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Is it possible to go forth with a citizenship case with out a birth certificate?

Everett, MA |

My Husband has an old criminal record we are trying to find a lawyer but everyone keeps saying he needs his birth certificate. Honduras says he doesn't exist in their system... HELP!!!

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I believe it's a repost. Please see my earlier answer.

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USCIS knows full well that whenever a birth certificate is not available one can present "secondary" evidence, e.g. a baptismal certificate, etc. and of course a national passport, even if expired.

For a list of acceptable "secondary" evidence, go to USCIS' website and download the instructions to Form I-130 "Petition for Alien Relative". (And if you can find your old Honduran passport, don't even bother doing that..

And do look for a good "abogado" in your area!
Buena suerte hermanos!

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There are ways to use other documents, how dxid he enter the US?

This is not legal advice until I am retained and have reviewed all facts about your situation.



on a plane with a visa. the only thing we have is a paper saying he came here legally with a visa and when it was he came. He had a passport at one point but it ended up lost in a fire almost 10 years, its dead end after dead end.

Robert Winford Carpenter

Robert Winford Carpenter


Visit an immigration attorney.