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Jamaica, NY |

We have our i-485 interview tomorrow but my petitioner's birth certificates is in Creole, what can we do?

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  1. Best answer

    is the petitioner a US citizen? If he/she is take the us passport or certificate of naturalization. However, they might request his birth certificate and translation. Dont offer anything unless officer asks for it. I assume you dont have time to translate it, so if officer asks for it you will most likely have to come back and provide translation. Good luck!

  2. Translate it into English.
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  3. It absolutely has to be translated.

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