Q: Hi, the NVC is currently processing my son's case (F3) and we noticed a DOB discrepancy between his BC and passport
He lives in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian calendar is different from the American calendar, in that the Ethiopian calendar has 13 months and is currently in the year 2012. Any legal document containing a date has an Ethiopian date as well as an American date. His birth certificate was issued in 1983 and states that his DOB is on the 21st while his passport, which was issued in 2019, states the 20th. Until pretty recently, the calculation of dates was done by hand. Nowadays, since everything is computerized, some algorithm is used where the Ethiopian date is inputted and a more accurate American date is given. The AOS and the DS-260 were both filed using the birth certificate birthday (the forms were completed and uploaded before he obtained his passport) while all his civil documents contain his passport DOB. Should we contact the NVC with a corrected birth certificate or should he wait until his interview and bring it up to the consular officer at the beginning of the interview? Thank you
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