Dear Ron and friends, I am a US Citizen , I plan to do concurrent I-130/I-485 filing for my parents . Both my parents do not have a Birth Certificate. I understand that in case of non availability of Birth Certificate I can file following 2 things : 1) submit a statement from the appropriate civil authority certifying that the document or documents are not available. Question: What is considered "appropriate civil authority" ? Is it Local Municipal corporation ? Our Issue is that my Father was born in a city which was in India at that time but is now a part of Pakistan ? Although he currently is in India . Please advise where else can he get the 'Certificate of Non Availability" from 2) Written and sworn affidavits . Question : How many affidvits are needed ? One or Two . Can my father write his own sworn affidavit and can my mother write her own sworn affidavit ? or do these need to come from relatives only ? Where can I find more information ? and templates for both 'Non Availibility certificates" as well as templates for "Affidavits" ? Thanks in advance for help Aman A.