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Marriage license question on K-1 visa

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Hello guys,

my fiancée and I are trying to apply for our marriage licence.

I called the Probate court today about it and the lady I spoke to informed me that if the fiancée is not fluent in English she will need to have a translator to help her fill out the form.

She said that I am not allowed to speak/help my fiancée during the application...

Is that true?

Have anyone else ran into this problem?

Any information will be appreciated!

Please let me know the experiences you guys had


03/14/2016 I-129F Sent Through USPS

03/15/2016 Packet Delivered to USCIS (Lewisville, TX)

03/18/2016 NOA 1 Text & Email. Case Sent to CSC

03/24/2016 NOA 1 Hard Copy Received

06/16/2016 NOA 2 Approved!!!

06/20/2016 NOA 2 Hard Copy Received

07/15/2016 NVC Case Received

07/18/2016 Case Number Assigned

07/19/2016 Case In Transit to South Korea

07/25/2016 Case Arrived at US Embassy in South Korea

08/29/2016 DS160 Submitted and Interview Date Assigned 12/01/2016 ***Earliest Date Available***

09/30/2016 Found an Earlier Interview Date Available Online 11/04/2016

11/04/2016 Interview! VISA Approved!!!

12/22/2016 POE Dallas (It took 5 minutes.)

 

04/26/2017 I-485 Package Sent Through USPS

04/27/2017 Package Delivered to USCIS (Chicago, IL)

05/17/2017 NOA1 Text Notification Received

05/20/2017 NOA1 Hard Copy Received (I-485 & I-131)

05/27/2017 Biometrics Letter Received (06/07)

06/07/2017 Biometrics Done

06/21/2017 Case Updated!! (Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview)

07/13/2017 I-485 Interview Letter Received (08/14 at 1pm)

08/14/2017 Approved!!!!!!!!! (New Card is Being Produced)

08/18/2017 Approval Letter Received

08/21/2017 Green Card Received

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Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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My fiancé wasn't very good at English when we went to get our license--I'm pretty sure I was translating almost every question for him--and nobody said anything about it. That was in Missouri, though, might be different in your state? Do you have any friends who you could bring along as a translator just in case? Or is your fiancé's English good enough that if you reviewed the form with her in advance she would be able to complete it? Good luck!


K1

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12/18/2015- NOA 1

1/29/2016- NOA 2

2/18/2016- Letter from NVC saying they're forwarding to Guangzhou

3/4/2016- Received P3, returned it about a week later

3/22/2016- P4 email

5/12/16- Interview. Approved!

5/16/16- After a few days saying administrative processing, CEAC now says issued!

Additional snafu: my fiancé came over on his visa, but just a month later (and the day before we were going to get married) he had an emergency that necessitated him returning to China.  I contacted the Guangzhou consulate via their email system, provided the requested documents/proof, and he was granted a second interview for "reissuance."  He had to re-do the medical, redo the interview (bringing yet another copy of all of the things he had to bring the first time) and we were approved again!  He received what looked like a new visa in his passport, but the original 90 day countdown for marriage was still ticking.  He came back to the US and we got married right away!

8/22/16- Married!

 

AOS

9/30/16- Filed for AOS, EA, AP

10/6/16- NOA 1 for AOS, EA, and AP (USCIS case status website says case was received on October 4th)

11/9/16- Bio appointment

12/13/16- EA and AP approved!

no news... case status on website still says "fingerprint fee received..."

4/11/16- submitted online service request for case out of normal processing time (over 6 months)

5/2/16- USCIS website updated to "My card is being produced!"

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I mean she can read and listen pretty well but still documentations are harder to read and understand 100% when you are not from the US.

But the lady we spoke to kept saying that she must be fluent in English which I never heard of that.

My fiancée is from Korea and we live in bluffton SC. Which she doesn't have any friends that can speak Korean here.

I've been trying to find an example form of the marriage license but no luck here.

If you can please share some of the things you need to fill out that would be great!

Thank you so much


03/14/2016 I-129F Sent Through USPS

03/15/2016 Packet Delivered to USCIS (Lewisville, TX)

03/18/2016 NOA 1 Text & Email. Case Sent to CSC

03/24/2016 NOA 1 Hard Copy Received

06/16/2016 NOA 2 Approved!!!

06/20/2016 NOA 2 Hard Copy Received

07/15/2016 NVC Case Received

07/18/2016 Case Number Assigned

07/19/2016 Case In Transit to South Korea

07/25/2016 Case Arrived at US Embassy in South Korea

08/29/2016 DS160 Submitted and Interview Date Assigned 12/01/2016 ***Earliest Date Available***

09/30/2016 Found an Earlier Interview Date Available Online 11/04/2016

11/04/2016 Interview! VISA Approved!!!

12/22/2016 POE Dallas (It took 5 minutes.)

 

04/26/2017 I-485 Package Sent Through USPS

04/27/2017 Package Delivered to USCIS (Chicago, IL)

05/17/2017 NOA1 Text Notification Received

05/20/2017 NOA1 Hard Copy Received (I-485 & I-131)

05/27/2017 Biometrics Letter Received (06/07)

06/07/2017 Biometrics Done

06/21/2017 Case Updated!! (Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview)

07/13/2017 I-485 Interview Letter Received (08/14 at 1pm)

08/14/2017 Approved!!!!!!!!! (New Card is Being Produced)

08/18/2017 Approval Letter Received

08/21/2017 Green Card Received

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Honestly I dunno how much it costs to get a translator there to assist, but I'd personally just call up a different probate court from a different county and see if they have the same requirements. If not, go there instead, and make sure the marriage license you get from that court is still good at any county in the state.

For example, we got a marriage license from the Gwinnett County Probate Court in Georgia, however we got married in Dekalb County Probate Court. The Gwinnett County Probate Court still processed the certificate though.

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