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my father passed away when i was very young. so my mom was a widow or i should say is a widow. but 2 years after my father passed, my mom met someone, they never got married but she ended up pregnant with my now sister. my mom and my sisters dad are no longer together.

Now i am filing an i-130 for my mom and i don't know whether to put Widowed Or Single as her status.

i'll appreciate if someone can help me figure this out. the most confusing thing is i know if i put widowed then, uscis will probably wonder how she had my sister after my dad passed.

PLEASE HELP.

Thank you


I-130 for mom

04/09/2016- filled i-130 for my mom. Mailed to Chicago.

04/11/16. - package delivered.

04/13/16. - NOA1

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hi

one thing has nothing to do with the other, she can have children while being single/unmarried, that happens all the time

you should put widowed, and attach a copy of your dad's death certificate, and a translation into English if it isn't in English

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Thank you for your quick response. i appreciate.

another problem also is that she doesn't have my dad's death certificate. can we have some family members get an affidavit to show they know about my dads death?

will that be accepted?


I-130 for mom

04/09/2016- filled i-130 for my mom. Mailed to Chicago.

04/11/16. - package delivered.

04/13/16. - NOA1

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ok so if they can not issue an actual certificate, is there any way a letter from the government department stating the date my dad died be accepted?


I-130 for mom

04/09/2016- filled i-130 for my mom. Mailed to Chicago.

04/11/16. - package delivered.

04/13/16. - NOA1

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Because where I'm from I doubt they issued a death certificate at that time. I askedy mom she doesn't have the death certificate.


I-130 for mom

04/09/2016- filled i-130 for my mom. Mailed to Chicago.

04/11/16. - package delivered.

04/13/16. - NOA1

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Ghana and Nigeria are at a similar state . Many people don't record death the way western governments do. But death notices in a paper or maybe a church record. Try to think of somewhere that keeps records. A letter from a religious official or a town official would mean more than from a family member.



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Thats a perfect idea. I appreciate Igwe and Lolo. I'll get to it as soon as possible. We can find a church official or a a town leader to help us. I wish everything is easy to get as it is at other places :)


I-130 for mom

04/09/2016- filled i-130 for my mom. Mailed to Chicago.

04/11/16. - package delivered.

04/13/16. - NOA1

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I am from a rural area, death certificates were issued by the funeral home or the minister. Recording of deaths were placed in one book by the minister/recorder of births and deaths. There has to be some official record of his death.

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I am from a rural area, death certificates were issued by the funeral home or the minister. Recording of deaths were placed in one book by the minister/recorder of births and deaths. There has to be some official record of his death.

Yes I understand. I'm having my mom look into that. And praying she gets it.

Does my parent need my original birth certificate to take to the interview???

I'm not sure. Im now researching the whole process. I'll let u know if I find out. Or hopefully someone can help answer that


I-130 for mom

04/09/2016- filled i-130 for my mom. Mailed to Chicago.

04/11/16. - package delivered.

04/13/16. - NOA1

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