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My fiancee is having trouble getting a correct birth certificate in the Philippines. The middle name is ***** ***** a blurry copy. If I talked to a congressman could they help with this. Its been going for about 7 months

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you filed any paperwork with the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) yet?

No I havent yet but will do it soon

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No She is trying to get hold of a lawyer over there

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No I cant think of anything else

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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I am sorry to hear about this. You mean a US Congressman? Not likely. They help their constituents, meaning that they can help YOU get your records from the US government. They likely cannot help a foreign person, even if he is your fiance. The Congressman has no real pull in the Philippine government.

What your fiance wants to do is to contact his representative(s) in The Philippines (in the locality where he used to live or lives now), who may be able to help him.

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