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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Iran

Hi there....

Have you checked in the city hall of the town you were born in? I was born in Lynn, MA and was issued a long form bc with my parents' full names, ages at time of my birth, and where they were born. hmmmmm...

Our timeline...


10/7-12/29/05: NOA 1+2

8/10/06: case received in Frankfurt--get letter asking for more info

think we'll adjust in the states...


2/7/06: NOA 2

4/24/06: Interview in Copenhagen

5/17/06: Sent additional info. requested

8/9/06: e-mail from embassy that they are ready to issue visa

8/23/06: visa in hand

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada

Same here - got my husband's down at Quincy city hall. As far as he knew there was no "long form" and "short form" birth certs. like we have in canada - he had never even seen a card sized bc!


August 30, 2005 - AOS, , AP applications mailed to Chicago Lockbox

September 9, 2005 - NOA's for AOS, AP, (dated Sept. 1)

November 28, 2005 - AOS biometrics - refused EAD biometrics at the same time

December 5, 2005 - AP approved

December 7, 2005 - Infopass appointment for interim EAD

December 12, 2005 - Received EAD card

December 13, 2005 - Received AP

June 14, 2005 - Case Status Inquiry/Tracer

June 19, 2005 - Letter sent to congressman


AOS approved - August 8th, 2006 - hooray - done with USCIS for now!

GREENCARD RECEIVED - August 18, 2006

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Massachusetts does not seem to have an option to order "long form" birth certificates which I understand will be required at some point. Anyone had this situation before? Many thanks in advance!

What in the world is a "long form" birth certificate? I thought there was just one standard birth certificate? :unsure:

District Office: Newark, NJ

11/28/05 Mailed I-485 to Chicago Lockbox

12/06/05 Rcvd. 3 NOA - I-765/I-130/I-485

12/17/05 Rcvd. Biometrics Appt for 12/27/05

12/28/05 "Last Updated" Date on USCIS Website Updated to 12/27/2005

01/13/06 Rcvd. Request for Applicant to Appear for Initial Interview for March 15, 2006

02/19/06 Rcvd. EAD

03/15/06 AOS Interview - APPROVED!

03/18/06 Rcvd. Welcome Letter

03/18/06 Rcvd. Physical Greencard. Journey is Over..almost!

12/20/07 Sent I-751 Application Via Certified Mail to VSC

01/07/08 Rcvd. NOA1 for Fee Rcvd.

01/27/08 I-130 Application "Touched"

01/28/08 Rcvd. Biometrics Appt for 02/22/08

02/25/08 I-751 Application "Touched"

03/09/08 I-130 Application "Touched"

03/23/08 I-130 Application "Touched"

11/15/08 Rcvd. Approval Notice Stating Actual Card to Come in 60 Days

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What in the world is a "long form" birth certificate? I thought there was just one standard birth certificate? :unsure:

A long form certificate is longer than standard size . standard printer paper is 11 x 8 1/2"

Long form as in my Birth Certificate from the UK is 13 1/2 x 5 1/2 and read in long form from left to right

Whereas my divorce document is also in long form but read from top to bottom.

I am not sure about other states in the USA , as they do their own thing , kinda like driving licences are not all standard throughout the country.

But im sure other VJers will be able to enlighten us all...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

In Canada (at least in BC), there are two forms of birth certificate. There's one that has information like date of birth, place of birth, full names of your parents, etc. It's fairly large, maybe 6" tall and definitely not convenient to tote around.

There's also a wallet-sized birth certificate that is a laminated card with similar information, but not all of it. It's intended to be carried around and be used for identification.

They're both legitimate, but the "long form" has more data.

26 January 2005 - Entered US as visitor from Canada.
16 May 2005 - Assembled health package, W2s.
27 June 2005 - Sent package off to Chicago lockbox.
28 June 2005 - Package received at Chicago lockbox.
11 July 2005 - RFE: cheques inappropriately placed.
18 July 2005 - NOA 1: I-485, I-131, I-765 received!
19 July 2005 - NOA 1: I-130 received!
24 August 2005 - Biometrics appointment (Naperville, IL).
25 August 2005 - AOS touched.
29 August 2005 - AP, EAD, I-485 touched.
15 September 2005 - AP and EAD approved!
03 February 2006 - SSN arrives (150 days later)
27 February 2006 - NOA 2: Interview for 27 April!!
27 April 2006 - AOS Interview, approved after 10 minutes!
19 May 2006 - 2 year conditional green card.
01 May 2008 - 10 year green card arrives.
09 December 2012 - Assembled N-400 package.
15 January 2013 - Sent package off to Phoenix.
28 January 2013 - RFE: signature missing.
06 February 2013 - NOA 1: N-400 received!
27 February 2013 - Biometrics appointment (Detroit, MI).
01 April 2013 - NOA 2: Interview assigned.

15 May 2013 - Naturalization Interview, approved after 15 minutes.

10 June 2013 - Naturalized.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia

we got my husbands birth certificate from Hanson City hall for $5 and it has all the details immigration was asking for on it


Nov 11th 2003 sent i29f form to VSC

Nov 18th 2003 received NOA 1

Jan 17th 2004 NOA 2

Feb 6th 2004 received package 3

March 11th 2004 recieved package 4

April 7th 2004 interview in Sydney

April 7th 2004 VISA GRANTED

April 27th 2004 Arrive in Boston 8.30pm

may 29th 2004 WEDDING DAY

May 11th 2004 applied for SSN

May 17th received SSN card

June 12th 2004 applied for AOS EAD AP

July 7th 2004 NOA received for AOS EAD

August 3rd 2004 Biometrics appt in Rhode Island

EAD approved online Aug 3rd 2004

EAD card arrived in the Mail Aug 9th 2004

started working 13th September 2004

applied for renewal of EAD May 9th 2005

bio appt for EAD renewal June 10th 2005 in Boston

July 6th renewal EAD approved

July 12th 2005 renewal EAD arrived in the mail

Sept 12th AOS suspended until FBI fingerprints are done

Sept 17th FBI fingerprint appt

Oct 14th 2005 AOS interview

Oct 14th 2005 AOS interview success

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