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Hi kabayans,

I hope all is well with you guys and we'll be having a long weekend so relax and enjoy :) Anyway, I just want to share to you this one I've experienced using the NSO Birth certificate that we have (yup the yellow ones). Did you encounter this one too? Well...I'm trying to get a State ID and apparently, I need to have my NSO Birth certificate checked by the lady at DMV as one of my evidence of birth. When she looked at my NSO birth certificate (yellow one) , she told me if that's real because it looks fake and the quality of the paper isn't good not to mention there's no seal on it. I said yes (WTH) , that's the one I received coming from the NSO so it's real. I'm just disappointed too and want to rant it here...I can't blame the lady though since when you see our NSO, she's damn right!, it looks fake without even a seal on it...tsk tsk... On a brighter side thank goodness, when the lady asked their supervisor about it, she approved it as evidence and I was given the State ID. I'm just sad about this and do hope there'll be improvement on the quality of the documents that we have back home in the Philippines.


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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Hi kabayans,

I hope all is well with you guys and we'll be having a long weekend so relax and enjoy :) Anyway, I just want to share to you this one I've experienced using the NSO Birth certificate that we have (yup the yellow ones). Did you encounter this one too? Well...I'm trying to get a State ID and apparently, I need to have my NSO Birth certificate checked by the lady at DMV as one of my evidence of birth. When she looked at my NSO birth certificate (yellow one) , she told me if that's real because it looks fake and the quality of the paper isn't good not to mention there's no seal on it. I said yes (WTH) , that's the one I received coming from the NSO so it's real. I'm just disappointed too and want to rant it here...I can't blame the lady though since when you see our NSO, she's damn right!, it looks fake without even a seal on it...tsk tsk... On a brighter side thank goodness, when the lady asked their supervisor about it, she approved it as evidence and I was given the State ID. I'm just sad about this and do hope there'll be improvement on the quality of the documents that we have back home in the Philippines.

I just got my state ID and I wasn't asked for any birth certificate. Just my passport and SSN card( altho I also brought my Military ID with me but they did not ask for it ) oh and also the green card.

We live in Virginia and they do not accept foreign birth certificate. Not sure with some other state

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I just got my state ID and I wasn't asked for any birth certificate. Just my passport and SSN card( altho I also brought my Military ID with me but they did not ask for it ) oh and also the green card.

We live in Virginia and they do not accept foreign birth certificate. Not sure with some other state

Yes, I did have to provide it here in MA (just recently moved from AZ) since I still don't have my Driver's license yet only my GC and SSN so this lady needed proof of birth from my country which is my birth cert as well as proof of residency living here. I even gave her my passport since my date of birth was written there but said she needs the birth certificate ugh unlucky me!! Just an eye opener too for the NSO birth cert, I just wished it had some seal on it or at least a good paper quality or printed material instead to avoid this kind of incident. :ranting:


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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Yes, I did have to provide it here in MA (just recently moved from AZ) since I still don't have my Driver's license yet only my GC and SSN so this lady needed proof of birth from my country which is my birth cert as well as proof of residency living here. I even gave her my passport since my date of birth was written there but said she needs the birth certificate ugh unlucky me!! Just an eye opener too for the NSO birth cert, I just wished it had some seal on it or at least a good paper quality or printed material instead to avoid this kind of incident. :ranting:

The passport and your green card should have been more than adequate.... jeez! The green card lists country of birth. Reading skills must be optional for state employees in MA.


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The passport and your green card should have been more than adequate.... jeez! The green card lists country of birth. Reading skills must be optional for state employees in MA.

hahaha right Hank esp that "lady" who didn't seem to know what proof of birth is :) I missed AZ so much! The gov't agencies there were so nice to me even the USCIS there :)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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if i could refresh my memory 9 yrs ago.. i dont remember bringing my BC.. i brought with me passport, green card, SSN

Document requirement 9 years ago may now be different post 911. Each DMV website explicitly shows what documents are needed. I think many of us will agree that some documents from the Phil look less then legit. Hopefully they will be upgrading soon, just as they are doing with computer systems and web pages.


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Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

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Document requirement 9 years ago may now be different post 911. Each DMV website explicitly shows what documents are needed. I think many of us will agree that some documents from the Phil look less then legit. Hopefully they will be upgrading soon, just as they are doing with computer systems and web pages.

Just depends on when they are issued, in Philippines and USA.

I have seen birth certificates in USA that look like they were done a old black and white copier.

Also NSO issued BC are different just depends on date of filing on the BC. Same applies to USA.

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Just depends on when they are issued, in Philippines and USA.

I have seen birth certificates in USA that look like they were done a old black and white copier.

Also NSO issued BC are different just depends on date of filing on the BC. Same applies to USA.

You seem defensive for the Phil. I quoted fact as I have looked at NSO, NBI, Annulments and Divorces from the Phil and each document is printed differently and nothing is uniformed when it comes to the quality of the document. Yes, you can say the same thing about the US but also of the other 194 countries. No country is perfect. Just my opinion.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Document requirement 9 years ago may now be different post 911. Each DMV website explicitly shows what documents are needed. I think many of us will agree that some documents from the Phil look less then legit. Hopefully they will be upgrading soon, just as they are doing with computer systems and web pages.

I really hope so Greenbaum they will be upgrading soon..hopefully by next year when we're going to have another President as well. :idea:


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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But isnt they hard stamped the BC in the Philippines?

I mean sealed it so its legit?

Some have a printed seal and some don't. The problems is IF the "clerk" has little experience with foreign documents, they will be suspicious of forgery and hence denial of the document even if the document is legit. This rarely happens, but when it does it puts the "applicant" in a bind as to how to prove the documents legitimacy. If you run into a case like that, kindly ask for a supervisor and explain the situation to them. With their experience they will be able to lend help to resolve the problem then.

Be sure that when you leave that you have good clean clearly printed documents. It's best to buy some extra originals and make good copies to bring along. Also, always bring certified copies of all school transcripts, typically in a sealed envelope in case you will need them. If you have children coming it is imperatives that you bring their school records as the new school in USA requires it.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Some have a printed seal and some don't. The problems is IF the "clerk" has little experience with foreign documents, they will be suspicious of forgery and hence denial of the document even if the document is legit. This rarely happens, but when it does it puts the "applicant" in a bind as to how to prove the documents legitimacy. If you run into a case like that, kindly ask for a supervisor and explain the situation to them. With their experience they will be able to lend help to resolve the problem then.

Be sure that when you leave that you have good clean clearly printed documents. It's best to buy some extra originals and make good copies to bring along. Also, always bring certified copies of all school transcripts, typically in a sealed envelope in case you will need them. If you have children coming it is imperatives that you bring their school records as the new school in USA requires it.

Great advice Greenbaum :) Agree with this. I'm glad the supervisor knew our Phil BC so she approved mine and it's also a learning time for the lady clerk as well. Happy Independence day :)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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Hi everybody good day to all, just wanted to share my experience with this subject too, when i took my wife to the DMV in Pennsylvania they wanted to see all of her documents but when i showed them her NSO birth certificate they questioned it at first but they just scanned everything into the system and issued her state ID so next time we just have to fill out the renewal form and pay the fee but every state has their own rules.

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