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Notarized vs. Certified

#1 khaleda

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:32 PM

What is the differentce between notarized vs. certified copy? are these the same thing? unsure.gif
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#2 payxibka

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (khaleda @ Aug 12 2008, 01:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is the differentce between notarized vs. certified copy? are these the same thing? unsure.gif


certified will most likely mean "authenticated" if you will

a US notary cannot "certify" a document. A notary will affirm that a signature was signed by a person of that name.
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#3 khaleda

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:58 PM

My husband just sent me marriage and birth certificate that he said it's notarized, but it stampled "certified"... I am toooo confused............
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9/17/2008 Emailed DS3032
9/19/2008 NVC generated DS3032 and AOS
9/22/2008 Mailed DS3032 (overnight)
9/23/2008 DS3032 Delivered to NVC accepted by R. Austin
9/24/2008 Received IIN# by a really cranky rep who didn't had her coffee yet....
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9/25/2008 AOS marked "Paid"
9/25/2008 Mailed AOS Package (overnight)
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9/27/2008 IV Mailed
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#4 payxibka

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE (khaleda @ Aug 12 2008, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My husband just sent me marriage and birth certificate that he said it's notarized, but it stampled "certified"... I am toooo confused............


From a US or foreign notary? Foreign notaries have different "authority"

Edited by fwaguy, 12 August 2008 - 02:00 PM.

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#5 khaleda

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

Foreign Notary
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NVC
9/16/2008 Received by NVC and assigned case #
9/17/2008 Emailed DS3032
9/19/2008 NVC generated DS3032 and AOS
9/22/2008 Mailed DS3032 (overnight)
9/23/2008 DS3032 Delivered to NVC accepted by R. Austin
9/24/2008 Received IIN# by a really cranky rep who didn't had her coffee yet....
9/24/2008 DS3032 accepted
9/24/2008 IV Bill Generated
9/24/2008 Paid AOS & IV online
9/25/2008 AOS marked "Paid"
9/25/2008 Mailed AOS Package (overnight)
9/26/2008 IV marked "Paid"
9/27/2008 IV Mailed
10/2/2008 NVC completed AOS package and IV package entered and being reviewed..
10/7/2008 Case Complete!! (21 Days...not bad!)
10/18/2008 Interview letter received
10/23/2008 1st Medical Exam
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11/02/2008 Picking up medical report
11/17/2008 Interview!!!!
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12/25/2008 Port of Entry!!!!
01/15/2009 Received Green Card

Removing Condition
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#6 payxibka

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:15 PM

QUOTE (khaleda @ Aug 12 2008, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Foreign Notary


Notaries have different "powers" in foreign nations than there counterparts do inside the US.
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#7 Mononoke28

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:22 PM

In many countries the original document is not given by the public authority but a certified copy of it is released instead. Certified means "this piece of paper is a legitimate copy of the original". So it acts as the original but everybody knows it's a copy.

A notarized document is signed by a public notary. A public notary can certify signatures and such.

Based on what you wrote, your husband sent you certified copies, which are in lieu of the originals. For immigration purposes they are better than notarized copies, especially at the NVC.

Diana

Edited by Mononoke28, 12 August 2008 - 02:24 PM.

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#8 khaleda

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (Mononoke28 @ Aug 12 2008, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In many countries the original document is not given by the public authority but a certified copy of it is released instead. Certified means "this piece of paper is a legitimate copy of the original". So it acts as the original but everybody knows it's a copy.

A notarized document is signed by a public notary. A public notary can certify signatures and such.

Based on what you wrote, your husband sent you certified copies, which are in lieu of the originals. For immigration purposes they are better than notarized copies, especially at the NVC.

Diana


My country is the same. Original is not given, but a certified copy of it we have and it acts as original. Now my husband gave this to the notary. He made a copy of it and got it "certified" as he says. I am looking at the the certificate and it's stamped "certified copy". Will this suffice when sending documents to NVC?
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NVC
9/16/2008 Received by NVC and assigned case #
9/17/2008 Emailed DS3032
9/19/2008 NVC generated DS3032 and AOS
9/22/2008 Mailed DS3032 (overnight)
9/23/2008 DS3032 Delivered to NVC accepted by R. Austin
9/24/2008 Received IIN# by a really cranky rep who didn't had her coffee yet....
9/24/2008 DS3032 accepted
9/24/2008 IV Bill Generated
9/24/2008 Paid AOS & IV online
9/25/2008 AOS marked "Paid"
9/25/2008 Mailed AOS Package (overnight)
9/26/2008 IV marked "Paid"
9/27/2008 IV Mailed
10/2/2008 NVC completed AOS package and IV package entered and being reviewed..
10/7/2008 Case Complete!! (21 Days...not bad!)
10/18/2008 Interview letter received
10/23/2008 1st Medical Exam
10/24/2008 Medical passed!!!!
11/02/2008 Picking up medical report
11/17/2008 Interview!!!!
11/17/2008 Picked up the VISA!!!
12/25/2008 Port of Entry!!!!
01/15/2009 Received Green Card

Removing Condition
10/02/2010 Mailed I751
10/08/2010 NOA1
10/25/2010 Received Biometic Letter
11/18/2010 Biometic Appointment

#9 Mononoke28

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:47 PM

It's more than enough. As long as they're certified copies, you're all good.

Diana
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Removing Conditions
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U.S. Citizenship
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#10 khaleda

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:58 PM

Thanks. Now i dont hav to worry so much.............fheewww!
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2/21/2008 INS received the package (Express Mail)
2/28/2008 Check cashed by NVC
3/3/2008 I130- Received hard copy of NOA1 dated 2/27/08

NVC
9/16/2008 Received by NVC and assigned case #
9/17/2008 Emailed DS3032
9/19/2008 NVC generated DS3032 and AOS
9/22/2008 Mailed DS3032 (overnight)
9/23/2008 DS3032 Delivered to NVC accepted by R. Austin
9/24/2008 Received IIN# by a really cranky rep who didn't had her coffee yet....
9/24/2008 DS3032 accepted
9/24/2008 IV Bill Generated
9/24/2008 Paid AOS & IV online
9/25/2008 AOS marked "Paid"
9/25/2008 Mailed AOS Package (overnight)
9/26/2008 IV marked "Paid"
9/27/2008 IV Mailed
10/2/2008 NVC completed AOS package and IV package entered and being reviewed..
10/7/2008 Case Complete!! (21 Days...not bad!)
10/18/2008 Interview letter received
10/23/2008 1st Medical Exam
10/24/2008 Medical passed!!!!
11/02/2008 Picking up medical report
11/17/2008 Interview!!!!
11/17/2008 Picked up the VISA!!!
12/25/2008 Port of Entry!!!!
01/15/2009 Received Green Card

Removing Condition
10/02/2010 Mailed I751
10/08/2010 NOA1
10/25/2010 Received Biometic Letter
11/18/2010 Biometic Appointment



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