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Application for AOS. Husnand can't find his Birth Certificate! Pls HELP

Old Sep 26th 2002, 5:38 pm
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Hi everyone,

I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready to mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an Alien relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find his Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit desperate as I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my visa expires on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in Florida so it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative documents quickly instead of the birth certificate.

What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the cover letter that the birth certificate will follow?

Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated

Thank you

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Old Sep 26th 2002, 5:45 pm
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When i had to get a copy of my birth certificate I ordered it on-line from the state I was born in, paid by credit card and had it in less than a week.

Try this link below:

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/vr/


Hope this helps!
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Old Sep 26th 2002, 8:32 pm
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Default Re: Application for AOS. Husband can't find his Birth Certificate! Pls HELP

Originally posted by FL007:
Hi everyone,

I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready to mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an Alien relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find his Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit desperate as I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my visa expires on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in Florida so it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative documents quickly instead of the birth certificate.

What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the cover letter that the birth certificate will follow?

Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated

Thank you
Don't worry, the INS are not going to track you down and deport you as soon as your VWP I94 expires. As soon as you have filed then you are here legally anyway.


Try searching for the State of Tennesse on line and see if their website can help you get a birth certificate for your husband

PS, Where abouts in Florida are you and where did you come from, I am ex Cambridge England and now in Melbourne (near Cocoa Beach) Florida

Good Luck

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Old Sep 26th 2002, 8:34 pm
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Default Re: Application for AOS. Husband can't find his Birth Certificate! Pls HELP

Originally posted by FL007:
Hi everyone,

I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready to mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an Alien relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find his Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit desperate as I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my visa expires on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in Florida so it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative documents quickly instead of the birth certificate.

What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the cover letter that the birth certificate will follow?

Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated

Thank you
Don't worry, the INS are not going to track you down and deport you as soon as your VWP I94 expires. As soon as you have filed then you are here legally anyway.


Try searching for the State of Tennesse on line and see if their website can help you get a birth certificate for your husband

PS, Where abouts in Florida are you and where did you come from, I am ex Cambridge England and now in Melbourne (near Cocoa Beach) Florida

Good Luck

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Old Sep 26th 2002, 8:34 pm
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Default Re: Application for AOS. Husband can't find his Birth Certificate! Pls HELP

Originally posted by FL007:
Hi everyone,

I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready to mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an Alien relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find his Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit desperate as I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my visa expires on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in Florida so it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative documents quickly instead of the birth certificate.

What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the cover letter that the birth certificate will follow?

Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated

Thank you
Don't worry, the INS are not going to track you down and deport you as soon as your VWP I94 expires. As soon as you have filed then you are here legally anyway.


Try searching for the State of Tennesse on line and see if their website can help you get a birth certificate for your husband

PS, Where abouts in Florida are you and where did you come from, I am ex Cambridge England and now in Melbourne (near Cocoa Beach) Florida

Good Luck

SImon
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Old Sep 27th 2002, 10:04 am
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Hi Simon
I know of one other Brit who came as a k1 and she is in Cocoa Beach. I am a
Canuck who came to the US as a k1 also and am in Palm Bay FL.
Bonnie
"simon bland" wrote in message
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    > Originally posted by FL007:
    > > Hi everyone,
    > >
    > > I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have
    > > all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready
    > > to mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an
    > > Alien relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find
    > > his Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit
    > > desperate as I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my
    > > visa expires on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in
    > > Florida so it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative
    > > documents quickly instead of the birth certificate.
    > >
    > > What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the
    > > cover letter that the birth certificate will follow?
    > >
    > > Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated
    > >
    > > Thank you
    > Don't worry, the INS are not going to track you down and deport you as
    > soon as your VWP I94 expires. As soon as you have filed then you are
    > here legally anyway.
    > Try searching for the State of Tennesse on line and see if their website
    > can help you get a birth certificate for your husband
    >PS , Where abouts in Florida are you and where did you come from, I am ex
    > Cambridge England and now in Melbourne (near Cocoa Beach) Florida
    > Good Luck
    > SImon
    > --
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Old Sep 27th 2002, 4:45 pm
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We needed an additional birth certificate (for the retranscription of
our marriage at the french consulate, and the original was with the
INS) and we ordered it from the vital records office in Missouri. It
took us about 1 month to get it.

Caroline

    > When i had to get a copy of my birth certificate I ordered it on-line
    > from the state I was born in, paid by credit card and had it in less
    > than a week.
    > Try this link below:
    > http://www2.state.tn.us/health/vr/
    > Hope this helps!
 
Old Sep 28th 2002, 12:51 am
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your visa expiring won't be an issue providing you file all your paperwork
with INS before you are 180 days overstay. Overstays are forgiven as the
spouse of a US citizen.
try http://www.vita-
lchek.com/region_overview.asp?region_id=55
for his birth
certificate. we used that site to get my husband's long form birth
certificate from NJ and had it in our hands within a week (we paid extra for
fedex shipping). Kinda pricey but it came in very handy for getting his
birth certificate fast when we live in a different state than where he was
born.


