Son denied passport with birth certificate because of home birth.

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Default Son denied passport with birth certificate because of home birth.

My 26 year old son was recently denied his US passport. He showed his birth certificate which says he was born in Berkeley CA. USA. But because it is a home birth they want more information. I am Canadian with a permanent resident visa. At the time of his birth my sons father and I were not married. His father is American. I am working on getting his post natal records but this is ridiculous! Any feedback is appreciated. Also , his sister got her's with no problems and she was born at home also. She was only 15 at the time so that might have made a difference.
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My 26 year old son was recently denied his US passport. He showed his birth certificate which says he was born in Berkeley CA. USA. But because it is a home birth they want more information. I am Canadian with a permanent resident visa. At the time of his birth my sons father and I were not married. His father is American. I am working on getting his post natal records but this is ridiculous! Any feedback is appreciated. Also , his sister got her's with no problems and she was born at home also. She was only 15 at the time so that might have made a difference.
Unfortunately, with the increase in security measures due to terrorism and fraudulent documentation, when a child is born at home with no official record of their birth, the US government more closely scrutinizes those requesting passports or other official documentation of citizenship. All too often, people will falsify records simply to gain citizenship, and depending on the circumstances, additional documentation or records are needed to confirm that a person is actually a US citizen, born in the US - especially with foreign-born parents.

You may also wish to have persons who have knowledge of his home birth (such as the doctor, midwife, or other attendants that assisted in his delivery) complete this form: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/79954.pdf
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