Q: What can my mother do since she does not have a birth certificate anymore and was still asked to provide it by embassy?
A: A copy suffices for legal purposes. Otherwise she may have to file a freedom of information request and/or renew her passport.
If your mother does not have a birth certificate anymore and was asked to provide it by an embassy, she may need to explore alternative options for proving her identity and date of birth.
One option is to obtain a certified copy of her birth record from the government agency that maintains vital records in the jurisdiction where she was born. If the original record is not available, she may be able to obtain a delayed birth certificate, which is a record created after the fact based on other evidence, such as family Bible records or affidavits from witnesses.
If obtaining a birth certificate or delayed birth certificate is not possible, your mother may need to provide other documentation or evidence of her identity and age, such as a passport, driver's license, school records, or medical records. She should contact the embassy or consulate directly to inquire about the specific requirements and procedures for providing alternative documentation.
It is important to note that the process of obtaining alternative documentation can be complex and may require the assistance of an experienced attorney or other professional. Your mother should seek guidance and support from a trusted source to ensure that she is able to meet the embassy's requirements and obtain the necessary documents.
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