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DS-230 and Interview list

#1 PhilC

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:37 AM

I am getting ready to send our DS-230 and so checking the list for the things my wife needs to bring to the interview. The list has birth certificate listed. The DS-230 also asked for her birth certificate. Can I just send a copy with the DS-230??? Some of the things listed are the same as the I-130. Don't they already have these documents?
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USCIS:
03/29/2012 - I-130 Sent
04/1/2012 - NOA1 Received
06/25/2012 - NOA2 Received (88 Days)

NVC:
07/31/2012 - Case arrived at NVC (36 Days from USCIS to NVC)
08/16/2012 - Received case #, IIN, gave e-mail addresses
08/18/2012 - E-mailed DS-3032
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08/24/2012 - AOS Package sent
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#2 Thomas&Cleofe

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:53 AM

Hey Phil...

Actually all civil documents that you send with the DS-230 need to be original(no photocopy).
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#3 TimeTravel

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:08 AM

Birth-certificate must be ORIGINAL/Certified only.
No Exceptions in this case!
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#4 Saylin

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:23 AM

I am getting ready to send our DS-230 and so checking the list for the things my wife needs to bring to the interview. The list has birth certificate listed. The DS-230 also asked for her birth certificate. Can I just send a copy with the DS-230??? Some of the things listed are the same as the I-130. Don't they already have these documents?


USCIS doesn't ask for the beneficiary's birth certificate in the I-130 petition. Only NVC does for the IV package. And for NVC, it has to be the original or a certified copy. The original/certified copy then gets sent to the embassy, so an original/certified copy isn't needed for the interview. Just a photocopy would be sufficient for those "just in case" moments.
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#5 Thomas&Cleofe

Thomas&Cleofe

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:26 AM

USCIS doesn't ask for the beneficiary's birth certificate in the I-130 petition. Only NVC does for the IV package. And for NVC, it has to be the original or a certified copy. The original/certified copy then gets sent to the embassy, so an original/certified copy isn't needed for the interview. Just a photocopy would be sufficient for those "just in case" moments.

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

For our consulate...not even required to bring civil docs, just recommended to be on the safe side.
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#6 Saylin

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

For our consulate...not even required to bring civil docs, just recommended to be on the safe side.


Yeah, I don't think it's required for any consulate for IR-1/CR-1 applicants as the civil documents are sent to NVC. Despite it not being required, I will still ALWAYS recommend bringing copies just to be on the safe side in case something happens.
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