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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I talked to one lawyer today about the K1 to get a consultation. She told me that it was a really good idea to get the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized by both parties.

I haven't looked at the threads enough, but I have not seen a lot of mention of this on VJ (perhaps I am wrong).

Have people in the past had the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized?

How important is notarization for each letter from each party?


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Notarizing things can cost a lot of money, My husband and I have never had anythign notarized during the whole process, not for the k-1 and not for the AOS, we always just use original signatures in blue ink.


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I talked to one lawyer today about the K1 to get a consultation. She told me that it was a really good idea to get the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized by both parties.

I haven't looked at the threads enough, but I have not seen a lot of mention of this on VJ (perhaps I am wrong).

Have people in the past had the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized?

How important is notarization for each letter from each party?

It is not required. Therefore it is not a "good idea". It is an idea, to be sure, but not a good one. Nothing in the I-129f petition, submitted by either party, needs to be notarized.


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I talked to one lawyer today about the K1 to get a consultation. She told me that it was a really good idea to get the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized by both parties.

I haven't looked at the threads enough, but I have not seen a lot of mention of this on VJ (perhaps I am wrong).

Have people in the past had the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized?

How important is notarization for each letter from each party?

Notarization in this instance is needless overkill. Use your energy and money to build up your evidence of bonafide relationship. Cheers.


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Notarizing things can cost a lot of money, My husband and I have never had anythign notarized during the whole process, not for the k-1 and not for the AOS, we always just use original signatures in blue ink.

You are so astute to mention the blue ink. Lawyers always sign original documents in blue ink to readily distinguish them from copies. You get a star for this one! :star:


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Notarizing things can cost a lot of money, My husband and I have never had anythign notarized during the whole process, not for the k-1 and not for the AOS, we always just use original signatures in blue ink.

You are so astute to mention the blue ink. Lawyers always sign original documents in blue ink to readily distinguish them from copies. You get a star for this one! :star:

Are you Hopp, or Itzallgood?

The government people tell you to use black ink, I always use blue for exactly that purpose, using blue ink will not get you an RFE

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Peru
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I talked to one lawyer today about the K1 to get a consultation. She told me that it was a really good idea to get the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized by both parties.

I haven't looked at the threads enough, but I have not seen a lot of mention of this on VJ (perhaps I am wrong).

Have people in the past had the Fiance Letters of Intent notarized?

How important is notarization for each letter from each party?

Notarization for the letter of intent is only a "good idea" for a notary who derives his income in this way!

Husband and I did not notarize. Husband's green card was approved yesterday :)

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I don't agree with your lawyer but he's the one you're paying for advice, not me.


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We did not submit notarized letters of intent for our original I-129F application, and we had no problems or delays whatsoever.

However, if it is over four months from the date of the petition approval when you apply for the actual visa interview, then you do need to provide notarized letters of intent from both parties.

When I phoned a recognized notarary official about this today, they began to suggest that it would be less expensive and easier for me to get it "overseen by a comissioner" (or something to that effect, I cannot remember the exact wording now) but when I explained it was for a K1 visa required by the US embassy in London, the lady immediately told me "Oh, then you need to get it notarized."

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Is it true that the letters of intent do not need to be dated only original signatures from us both in Blue ink. It was typed out and then signed on the bottom with the full names printed out in block letters. But there is no date on them. Before I send them in is it OK this way?

PLEASE only answer if you know for sure..


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Peru
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PanamaJack ~ My husband & I had both of our letters notarized. If you have a bank account, usually your bank's notary will do this for free if your worried about costs. In Peru, it cost my husband 10 soles (or $3 US dollars).

It seems as if some haven't done it, and their petition has gone through with no problems. This is great. Still, I like to err on the side of caution and if it is easy for you to do so, I would have them notarized. If you're not going to do it though, at least date the letters. Worst case scenario is an RFE with them telling you to notarize the letters, and it seems like that really isn't likely.

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Is it true that the letters of intent do not need to be dated only original signatures from us both in Blue ink. It was typed out and then signed on the bottom with the full names printed out in block letters. But there is no date on them. Before I send them in is it OK this way?

PLEASE only answer if you know for sure..

Nobody can tell you for certain your letters of intent will be acceptable without dates. It's customary for signed documents to bear the date of signature.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I'm going to swim against the current here, and say that we DID have our letters notarized, but not for the purpose of proving the signature was authentic. We had them notarized at the US Citizen Services unit of the consulate in Vietnam as proof positive that we had actually met. There's no way USCIS could deny any evidence of our meeting if we had the signature of a US government witness. :)

BTW, our letters were dated twice - I entered the date when I typed them up, knowing which day we would be going to the consulate, and the consular officer who notarized them also dated them.


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