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is it advisable to translate into english any love letters, email correspondence, etc. when presenting documents proving relationship? my wife is interviewing at the ecuador consulate next month and i'm not sure if whoever reviews those documents will be able to actually understand what they say, ya know? any advice? thx

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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is it advisable to translate into english any love letters, email correspondence, etc. when presenting documents proving relationship? my wife is interviewing at the ecuador consulate next month and i'm not sure if whoever reviews those documents will be able to actually understand what they say, ya know? any advice? thx

Most likely they dont need it. Even if they do, most consualtes have local people working inside. They will be able to understand your documents.


04/07/10 - Sent I-130

04/09/10 - Delivered

04/15/10 - NOA 1

04/16/10 - Check Cashed

04/19/10 - Touched

09/27/10 - Touched

09/28/10 - Approved, Received text, email at 8:00am, PST

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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is it advisable to translate into english any love letters, email correspondence, etc. when presenting documents proving relationship? my wife is interviewing at the ecuador consulate next month and i'm not sure if whoever reviews those documents will be able to actually understand what they say, ya know? any advice? thx

I'd say only translate legal documents. We carried all of the letters and emails we'd sent to the interview (all in Spanish, and a heavy load to carry) and they only looked at the photos, particularly of our wedding and with family.

Suerte!


Time Line

2007-11-10.....Marriage in Ecuador

2008-01-11.....I-130 Sent

2008-04-28.....I-130 Approved

2008-05-02.....NVC Received

2008-08-20.....Case Complete at NVC

2008-10-14.....Interview--221g, asked to present joint sponsor inspite of NVC approval

2008-11-07.....Visa due to arrive. DHL truck delivering visa was robbed, Consulate required us to present I-864s and DS-230 again, had to get a new passport and other related documents

2008-11-14.....Presented all new documents in person at Consulate, visa printed same day

2008-11-25.....POE Atlanta

2008-12-26.....Green Card and 2nd Welcome Letter arrive

2010-09-02.....Date of NOA ROC 1-751

2010-12-13.....Approval of ROC

2011-01-12.....10 year Permanent Resident card arrived

2011-12-20.....N-400 Application mailed

2011-12-29.....NOA

2012-02-02.....Walk-in biometrics (appt was for 2/16)

2012-04-17.....Interview

2012-05-18.....Naturalization Ceremony

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is it advisable to translate into english any love letters, email correspondence, etc. when presenting documents proving relationship? my wife is interviewing at the ecuador consulate next month and i'm not sure if whoever reviews those documents will be able to actually understand what they say, ya know? any advice? thx

I emailed the consulate a couple of months ago and they said not to worry about it; they have plenty of Spanish speakers. I don't think the lack of a translation has caused people problems (correct me if I am wrong) in Guayaquil, although many other things have. BTW, I have found that the consulate responds to my emails very quickly. I have never waited more than two days. If only the CO's there were so nice...

Are you planning on going? I would love to know how it goes, I think we will probably be interviewed in mid-summer. And was it easy to set up the interview?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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I emailed the consulate a couple of months ago and they said not to worry about it; they have plenty of Spanish speakers. I don't think the lack of a translation has caused people problems (correct me if I am wrong) in Guayaquil, although many other things have. BTW, I have found that the consulate responds to my emails very quickly. I have never waited more than two days. If only the CO's there were so nice...

Are you planning on going? I would love to know how it goes, I think we will probably be interviewed in mid-summer. And was it easy to set up the interview?

FYI: You don't need to set up an interview if you are going for the CR-1 or IR-1. They set the date for you--no calling to request a date or time necessary.


Time Line

2007-11-10.....Marriage in Ecuador

2008-01-11.....I-130 Sent

2008-04-28.....I-130 Approved

2008-05-02.....NVC Received

2008-08-20.....Case Complete at NVC

2008-10-14.....Interview--221g, asked to present joint sponsor inspite of NVC approval

2008-11-07.....Visa due to arrive. DHL truck delivering visa was robbed, Consulate required us to present I-864s and DS-230 again, had to get a new passport and other related documents

2008-11-14.....Presented all new documents in person at Consulate, visa printed same day

2008-11-25.....POE Atlanta

2008-12-26.....Green Card and 2nd Welcome Letter arrive

2010-09-02.....Date of NOA ROC 1-751

2010-12-13.....Approval of ROC

2011-01-12.....10 year Permanent Resident card arrived

2011-12-20.....N-400 Application mailed

2011-12-29.....NOA

2012-02-02.....Walk-in biometrics (appt was for 2/16)

2012-04-17.....Interview

2012-05-18.....Naturalization Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Are you planning on going? I would love to know how it goes
If the answer to the first part is "no," then the result of the second part WILL be "NO."

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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