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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Moldova
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With my I-129F can I use a passport that says I was born in the US or must it be my American Birth certificate?

Also what does birth certificate number mean? I called vital records and they said there is no number it is just the city I was born in.


TIM - North Conway, NH

ANA - Chisinau, Moldova

2005

JULY: Met Ana when my Russian tenants had a BBQ at my house

OCTOBER: Ana's visa about to expire time to go home to Moldova

JANUARY 2006: Flew to Moldova to ask her parents permission to marry her

Engaged January 12, 2006

Left Moldova January 28th

2006

MARCH 3: I-129F sent to Vermont Service Center

MARCH 10: NOA1 Received

APRIL 26: NOA 2 Received Approval

APRIL 28: NVC forwarded to Embassy in Romania

MAY 5: Received by US Embassy in Romania

MAY 12: Packet 3 Received

MAY 17: Packet 3 sent to US Embassy in Romania

MAY 17: Fiance notified of impending RFE due to IMBRA LAW

JUNE 30: Case Reopened at VSC

JULY 6: Received IMBRA RFE

JULY 10: Mailed RFE back to VSC

JULY 17: VSC has acknowledged receipt of IMBRA RFE

AUGUST 8: VSC Approval of NOA2!!!!! Great Day

SEPTEMBER 19: Interview in US EMBASSY Bucharest - VISA GRANTED

OCTOBER 16: Fly to Moldova

2007

JANUARY 11: Fly home to America with Ana to get married!

JANUARY 16: Married in North Conway, NH

JANUARY 19: Filed for AOS and EAD

JULY 13: Received Green Card and Employment Authorization Card

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With my I-129F can I use a passport that says I was born in the US or must it be my American Birth certificate?

If you read the instructions on the I-129f, it says what forms of proof of citizenship are acceptable.

Also what does birth certificate number mean? I called vital records and they said there is no number it is just the city I was born in.

I believe that certificate number refers to the naturalization certificate number, only needed if that is how you derived your US citizenship.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Moldova
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If you use a birth certificate, do you have to send the original?

If you use a passport then what would you send?


TIM - North Conway, NH

ANA - Chisinau, Moldova

2005

JULY: Met Ana when my Russian tenants had a BBQ at my house

OCTOBER: Ana's visa about to expire time to go home to Moldova

JANUARY 2006: Flew to Moldova to ask her parents permission to marry her

Engaged January 12, 2006

Left Moldova January 28th

2006

MARCH 3: I-129F sent to Vermont Service Center

MARCH 10: NOA1 Received

APRIL 26: NOA 2 Received Approval

APRIL 28: NVC forwarded to Embassy in Romania

MAY 5: Received by US Embassy in Romania

MAY 12: Packet 3 Received

MAY 17: Packet 3 sent to US Embassy in Romania

MAY 17: Fiance notified of impending RFE due to IMBRA LAW

JUNE 30: Case Reopened at VSC

JULY 6: Received IMBRA RFE

JULY 10: Mailed RFE back to VSC

JULY 17: VSC has acknowledged receipt of IMBRA RFE

AUGUST 8: VSC Approval of NOA2!!!!! Great Day

SEPTEMBER 19: Interview in US EMBASSY Bucharest - VISA GRANTED

OCTOBER 16: Fly to Moldova

2007

JANUARY 11: Fly home to America with Ana to get married!

JANUARY 16: Married in North Conway, NH

JANUARY 19: Filed for AOS and EAD

JULY 13: Received Green Card and Employment Authorization Card

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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If you use a birth certificate, do you have to send the original?

A photocopy is fine

If you use a passport then what would you send?

We also included copies of his personal data page, his stamps into Ireland and his Irish work permit.

Some people copy every page of the passport, I'm noy sure if this is in lieu of a birth cert copy.


03.04.2009......Posted I-130 to U.S. Embassy

03.04.2009......Ordered Police Certificate for Visa Purposes from Local Garda Office (ordered over the phone)

03.05.2009......I-130 received at Embassy

03.06.2009......Received Police Cert

03.18.2009......I-130 Approved

09.10.2009......Medical Exam

09.23.2009......Embassy receives Notice of Readiness

10.13.2009......Received our interview date

10.29.2009......Successful interview!

