My sincere thanks to all the legal minds for your invaluable inputs. And please excuse my brevity and grammar as I was typing from my smartphone. I have an additional question. At the time of the L1/L2 interview, if the interviewer requests to see my marriage certificate, should I state upfront that I had misplaced my original marriage certificate and hence what I am providing is a certified extract copy of the original? Fortunately, I had kept photocopies of the original certificate that I will also be carrying with me. Should I show that as well? Regards.
During the time of interview, you first produce the certified copies obtained now and remain silent, let them ask any doubt about it after which you can explain about the circumstances under which you lost the original certificate however since you possess the photocopies, the attested copies of the same are produced before them, the authorities will be convinced about it, proceed.