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  1. Hello. I got an RFIE for Birth Certificate with English translation. How reliable (Authentic) is Mamoo In Pakistan website services to get the NADRA/Union Counsel Birth Certificate mailed to me here in USA?
  2. My wife is a South Korean citizen. We recently got married and are about to file for her adjustment of status. The requirements for the I-485 state that she needs to provide a birth certificate. The only document she has is the Family Relation Certificate (가족관계증명소), but she doesn't currently have her "Basic Certificate". Will this suffice for applying for her green card? Or is it possible to submit the application now with just the Family Relation Certificate, and provide that Basic Certificate at a later date? I haven't seen any recent posts about this topic. Thank you!
  3. Hello All, My fiance has her interview comingup within two weeks in India. We just noticed there is a mis-match between her DOB shown on the passport and her original birth certificate. The DOB is common between passport and ALL other document EXCEPT the birth certificate. I am afraid this may come up as an issue. Do you have any suggestions to resolve the issue or to mitigate the risks? I guess one option is to take a notorized statement form her parents and a close relative testifying her original DOB that matches with the passport to provide as a supplement to the original birth certificate. Do you think that is a good idea? Thanks you very much in advance! Michael!
  4. Hey guys, i have a question regarding the birth certificate specifically the one from Dominican Republic, I would like to know if for the adjustment of status is required the certified version or it doesn't matter?
  5. Hi! I have a problem with my PSA birth certificate. My original birth certificate was blurred and when I took my board exam and the first time I applied for a passport, I was asked to provide a Civil Registry form no.1 A (Birth Available) copy from my Local Civil Registrar as supporting document --which was a huge hassle for me. Last 2011, I went back to my Local Civil Registrar to seek help on how to obtain a clear copy of my birth certificate. They made an endorsement letter and sent my Birth Available copy to the National Civil Registrar. I was told to claim the clear copy after 2 weeks at the NSO main branch. Unfortunately, I failed to claim the said copy. So everytime I would request for an NSO copy, the NSO would still always give me the blurred one. I was able to renew my passport last 2015 since they didn't ask me an NSO birth certificate and only asked for my old passport. Last August 2017 when I went to PSA main branch now in Sta.Mesa Manila, although it has been 6 years, I took the chance to ask whether they would still honor the endorsement and told me then that it is still available and I thought then I was lucky because I was able to claim a clear copy of my birth certificate. I was also informed that every time I would request for one, I will be then be issued such clear copy. Last November 2017, I was petitioned by my fiance as my fullname (with full middle name) and all my documents such as my passport, and government IDs show the same. It was only this April that I started to wonder whether or not I would have issues at the US Embassy for my interview because my current birth certificate only shows my middle initial and not my full middle name. Again, I sought help from my local civil registrar and they said it was a "clerical error" and told me that they should have endorsed a Birth Available stating my full name instead. So last May 4, they sent another endorsement letter to the National Civil Registrar and submitted my original birth certificate this time stating my full name. I was advised to claim the PSA copy after 2 weeks at the main branch. And so I went there last Monday (May 28) and to my dismay, they told me that either it wasn't available at their office yet or that maybe the National Civil Registrar did not approve the 2nd endorsement since I was already issued a clear copy. I was told to come back after 2 weeks again (June 14) to find out whether the 2nd endorsement will be approved or not. I called the head of my Local Civil Registrar was told that it could be possible that their 2nd endorsement may have been disapproved. And that if that will be the case, I would have to have my name petitioned for correction. The petition will take 6 mos to 1 year depends on the case to process. This is soo frustrating because I didn't have any errors in my name before. I only asked for a clear copy. I would have to suffer the consequences of their mistake! I would have to petition to correct my name which was obviously their negligence for endorsing my Birth Available with just my middle initial! My fiance and I are now just waiting for our NOA2 and I'm so stressed because I'm not sure whether the US Embassy Manila will approve my K1 Visa interview without having issues with my PSA birth certificate. We really can't risk a 221g. Anyone here who have experienced the same or knows how I could fix this, your help/advice will be very much appreciated! Thank you!
