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Notarized copy of birth certificate

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#11 dodds

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    Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:36 PM

    I just realized there are short and long versions of birth certificate. I sent a notarized copy of short version and advised my WC that Canadian BC don't carry father's name.

    Has anyone gotten married in Jamaica with the short version? I'm not sure I have enough time to get the long version now. I leave next week.

    #12 blurt

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      Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:38 AM

      Thanks for your help. :-)

      #13 memz

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        Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:29 PM

        Hey everyone

        I, too, have a bit of a problem. Now my birth certificates are both in french, so I have to get them translated. BUt where do I do that ? I already checked with a notary and they said I would have to get them translated and that they would do one affidavit certifiying that both are true copies of the originals. Now is that even what I need ?

        And I thought that the notary was going to do the translation!! So what do I do now ?

        I have been looking everywhere for the info

        Anyone can help

        #14 kitty_kat_uk

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          Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:37 PM

          I've just had confirmation from Chandlyn that the scanned and emailed version of the 'certified' (by my solicitor/lawyer) birth certificates and passport is sufficient, I do not need to post these. I do need to take the originals with me though.

          #15 Jules23

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            Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:27 PM

            I had a HUGE issue with this ..... Canadian birth certificates did not start including the fathers name until 1984. My fiancee was born prior so never had his fathers name of the certificate, where as I was born in 1986 and do have my fathers name on it. However, we just took it to a lawyer who gave us certififed copies and it was fine. But it took forever for my Wedding coordinator to figure this out! 

            #16 snowbeltchick

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              Posted 26 February 2011 - 08:51 AM

              I checked with my wedding coordinator and she told me that the short form is fine, my wedding certificate will just state father unknown.  I have enough time to still get the long form so I'm thinking about doing that so I'm prepared either way.

              #17 Sharonte

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                Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:23 PM

                My future hubby ran into a problem with trying to get a copy of his birth certificate notarized in GA . Get this the olny way they would have done it is if the evryone that orginally signed the bc their to sign again. Are kidding me, the dootor is probably dead by now! He called me and I talked to them while he was thrying to get this done and tha is what they told me. In VA I had no problems the notary told me to bring my orginal bc and make a copy of my orginal bc in front of her and that's all I needed. So I called Sandals and explained to the WC what was going on she then informed me that some that are picky about copying bc. So she sent me an affidavit that we will need to get notarized that basically says that you agree that you are sending acopy of your true original bc. Thank God! I was statring to get a littled worried about gettin gthis paperwork done.

                #18 mochamakes3

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                  Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

                  I was born in Manitoba and I just had to fax over a request to vital statistics for a certified copy of my BC. It took about six weeks and I received it in the mail. FI was born in Ontario and he submitted the application online for a certified copy of his BC. He got his after only a couple of weeks. The Manitoba application only required my name, d.o.b and place of birth. The Ontario one wanted all kinds of info, right down to Mother's address at time of birth. Each of them cost about $25. It was pretty cool to see how our mother's wrote back then. And P.S. we were both born before 1984 and both provinces listed the fathers on the long form, there is no parental information on the short wallet size forms.

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