I have to resubmit a duplicate birth certificate to the US Consulate related to an IR1 visa. I can't get a duplicate birth certificate from the civil status registry because in their records they have a different DOB for me which is 5 days off. All other information is the same. I have a refusal letter explaining why they refused to provide a new certificate. Actually, the DOB that they have on their file is my real DOB, but my parents never corrected the error on the birth certificate thinking that the birth has been also incorrectly registered in the archive journal. We found out about the discrepancy several days ago. I have used this DOB for all my life and all of my records and documents from my country and the USA have this date (ie US marriage cert, SS car, DMV, Diplomas, passport)
I agree with my colleague. You should consult an experienced immigration attorney for this matter. You may schedule a consultation with an immigration lawyer in your area, my firm is handling these matters in New York. If you would like free legal updates on these immigration issues you may sign up for our newsletter at http://www.shautsova.com .
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