  6. Hi all, I'm a dual American/Australian citizen living in Australia sponsoring my spouse so we can move to the US in the next few years! Exciting times My spouse immigrated from Chile to Australia in the 80s with his parents at 8 years of age. His Chilean birth certificate seems not to exist but he has Australian citizenship. He has his original Chilean passport from when he immigrated as well as an Australian passport and other modes of ID- just not a birth certificate. Is it absolutely necessary to have a copy of his Chilean birth certificate? And are there types of documents that can be presented as an alternative? thanks heaps in advance, L
  7. Sorry If it's been asked before but I really don't find this in any Argentina Portal so i wanted to ask here if anybody knows. Apparently the P3 includes the legalization of the birth certificate if you're outside the C.A.B.A but I have it plastificated and in the page says they can't do it like that. What can I do? Is there anywhere else I can ask this if this is the wrong place? Sorry for the question again, and thank you!
  8. Hello. I have full custody of my teenage daughter. And I'm moving with my daughter to my wife in the USA. My case was approved, but for my daughter they need a RFE (request for evidence). This is what the USCIS says: “The birth certificate submitted on behalf of xxx was issued on june 2018. However, USCIS is unable to determine when the birth was registered. Therefore, your must submit additional info documentary evidence” I called the municipality of my city where they issue the birth certificates and they say there is no such thing as a date of birth registration on the birth certificate. On dutch birth certificates it only says who the parents are and when the person was born, and the date of issue. (The USCIS didn't ask this about my birth certificate by the way that looks the same) I also have to prove now within 3 months that she is my daughter. Even though she has my last name and it says on the birth certificate that i'm her father. Very strange. Did anyone else had these issues? Did anyone else go trough this? Please give me some advice if you know anything. I guess I'll have to do a DNA test to prove to them she is my daughter?
  9. Hello all, I am looking at what's needed for the K-1 interview at the American Embassy in London. Now my original name on my birth certificate isn't what I currently use on my passport/Drivers license/the name we used to fill out the application. I contacted my local registrar's office (Where my mother thinks the name change was done) and they have no record of the name change as it was done by a justice of the peace, and unfortunately I don't have the original birth certificate, I only have the copy that I sent away for. This is on the website telling me what evidence to bring, but the only thing I have is my high school GCSE records, in my new name as I wasn't baptised. Will that be enough? Should I contact the registrar's office and have my name legally changed now? I appreciate any help you can give! Steven
  10. We are currently waiting for our NOA2 hopefully in the next month so we are trying to get our documents ready but does anyone know where to get the "Original" birth certificate in Lebanon? Apparently the birth certificates issued there are kind of scribbled on a prescription-pad- looking note and we want to make sure we get the right document.
  11. Hey Guys, I don't have a Birth Certificate from the Union Council. I do have the FRC and the certificate from the hospital but I don't have the one from the Union Council. Can someone please guide me that If it is NECESSARY to have a Birth Certificate from Union Council or is there any other way. My UC is too far and I am not sure if my record is there or not. Please guide. Thanks
  12. I only have a scan of my original birth certificate and my original is in India and there is no one in my parents house to look for it before my green card interview. has someone else had the experience of going to a green card interview w/o their original birth certificate to the interview? If so, what was the outcome? I have secondary evidence of my birth date as i) my India high school leaving certificate as well as ii) parents affidavits as supporting evidence. I have heard about RFE (request for evidence) to send in my original birth certificate after our interview. if anyone has experience at this can you please let me know how that went. Does not having the original birth certificate alter the approval chances of our green card application? Thanks.
  13. Hello. Do I need to bring the Birth Certificate of my petitioner’s (Mother USC) to the AOS interview? Does my mother need to be with me at the interview? Approved I-130.
  14. Hi everyone! I'm Mirella from Venezuela and just read from an old document of the Caracas embassy that birth certificates of k1 beneficiaries should be legalized (Hague apostille). Since is an old document, I'd like to confirm this. It's very hard to get the Hague apostille in Venezuela, so I want to be sure that it is needed.
