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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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hi everyone, So we got married this weekend and now a new journey begins... For those of you who were married abroad how did you go about certifying your marriage certificate so that it will be a legal document in the states? I was told that marriage certificate would need to be translated, second it needed to be stamped by the department of foreign affairs and department of justice. Iam not sure if I will need to take the certificate to the US embassy and have them notarize it....The embassy's website isn't very helpful.


January 2007: We met at work

December 2008: He proposed

July 4, 2009: Married

April 2010: Moved to Beirut, Lebanon

January 8, 2012: We welcomed our first child Luna Noelle to the world

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: France
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I just translated it from Arabic to English and that was it. The original is an original no matter what language or country it is and the United States accepts it.

*I got it translated by a professional in Morocco-sorry I didn't want you to think I personally translated it.

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Met: 2004-07-18

Islamic marriage: 2006-07-31

Marriage : 2008-12-27

Entry San Fran 2009-09-27

Hubby is HOME!!!!

Received SSN 2009-10-06

Received welcome letter 2009-10-10

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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i just remember him going back to pick it up, then to the translators he had a copy and i had a copy be sure and ck all the information as they had ahmeds birthday wrong and it had to be fixed (that maybe why he had to go back to get the adjusted copy all restamped)


TIMELINE

04/04/2007 K1 Interview from H...w/the devil herself

06/12/2007 Rec'd Notification Case Now Back In Calif. only to expire

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11/20/2007 Married in Morocco

02/23/2008 Mailed CR1 application today

03/08/2008 NOA1 Notice Recd (notice date 3/4/08)

08/26/2008 File transfered fr Vermont to Calif

10/14/2008 APPROVALLLLLLLLLLLL

10/20/2008 Recd hard copy NOA2

10/20/2008 NVC Recd case

11/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE

01/15/2009 INTERVIEW

01/16/2009 VISA IN HAND

01/31/2009 ARRIVED OKC

BE WHO YOU ARE AND SAY WHAT YOU FEEL, BECAUSE THOSE WHO MIND DONT MATTER AND THOSE WHO MATTER DONT MIND

YOU CANT CHANGE THE PAST BUT YOU CAN RUIN THE PRESENT BY WORRYING OVER THE FUTURE

TRIP.... OVER LOVE, AND YOU CAN GET UP

FALL.... IN LOVE, AND YOU FALL FOREVER

I DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, JUST NOT THE ABILITY

LIKE THE MEASLES, LOVE IS MOST DANGEROUS WHEN IT COMES LATER IN LIFE

LIFE IS NOT THE WAY ITS SUPPOSED TO BE, ITS THE WAY IT IS

I MAY NOT BE WHERE I WANT TO BE BUT IM SURE NOT WHERE I WAS

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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The department of foreign affairs first for the stamps to make it legal in his country. The you get it translated with official certified translator stamps. Once you file you provide copies of these documents and the embassy has the marriage on file. Keep all the originals safe as they may ask for them in the interview. No need to notarize it at the embassy as it was his country the wedding happened in and officialized the papers in.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jordan
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Whatever the process to "legalize it" in his country, is it.

Then, just get it professionally translated and it is recognized here in the US.


"you fondle my trigger then you blame my gun"

Timeline: 13 month long journey from filing to visa in hand

If you were lucky and got an approval and reunion with your loved one rather quickly; Please refrain from telling people who waited 6+ months just to get out of a service center to "chill out" or to "stop whining" It's insensitive,and unecessary. Once you walk a mile in their shoes you will understand and be heard.

Thanks!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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I think having it notarized in his country and definitely translated in English by a certified translator

btw how did it go?

The wedding went wonderfully...I was finally able to upload some of the pictures on VJ.


January 2007: We met at work

December 2008: He proposed

July 4, 2009: Married

April 2010: Moved to Beirut, Lebanon

January 8, 2012: We welcomed our first child Luna Noelle to the world

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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I had the same question a while back....your wedding pics are so beautiful. So happy for you guys.


Casandra and Aziz's Timeline
03/26/07 - Received my first call from Aziz
07/21/07 - 1st trip
12/14/07 - 2nd visit to Morocco
05/20/08 - 3rd visit to Morocco
07/10/08 - Married in Morocco
02/15/09 - 4th trip to Morocco

05/12/12 - 1st trip to Morocco together

CR1 Visa Journey
10/06/08 - Sent I-130 Packet
10/09/08 - Received NOA1
04/24/09 - Approval Notice Sent for I-130
07/13/09 - Informed by NVC Casa consulate busy***wait for September interview
07/27/09 - Received appointment letter from NVC WOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/14/09 - CR1 interview in Casa @ 8:00 am ******APPROVED******
09/15/09 - Visa in Hand
11/07/09 - Travel to US
11/27/09 - Received greencard
ROC
10/21/11 - Sent I-751 package
10/24/11 - USCIS receives the package
10/31/11 - NOA1 received
11/18/11 - Biometrics Interview in JAX
06/27/12 - Approval Notice sent

N-400

09/21/13 - Application filed

09/26/13 - NOA received

10/24/13 - Biometics apt

12/12/13 - Interview date

01/01/14 - Approval notice sent

03/27/14 - Oath ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jordan
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I think having it notarized in his country and definitely translated in English by a certified translator

btw how did it go?

The wedding went wonderfully...I was finally able to upload some of the pictures on VJ.

You guys look lovely and so happy


"you fondle my trigger then you blame my gun"

Timeline: 13 month long journey from filing to visa in hand

If you were lucky and got an approval and reunion with your loved one rather quickly; Please refrain from telling people who waited 6+ months just to get out of a service center to "chill out" or to "stop whining" It's insensitive,and unecessary. Once you walk a mile in their shoes you will understand and be heard.

Thanks!

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Filed: Country: Egypt
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The procedure for Egypt was all the steps you mentioned: Official translation must be stamped by ministry of foreign affairs. Then take that back to the embassy. They will examine the translation, attach it to an original, and add a top page notarized by the Consular section American citizen services.

hi everyone, So we got married this weekend and now a new journey begins... For those of you who were married abroad how did you go about certifying your marriage certificate so that it will be a legal document in the states? I was told that marriage certificate would need to be translated, second it needed to be stamped by the department of foreign affairs and department of justice. Iam not sure if I will need to take the certificate to the US embassy and have them notarize it....The embassy's website isn't very helpful.

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