11.5.2009........Visa received in post

11.7.2009........All the family flew to the US together :)

12.20.2009......Received Welcome to America letter

12.24.2009......10 year Greencard received in the mail

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I remember finding some number on my husband's U.S. birth certificate and just it in the space provided and it was never mentioned or questioned.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

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What's required of the USC is proof of citizenship, not necessarily a birth certificate. A birth certificate is one of the possible ways of providing proof of citizenship.

For all documents submitted in support of a petition, the USCIS normally only requires photocopies. So a photocopy of your birth certificate, a photocopy of your passport, or a photocopy of whatever other document you use to provide proof of citizenship will work.

You can never get your ORIGINAL birth certificate -- it's maintained by a government authority (usually a county clerk/county recorder) in a secure vault. The closest you can normally get is a certified copy, which means a copy issued by the government authority that maintains the original in its vault. A certified copy will have some sort of raised seal indicating that it's a true and accurate copy issued by the government authority that maintains the original.

If you submit a photocopy of a certified copy of your birth certificate with your I-129F, then at the interview, they might request to see the certified copy from which you made the photocopy, so they can verify the raised seal.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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I remember finding some number on my husband's U.S. birth certificate and just it in the space provided and it was never mentioned or questioned.

Hey yeah I was wondering about that number too. I noticed a small digit number on my birth certificate too and wondered if that is what they were looking for. The form isn't exactly clear in stating whether the number is for birth cert. or naturalization...altho maybe both have numbers. I am filling out my I-129f at the moment and think that I will put the number on my birth cert. in that box. Sound good?


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Photocopies are acceptable but you should be able to present an original should it be requested. I went ahead and sent an original (it isn't actually original, what they mean by original is a notarized copy provided by health dept or whatever, the original should be locked in a vault somewhere) becausae it only cost about $12 and I wanted to be safe. Sometimes people get RFE's for birth certs because they wanted a copy of front and back (most of them don't have backs, so if I were you I would just photocopy the blank back and label it as back of BC) :P


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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Copies of forms go with the I-129F petition. The originals (or certified copies to avoid another heated debate) are needed for the interview. I suggest also taking along copies to the interview as well. They can see the original (certified copy) and keep the copy if they want it. :whistle:


July 7, 2004 - Met Aimee in a chatroom

Dec. 25, 2005 - Went to Phils to meet her the first time

January 7, 2006 - Mailed I-129F to Nebraska Service Center.

January 27, 2006 - Received NOA1.

April 18, 2006 @1859 cst - NOA2 - APPROVED!

July 15, 2006 - Packet 4 received

September1, 2006 - Medical

September 8, 2006 - Interview - APPROVED!

October 15, 2006 - Arrived in USA

November 4, 2006 --- WEDDING!!!

April 20, 2007 - Mailed AOS

May 18, 2007 - Biometrics

July 26, 2007---GREEN CARD!(no interview)

April 13, 2009 - Mailed I-751 for Removal of Conditions

May 5, 2009 - NOA (extension approved)

May 18, 2009 - Biometrics appointment arrived today-scheduled for May 29, 2009

August 13, 2009 - Approval for removal of conditions (originally delayed due to RFE)

August 20, 2009 - 10 year green card arrived in mail

June 9, 2010</ - Treygan Isaiah is born

June, 21, 2010 - My adoption of Nathan is finalized

No lawyers and no problems

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I remember finding some number on my husband's U.S. birth certificate and just it in the space provided and it was never mentioned or questioned.

Hey yeah I was wondering about that number too. I noticed a small digit number on my birth certificate too and wondered if that is what they were looking for. The form isn't exactly clear in stating whether the number is for birth cert. or naturalization...altho maybe both have numbers. I am filling out my I-129f at the moment and think that I will put the number on my birth cert. in that box. Sound good?

If you look at other petition forms, exactly the same question is asked only it is set out differently and makes it much clearer. The number they are requesting there is the naturalization certificate number.


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