  15. Hi, I'm from Sweden and my husband from the US. We both currently live in the U.S. We are in the middle of our filing for AoS through marriage. Thus, I need to submit my Birth Certificate, which is non-existent. Instead I requested a "Personbevis" (Extract from the population register) through the Swedish Tax Agency, "Skatteverket". Is this enough evidence? If not, what other evidence can I use? Also, can I go to a Swedish consulate and ask them to write a statement that it does not exist? Since this is what I found on USCIS: "Where a record does not exist, the applicant or petitioner must submit an original written statement on government letterhead establishing this from the relevant government or other authority" https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/SLB/HTML/SLB/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-11261/0-0-0-11630/0-0-0-11646.html Thanks!
  16. Hello, My husband is from Honduras. We requested for his birth certificate ( Folio del Libro de Nacimiento) to send to NVC; however, it is hand written. On the travel.state.gov website it shows n example of how this folio should look. Where my husband is registered they said since he was born in 1981 it is handwritten. Has anyone come across this? Will NVC close our case if we send this in?
  17. RD Date: 10/4/17 for I-485 and I-765. Biometrics completed on 11/6/17. RFIE/RFE on 4/30/18 on I-485 for Birth Certificate. My lawyer should be submitting a response on Monday (7/9/18) if everything looks OK on my Birth Certificate with English Translation. I wonder if my clock will start over for both applications? No RFIE/RFE on I-765 though. Is it a good idea to submit secondary evidence say Affidavits as well?
  18. Hi There, I would like to thank everyone in this forum for all the information. I've Submitted my papers almost a month ago. (I-130, I-131, I-485, I-765, I-864). My wife is US Citizen and I'm on a B1 visa. So we received and RFIE and saying: 1- Submit all supporting tax documentation (W-2s, 1099s, and all supporting tax schedules) submitted to the Internal Revenue Service for the most recent tax year. Petitioner/sponsor on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, for the most recent tax year. So my wife and were overseas for the last year and working there. She filed her 2017 tax return via mail and we're still waiting for it. However we've sent the same form to USCIS as well with it's supporting docs. There is no w2s of course overseas but there is a similar document, which we included, provided by the employer and showing all the income and tax hold. Also, we added an explanation letter as well. I don't know what to about it. Should I just send them again and make different explanation letter? or chase IRS to get a IRS transcripts from them for 2017. I know that would be the most efficient solution but who knows how long they will take to complete the return. 2- Based on the documents submitted with Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, for the petitioner/sponsor, the income did not meet 125% of the federal poverty line for the petitioner/sponsor's household size. Obtain a qualifying joint sponsor who demonstrates the ability to support you or submit evidence of assets. So there is this one and the number 3. 3- The petitioner/sponsor lists their current income on Form I-864 as an amount to be considered as sufficient; however, no evidence has been submitted as proof of current income. Please submit evidence of the petitioner/sponsor's current income. Such evidence should include: Letter of employment containing the following: Dates of employment Nature of the job Wages or salary earned Number of hours per week worked Prospects for future employment and advancement Pay stubs or other documentation of pay for the previous 6 months. Evidence of other income. such as Tax-Exempt Interest, Qualified Dividends, IRA distributions, Pension, Annuities and Social Security Benefits So, my wife's income is way over the poverty line. She did start working 3 weeks before we sent the application. So there wasn't any pay stubs in the application but we included a copy of the work offer. How much she would get paid hourly, her title, contract time. I checked it again but there is not any information about how many hours per week she would work in the offer. So, We don't have much assets and we don't know anybody who can be a qualifying sponsor. Do you think it would work that if we just get a letter from her work containing all the info above they're asking and including 4 pay stubs? 4- Submit a copy of applicant's foreign birth certificate. I'm from Turkey and we don't have birth certificates like in US. However according to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Visa-Reciprocity-and-Civil-Documents-by-Country/Turkey.html all I need was send an Extract of Vital Record which I did with a certified translation. Also in the website, it says there is no alternate documents for it. Again I don't know what to do. We have an ID cards which it states the place and the date of birth. Also includes mother and father names. Should I just send the ID Card and again an Extract of Vital Record. So I'm bit confused. Thanks
  19. My wife is from Thailand. She arrived with K1, we got married and we have submitted the I-485. She never had her original birth certificate. Her parents lost it. When filing the I-485 we included a copy of a "Letter of Birth Affirmation" from her local registry office in Thailand and a certified translation. This "Latter of Affirmation" has her date of birth, ID number, address, name of parents and their DOB and ID numbers, and witnesses present. We received a Request for Initial Evidence from the USCIS about 1 month after filing, asking us to submit secondary eveidence if the birth certificate is not available AND a letter from the government or other authority. Can anyone help me figure out what additional evidence they need?
