, I was told that the file was totally destroyed. Got a nonavailability certificate and then re-registered. I now have one original and three certified copies kicking.gifkicking.gifkicking.gif


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Hello again,

It was a village near shimoga, karnataka.

thanks for the reply

Would help if you could tell us which city/village/state he was born in.

Also I was trying to follow the sample nonavailability certificate to create one for my husband. Did you happen to state the reason why you didn't have a birth cert in the first place on the nonavail certificate?

Is there a chance you can share your certificate(ofcourse leaving out all the personal stuff)?

I didn't have one, and when I went to the City Corporation to apply for one, I was told that the file was totally destroyed. Got a nonavailability certificate and then re-registered. I now have one original and three certified copies kicking.gifkicking.gifkicking.gif


2011/04/22 got married

2011/09/10 Mailed I-130

2011/09/16 Received NOA1 in mail

2011/09/14 Priority date on letter

2012/04/06 Received NOA2 text/email(thank god!!)

2012/04/23 Received by NVC

2012/05/09 Case # assigned

2012/05/10 AOS Fee Paid

2012/05/11 AOS Packet sent

2012/05/15 DS3032 email accepted

2012/05/15 IV bill generated

2012/05/15 IV bill paid

2012/05/17 IV Packet sent

2012/05/21 IV AOS Packet received & processed

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