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I 'm having trouble getting my birth certificate what should I do?

I'm from China and currently living in New York, I asked my family to get a birth certificate in Beijing and they were told by chinese government that we have to provide employment document, since i've been freelancing I don't have a company to do that for me, and it seems really hard to get a birth certificate in China.

Anyone can help me on this? I need the certificate as supporting document to do AOS through marriage. Right now I have a B-2 visa.

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Serena

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Hello!

I 'm having trouble getting my birth certificate what should I do?

I'm from China and currently living in New York, I asked my family to get a birth certificate in Beijing and they were told by chinese government that we have to provide employment document, since i've been freelancing I don't have a company to do that for me, and it seems really hard to get a birth certificate in China.

Anyone can help me on this? I need the certificate as supporting document to do AOS through marriage. Right now I have a B-2 visa.

Thank you

Serena

If am correct it's B.

Spouse or parent applied for AOS


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check out NVC site for china:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country/CH.html#birth-1

Birth

Available in the form of notarial certificates, which are secondary evidence. Notarial certificates of birth (Chu Sheng Gong Zheng Shu or Chu Sheng Zheng Ming Shu) for persons living in or recently departed from China are generally reliable, but are best used in conjunction with other evidence. They are most often based upon an AHHR, (Household Record) which is easily susceptible to fraud, especially in villages. Notarial birth certificates for persons long departed from China are most likely based merely upon the testimony of interested parties.

While some notarial birth certificates will list stepparents or adoptive parents along with natural parents, this is not always the case. In some cases, the certificates will list only the natural parents, covering up an adoption.

Some applicants will present notarial certificates of relationship (Guan Xi Gong Zheng [or Zheng Ming] Shu) in lieu of notarial birth certificates. These certificates of relationship are unreliable and tend to be based solely upon the testimony of interested parties. Notarial birth certificates should be required. Care should be taken with any certificate that lists step relationships. These relationships are as of the date of issuance of the certificate only. Marriage certificates should also be required.

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You don't really need a birth certificate. You will only need go to notary office and get your birth certified.

My father did it for me in Shanghai.

Please refer below link:

http://www.sh-notary.gov.cn/guide/notary/birth_notary.html

好的,太感谢了!!!!那我去让我妈妈帮我办出生公证!

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Good luck:)

Hey , one more question,

when your dad went to notary office and got your birth certified, did you get the both chinese and english version? or did you only get chinese written one then got it translated here in us?

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we've a pinned topic in the china forum - take a look soonish.

I have to assume you are still listed in yer parents hukou book, they have to show their books at the right office to get the chinese birth certificate.

then they take it to another another to get the notarial translation document.


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You can get both Chinese and English version. Basically you will need to pay the translation fee in the notary office and they will get that translated version notarized and attach both(translation copy and notarized translation copy) to your original Chinese version. That notarized paper book contains everything you will need for your Birth Certificate:)

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It's best to get it from local GongZhengChu.

They will issue the certified birth certificate in both Chinese and English.


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we've a pinned topic in the china forum - take a look soonish.

I have to assume you are still listed in yer parents hukou book, they have to show their books at the right office to get the chinese birth certificate.

then they take it to another another to get the notarial translation document.

Agree with Darnell. :thumbs:

Here is the link to the China Regional Forum pinned thread about Notarial Certificates (AKA White Books), that describes the requisite format for USCIS: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/393969-chinese-marriage-visa-terms-and-definitions/ Suggest that you get several copies prepared at that time.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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It's best to get it from local GongZhengChu.

They will issue the certified birth certificate in both Chinese and English.

Agree with Darnell. :thumbs:

Here is the link to the China Regional Forum pinned thread about Notarial Certificates (AKA White Books), that describes the requisite format for USCIS: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/393969-chinese-marriage-visa-terms-and-definitions/ Suggest that you get several copies prepared at that time.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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Mrs.Carr: Please English only in the main forums. Local languages are allowed in the Regional Forums.

thanks!

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