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Quick question about marriage certificate for AoS - (Request for Evidence)

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Just looking for some confirmation that I'm doing the right thing...

 

I received a Request for Initial Evidence (I-485) form after sending in my Adjustment of Status paperwork. The exact wording of the request is as follows:

 

"Submit a copy of the marriage certificate, issued by the appropriate civil authority, between the K-1 applicant and the I-129F petitioner. Any foreign language documents must be accompanied by a complete English translation."

 

The thing is, I did send in a copy of my marriage certificate. After my husband and I got married, we immediately went to the state government vital records office and got three copies of our marriage certificate, and I sent one of those documents in with the AoS paperwork.

 

Does it make a difference that I sent in an actual document instead of a photocopy? Do they ONLY want a photocopy to be submitted? 

 

I've attached a photocopy of the actual document that I sent in. Note that it says "VOID" on the background, which happened automatically with the copier machine. 

 

Is this the right document? Can someone let me know their own experience with sending in a New Hampshire marriage certificate? Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Usually a photocopy is acceptable to send in and then you bring in the "real" thing( i.e. the certified copy that you mention you got 3 of) if you have an interview. I do have experience with this. I sent in the certified copy with the AOS app just as you did. We didn't get an RFE but were called for an interview where they said, "hey, you didn't send in the marriage certificate". I just assumed they lost it, cuz I know I sent it with everything (it was the last document we were waiting for to get the AOS rolling). Anyway, I had another certified copy with me at the time which they looked at and made a photocopy of for their records. That void thing is weird on your photocopy. They definitely don't mind if you send a certified copy, the only thing is, you might not get it back (definitely won't if you don't have an interview). When we did the original K1, before finding this site, I sent in pictures of us together on a disk. The disk was in a baggie along with the hard copy required passport photos. They immediately sent back the baggie with disk and passport photos saying that the disk was not going to work for them. Months later we got an RFE for having no passport photos! Annoying.

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Thanks, everyone! I feel better about the situation now. 

 

1 hour ago, ricnally said:

When we did the original K1, before finding this site, I sent in pictures of us together on a disk. The disk was in a baggie along with the hard copy required passport photos. They immediately sent back the baggie with disk and passport photos saying that the disk was not going to work for them. Months later we got an RFE for having no passport photos! Annoying.

 

If they can overlook something that obvious, then that's actually pretty reassuring, haha. I know I sent in a certified copy of our marriage certificate (it was the last thing I checked before sealing the envelope), so I'm guessing USCIS overlooked it or simply misplaced it. 

 

Just to be safe, I'll send in both a photocopy as well as another certified copy of our marriage certificate. That should resolve the issue :)

 

 

 

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