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IR-5 (I-130, Petition for Birth Father)

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Hi,

I'm preparing for petition for my birth father. Here is my situation:

1. My parents got married before I was born.

2. My birth parents divorced when I was 12 years old.

3. My birth father re-married when I was 14 and is still married to my step-mother.

4. My birth mother is a permanent resident of USA already.

I went to check the documents requirement for filing petition for my birth father. It says:

father lives outside the United States,
  • Form I-130
  • A copy of your birth certificate showing your name and the names of both parents
  • A copy of your Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship or U.S. passport if you were not born in the United States
  • A copy of your parents’ civil marriage certificate

I have a question regarding a copy of my parents' civil marriage certificate. Since they divorced already, is their marriage certificate still needed? Does it need to be certified and translated? Is their divorce paperwork needed as well?

Thank you.


2/5/16, I-130 package delivered to USCIS (for Dad)

2/11/16, NOA 1 receipt date

5/5/16, RFE received

5/23/16, gathered all docs required by RFE, package delivered to USCIS

6/2/16, USCIS confirmed receipt of Request for Evidence

6/9/16, I-130 approved

6/13/16, NOA 2 received

6/17/16, case is in NVC building but not yet in the system

7/1/16, finally case is in the system, GUZ case# assigned

7/5/16, received welcome letter, choice of agent form and AOS fee bill

7/6/16, choice of agent request submitted on line

7/6/16, AOS fee bill payment submitted

7/7/16, AOS fee showing PAID

7/18/16, submitted AOS, Financial docs and Supporting Docs via email

7/18/16, IV fee bill received, payment submitted

7/19/16, IV fee showing PAID, case# changed, GZO# assigned

7/22/16, Submitted DS-260 on line

8/13/16, case completed, interview date - 9/8/2016

8/19/16, physical exam

8/25/16, got exam result - passed

9/8/16, interview passed

10/4/16, Immigrant Visa Fee $165 Payment Completed online

10/8/16, Arrived at JFK

11/16/16, status updated "began producing the card for Form OS155A"

11/22/16, status updated "card is ready to ship"

11/25/16, status updated "the Post Office picked up mail containing your new card", tracking# included

11/26/16, the package arrived at local post office and is ready for pickup

11/28/16, received 'pickup notice' from USPS

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