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Passport Certified True Copy???

#1 Scött & Ålöhå

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:17 AM

I need your help guys!

My husband called and asked me to get Certified Copy of my Passport!? I don't know if there is such thing as passport certified true copy. I already sent him scanned copy of my passport. However, the tax guy told him that they need a certified copy and not just a scanned copy of my passport. Geeezz!

Anyhow, he needs that copy for filing taxes.

Does anyone here knows where to get a certified copy of passport? I haven't heard it before.

Thanks in advance. :)



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Apr. 2, 2010 - AOS packet delivered at 11 AM and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
Apr. 5, 2010 - IV Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
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#2 RVIANE♛

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:20 AM

I need your help guys!

My husband called and asked me to get Certified Copy of my Passport!? I don't know if there is such thing as passport certified true copy. I already sent him scanned copy of my passport. However, the tax guy told him that they need a certified copy and not just a scanned copy of my passport. Geeezz!

Anyhow, he needs that copy for filing taxes.

Does anyone here knows where to get a certified copy of passport? I haven't heard it before.

Thanks in advance. :)



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go to DFA to get a certified copy of your passport your husband is gonna file for his taxes jointly and since you dont have SSN yet a certified copy of your passport is needed
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#3 Scött & Ålöhå

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:43 AM

go to DFA to get a certified copy of your passport your husband is gonna file for his taxes jointly and since you dont have SSN yet a certified copy of your passport is needed


Thank you for the quick response! God bless you. :)

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Dec. 1, 2009 - Husband mailed I-130 thru Express Mail
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Mar.18, 2010 - NVC case number assigned and gave email addresses
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Mar 31, 2010 - DS3032 email accepted and IV Bill generated
Mar.31, 2010 - Paid IV Bill online
Apr. 1, 2010 - Sent AOS packet thru Express Mail
Apr. 2, 2010 - AOS packet delivered at 11 AM and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
Apr. 5, 2010 - IV Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
May 5, 2010 - DS230 packet sent to husband
May 11, 2010 - Husband mailed DS230 packet thru Express Mail
May 12, 2010 - DS230 packet delivered at 11:15am and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
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May 27, 2010 - SIF!!! (Sign-in Failed)
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July 6, 2010 - Interview at 630am (PASSED)
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#4 Scott and Mhay

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:17 PM

Yes the DFA is the only place for that or possibly the US Embassy (but I doubt it). I just filed my taxes and will ammend them when Mhay gets her SSN. She will be here 9 May, so it's not that long of a wait. I may not even do anything with my taxes though. I was able to file head of household, so I got a good return back already. It is a real pain and you may have to talk to a few different people at the DFA...When we went there they looked at us like we were crazy. We had to give them a filled out copy of the W-7 so we had proof we needed a copy. But they just gave us a letter stating that all the info on her bio page was correct. I have heard that some people have gotten a deal with a red ribbon on it with the copy of the passport.
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#5 Scött & Ålöhå

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 11:21 PM

Thanks Scott and Mhay! :wow: You will soon be reunited with your beautiful wife.

I contacted the DFA office branch here in my place and they told me they don't issue Certified True Copy but a Certification instead.

I'm also thinking of getting a RED RIBBON at DFA Manila if it's possible.

Do you think the certification from DFA branch in my place will suffice?


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Dec. 1, 2009 - Husband mailed I-130 thru Express Mail
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NVC
Mar.18, 2010 - NVC case number assigned and gave email addresses
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Mar.26, 2010 - Emailed DS3032 and paid AOS Bill online
Mar.29, 2010 - AOS Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
Mar 31, 2010 - DS3032 email accepted and IV Bill generated
Mar.31, 2010 - Paid IV Bill online
Apr. 1, 2010 - Sent AOS packet thru Express Mail
Apr. 2, 2010 - AOS packet delivered at 11 AM and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
Apr. 5, 2010 - IV Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
May 5, 2010 - DS230 packet sent to husband
May 11, 2010 - Husband mailed DS230 packet thru Express Mail
May 12, 2010 - DS230 packet delivered at 11:15am and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
May 20, 2010 - AVR updated (Checklist Letter Response received May 20, 2010)
May 27, 2010 - SIF!!! (Sign-in Failed)
May 28, 2010 - NVC AVR - Case Complete
June 16-17, 2010 - Medical (PASSED)
July 6, 2010 - Interview at 630am (PASSED)
July 7, 2010 - Picked-up visa at 9am then went to CFO to get the sticker
July 14, 2010 - Hubby and I will depart for the US together
Thank you Lord!

