How can I obtain my deceased father’s school records for purposes of obtaining citizenship by descent?

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How can I obtain my deceased father’s school records for purposes of obtaining citizenship by descent?

The school says they have the records but cannot legally provide them without a court order, as they need my father’s permission. I think I would need a subpoena, is this correct? How does this work if I don’t live in the US?

Asked on April 23, 2012 under Immigration Law, New York

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SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Are school records the only way you can prove that your father resided in the US during the period in question?  You are probably not going to be able to get a court order unless you involve an attorney and get that going but you have to show reasons for this and probably that there is no other way for you to establish your father's residence.


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