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Hello,

Please my question is about the tax returns.

My interview is on the 5th of next month. I have most of my documents ready. My fiancee in the usa sent me tax transcripts of 2002-2004, and w2 forms of 2005. I was told by a friend to still get the 2005 tax form.

My question now is; (my fiancee has filed/submitted his 2005 tax forms) Can he make a notary of the photocopy of the form and send it to me>?

Since my fiancee has already submitted his 2005 tax forms, can he notarize the photocopy???

Thanks...

Sarah (from nigeria)

ps: below are the documents i already have together. Are there any other documents i'm missing?? Please ill really appreciate any suggestions... thanks

-My Appointment letter

> -International Passport

> -passport photos (4)

> -Birth certificate

> -Police certificate

> -Medical exams

> -2 non-immigrant DS 156

> -1 non-immigrant DS 156K

> -$100 visa fee

>

> EVIDENCE OF SUPPORT (All from my fiancee)

> -Affidavit of Support I-134

> -Letter from place of work/ last 3 pay slips

> -Tax return forms(2002,03,04)/ W2 forms-2005)

> -Letter from bank

> -Recent Bank statements

>

> PROOF OF OUR RELATIONSHIP

> -Photos of us

> -Letters/ Cards

> -Emails/ Chats

> -Letter of Intent (from my fiancee)

> -Telephone Bills

> -Our engagement video cd

> -Copy of my fiancee's Airline ticket

> -Copy of my fiancee's passport (to show he was in my country)

> -Western Union receipts (to show he's been supporting me)

> -Post office receipts (to show ive been sending him letters by

post)


Nov/10/02- Met online

July/10/05- got engaged

August/22/05- Sent in petition

Sept/1/05- NOA 1

Jan/31/06- NOA 2... Case APPROVED

..... case sent to NVC....

March/7/06- Information loaded into consulate's system

June/5/06- INTERVIEW... APPROVED

June/10/06- Got to Florida...Fell into the arms of the most wonderful man on earth

June/29/06- Got married

August/14/2006- Sent AOS package

August/16/2006- Uscis received aos

August/21/2006- Received NOA 3

Septemper/01/2006- Case sent to CSC

September/07/2006- Biometrics appointment

September /28/2006- welcome notice was mailed

October/03/2006- Approval notice sent

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You do not need notarized copies of tax returns (I only sent unsigned and un-notarized copies since I file electronically!) If the Nigerian consulate demands it then and only then you should get them notarized. Good Luck


2005

K1

March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!

AOS

Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago

2006

Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received

2008

Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered

2009

Citizenship

Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

July 7 Received Passport in 3 weeks

Shredded all immigration papers Have scanned images

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You do not need notarized copies of tax returns (I only sent unsigned and un-notarized copies since I file electronically!) If the Nigerian consulate demands it then and only then you should get them notarized. Good Luck

I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere, but I am still puzzled. How can a notary notarise a form that has already been signed?


"diaddie mermaid"

You can 'catch' me on here and on FBI.

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I made the mistake of taking originals to the interview. I don't know what I was thinking but they kept them. When it was time to file for AOS I had to get transcripts from the IRS.

Motu is correct. There is no requirement for anything to be notarized except for the I 134. Sometimes folks here get a little carried away and a little confused about what the purpose of a notary is.


10 Nov mailed I 129F to TSC

16 Nov 29 Nov Notice date

3 Dec Received NOA 1

3 Jan 05 Please I just want to be touched

3 may 05 NOA2 E mail notification

7 May 05 Mail NOA2

11 May 05 sent petition to Bogota

18 May Packet 3 arrived

19 May Checklist taken to consulate

31 May Packet 4 delivered

29 June visa granted

1 July Visa delivered

Sometime in July Lucero came to US

13 Sept 05 Married

1 Nov 05 -USCIS recieved 485 and EAD

13 December RFE stupid things I should have included Returned very quickly

27 March received bio letter for New Orleans

7 Apr_06 Bio done in New Orleans

20 April 06 Touched on all applications

21 April Email received EAD approved

27 Apr Received EAD card

30 May 2006 Received appointment letter for JaX on 13 July 2006

13 July Interview successful approved

20 July Received green card

30 June 08 Sent I751 to remove conditions

25 July 08 Application returned erroneously incorrect fee

27 July mailed new application with separate checks

15 Sept 08 Application returned erroneously K2 not within 90 day timeframe

17 Sept Mailed 3rd application with mountains of proof of error copied Senator Mel Martinez

09 October 4th application package sent. This time they said the app signature page was a copy

10 Oct Sent package again 4th time.

25 Oct Received another NOA for Wife with $625 for the amount with one year extension

30 Oct 2008 Still nothing for step daughter. Checks still haven't cleared the bank

24 November Checks finally cleared the bank

February biometrics for wife Nothing for daughter.

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umm..my 2 pesos...You notarize a signature not necessarily a document. So what you might be refering to are certified copies of things like legal documents. I'm not sure if you can get "certified" stuff from IRS.


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04/27/2006 - I-129F mailed to CSC via UPS Overnight

04/28/2006 - I-129F received by CSC

05/02/2006 - Check Cashed

05/02/2006 - NOA1

05/04/2006 - Touched

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You do not need notarized copies of tax returns (I only sent unsigned and un-notarized copies since I file electronically!) If the Nigerian consulate demands it then and only then you should get them notarized. Good Luck

I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere, but I am still puzzled. How can a notary notarise a form that has already been signed?

Many people seem to think that a notary somehow verifies authenticity of a document.

A notary public watches you sign a document, checks your ID, and verifies that you are in fact the person who signed the document. If the document is not by signed by you, then there is no need for a notarization.

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In addition to the other comments, the copies of taxes filed by your fiance along with the letter from his employer and his recent paystubs are simply to prove that he can support you. There is no reason that he needs to get these things notarized - they are his copies of his taxes filed.

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sjoefl01,

How did you take original tax returns to the visa interview - didn't you send the originals to the IRS? (Rhetorical question - if one prints out their tax return from a computer, which printed copy is the 'original'?)

Sometimes folks get the idea that the copies of tax returns have to be notarized because they read the OF-167 or DS-2000 information sheet where it says one type of financial evidence that can be submitted is notarized copies of tax returns. Blame it on the DoS, not the people who are trying to follow instructions.

Yodrak

I made the mistake of taking originals to the interview. I don't know what I was thinking but they kept them. When it was time to file for AOS I had to get transcripts from the IRS.

Motu is correct. There is no requirement for anything to be notarized except for the I 134. Sometimes folks here get a little carried away and a little confused about what the purpose of a notary is.

diadromous mermaid,

I believe that a Notary Public can also compare a photocopy of a document against the 'original' from which the copy was made and then attest that the photocopy is a true duplicate of the original.

Yodrak

You do not need notarized copies of tax returns (I only sent unsigned and un-notarized copies since I file electronically!) If the Nigerian consulate demands it then and only then you should get them notarized. Good Luck

I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere, but I am still puzzled. How can a notary notarise a form that has already been signed?

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