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  1. Hi Friends, I got RFE for my father's IR5 case for late registered Birth certificate. they are asking for evidence that establishes parent-child relationship. has anyone gone through the similar experience? if so, what are the documents that were submitted to satisfy the ask? They are looking for the following document. since Pakistan doesn't have established system to track any of the listed asks, it will be not easy to get any of the documents from 1986 (my birth year). 1.Religious documents 2.Early school records 3.Medical records 4.Census Records 5.Affidavits: Written statements sworn to or affirmed by two persons, other than yourself and the person for whom you are petitioning. LATE REGISTERED BIRTH CERTIFICATE The birth certificate submitted on behalf of you was registered on July 12, 2012, 26 years after the actual event occurred. In Matter of Rehman, 27 I&N Dec. 124 (BIA 2017), the Board of Immigration Appeals (the Board) addressed delay-registered births. The Board held that a late registered birth certificate might be sufficiently reliable proof of a parental relationship. The Board provided a non-exhaustive list of factors to consider when making a determination.Even if a birth certificate does not reflect that its registration was contemporaneous with the birth, an adjudicator may conclude that it is sufficiently reliable to establish parentage,depending on the circumstances. In making this determination, the adjudicator should consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, (1) information in the FAM regarding the availability and reliability of birth registrations in the country of birth during the time period at issue; (2) the length of time between the birth and the registration; (3) any credible explanation proffered by the petitioner as to the personal, societal, or historical circumstances that prevented a particular birth certificate from being registered contemporaneously, and any evidence in support of that explanation; (4) any credible explanation for why a particular birth certificate was lost or destroyed; (5) any evidence that the parental relationship was independently corroborated prior to the registration of the birth;(6) the length of time between the birth registration and the filing of the visa petition; and (7)information regarding whether the document was based on facts that were contemporaneous with the birth or on facts that were more recently established. Matter of Rehman, 27 I & NDec. 124 (BIA 2017). The documents submitted as evidence of a parent-child relationship were executed 26 years after the actual event occurred. When considered in light of the factors listed above and with all other evidence currently in the file, USCIS has determined that the birth certificate is insufficiently reliable and will be accorded little or no weight. Therefore, you must submit additional documentary evidence Any help will be highly appreciated.
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