Do I need to apply for the Certificate of Citizenship for I-130?

Asked over 1 year ago - Redwood City, CA

I was born in NY, and I have my Certificate of Birth Registration.
I'm filing I-130 for my wife. Do I need to apply for the the Certificate of Citizenship to meet

What document do you need to show that you are a U.S. citizen?
(2). A copy of your naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship issued by USCIS or the former INS.

Thank you.

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  1. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Send a copy of your birth certificate as evidence of USC.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Certificate of Birth.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS www.myattorneyusa.com; email: info@myattorneyusa.com; Phone: (866)... more
  3. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

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    Answered . Use Birth Certificate to show you are a citizen by birth.

    Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . As you were born in the US, you are not eligible for a certificate of citizenship. You must either use your birth certificate or your US passport.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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