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Birth certificate for Green Card application

Discussion in 'Immigration Matters' started by Nila, May 25, 2005.

  1. Nila

    Nila New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    My husband is planning to start the application process for Green Card. The immigration dept. in his office has asked for his Birth certificate copy along with other documents required for Green Card application. Unfortunately being born in a village in down South in India he has not got a birth certificate. The immigration person in his office suggested to get a birth certificate from Indian consulates here, though not very sure whether it is acceptable :?

    I just wanted to know suggestions from somebody who had gone through a similar situation during their Green Card process.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. akalya

    akalya Junior IL'ite

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    INS acceptance for Green Card process

    Hi Nila,

    My husband actually got a birth certificate issued by Indian Consulate in Washington for some other purpose. It was a certification about the birth date and place as is in the passport.

    I am not sure whether INS would accept that in place of original birth certificate in a Green Card application process.
     
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  3. Selvi

    Selvi Senior IL'ite

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    Contact local Municipality

    If you dont have birth certificate, you can get affidavit from local municipality where he was born.. Mine was similar case, I provided affidavit (from Tasildar I think) and 2 witness certificates. If you enquire in Municipality you would get more details.

    Hope it helps!

    :)
     
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  4. rishwaana

    rishwaana New IL'ite

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    Hi Nila,
    i am on the same boat. Did u get the birth certificate. if so , what did u do to get it.
     

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