Sample Response to Birth Certificate RFE

Manisha Gupta
23445 W Parker Road
Allen, TX 75002
Phone: (972) 555-1212
Work: (972) 426-6262
Cell: (972) 123-4567
Email: [email protected] 

January 7, 2019

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Nebraska Service Center
P O Box 82521
Lincoln, NE 68501-2521

Re: Response to “Request for Evidence”, File No: EAC123434789 JADAV, Smita Dipesh

Dear Sir or Madam: 

In response to your “Request for Evidence”, please find the following documents enclosed herewith:

  • The “Request for Evidence” letter and the envelope. 

  • JADAV (last name) Smita (first name) Dipesh (middle name) is the married name of the beneficiary, after her marriage to JADAV, Dipesh Morarilal. 

  • Copy of Smita’s marriage certificate is enclosed herewith. 

  • Copies of passports 

    Includes the earlier expired passport and the most current passport. 
    Shows the names of both parents and the spouse. 

  • Affidavit by JADAV, Smita (beneficiary) indicating that her names mentioned in various documents (before and after her marriage) are for one and the same person. 

    Variation in her names before the marriage is due to local cultural customs and not due to any legal name change.

  • Copies of school records that shows Smita’s name before marriage, date of birth, and father’s name
    • Certificate from the school that indicates that she is the bona fide student of the school. 

    • Copy of the grade 3 mark sheet in local language (Gujarati) and its original translation in English. 

    • Copy of school leaving certificate in local language (Gujarati) and its original translation in English. 

    • Distinction certificate for Grade 10th examination of Gujarat government board. 

    • Medical degree certificate 

      School records show name of only the father because it is customary in India to include only father’s name. 

  • Affidavits by close relatives about the birth of Smita.
    • Mother – BHATT Renukaben Jaydevbhai 

    • Father – BHATT Jaydevbhai Hasmukhlal 

    • Uncle (mother’s brother) – SHAH Kantilal Ramnikbhai 

    • Aunt (mother’s cousin) – SONI Jyoti Rohit 

  • Affidavits regarding mother’s name change from Thakor Revatiben Parshottamdas (before marriage) to BHATT Renukaben Jaydevbhai (after marriage)
    • Mother – BHATT Renukaben Jaydevbhai 

    • Father – BHATT Jaydevbhai Hasmukhlal 

    • Uncle (mother’s cousin) – PATEL Chandubhai Ramanbhai 

  • Copy of our parents’ marriage certificate 

  • Copy of my legal name change from GUPTA, Manishaben Rahulbhai to GUPTA, Manisha

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter. 


Manisha Gupta

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