CERTIFIED COPY - Alien Registration

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CERTIFIED COPY - Alien Registration

Postby goingtorome » 28 May 2011, 02:48

Anyone know if it is possible to get a CERTIFIED COPY of an AR-2 form (Alien Registration) from USCIS? I ordered a document like this and received a copy, but I have been asked to provide a certified copy by the consulate to clear my ancestor's residency status discrepancy.

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Re: CERTIFIED COPY - Alien Registration

Postby goingtorome » 28 May 2011, 08:45

Thanks for this, but it doesn't quite answer my question...unless I'm missing something. I know how to obtain a copy of the AR-2 form (I have done it already), but I am trying to find out how to get a CERTIFIED COPY (Red ribbon/golden seal)...

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 28 May 2011, 12:21

goingtorome wrote:Thanks for this, but it doesn't quite answer my question...unless I'm missing something. I know how to obtain a copy of the AR-2 form (I have done it already), but I am trying to find out how to get a CERTIFIED COPY (Red ribbon/golden seal)...


Sorry about that.

My thinking was that the National Archives will happily certify just about any document in their possession, and I know for certain that other certified documents (such as US Censuses) from the National Archives have been accepted by consulates in the US.

You might try sending an email to Afiles.KansasCity@nara.gov and inquire about the certification process.

In general, getting anything from the National Archives will be multiple orders of magnitude faster than USCIS, not to mention less expensive. If you want to pursue USCIS, perhaps you can get an answer concerning certification from Genealogy.USCIS@dhs.gov
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Re: CERTIFIED COPY - Alien Registration

Postby goingtorome » 28 May 2011, 17:46

Great, thanks so much!

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Re: CERTIFIED COPY - Alien Registration

Postby goingtorome » 21 Jul 2011, 22:55

So, I've still no luck on this one...USCIS FINALLY returned my call (should I faint??!!) and they said their office does not certify documents. Lame.

Has anyone any other idea(s) on how to get a certified copy of an Alien Registration form????

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 21 Jul 2011, 23:13

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How about the National Archives? Any luck there?
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Postby goingtorome » 21 Jul 2011, 23:39

I spoke with someone from NARA and they said they don't have any AR-2 files...???

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jul 2011, 05:37

goingtorome wrote:I spoke with someone from NARA and they said they don't have any AR-2 files...???


Interesting. I wonder what is the difference between an "A-File" (see my earlier post in this thread) and an "AR-2 File"...
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Re: CERTIFIED COPY - Alien Registration

Postby goingtorome » 25 Jul 2011, 22:07

I don't think there is any difference, just that NARA might not have it. I am going to speak to them again and have them look this particular A-file up (I have the #).

Otherwise, it looks like I am just going to get the "Letters of no record"


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