I asked this earlier:
How to help my mother in law migrate - no lawyer wanted!
Thanks to many it has led me to at least print the form and understand the requirements. It appears based on the USCIS website this specific page:
This specific section:
mother lives outside the United States, Form I-130 A copy of your birth certificate showing your name and your mother’s name A copy of your Certificate of Naturalization or U.S. passport if you were not born in the United States
It looks as though filing for a mother is probably the easiest case...thank God. In any event what concerns me is my wife was born in Iraq. The village she was from is tiny and there are no birth certificates. One of the requirements is that a birth certificate is needed. Given that she has no birth certificate and the country pretty much has no real government what are our options? I can only imagine others have run into this in the past. It may be difficult to get 2 people (as affidavits) to help with this as most people from this country are weary about giving out personal information such as address, phone, etc.
What are my options regarding not being able to fulfill the requirement of having a birth certificate?