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Marriage Contract Authentication

#1 edp333

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:14 PM

Can someone tell me what the U. S. Embassy wants for an authenticated marriage contract?

All I can find sarching VJ is directions from last year: (has to go to authentication office in malaca鎙ng (ofc of the president) to have it authenticated. if she's lucky enuf, she can get it authenticated same day, if not she has to go back the next day to get it. Lastly, she has to go to Dept of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to have a seal and red ribbon on it. this might take 3 days processing.)

Friends of my wife tell her the NSO does the authentication now. But none of them have been through the K3 interview. :help:
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4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

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07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

 


#2 kyle_lairic

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:17 AM

ask your wife to go or call NSO, i think they can order to online a certified copy of your marriage certificate. I think the price is P300. so there is no need to authenticate it coz it's certified copy.

Edited by kyle_lairic, 07 June 2007 - 01:21 AM.

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I-130 NOA1 : 2006-07-11
I-130 Approved : 2006-07-26
NVC Received :
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2006-11-15
Pay I-864 Bill 2006-11-20
Receive I-864 Package : 2006-12-08
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2006-12-14
Receive IV Bill : 2006-12-19
Pay IV Bill : 2006-12-22
Recv'd DS230 packet from NVC : 2007-01-16
Recv'd another letter from NVC that they need additional req'ment and which is DS230 : 2006-01-16 (what?!!!! i just recv'd DS230)
Send DS230 to NVC - 2007-01-25
NVC rec'd thru USPS tracking - 2007-01-29
NVC confimed they recv DS230 (2007-01-30) and I-864 (reviewed and ok'd) - need to wait for 2-4 weeks for case completion.
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#3 vsmtghdy

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 10:24 AM

No need to authenticate the NSO-MC. NSO's copy are certiefied and on security paper and would only costs you p125 plus p50 (gov't fee/processing). Get more than 1 copy (3 at the least) for your personal files and future use. Some Country like Japan and other European Countries requires aunthenticated copies of documents from Malacanang but not the U.S.
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01 April 2010 - Biometrics Appointment (Biometrics done 4/7/10)
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#4 edp333

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:01 AM

No need to authenticate the NSO-MC. NSO's copy are certiefied and on security paper and would only costs you p125 plus p50 (gov't fee/processing). Get more than 1 copy (3 at the least) for your personal files and future use. Some Country like Japan and other European Countries requires aunthenticated copies of documents from Malacanang but not the U.S.



Thank you vsmtghdy. :thumbs: My wife will be happy with not having to travel to Malacanang.
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3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

 


#5 luvbugs4ever

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:44 AM

Hi, just want to share some info. based from personal experience.... US embassy requirement is a copy of MC from NSO printed on secpa. Authenticated MC will not be acknowledge by them nowadays. As i checked your timeline it says you got married March this year, so it is possible that NSO still DON'T have a record/copy of your MC. So what your wife should do is, GO to Para鎙que Local Civil Registrar were you applied for your marriage license and then REQUEST from them for your MC to have an SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT to NSO since you need it for the visa application petition. Just tell your wife to ask from them (LCR) the process on how she can do it, might require for her to personally send the MC to NSO. Dont forget to request several copies of your MC once it is already forwarded to NSO because it is actually cheaper if it is done or printed manually rather than online. Hope this will help...Good luck! ;)
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#6 edp333

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 01:18 PM

Thank you for the information luvbugs4ever.

I still remember the Para鎙que Local Civil Registrar well. They were not prepared to have an USC in the marriage consuling. :D But, that is another story.
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3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

 


#7 vsmtghdy

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 04:17 PM

Sine you're married only last MArch, your documents are not forwarded to NSO yet. LCR forwards documents after 6 months. What you have to do is to go to your LCR and request for the 1st endorsement letter addressed to NSO. LCR will make and send the letter with your MC-LCR to NSO through LBC. You will also receive a copy of the letter through mail or LBC (whichever you paid for at LCR).