#6 Scott and Mhay

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:34 AM

I dont know if the certification will suffice....that is what we had and I wasnt real sure it would work. We went to the DFA in manila. Just remember, you can ammend your tax return anytime within the next 3 years. that is why I just decided to file my taxes. I couldnt figure out how to print out from turbotax and paper file. It wouldnt let me just print it because it didnt like that I didnt have a SSN or ITIN for my wife. I will check to see if I will get a better return by ammending it, but I dont think it is worth the hassle at this point.


The certification just has all the information from the bio page with a passport photo glued to it and a raised seal over the picture (of course you need to provide the picture). You can try it and see how it goes. You are looking at waiting at least 1-2 weeks to get the paper from the PI. Oh yeah...your wife will have to go back a couple days later...good thing we had planned on staying in manila for a couple of days. they wouldnt release the certification the same day. So that is another thing to think about. Then once you get everything you could have to wait 6-8 weeks to get your tax return.
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29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.
30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.
10 April 2012 Check cashed
17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.
06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

#7 Deb+Steve

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:38 AM

If you need it for your ITIN as proof of ID - then a copy of your biographic page certified at the US Embassy will suffice, if it's easier to obtain.
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#8 Scott and Mhay

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 01:41 AM

IF they will do it, I think it costs $35
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Removal of conditions Journey
16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.
29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.
30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.
10 April 2012 Check cashed
17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.
06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

#9 Scött & Ålöhå

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:27 AM

Thank you guys for your input. :)

I went to DFA office this afternoon and was told that they don't give certification on newly issued readable passport (the brown one). I was advised to go to the office at the Municipal City Hall (Clerk of Court) and ask for the Certified True Copy of my passport. I went straight to City Hall and they told me to have my passport notarized so they could issue me a Certified True Copy. Sounds good though... :thumbs: The bad thing was, no judge available this afternoon and tomorrow. I will be back there next week...by Tuesday because Monday was declared a non-working holiday!


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Dec. 1, 2009 - Husband mailed I-130 thru Express Mail
Dec. 2, 2009 - I-130 delivered at 9:52 AM and item was signed for by L BOX
Dec. 8, 2009 - Check cashed/cleared
Dec. 11, 2009 - NOA1 hardcopy received thru mail (Receipt date Dec. 9)
Mar.11, 2010 - NOA2 Approved (Email received)
NVC
Mar.18, 2010 - NVC case number assigned and gave email addresses
Mar.26, 2010 - DS3032 and AOS Bill email received
Mar.26, 2010 - Emailed DS3032 and paid AOS Bill online
Mar.29, 2010 - AOS Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
Mar 31, 2010 - DS3032 email accepted and IV Bill generated
Mar.31, 2010 - Paid IV Bill online
Apr. 1, 2010 - Sent AOS packet thru Express Mail
Apr. 2, 2010 - AOS packet delivered at 11 AM and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
Apr. 5, 2010 - IV Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
May 5, 2010 - DS230 packet sent to husband
May 11, 2010 - Husband mailed DS230 packet thru Express Mail
May 12, 2010 - DS230 packet delivered at 11:15am and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
May 20, 2010 - AVR updated (Checklist Letter Response received May 20, 2010)
May 27, 2010 - SIF!!! (Sign-in Failed)
May 28, 2010 - NVC AVR - Case Complete
June 16-17, 2010 - Medical (PASSED)
July 6, 2010 - Interview at 630am (PASSED)
July 7, 2010 - Picked-up visa at 9am then went to CFO to get the sticker
July 14, 2010 - Hubby and I will depart for the US together
Thank you Lord!

#10 Scott and Mhay

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:39 PM

Look up the Hague Convention...the Philippines is not part of it for notaries...SO according to the instructions of the W-7 they may not accept it. I hope they will though. i have read where people have just sent photocopies of the passport bio page and had no issues. How much longer do you have to wait for the Japanese police clearance? It might be less hassle to just wait until you are in the US to get your social security number. The ITIN is too much of a PITA to get now. Used to be you could just apply for it and not have to paper file your taxes. Either way you guys go on this, good luck to you! You shouldnt have too much longer once you get the Japanese police clearance anyway.
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16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.
29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.
30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.
10 April 2012 Check cashed
17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.
06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

#11 Scött & Ålöhå

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:18 PM

Look up the Hague Convention...the Philippines is not part of it for notaries...SO according to the instructions of the W-7 they may not accept it. I hope they will though. i have read where people have just sent photocopies of the passport bio page and had no issues. How much longer do you have to wait for the Japanese police clearance? It might be less hassle to just wait until you are in the US to get your social security number. The ITIN is too much of a PITA to get now. Used to be you could just apply for it and not have to paper file your taxes. Either way you guys go on this, good luck to you! You shouldnt have too much longer once you get the Japanese police clearance anyway.


