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This question is mostly for Turkish I130 and Adjustment of Status petitioners and beneficiaries. Have you submitted a Turkish birth certificate along with your application package? or a copy of passport would be sufficient?

Thanks so much for the responses!


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You will require a certified copy of your birth certificate from the custodian of the record. The link should explain how to obtain documents specific to Turkey.

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We are I129F filer and in the process of adjusting status. I attached a copy of birth certificate which I'd gotten from Turkish Embassy in Washington DC. This form is called (Nufus Kayit Ornegi)

It literally took me 3 hours just to take this from this consulate... Good thing I wasn't in a hurry or anything. It costs $14. Make sure you have cash before you go there. They do not accept cards.

I hope this was helpful.

Good luck,

Best Regards,


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Hi Turkish Folks,

USCIS may ask RFE upon filing I-485 form adjustment of status. The reason might be if the beneficiary did not submit original birth certificate but instead "late registration birth certificate" along without 2 affidavits. I am wondering if "NUFUS KAYIT ORNEGI" that is given as birth certificate can solely be used as original birth certificate? Have you folks only submitted "NUFUS KAYIT ORNEGI" as birth certificate for adjusting your status "I-485"?

If only "NUFUS KAYIT ORNEGI" can be used then, have you got approval for your status adjustment? I would appreciate if you folks provide feedback with very outmost dated experience.

Thanks in advance.


iron man


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Here is the thing:

1- Get a Nufus Kayit Ornegi" (Extract of Vital Records) and make sure it is translated. That is considered your birth certificate according to the state department. Also make sure you translate your Kimlik as well and send with the application.


Good Luck!

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Thanks for the quick reply. How about for the marriage certificate? I have International marriage certificate "Aile Cuzdani". This "Aile Cuzdani" is bilingual (French and Turkish). Should I translate this "File Cuzdani" into English for I-485 applicaiton?

How can I proof my marriage in English?



iron man

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