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Self-Signed, Notarized Birth Affidavit ok?

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My fiance does not have a birth certificate. He does have a document he signed that was notarized which states:

  • the date and location of his birth, 
  • that he has no documentary *proof* of his place and date of birth,
  • that he does have a copy of a School Certificate as supporting evidence of his birth date (photocopy of which was enclosed; he has the original also)


This is on an Indian Non-Judicial "E-Stamp" Article 4 Affidavit with Certificate No., Issued Date, and has stamps by a notary and sub-divisional Magistrate. It does *not* contain any statements or signatures by his parents attesting to his date and location of birth.


Would this work in lieu of a birth certificate? Has anyone used this type of document before, and what was the result? What have others successfully used where a birth certificate was not available? (This is for the US Embassy in Delhi.)

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No, that will not be acceptable.  There is no way a person can attest to their own birth --- they obviously don't know the information first-hand; rather, they are only repeating what someone told them.


Check out the official site Department of State on what to do in this circumstance:  https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country/IN.html.

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