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Is alien registration (9 digits with 'A') number same as the registration # (8 numbers without 'A') in the passport?

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I have an immigrant visa & waiting for my physical green card so not sure about my Alien # or green card #. I need to apply for my child (under 21) before I get those documents. In form I-130, it asks for Alien registration number. I have the registration number printed on the immigrant visa page.

It just says registration number : provides digit number. Registration # is underneath IV Case number.

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It should be if the numbers are identical except that the 9-digit number contains a "0" after the "A".

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My registration # has nor '0' nor 'A' just 8 numbers.

Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman


All alien registration numbers start with the letter "A".

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