Hi, I don't have a birth certificate and I had sent 2 affidavits (Signed my parents in Rs 10 Stamp Paper and notarised) to our attorney for review. Below is the response from the Immigration Specialist. Is this valid or not? I just have a few months (4 months) in my H1 and i'm wondering whether it is a must to get it from the local magistrate. "Because you were both born after the time that registration of birth was required(1970), we will need either a copy of your birth certificates or an affidavit from the local magistrate indicating birth certificates are not available."