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Filed: Other Country: Sweden
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Hi!

I'm a natural born US citizen, and I'm filing the I-130 for my Swedish wife, who currently works and lives in the US (EAD). We're in a rush to file our I-130, I-485, etc., so.....

1. I only have a short form birth certificate, and while it's certified, it's not the "long-form" version. As the petitioner, is this adequate for the I-130?

2. Also, I keep reading that a passport can be used in place of a birth certificate (example), can someone just assure me that this is accurate/mentioned somewhere on the USCIS website?

Also, let me just say that this forum is amazing, for all of you that provide assistance to others like me, thank you so much! I've been reading through countless posts for months, and the information collected here is priceless. Thank you!

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Hi!

I'm a natural born US citizen, and I'm filing the I-130 for my Swedish wife, who currently works and lives in the US (EAD). We're in a rush to file our I-130, I-485, etc., so.....

1. I only have a short form birth certificate, and while it's certified, it's not the "long-form" version. As the petitioner, is this adequate for the I-130?

2. Also, I keep reading that a passport can be used in place of a birth certificate (example), can someone just assure me that this is accurate/mentioned somewhere on the USCIS website?

Also, let me just say that this forum is amazing, for all of you that provide assistance to others like me, thank you so much! I've been reading through countless posts for months, and the information collected here is priceless. Thank you!

Read the I-130 instructions, Page 2: What Documents Do You Need to Show That You Are a US Citizen?


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: Other Country: Sweden
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Read the I-130 instructions, Page 2: What Documents Do You Need to Show That You Are a US Citizen?

Thanks Jay-Kay,

I've previously read through this multiple times but I could still use some advice/direction. as a USC, I believe that this document is stating that I need to submit a birth certificate AND a passport (but please, correct me if I'm wrong).

If this is the case, has anyone had issues submitting a short form birth certificate?

Again, any help is appreciated!

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you should be able to use the US passport in place of the birth certificate. that's what we sent on my AOS packet and we did not have any problems. make sure to copy the back & front pages, the biographic page and any page that has information in it. you can check Vanessa&Tony's guide for the AOS packet assembly. I found it really helpful and very easy to follow.


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Visa

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02.11.2011 ~ sent K1 visa application
02.16.2011 ~ NOA1
03.21.2011 ~ NOA2
04.13.2011 ~ Packet 3 received
05.16.2011 ~ Interview (approved)
05.21.2011 ~ visa received

AOS
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10.13.2011 ~ sent AOS application
10.21.2011 ~ NOA
11.14.2011 ~ biometrics appointment (AOS & EAD)
01.06.2012 ~ received EAD/AP combo card (has expiration date error)
04.27.2012 ~ GC production

ROC

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02.26.2014 ~ sent ROC application

03.06.2014 ~ NOA (USCIS CSC)

03.27.2014 ~ biometrics appointment

06.20.2014 ~ GC production

N-400

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02.03.2015 ~ sent N-400 application

02.10.2015 ~ NOA

03.27.2015 ~ In Line notification

03.30.2015 ~ Interview text notification

05.04.2015 ~ Interview: APPROVED!

05.15.2015 ~ 'MURICAN!

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Thanks Jay-Kay,

I've previously read through this multiple times but I could still use some advice/direction. as a USC, I believe that this document is stating that I need to submit a birth certificate AND a passport (but please, correct me if I'm wrong).

If this is the case, has anyone had issues submitting a short form birth certificate?

Again, any help is appreciated!

No, it is the birth certificate OR the passport. When using the passport to prove citizenship, be sure and make copies of ALL the pages.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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What visa is she in the US on? An EAD is not a visa so B2? H1B?

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