Wethersfield, CT asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut

Q: Hi can I use my original birth certificate from Argentina to apply for US citizenship ? I am a permanent resident .

I was told I may need to update it if I was trying to get my national passport. .Ive decided to become a citizen and want to make sure I have the correct document . I've also applied for a name change and renewal to my green card which expires in 6 months . I wanna make sure I have no trouble getting my US passport once I apply and get my citizenship . Thanks

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Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Stratford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: Your original birth certificate should be fine as long as it has all the required information upon it. However, if it is in a foreign language, all foreign language documents must be translated into English. You should provide a plain photocopy of the original document and its translation into English, which can be translated by a professional or anyone who is fluent both in English and your native language. However, you cannot do it yourself if you are the petitioner or the beneficiary of this petition. Good luck

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