All K1 visa applications requires a birth certificate of the applicant, however, amongst Philippine culture, it is not a common thing to have laying around. Not to worry, there are a few ways this document can be obtained. For twenty U.S dollars, applicants can visit the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) branch to obtain any birth certificate after the year 1946. For birth certificates before 1946, you must visit the National Archives Division in Manilla. After the request is put in and the fee is paid, it takes about five business days to receive the document. The document will be printed on unique security paper so if you must request the exact number of copies you need because copies made on paper other than the security paper will not be excepted throughout the application process.
Note: You must have a physical copy of the birth certificate when you attend your interview at the Embassy in Manila.
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