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I never thought of this until reading a previous post about birth certificates...

Can I use the short form (which I have) or do I need the long form with parental information?

After my interview yesterday, it's best to bring the original birth certificate, a photocopy of that birth certificate, and a long form certified copy. I'm not sure if they used my long form copy, but from what I've read online, bringing a long form certified copy would be best.

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My original is the short form. I've never had a long form with parental info.

So, get the long form and bring both with photocopies?

Yes, bring the original birth certificate and photocopy of it, and bring a long form certified copy. You can order a long form certified copy off of your provincial website. Mine was Ontario. Please be advised that you can't just order the long form and be done with it. You need to go through a whole "test" on the website to prove why you need a long form birth certificate. It took me around 30 minutes to complete.

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Yes, bring the original birth certificate and photocopy of it, and bring a long form certified copy. You can order a long form certified copy off of your provincial website. Mine was Ontario. Please be advised that you can't just order the long form and be done with it. You need to go through a whole "test" on the website to prove why you need a long form birth certificate. It took me around 30 minutes to complete.

I'm in BC and filled out the online form up until the payment page and there wasn't any kind of "test" :)

Prints in 2-5 business days + delivery from Victoria for $27 or expedited with courier for $60!

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I think it depends on what your family background is, ie citizenship of your parents or if you have any children you are also applying for. I have read on VJ that some folks have had issues if their parents have had immigration history. If both your parents are Canadian born you shouldn't have a problem.

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Yep - why waste your own time, order the long form and be prepared. Its what they require. The short form simply doesn't have the information they require.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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