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We just got an RFE on a K1 AOS because we didn't submit a birth certificate. I thought that since we already established identity for the K1 visa, the passport and visa copies would be sufficient. I guess not...

Did we get screwed? Not that it matters, just kind of annoying.

Anyway, now we need to get the German birth certificate translated into English. I think it is in Germany right now, and as I understand it, it's kind of like a book. Are there official translators that do this? How can I find one? How much money is it? Does it need to be notarized or anything like that?

Thanks for the help!

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You might want to check this to be sure you didn't miss anything else...

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...mp;page=k1k3aos

If your fiance can translate the document accurately, it can be done with him providing a 'certification' statement and having it notarized.

There have been many posts on this subject. Use the search feature and check out the responses.

Jen

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About translating documents you can have a friend or your fiance do it they just have to sign the translation at the bottom with a statement like:

I certify that I am competent to translate from [Language] to English and that the above [identify the document and to whom it pertains] is a correct and true translation to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed:_______________

Address:______________

Telephone:____________

Date:_________________

Question asked before: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31743

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Yes the certificate needs to be translate you can do it as other VJs member said, works fine. Don't worry we have the same problem than you, we forgot to include the birth certificate and received a referral two months ago, sent the paper quickly and our process continues without problems.

Good luck

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Please submit certified translations for all foreign language documents. The translator must certify that s/he is competent to translate and that the translation is accurate.

The certification format should include the certifier's name, signature, address, and date of certification. A suggested format is:

Certification by Translator

I ___typed name____, certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and____________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled____________.

Signature

Date Typed Name

Address

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices...nal/index.htm#H

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Please submit certified translations for all foreign language documents. The translator must certify that s/he is competent to translate and that the translation is accurate.

The certification format should include the certifier's name, signature, address, and date of certification. A suggested format is:

Certification by Translator

I ___typed name____, certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and____________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled____________.

Signature

Date Typed Name

Address

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices...nal/index.htm#H

I sent them a photocopy of my birth certificate (Thai langauge) and attached the translated which I certified by myself. I think it could be alright to certified by myself since I didn't get any RFE about it yet. :no:

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I got an RFE for the translation of my wife’s birth certificate. I translate it myself and I wrote in the bottom what the other poster have posted. And it worked because it went through and I was approved. :yes:

Good luck,

Peter Miami

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If the original is still in Germany, you don't even need it to respond to the RFE. A scanned copy or even a clear fax copy will do to submit to USCIS (with translation of course). And then get the original in time for the interview.

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If the original is still in Germany, you don't even need it to respond to the RFE. A scanned copy or even a clear fax copy will do to submit to USCIS (with translation of course). And then get the original in time for the interview.

Very true! :yes:

Peter Miami

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