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Hey guyz,

I need help to those who have done with this,since my fiance is already here in the phillippines to go with me in my interview...Do i need an original birthcertificate of him for my interview?because he forgot to bring,but he has a photocopy of his birthcertificate...Is this sufficient for me to bring for my interview?any advise is appreciated,Thanks in advance...alice

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Hey guyz,

I need help to those who have done with this,since my fiance is already here in the phillippines to go with me in my interview...Do i need an original birthcertificate of him for my interview?because he forgot to bring,but he has a photocopy of his birthcertificate...Is this sufficient for me to bring for my interview?any advise is appreciated,Thanks in advance...alice

as far as i know, if you are referring to the petitioner, even if they come to the interview, i dont believe that they need a birth certificate...i know that the beneficiary will need an original of their birth certificate, but the petitioner us citizenship was verified with packet 1, and the copy of the birth certificate...i hope that helps a little


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Hey guyz,

I need help to those who have done with this,since my fiance is already here in the phillippines to go with me in my interview...Do i need an original birthcertificate of him for my interview?because he forgot to bring,but he has a photocopy of his birthcertificate...Is this sufficient for me to bring for my interview?any advise is appreciated,Thanks in advance...alice

as far as i know, if you are referring to the petitioner, even if they come to the interview, i dont believe that they need a birth certificate...i know that the beneficiary will need an original of their birth certificate, but the petitioner us citizenship was verified with packet 1, and the copy of the birth certificate...i hope that helps a little

This is incorrect. A consular officer can ask for the original version of any document as they see fit - including that of the USC petitioner.

Sounds like it may be too late at this point for the USC to get an original birth certificate sent to them in time for the interview. In which case, all he can do is take the photocopy and hope they are not asked to produce the original.


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If he used his passport in the petition as proof of his US citizenship then he can always show that during the interview since he will be there, the petition says birth certificate or in the absence of which, petitioner's passport to prove his US citizenship :)


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I did not use an original birth cerificate, I used a copy of the original and my passport

all went well for us

but i am thinking that copy of the original should be fine

it is pretty crazy to ask someone to carry their original BC all over

thats just what i was thinking...and even worse, to MAIL it...are they nuts?! no way im mailing my original birth certificate anywhere, nevermind to albania


Removal of Conditions NOA: 2/24/11

Biometrics Appt: 8/15/11

ROC Approval: 9/30/11

Card Production Ordered: 10/11/11

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It can seem as nuts as we want it to seem. But the fact remains that they CAN and often DO ask to see originals of any of the documents you submitted.

I took the certified copy of birth certificate to my fiance in the UK ('original' is sort of a misnomer) because I submitted it as my proof of citizenship in the petition, and knew that they *might* ask him for it.

If the OP's USC fiance used their passport as proof of citizenship in the petition, then they should be fine. If not, all they can do is hope that they do not ask to see the certified copy of the birth cert.


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Some consulates do ask in Packet 3 that the original birth certificates of both the USC and the beneficiary be brought to the interview for verification. Slightly crazy (because if my fiance wasn't coming to the interview, I'd feel really uncomfortable asking him to mail his original BC to me) but I'm sure a photocopy will be fine if he's also got his passport with him.

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Some consulates do ask in Packet 3 that the original birth certificates of both the USC and the beneficiary be brought to the interview for verification. Slightly crazy (because if my fiance wasn't coming to the interview, I'd feel really uncomfortable asking him to mail his original BC to me) but I'm sure a photocopy will be fine if he's also got his passport with him.

Thank you so much.... :star:

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