Immigration Issues/Birth Certificate
Hi, I would like to know if the original birth certificate is important for applying for Canadian PR. I was born on 20th April 1981. Can an affidivate duly signed by magistrate and notarized work if the original birth certificate is not available.
Thanks for your inquiry.
Yes, an affidavit is sufficient that can be prepared by any Notary Public. But I will suggest you that along with an affidavit provide immigration with a copy of Municipal Record stating "Not found" certificate.
P.S: It's a standard affidavit, which all Notary Public knows how to write. Beside your affidavit, I suggest you to get one affidavit from your Parents stating all the siblings along with their date of birth and place of birth weather biological or adopted.