Birth Certificate FAQs

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Format for non-availability of birth certificate letter

Authored on: Mon, 03/28/2022 - 08:24

Question

I received an RFE for the delayed Birth Certificate Registration, since I would not be able to provide the original birth certificate from the birth year, what are the other options I can look into to receive the letter from the municipal authorities, is there any format I would need to get the letter from the municipal office.

Answer

There is no specific format for a non-availability certificate from the local administration. It can be a letter with the official stamp, a letter on their letterhead, or a specific form that the local administrations have created for their own use. You should get one.

Applying for Mother's Green Card and Birth Certificate Issues

Authored on: Mon, 06/14/2021 - 05:39

Question

I am planning to file green card (I130/I1485) for my mother. She was born in 1949 in India and does not have her birth certificate. Only identity with date of birth she has is her passport and Aadhar card. She has visited US couple of times.

  1. I want to know is it required for her to submit birth certificate or a non-availability of birth certificate for I485?
  2. What are the options if these documents are not available?
  3. Does USCIS accept birth certificate from the Indian consulate in NY?

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Birth certificate problems for parents

Authored on: Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:25

Question

I applied I-130 for my father to get his GC through Consular processing. I'm a US citizen myself. However I got RFE asking for his birth certificate. I have these queries: The supplemental documents for I-130 for parents as per USCIS application only need US citizen's birth certificate and not the parent's birth certificate. So I don't understand why RFE was issued at this stage? My father was born in the time when the birth certificates were not available. As per the dept of state reciprocity website, it clearly states: "Exceptions: Birth certificates are not available to persons born prior to 1968. " Since it is acknowledged by reciprocity that birth certificates are not available, do I still need to provide NABC (Non-Availability of Birth Certificate)?

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