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Document Age

Postby DJP1812 » 11 Jan 2011, 18:53

Hi All,

Quick question about the application process. Has anyone had any problem with the age of documents when applying for dual citizenship? For example, some of my documents will be older than a year old, and some of the apostille's will be as well. If I collect all my documents this year (2011), have them certified and apostilled and do not apply until 2012. Will there be an issue?

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D

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Re: Document Age

Postby Rodio » 11 Jan 2011, 22:40

I applied jure sanguinis in LA in '09 with documents and apostilles that were up to 4 years old--the consulate had no problem with them. I do know for the jure matrimoni application, some documents (FBI and possibly police clearances) do expire after a few months.

If you are applying jure sanguinis, as I assume you are, the age of your docs should not matter.

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Re: Document Age

Postby DJP1812 » 12 Jan 2011, 16:32

Thanks for the comment! It seemed wrong when the person from the state department told me that. He was probably being safe.

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Re: Document Age

Postby jgenduso » 13 Jan 2011, 05:09

Actually an un-apostilled document's age does matter, but not to the consulate. In a lot of states, you can not get them apostilled after a time period (like 6 months). So if you wait 7 months after you get a doc or have an orginial one from x years ago and try to get an apostille, the state might reject you.

I hope that helps,

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