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Hello! i'm having my AOS interview in a couple of weeks. The check list of the documents says that a have to bring my birth certificate, but i only have a copy of it. The original one in my home country. I would like to know if they will accept the copy of it? i can also get the copy of my passport from my country. will it be a big problem and how can i help it? thank you!

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Is there no one that can express mail you your certificate?


I-130/AOS Timeline:

03/28/2012 (Day 0) - Concurrent filing of I-130/AOS (with EAD and AP) mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/29/2012 (Day 1) - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox, confirmation received.
04/02/2012 (Day 5) - emails/texts NOA 1 x 4
04/03/2012 (Day 6) - checks cashed
04/10/2012 (Day 13) - Notice for biometrics app. May 2, 2012
04/12/2012 (Day 15) - NOA 1 hard copies received x 4
04/17/2012 (Day 20) - Email for RFE received
05/02/2012 (Day 33) - Biometrics done
05/03/2012 (Day 34) - RFE response sent
05/11/2012 (Day 42) - RFE received by USCIS
06/04/2012 (Day 68) - EAD/AP card production email
06/09/2012 (Day 73) - EAD/AP card in HAND
06/10/2012 (Day 74) - SSN application
06/15/2012 (Day 79) - SSN in hand and interview email for July 23rd
07/23/2012 (Day 117) - INTERVIEW!!!!
07/27/2012 (Day 121) - Email notification of APPROVAL
07/31/2012 (Day 125) - Email of I-130 approval
08/01/2012 (Day 126) - Email of Card Production
08/02/2012 (Day 127) - Welcome letter received in the mail + USPS notification email
08/04/2012 (Day 129) - GC received (exp: 2014)

04/26/2014 - ROC started

07/02/2014 - ROC approved. No Biometrics and No interview

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Is there no one that can express mail you your certificate?

i guess my parents could. My interview is in 2 weeks. And my parents are scared to sent the documents because they think they will get lost. So they will not accept the copies of my passport and the certificate. i can also get an affidavit proving my birth date

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I don't know if they won't accept it or not, but my assumption is that since they asked for them in your letter, maybe they want to see the originals. If your parents send an express mail, secured with signature etc..... via DHL UPS or FedEX I don't see why it would get lost?!


I-130/AOS Timeline:

03/28/2012 (Day 0) - Concurrent filing of I-130/AOS (with EAD and AP) mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/29/2012 (Day 1) - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox, confirmation received.
04/02/2012 (Day 5) - emails/texts NOA 1 x 4
04/03/2012 (Day 6) - checks cashed
04/10/2012 (Day 13) - Notice for biometrics app. May 2, 2012
04/12/2012 (Day 15) - NOA 1 hard copies received x 4
04/17/2012 (Day 20) - Email for RFE received
05/02/2012 (Day 33) - Biometrics done
05/03/2012 (Day 34) - RFE response sent
05/11/2012 (Day 42) - RFE received by USCIS
06/04/2012 (Day 68) - EAD/AP card production email
06/09/2012 (Day 73) - EAD/AP card in HAND
06/10/2012 (Day 74) - SSN application
06/15/2012 (Day 79) - SSN in hand and interview email for July 23rd
07/23/2012 (Day 117) - INTERVIEW!!!!
07/27/2012 (Day 121) - Email notification of APPROVAL
07/31/2012 (Day 125) - Email of I-130 approval
08/01/2012 (Day 126) - Email of Card Production
08/02/2012 (Day 127) - Welcome letter received in the mail + USPS notification email
08/04/2012 (Day 129) - GC received (exp: 2014)

04/26/2014 - ROC started

07/02/2014 - ROC approved. No Biometrics and No interview

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At the interview in person they generally want to see the original document and they will keep a copy of it in your files.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I don't know if they won't accept it or not, but my assumption is that since they asked for them in your letter, maybe they want to see the originals. If your parents send an express mail, secured with signature etc..... via DHL UPS or FedEX I don't see why it would get lost?!

and it is prohibited to send this kind of documents. FedEx and post office etc will not accept it. thanks for your help! i have to figure out something

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and it is prohibited to send this kind of documents. FedEx and post office etc will not accept it. thanks for your help! i have to figure out something

I have had original birth certificates and passports sent by UPS and FEDEX in and out of the USA. In fact government tells you to use UPS FEDEX DHL to send thos documents because it is the safest way and they offer the most for insurance.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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and it is prohibited to send this kind of documents. FedEx and post office etc will not accept it. thanks for your help! i have to figure out something

Like inky said... FedEX UPS etc will accept these documents. Many governments request original copies of documents (this is my 3rd country by the way) and they were always accepted.


I-130/AOS Timeline:

03/28/2012 (Day 0) - Concurrent filing of I-130/AOS (with EAD and AP) mailed to Chicago Lockbox
03/29/2012 (Day 1) - Package delivered to Chicago Lockbox, confirmation received.
04/02/2012 (Day 5) - emails/texts NOA 1 x 4
04/03/2012 (Day 6) - checks cashed
04/10/2012 (Day 13) - Notice for biometrics app. May 2, 2012
04/12/2012 (Day 15) - NOA 1 hard copies received x 4
04/17/2012 (Day 20) - Email for RFE received
05/02/2012 (Day 33) - Biometrics done
05/03/2012 (Day 34) - RFE response sent
05/11/2012 (Day 42) - RFE received by USCIS
06/04/2012 (Day 68) - EAD/AP card production email
06/09/2012 (Day 73) - EAD/AP card in HAND
06/10/2012 (Day 74) - SSN application
06/15/2012 (Day 79) - SSN in hand and interview email for July 23rd
07/23/2012 (Day 117) - INTERVIEW!!!!
07/27/2012 (Day 121) - Email notification of APPROVAL
07/31/2012 (Day 125) - Email of I-130 approval
08/01/2012 (Day 126) - Email of Card Production
08/02/2012 (Day 127) - Welcome letter received in the mail + USPS notification email
08/04/2012 (Day 129) - GC received (exp: 2014)

04/26/2014 - ROC started

07/02/2014 - ROC approved. No Biometrics and No interview

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The interview letter specifically stipulates that you need the originals of any document you submitted so that they can confirm its authenticity if needed.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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The worst, IO will tell you to submit later in person. So tell your family to send it here.


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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