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AOS - Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate - I-485

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Hello guys,

I`ve checked some old topics about the certified copy of the marriage certificate and I still dont know exactly what to do...

I got married at the NYC City Hall and I received one Marriage Certificate thats says "Certified this date at the City Clerk`s Office", so should I send this original (or ask for another original) to USCIS or just a regular copy of this document?

And thanks to all members from VJ, this is a really great help during all immigration process.

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We ordered extra copies of the certified certificate. Just to be sure we sent in the certified version and aos sailed through. I would order extra certified copies you will need them in the future.


 

 

Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011
GREEN CARD ARRIVED 11/08/201

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

ADVANCED Parole
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03


ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018
10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED

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Oh, this might be bad...it takes 8 weeks for NY Marriage Bureau to mail it (we live in Nebraska, so low chances to get it in person). Maybe I should send USCIS the one I have and wait for the copies to keep.

I wouldn't recommend that. Always keep your original. Send a good, legible copy and at the same time, send off for several certified copies from NY. There is no requirement to send a certified copy so there is a good chance it won't matter. It is just a recommendation that you do. If you do receive an RFE for a certified copy, they will already be in process and possibly on their way to you. This way you kill 2 birds with one stone and you will need certified copies in the future anyway. Good Luck.


02/28/2014 - I-129f Accepted and Routed to Texas Service Center / Я-129F Принято и направляется в сервисный центр Техаса

03/04/2014 - NOA1 Notice Date / NOA1 Уведомление Дата

03/05/2014 - NOA1 Received via Email & Text / NOA1 полученных через электронную почту и текст

03/05/2014 - Check Cashed by TSC / Чек обналичены TSC

03/06/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed / Регистрационный номер иностранца Изменен

03/08/2014 - Received NOA1 Hard Copy / Поступило NOA1 Печатная

10/09/2014 - NOA2 Received via Email & Text / NOA2 редакцию по электронной почте и текста (219 DAYS!!)

10/14/2014 - Received NOA2 Hard Copy / Поступила NOA2 Жесткий диск

10/16/2014 - Case Shipped to NVC / Дело Отгружено NVC

10/23/2014 - Case Received by NVC / Дело Поступило NVC

10/24/2014 - Case Number Assigned by NVC / Номер дела, присвоенный NVC

10/27/2014 - Case Left NVC for Moscow Consulate / Дело Левый NVC для Москва консульства

10/29/2014 - Moscow Consulate Received Case and Changed Status to Ready / Москва Консульство получил случай и изменила статус Готов

11/24/2014 - Medical Exam / Медицинский экзамен

11/26/2014 - K-1 Interview (Approved!!) / K-1 Интервью (утвержденный!!)

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Oh thats great deeder! Im concerned about it cause I saw that some people received RFEs because they did not send the certified copy...but I was wondering if they did not send the original or if they sent copies of those souvenirs certificates.

You only need a regular photocopy of your marriage certificate. It states a copy in the I-485 instructions.

I see people mention RFEs for not having an original, but I still have not seen one of those. If someone did get an RFE for it, then I believe it probably was because they sent the wrong document. Some people mistakenly send the souvenir copy, and not the one that has the stamp/seal and is signed by the county clerk.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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