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Hi, I'm planning to petition my mom. But the last name on her birth certificate was different from what she was using the entire time. And my grand dad passed aways 3 years ago so she could not change it the way it supposed to be. Is there any way to fix it? I was thinking to do an affidavit of One and the Same Person. To testify that the name on her birthcertificate and the name that she's using are the same person.  Please help me. What should I do? 

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Nor sure you even need to submit your mother's birth certificate.  The relevant document is your birth certificate.  What's your mother's name on your birth certificate?  Is it the same as on your mother's passport? 

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2 hours ago, RLA said:

Nor sure you even need to submit your mother's birth certificate.  The relevant document is your birth certificate.  What's your mother's name on your birth certificate?  Is it the same as on your mother's passport? 

All applicants for immigrant visas need to show their birth certificates. May not be needed for the petition but she’ll need it for the visa.

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12 hours ago, SusieQQQ said:

All applicants for immigrant visas need to show their birth certificates. 

Good to know.  I had forgotten that. 

 

14 hours ago, Maddymadz said:

My moms name on my birth certificate is the name she's been using and not the name on her birth certificate. She couldn't get a passport yet. Her marriage certificate is the same name in my birthcertificate tho

I think before you can petition for your mom she should get her passport, or you should at least make sure you know what name is going to be on her passport so that you know what name to use in your petition.  I'm not sure if the consulate will issue a visa if the name on the petition is different from the name on the passport. 

 

If the name on your mom's passport is the same as on your birth certificate then you should be fine.  In that case there should be no doubt that the beneficiary applying for the immigrant visa is indeed your mother.  I think the name on her birth certificate won't matter as much.  If you can't get her passport in her current name then you will need to provide other evidence that she's your mother, e.g., other documents or DNA tests. 

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7 hours ago, RLA said:

Good to know.  I had forgotten that. 

 

I think before you can petition for your mom she should get her passport, or you should at least make sure you know what name is going to be on her passport so that you know what name to use in your petition.  I'm not sure if the consulate will issue a visa if the name on the petition is different from the name on the passport. 

 

If the name on your mom's passport is the same as on your birth certificate then you should be fine.  In that case there should be no doubt that the beneficiary applying for the immigrant visa is indeed your mother.  I think the name on her birth certificate won't matter as much.  If you can't get her passport in her current name then you will need to provide other evidence that she's your mother, e.g., other documents or DNA tests. 

Thank you so much ! I have been reading the ways to figure how to get my mom a passport.. and I'll do your suggestions. . Really appreciate it. .

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