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    Hi all,

    I am getting ready to sponsor my brother and file I 130 but he is unable to get a birth certificate right now. Can I use a copy of his passport with the application instead?

    thanks
    Employment Based Application
    TSC
    N-400 Receive & Priority Date 4/6/2009
    Fingerprints Done 4/17/2009
    Interview Date 7/15/2009
    Oath Letter Received:
    Oath Date:

  • #2
    Originally posted by syriano View Post
    Hi all,

    I am getting ready to sponsor my brother and file I 130 but he is unable to get a birth certificate right now. Can I use a copy of his passport with the application instead?

    thanks
    http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_3272.html

    Click the link and select the country of birth to determine how to proceed.

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    • #3
      You will need proof that he is indeed your brother. Ideally his birth certificate and your birth certificate, both showing names of (same)parents will be required.

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      • #4
        just wait for his bc

        you will def need it for other forms like the i485 or i765

        he would also need to bring his bc for his interview

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        • #5
          Well he lives in syria and because of the regime's assault on people there all government agencies have shut down where he lives. That is why he's not able to obtain a bc right now and it might be a while before he is able to so can I use a copy of his passport showing the parents names instead?

          thanks
          Employment Based Application
          TSC
          N-400 Receive & Priority Date 4/6/2009
          Fingerprints Done 4/17/2009
          Interview Date 7/15/2009
          Oath Letter Received:
          Oath Date:

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by syriano View Post
            Well he lives in syria and because of the regime's assault on people there all government agencies have shut down where he lives. That is why he's not able to obtain a bc right now and it might be a while before he is able to so can I use a copy of his passport showing the parents names instead?

            thanks
            Has he thought of seeking refugee status?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BigJoe5 View Post
              Has he thought of seeking refugee status?
              Not yet but it's something I need to look into. Would he save any time by taking this route instead of the regular family based route?
              Employment Based Application
              TSC
              N-400 Receive & Priority Date 4/6/2009
              Fingerprints Done 4/17/2009
              Interview Date 7/15/2009
              Oath Letter Received:
              Oath Date:

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              • #8
                Originally posted by syriano View Post
                Not yet but it's something I need to look into. Would he save any time by taking this route instead of the regular family based route?
                The sibling of a USC can expect to wait around 13 years from the time of filing the I-130 until a visa number becomes available (priority date becomes current). Then the actual visa application processing may begin.

                I don't know how long for a refugee case.

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