"FL007" wrote in message
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...
    > Hi everyone,
    > I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have
    > all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready to
    > mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an Alien
    > relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find his
    > Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit desperate as
    > I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my visa expires
    > on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in Florida so
    > it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative documents quickly
    > instead of the birth certificate.
    > What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the cover
    > letter that the birth certificate will follow?
    > Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated
    > Thank you
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Sep 28th 2002, 4:58 am
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Default Re: Application for AOS. Husnand can't find his Birth Certificate! Pls HELP

Originally posted by Mrs_blackross:
your visa expiring won't be an issue providing you file all your paperwork
with INS before you are 180 days overstay. Overstays are forgiven as the
spouse of a US citizen.
try http://www.vita-
lchek.com/region_overview.asp?region_id=55
for his birth
certificate. we used that site to get my husband's long form birth
certificate from NJ and had it in our hands within a week (we paid extra for
fedex shipping). Kinda pricey but it came in very handy for getting his
birth certificate fast when we live in a different state than where he was
born.


"FL007" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
.com
...
    > Hi everyone,
    > I have just got married to my husband, who is an US Citizen, and have
    > all the forms and supporting documents for the AOS application ready to
    > mail to INS in Orlando FL. We are filing the 1-130 Petition for an Alien
    > relative together with my I-485 Application but he can not find his
    > Birth Certificate. He has no US passport either. I am a bit desperate as
    > I entered the US on the Visa Waiver (I am British) and my visa expires
    > on Oct 5th. He is originally from Tennessee and we are in Florida so
    > it's really difficult to obtain any of the alternative documents quickly
    > instead of the birth certificate.
    > What should I do? Shall I mail everything else and explain in the cover
    > letter that the birth certificate will follow?
    > Any suggestions and advice would be most appreciated
    > Thank you
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
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Old Sep 28th 2002, 5:04 am
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Originally posted by Fran:
Flo, I entered in a K1 fiance visa and am going thru the AOS, I would advise you NOT to mail your papers to Orlando but to go to the INS office at Tradeport Drive and file, I know by standing in line - it can appear like it's a freaking zoo when you are in line, but once you're in everyone is really helpful and friendly!! Good luck!!!
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[QUOTE][SIZE=1]Originally posted by Fran:


Bonnie- thanks for the intro to Simon!!!

Sorry Bonnie lost your e-mail had BIG computer problems, but hopefully ok now. Please e-mail us your address - I have a couple of pics to send you. It was great to meet you guys - I just wish we could've stated longer (my husband is always so busy!!) Has Bryan gone back to Edomonton? If so hope he had a good journey!!

Simon, I'm the Brit that Bonnie introduced you to. I'm here in Cocoa Beach, came over on a K1 adjusting status at the moment finally got work authorisation last week after 5 months of being married but still no SS number!!!

Bonnie nothing to worry about when you go for your EAD, seems like a freaking zoo, but once you get inside it's basically organised chaos!!

Simon,anyway read your posts on the other messageboard re currys, one of those is just up the road from us and it's excellent - maybe we could meet up there some time?

Simon I also noticed that you are from Ely - well that is where my brother lives, how long have you been in Florida?

Fran









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Old Sep 30th 2002, 12:30 pm
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Originally posted by hmiller:
When i had to get a copy of my birth certificate I ordered it on-line from the state I was born in, paid by credit card and had it in less than a week.

Try this link below:

http://www2.state.tn.us/health/vr/


Hope this helps!
Thank you very much - this is great.

Best wishes

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Old Sep 30th 2002, 12:36 pm
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Originally posted by simon bland:


Don't worry, the INS are not going to track you down and deport you as soon as your VWP I94 expires. As soon as you have filed then you are here legally anyway.


Try searching for the State of Tennesse on line and see if their website can help you get a birth certificate for your husband

PS, Where abouts in Florida are you and where did you come from, I am ex Cambridge England and now in Melbourne (near Cocoa Beach) Florida

Good Luck

SImon
Simon, thank you for the info. I am originally from Bulgaria, but have lived in Brighton and London for the last 12 years. I am now in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Originally posted by Fran:


Flo, I entered in a K1 fiance visa and am going thru the AOS, I would advise you NOT to mail your papers to Orlando but to go to the INS office at Tradeport Drive and file, I know by standing in line - it can appear like it's a freaking zoo when you are in line, but once you're in everyone is really helpful and friendly!! Good luck!!!
Once again thanks to everyone who replied. You have been most helpful.

Fran, thank you. I sent my application in the mail on Friday. I hope this is not going to be a problem for me. You say do not mail it, but go in person to Orlando, have I done the wrong thing by mailing it? What should I expect?

Best wishes

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