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Filing for K-1 Visa, foreign fiance just divorsed

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My Venezuelan fiance was just divorsed and we want to get the I129-F form filed. We need to include a copy of her divorce decree.

The divorce decree is in spanish. I know we need to submit a copy of the decree and an english translation.

Question 1: Does the copy of the decree being filed with the I129-F need to:

1: Be certified copy with a raised seal from the Venezuelan court?

2: Be "registered" in Venezuala (a process required before it can be Apostilled for use outside of Venezula?)

3: Be Apostilled?

Or is an ordinary photo copy good enough for the I129-F filing and we do steps 1, 2, and 3 above after filing just in case we get an RFI for an "original certified" version?

Question 2: Will the consulate in Venezuela require any of the above to be completed on her divorce decree prior to issueance of the K-1 visa?

Thanks in advance.

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A regular photocopy is all you need, the US does not require legal foreign documents to be apostilled for the most part. Make sure that you also send a copy of the translation (anyone can translate it as long as they're fluent in both English and Spanish) and the most important thing is to make sure that you have the final divorce decree document or your I-129F will be denied.

The US embassy does not need anything apostilled either nor translated since they're fluent in both languages.



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Thanks. I also emailed the embassy in Caracas and asked.

To: Caracas, Consular Public; Immigrant Caracas

Subject: K-1 Visa Question ...

I am applying for a K-1 Visa and was previously married and divorced in Venezuela.

Do I need to bring a certified copy of the Venezuelan divorce decree to the interview? Or is an ordinary photocopy sufficient?

Does the divorce decree need to be "registered" and/or appostilled in Venezuela?

Does the divorce decree need to be translated from spanish to english?

And I got this response:

From: Immigrant Caracas

Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 6:35 PM

Subject: FW: K-1 Visa Question ...

A copy of the divorce decree should be sufficient for this process, although is more appropriate to bring the certified copy of this document. The apostille is only required for the birth certificate. For more information, please visit our web site http://caracas.usembassy.gov

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