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I recently obtained certified copies of my birth certificate and a certified copy of my divorce decree from my first marriage from another state.

Yesterday I went to my local court house's register of deeds and obtained a divorce decree from my second marriage and the man asked if I wanted a certified copy or an exemplified copy. He said the certified copy is mainly good in the US but the exemplified copy is more recognized and is good in the US and all other countries so I paid extra and got the exemplified copy to be safe.

So my question is should I get "exemplified" additional copies of my birth certificate and my first divorce decree or do you think the certified copies will do for the fiance visa?

The only difference I see is that the exemplified copy has gold seals "and costs more" that look like stickers where as the certified copy is just am imprint from a devise that imprints the paper.

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I recently obtained certified copies of my birth certificate and a certified copy of my divorce decree from my first marriage from another state.

Yesterday I went to my local court house's register of deeds and obtained a divorce decree from my second marriage and the man asked if I wanted a certified copy or an exemplified copy. He said the certified copy is mainly good in the US but the exemplified copy is more recognized and is good in the US and all other countries so I paid extra and got the exemplified copy to be safe.

So my question is should I get "exemplified" additional copies of my birth certificate and my first divorce decree or do you think the certified copies will do for the fiance visa?

The only difference I see is that the exemplified copy has gold seals "and costs more" that look like stickers where as the certified copy is just am imprint from a devise that imprints the paper.

forgiven,

I assume you are the USC... at any rate - keep in mind that you're dealing with the US government and not a foreign government so anything that is good in the US will do (even though things may be dealt with/reviewed in an Embassy/Consulate in a foreign country). :thumbs:

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Philippines
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I recently obtained certified copies of my birth certificate and a certified copy of my divorce decree from my first marriage from another state.

Yesterday I went to my local court house's register of deeds and obtained a divorce decree from my second marriage and the man asked if I wanted a certified copy or an exemplified copy. He said the certified copy is mainly good in the US but the exemplified copy is more recognized and is good in the US and all other countries so I paid extra and got the exemplified copy to be safe.

So my question is should I get "exemplified" additional copies of my birth certificate and my first divorce decree or do you think the certified copies will do for the fiance visa?

The only difference I see is that the exemplified copy has gold seals "and costs more" that look like stickers where as the certified copy is just am imprint from a devise that imprints the paper.

hi forgiven,

We are on a K3 visa. I went to my papers after i read your question about the exemplified copy. I didn't see any gold seals in my husband's birth certificate and divorce decree and we didn't get any problem in obtaining his Legal Capacity of Contract Marriage here in the USEM by using those papers plus those copies are the one that we submitted in applying for our visa.

I am not sure of what the guy in your local court house is telling you but i just wanna share you our experience that we didn't get any problems in using certified copy. I hope this thing helps. :)

Good luck to us all!! :D


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06.17.2010 - submitted our papers

06.19.2010 - papers arrived at Chicago lockbox

06.24.2010 - Check cashed

06.28.2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy received (9 days from the day they got our papers)

07.05.2010 - Received Biometrics Schedule (July 26)

08.05.2010 - Biometrics done! (had to re-schedule from 7/26 to 8/5)

08.13.2010 - Got my interview letter

08.20.2010 - EAD card on production

09.06.2010 - Got my EAD Card (62 days)

09.07.2010 - Applied for SSN

09.14.2010 - SSN Card received

09.16.2010 - Interview schedule (APPROVED)

09.20.2010 - Welcome Notice Received ("Welcome to the USA")

09.25.2010 - 10 yr Green Card received! (98 days)

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