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Hey guys just have a quick question. When I was born my dad got 3 identical original copies of my birth certificate. They are 99% exactly the same copy except the serial numbers . When I came to the US I brought one with me and the other one was with my dad and the other was given to some school for my admission in Kindergarten or something. Since my time in US I have always used my copy for My Visa, Green card ,Naturalization including sending USCIS copies for my parents green card applications (I-130) just recently. Now I understand that during my parents Green card interview the consulate will like to see my original birth certificate to establish relationship . My dad says no problem he will show his original copy even though I submitted my copy to USCIS at every stage of this process. The problem is the serial numbers don't match and I really don't want to send my Original copy all the way to India to my dad (what if the mail gets lost? I am out of luck then for sure). Would the consulate understand or will they have a problem with my dad's copy? After all the information is same on all the original copies. Thanks guys really appreciate your input and suggestions.

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Is it normal in your country having different serial numbers? If yes, then you should not worry. I only have single name on my birth certificate. I added my father's first name name as my last name on my passport because the Indonesian immigration is not allowed us to have only a single name on passport. In my country, it is normal according to the rules. I have no trouble in embassy regarding why my name is different from the passport and the birth certificate.

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That should be ok, I got three copies for my kids too and each has a different number.

Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Hello Girl from Celebes,

Thank you so much for your response. I really appreciate it. To tell you the fact I really don't know if having different serial # is normal or not. But I guess I will tell my dad that he needs to talk and ask my cousins who recently have had kids and or maybe he can go to the municipality offices in Mumbai to find out if this is still the practice or was this done just in the late 70's. Anyway thanks a lot. Good luck with your case.

Hello Penguin_ie,

Thank you so much for your response. I really appreciate it. In bottom of my heart I know there should not be a problem but you never know and hence I am being careful. I don't want the consulate getting the wrong idea that we are using some fraud documents or something when in reality it is 1000% real document. After all the info is the same on documents just the serial # don't match. Anyway I will tell my dad to do some research. Like you said it should be fine.

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