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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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hi everyone! today i got my visa and i will soon move to michigan and get marry.

I have very important questions:

What documents do i need to get marry? Only my passport?

Do i have to get a ssn first? or i can do this after i get marry?

Any other important document i need to bring with me?

im also bringing with me my birth certificate and high school diploma, all in spanish, im guessing i can have it translated there better if i need them.

we are so happy! all my worries are behind now and good things are coming up!

thanks!


Brian & Nika ♥

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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You need to check the requirements for a marriage license in the state you'll be getting married in. :thumbs:

An official translation of your Birth Certificate is something you should not travel without, and usually the translation would cost less in your country. It's a requirement for the AOS.


(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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i see

well, my birth certificate it is a photocopy in spanish. The embassy didnt request it translated for my interview

Can i have it translated and certified in the US? does any one know a good service for this ?


Brian & Nika ♥

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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You can get it translated in the U.S.; look on the Web or in the phone book.

Just to be safe, I would bring TWO original or certified copies of your birth certificate.

Also, here is something that people overlook: If you have a driver's license now, get it renewed now so that its expiration date is as long as possible. If you don't have a driver's license but can earn one, DO IT as a priority. Get an International Driver Permit (IDP), also. While you're waiting in the U.S. for your AOS to come through, and if your new home state will not allow you to get a state driver's license until you have your EAD or green card, you will likely be bored... and the lack of ability to drive yourself anywhere will really make the feeling worse. With a foreign license plus the IDP, you can likely drive legally in the U.S. for a year, which should be ample time for your green card to be issued.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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You can get it translated in the U.S.; look on the Web or in the phone book.

Just to be safe, I would bring TWO original or certified copies of your birth certificate.

Also, here is something that people overlook: If you have a driver's license now, get it renewed now so that its expiration date is as long as possible. If you don't have a driver's license but can earn one, DO IT as a priority. Get an International Driver Permit (IDP), also. While you're waiting in the U.S. for your AOS to come through, and if your new home state will not allow you to get a state driver's license until you have your EAD or green card, you will likely be bored... and the lack of ability to drive yourself anywhere will really make the feeling worse. With a foreign license plus the IDP, you can likely drive legally in the U.S. for a year, which should be ample time for your green card to be issued.

thank you! Well, i cant drive but it is really good having that info


Brian & Nika ♥

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:dance: :dance: Congrats :dance: :dance:

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Submitted I-751: 3/9/11

NOA1: 3/15/11

Biometrics Appointment:5/2/11

Early Bio Walk-In: 4/8/11

Approved: 9/23/11

Green Card Received: 9/30/11

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