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Hello Friends,

I am on salary marked Long stay visa and soon moving to Nantes.
I will bring my family after 18 months stay in France and the visa called Family reunion.
I was browsing through OFII websites regarding the same and there, they have mentioned that Berth certificate is required for me ,my spouse and my kids.
Now the problem is neither me nor my wife have berth certificate so will there be any problem while i will be applying this visa.
Is there any alternative for this kind of situation ?
Please help me friends , i am really stuck.

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Assuming you are still in India, have you gone to the French consulate to ask them? Being in India, they may be more familiar with the issues you are facing.

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Assuming you are still in India, have you gone to the French consulate to ask them? Being in India, they may be more familiar with the issues you are facing.
Thanks for replying, actually this visa, i should apply in France then OFII will transfer my file to French consulate in India.

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Thanks for replying, actually this visa, i should apply in France then OFII will transfer my file to French consulate in India.
Yes, I understand the visa will ultimately be issued in France. However, at this point you are asking questions to enable you to apply for the visa in the future. I am suggesting the best place to get your current questions answered would be in India where they are much more likely to be familiar with issues surrounding availability of birth certificates.

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When you say you don't have birth certificates, what exactly do you mean? Do you mean that you personally don't have them, or that your births were never recorded? How did you manage to get passports if no birth certificates for you exist?

What they are looking for will be recent (usually within the last 3 months, but sometimes it is within the last 6 months) official copies of your birth certificates issued by the authorities in your country of birth. That being the case, it is too early to get them now.

(For refugees who do not have birth certificates from their country of birth, I believe there are other acceptable documents and OFII should be able to advise you on that.)

(I thought you said in your other thread that you were single.)

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Yes, I understand the visa will ultimately be issued in France. However, at this point you are asking questions to enable you to apply for the visa in the future. I am suggesting the best place to get your current questions answered would be in India where they are much more likely to be familiar with issues surrounding availability of birth certificates.
Even i did call French consulate but they told only OFII can take decision regarding your Birth certificate issue so i thought let me post a query, might be possible someone had already gone through it and can better guide me , what can be done.

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When you say you don't have birth certificates, what exactly do you mean? Do you mean that you personally don't have them, or that your births were never recorded? How did you manage to get passports if no birth certificates for you exist?

What they are looking for will be recent (usually within the last 3 months, but sometimes it is within the last 6 months) official copies of your birth certificates issued by the authorities in your country of birth. That being the case, it is too early to get them now.

(For refugees who do not have birth certificates from their country of birth, I believe there are other acceptable documents and OFII should be able to advise you on that.)

(I thought you said in your other thread that you were single.)
I mean that my births were never recorded and for passport in India since i was born in 80's so birth certificate was not at all mandatory documents. It is just if you have high school certificate that would suffice the same.
Ya in other post i mentioned that initially i will be living single.
I really need help on that because i do not want any kind of issue while bringing my family in France due to Birth certificate issue.

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What document(s) do you have access to that establish your identity? (name, date and place of birth, nationality, etc.) Ultimately it will come down to one or more of those sorts of documents. Very often it's the same documents you need to obtain your passport.

Often it comes down to school records, religious certificates (baptismal records, school records, etc.) - whatever you have used in the past to apply for a passport, military documents, driving licenses or other government forms of identification.

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What document(s) do you have access to that establish your identity? (name, date and place of birth, nationality, etc.) Ultimately it will come down to one or more of those sorts of documents. Very often it's the same documents you need to obtain your passport.

Often it comes down to school records, religious certificates (baptismal records, school records, etc.) - whatever you have used in the past to apply for a passport, military documents, driving licenses or other government forms of identification.
I have Aadhar card (It is called as identity proof in India and there it is clearly mentioned date of birth). My school certificate also have my DOB. So will those mentioned documents work for the family reunion visa ?

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Take a look at: https://archive.india.gov.in/howdo/howdoi.php?service=1 In particular the last sentence: In case the birth has not been registered within the specified time of its occurrence, the certificate is issued after due police verification ordered by the revenue authorities.

And then this link may provide the information you need: Non Availability of Birth Certificate (NABC)

I would say that since it is possible to obtain a birth certificate, the OFII will insist you do so. Based on the second link, it looks like you and your family will have some work to do. But, with 18 moths to go before they wish to arrive in France, you should be Ok.
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