Yayyy! I hope it will get accepted. :)

My Japanase police clearance will be available in the next two weeks. Hopefully, I will have a July interview. If everything goes well, I will be flying to the US as soon as I get my visa (after getting CFO sticker. LOL!).


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Dec. 1, 2009 - Husband mailed I-130 thru Express Mail
Dec. 2, 2009 - I-130 delivered at 9:52 AM and item was signed for by L BOX
Dec. 8, 2009 - Check cashed/cleared
Dec. 11, 2009 - NOA1 hardcopy received thru mail (Receipt date Dec. 9)
Mar.11, 2010 - NOA2 Approved (Email received)
NVC
Mar.18, 2010 - NVC case number assigned and gave email addresses
Mar.26, 2010 - DS3032 and AOS Bill email received
Mar.26, 2010 - Emailed DS3032 and paid AOS Bill online
Mar.29, 2010 - AOS Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
Mar 31, 2010 - DS3032 email accepted and IV Bill generated
Mar.31, 2010 - Paid IV Bill online
Apr. 1, 2010 - Sent AOS packet thru Express Mail
Apr. 2, 2010 - AOS packet delivered at 11 AM and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
Apr. 5, 2010 - IV Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
May 5, 2010 - DS230 packet sent to husband
May 11, 2010 - Husband mailed DS230 packet thru Express Mail
May 12, 2010 - DS230 packet delivered at 11:15am and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
May 20, 2010 - AVR updated (Checklist Letter Response received May 20, 2010)
May 27, 2010 - SIF!!! (Sign-in Failed)
May 28, 2010 - NVC AVR - Case Complete
June 16-17, 2010 - Medical (PASSED)
July 6, 2010 - Interview at 630am (PASSED)
July 7, 2010 - Picked-up visa at 9am then went to CFO to get the sticker
July 14, 2010 - Hubby and I will depart for the US together
Thank you Lord!

#12 Scott and Mhay

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:23 PM

Yeah, just make sure to send it express to your husband....then he can express and track it to the NVC.
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Removal of conditions Journey
16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.
29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.
30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.
10 April 2012 Check cashed
17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.
06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

#13 Scött & Ålöhå

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:53 AM

Yeah, just make sure to send it express to your husband....then he can express and track it to the NVC.



Yes, thank you! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:


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USCIS
Dec. 1, 2009 - Husband mailed I-130 thru Express Mail
Dec. 2, 2009 - I-130 delivered at 9:52 AM and item was signed for by L BOX
Dec. 8, 2009 - Check cashed/cleared
Dec. 11, 2009 - NOA1 hardcopy received thru mail (Receipt date Dec. 9)
Mar.11, 2010 - NOA2 Approved (Email received)
NVC
Mar.18, 2010 - NVC case number assigned and gave email addresses
Mar.26, 2010 - DS3032 and AOS Bill email received
Mar.26, 2010 - Emailed DS3032 and paid AOS Bill online
Mar.29, 2010 - AOS Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
Mar 31, 2010 - DS3032 email accepted and IV Bill generated
Mar.31, 2010 - Paid IV Bill online
Apr. 1, 2010 - Sent AOS packet thru Express Mail
Apr. 2, 2010 - AOS packet delivered at 11 AM and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
Apr. 5, 2010 - IV Bill shows paid (Cover sheet printed)
May 5, 2010 - DS230 packet sent to husband
May 11, 2010 - Husband mailed DS230 packet thru Express Mail
May 12, 2010 - DS230 packet delivered at 11:15am and item was signed for by N VISA CENTER
May 20, 2010 - AVR updated (Checklist Letter Response received May 20, 2010)
May 27, 2010 - SIF!!! (Sign-in Failed)
May 28, 2010 - NVC AVR - Case Complete
June 16-17, 2010 - Medical (PASSED)
July 6, 2010 - Interview at 630am (PASSED)
July 7, 2010 - Picked-up visa at 9am then went to CFO to get the sticker
July 14, 2010 - Hubby and I will depart for the US together
Thank you Lord!


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