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Denial of Naturalization Permanent Residency

Discussion in 'Green Card, Residency, Naturalization' started by Googooli13, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. Googooli13

    Googooli13 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I obtained my Green Card through my father who is a US citizen in 2003. I have been here since 2003 and at my interview I was denied because the USCIS claimed that at the time which my father filed for I-130 I had been married. In my birth certificate the divorce has been indicated six months after the time which my father had filed for my green card. I obtained legal and lawful documents which clearly indicates that at the time of filing I-130 I was divorced. My concern is will USCIS accept my lawful documents at my next interview and grant me my US citizenship or what else could be hanging in there for me?
    My concern is that my attorney wishes me to certify all these documents through some agencies. Do I really need to certify these documents or they will be accepted as they are.
     
  2. Betty3

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    We can't say positively they will be accepted. Since you have a lawyer, you might want to follow your lawyer's advice or get a 2nd opinion from another lawyer.
     
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Yes, all foreign documents must have an apostille done for each document.

    This pursuant to the US being signatory to the 1961 Hague Convention , which the US became a full part of in 1981.

    http://www.state.gov/authentications/c60202.htm

    http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/apostilles/aboutus.aspx

    An "apostille" is a form of authentication issued to VERIFY a document, for use in countries that participate in the Hague Convention of 1961.

    Authentications and Apostilles:

    http://www.state.gov/authentications/

    I suggest you discuss this with your attorney.

    You need to understand WHY you MUST do this.

    If you don't, you won't even be allowed to compete for the result you seek!

    Accoridning to the US Department of State, here are the signatories to that historic, world accord:

    http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=conventions.status&cid=41
     

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