When you receive your copy of the endorsement letter, go to NSO-Vibal Building at Quezon City (cor. EDSA and not the Main NSO at QC). Bring your endorsement letter, the guard will tell you to proceed to 3rd floor (or 4th floor?). Request for more than 1 copy. After that you will be asked to come back after about 2 weeks for the release of your "Unconverted" copy of MC (on security paper).
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01 April 2010 - Biometrics Appointment (Biometrics done 4/7/10)
27 April 2010 - received I-797C/ Request to Appear for Naturalization Interview
02 June 2010 - Interview schedule
17 June 2010 - Oath Taking (Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA)

#8 edp333

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:56 PM

Sine you're married only last MArch, your documents are not forwarded to NSO yet. LCR forwards documents after 6 months. What you have to do is to go to your LCR and request for the 1st endorsement letter addressed to NSO. LCR will make and send the letter with your MC-LCR to NSO through LBC. You will also receive a copy of the letter through mail or LBC (whichever you paid for at LCR).

When you receive your copy of the endorsement letter, go to NSO-Vibal Building at Quezon City (cor. EDSA and not the Main NSO at QC). Bring your endorsement letter, the guard will tell you to proceed to 3rd floor (or 4th floor?). Request for more than 1 copy. After that you will be asked to come back after about 2 weeks for the release of your "Unconverted" copy of MC (on security paper).


Thank you kindly.
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Naturalization

3/23/14 - N400 package sent to Phoenix

3/27/14 - N400 package delivered

4/3/14 - NOA1 receipt date

4/4/14 - check cashed

04/29/14 - biometrics date

07/01/14 - interview date

xx/xx/xx - Oath Ceremony

 


#9 RobinAtAileen

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 05:15 PM

Can someone tell me what the U. S. Embassy wants for an authenticated marriage contract?

All I can find sarching VJ is directions from last year: (has to go to authentication office in malaca鎙ng (ofc of the president) to have it authenticated. if she's lucky enuf, she can get it authenticated same day, if not she has to go back the next day to get it. Lastly, she has to go to Dept of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to have a seal and red ribbon on it. this might take 3 days processing.)

Friends of my wife tell her the NSO does the authentication now. But none of them have been through the K3 interview. :help:

Ed,

My understanding is you must have the NSO cert. copy of the marriage contract on NSO security paper. The local registrar or place you submitted the marriage cert. should eventually send this to the NSO. HOWEVER, this can be a slow process, up to 6 to 8 months we were quoted.

We were told to contact the NSO to expedite the process by asking for the marriage cert. to be "Endorsed." This puts it on a fast track process.

My wife's mother took an original certified copy from the local registrar and personally ran it up to Manila NSO. They said to come back and pick it up 2 weeks later. This is because she pre-paid for the copies when she dropped it off. I believe she could have simply dropped off the marriage cert. and requested it be "Endorsed" (or fast-tracked) and then ordered the copyies online.

So I recommend to check with the local registrar where you sent the marriage license and also call or visit the regional NSO office and ask about the processing time and possible endorsement of the NSO certification.

We were first given an estimate of 6-8 months for processing. After we fast-tracked it via "Endorsement," it took only a few weeks, +/-.

-Robin
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3/17/2007: Married

I-130 Timeline
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4/2/2007: Sent (Received Date)
4/9/2007: NOA1 Notice Date (7 days)
4/10/2007: NOA1 Post dated (8 days)
4/14/2007: NOA1 Received (12 days)
9/4/2007: NOA2 APPROVAL (155 days)
9/5/2007: CRIS Approval Notice, 1:23 PM CDT (156 days)
9/6/2007: NOA2 Post Marked (157 days)
9/10/2007: NOA2 Received in mail (161 days)

I-129F Timeline
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4/22/2007: Sent (Received Date)
4/25/2007: NOA1 Notice Date (3 days)
4/25/2007: NOA1 Post dated (3 days)
4/25/2007: Transfered from NSC to CSC (3 days)
4/28/2007: NOA1 Received (6 days)
5/11/2007: Transfer Notice Date (19 days)
5/14/2007: Transfer Notice Post Date (22 days)
6/5/2007: Online Transfer Notice (44 days)
9/4/2007: NOA2 APPROVAL (135 days)
9/4/2007: CRIS Approval Notice, 9:23 PM CDT (135 days)
9/6/2007: NOA2 Post Marked (137 days)
9/10/2007: NOA2 Received in mail (141 days)
10/1/2007: Received by NVC (162 days)
10/3/2007: NVC Sent (164 days)



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