  20. My wife and I are having trouble obtaining a copy of a Notarial Certificate of Birth for her. She is a Chinese citizen here in the US on an F-1 Student Visa. She is in the midst of her OPT period and we have been advised by our attorney for her not to return to China until (if we’re approved) she gets a green card as she may be unable to re-enter if she does. The problem is that she does not currently know where her Hukou is and her few close relatives have either not been able to find it or are not being very helpful. My wife has never met her biological mother as she and my wife’s father divorced months after she gave birth. The only information by wife has about her mother is her name. Her father is estranged, so talking with him is unlikely to be of any help. She knows that in the past she’s had a hukou with her and her father both on it. She has a Chinese ID card and a Chinese passport, both of which are valid. We have contacted both the police and the local government offices in her hometown, but this far have either been told that they do not offer such certificates, or that she will need to be there in person. Is her returning to China and locating her hukou the only option we have? Is having the hukou enough to guarantee she can get a Notarial Certificate of Birth? Wouldn’t she have had to have some kind of documents to verify her birth to even come here to the US in the first place? In case it is relevant, she was born in a rural area of Shaoxing, Zhejiang, and then when she was around 12 or 13 the government relocated them into an urban area of the city after seizing their family’s farmland. We’re both very discouraged right now, so any and all advise will be appreciated. We are not worried about any other aspect of this process, but we both fear that this birth certificate complication could become a major roadblock to her successfully receiving a green card.
  21. N-400 is asking birth certificate of all children. One of the child does not have English birth certificate What is the solution?
  22. Hello, I see on the checklist for submitting Form I-129F now that a copy of all pages of my current passport which must be VALID FOR AT LEAST 5 YEARS is sufficient in lieu of my birth certificate in submitting my K-1 petition (I filed both in the past)- I renewed my passport back on Feb 28, 2013 and is valid for the 10 year period until Feb 27, 2023 (see attached photo), so as you can see, just over 6 months ago it surpassed the 5 year mark, so will this be considered unacceptable or will they just go by the fact that the year 2018 is the 5 year point regardless of the month/date? I can get my birth cert with no issue as my birthplace is only a few hours away (ordering by mail needs be notarized, etc.) but it's just one less thing I would have to do... Thanks!
  23. Dear All, I just read someones post here regarding details in birth certificate and they mentioned that they got an RFE because full format birth certificate was required . I am little worried about my birth certificate which I have from a small town (from india) and it has basic details mentioned in it like name, place, time of birth, parents name and registration number as I was born at home so no hospital name is mentioned instead the name of place where i was born is mentioned. This is original certificate , we all get same this kind of certificate thr at my home town . I have attached an edited screen shot of my orignal birth certificate...could you pls let me know if this format is fine or what else i can do if its not fine?
  24. Hello, my fiancé (American; petitioner) and I (German; beneficiary) want to file for I-129F and we already did a lot of research on what documents should be provided. However, due to this new regulation in September 2018 we are unsure if certain documents should be provided, although they are technically not required: - should we include not only a copy of the birth certificate of the petitioner, but also a copy + certified translation of my (beneficiary) birth certificate? We are hesitating to do so, because we don't know if there is a time limit for how old the certified translation can be at the maximum when using it for the interview. If there is for example a time limit that it can't be older than 6 months, then it does not make sense to provide it now and having to pay for the translation twice. Does anyone know if there is a time limit? - how many pictures should we include? Thank you so much for your help!
  25. My fiance has his interview scheduled for August 1st and we just realized that he only has a copy of his short form birth certificate. It is the original copy that was issued when he was born, but it does not have his parents names on it or any of the other information. Anyone know if it's a better idea to reschedule or to just go with that and hope for the best? I've heard administrative processing is a nightmare if they request more information. Anyone had success with just the normal birth certificate?