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Is the beneficiary's birth certificate needed for the I-130? When I first read the guide it said yes, but now is crossed out. Is it one of those things I should include anyways? Thanks, kind regards

The initial filing of the I 130 petition does not require the beneficiary's birth certficate but it DOES require a copy of the petitioner's certificate. It does not need to be a certified copy. But as you progress through the process, the original birth certificate or certified true copy of the petitioner's birth certificate will be required.

The petitioner's birth certificate will be required when your case goes to National Visa Centre. Your country doesn't qualify for electronic processing so all the original documents will need to be sent to NVC when the time comes.

Good luck.


2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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The initial filing of the I 130 petition does not require the beneficiary's birth certficate but it DOES require a copy of the petitioner's certificate. It does not need to be a certified copy. But as you progress through the process, the original birth certificate or certified true copy of the petitioner's birth certificate will be required.

The petitioner's birth certificate will be required when your case goes to National Visa Centre. Your country doesn't qualify for electronic processing so all the original documents will need to be sent to NVC when the time comes.

Good luck.

Thanks for the help.

1. Just to clarify, at no point in time will I need the beneficiary's birth certificate? I'm just wondering wether or not to translate it.

2. To have a certified or true copy of my US birth certificate is to get an aposille seal from the secretary of state I imagine?

Kind regards.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Thanks for the help.

1. Just to clarify, at no point in time will I need the beneficiary's birth certificate? I'm just wondering wether or not to translate it.

2. To have a certified or true copy of my US birth certificate is to get an aposille seal from the secretary of state I imagine?

Kind regards.

1) yes, It will be needed by NVC

2) no apostille for the petitioner's required


YMMV

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Thanks for the help.

1. Just to clarify, at no point in time will I need the beneficiary's birth certificate? I'm just wondering wether or not to translate it.

2. To have a certified or true copy of my US birth certificate is to get an aposille seal from the secretary of state I imagine?

Kind regards.

1. You will absolutely need the beneficiary's birth certificate at the NVC stage. Read my post again, I did comment on that. I"m the beneficiary in our case and while my birth certificate was NOT required during the filing of the I 130 petition, the original birth certificate for the beneficiary is REQUIRED when the case gets past Notice of Action (NOA) 2 and gets sent from the Dept of Homeland Security to the Dept of State (NVC).

You should get familiar with the guides here and the short cuts and they'll show you the process and flow. The guides were helpful to me when I first started the process.

And I had to have my birth certificate translated because my original birth certificate was in Italian and not in English as I was born in Italy. So for the beneficiary you will need the original birth certificate plus a translation of that by people that are qualified to translate. They have to sign a form saying that the they are qualified to translate and that the birth certficate has not been altered in any way etc.

see this link

http://www.***removed***/immigration/document-english-translation.html

2. My wife is the petitioner (US citizen) and she obtained her certified true copy from the US hospital where she was born.

Here is the link to the visa journey guides -

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

Hope that helps.

Edited by zenaxe

2007 Nov 30: Met in Las Vegas, Nevada

2009 Jul 13: Proposed/Engaged in Sedona, Arizona

2009 Dec 26: Married in Tucson, Arizona

USCIS

2009 Dec 30: Filed I-130

2010 Jan 02: I-130 delivered

2010 Jan 07: NOA1 - email - CSC

2010 Jan 11: Received NOA1 hardcopy

2010 Mar 24: NOA2 - email & text - NVC

2010 Mar 29: Received NOA2 hardcopy

I-130 was approved in 76 days from NOA1 date

NVC

2010 Mar 30: NVC received - case# assigned - emails given to NVC

2010 Mar 30: Opted in - DS3032 emailed to NVC

2010 Mar 31: Received AOS bill & DS3032 - paid AOS

2010 Apr 05: Online payment portal confirms paid AOS(Apr 2 processing date)

2010 Apr 05: Sent I-864 package

2010 Apr 15: EP confirmation email

2010 Apr 15: IV bill generated & paid

2010 Apr 15: Email confirmation - receipt of DS3032

2010 Apr 16: IV bill confirmed paid - sent DS230 package

2010 Apr 19: NVC operator confirms I864 & DS230 documents have been received

2010 Apr 21: AVR confirms all documents received Apr 19th

2010 Apr 23: Email from NVC: case complete - confirmed by NVC - sign in fail

Completed in 24 days

CONSULATE

2010 May 27: Email from NVC - consulate received file - interview Montreal Jul 27th

2010 Jun 16: Medical @ Woking Medical Centre, Vancouver, Canada - APPROVED

2010 Jul 27: Interview @ US Consulate in Montreal, Canada - APPROVED

Your interview took 201 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

2010 Aug 13:POE Washington - APPROVED

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS

2012 May 14 - mailed I-751

2012 May 16 - delivered @ CSC

2012 Jun 18 - I 551 stamp

2012 Jun 28 - biometrics appointment NOA notice date Jun 7

2012 Dec 20 - approved

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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There is a slight error in your post, the correction is in bold.

The petitioner's beneficiary's birth certificate will be required when your case goes to National Visa Centre. Your country doesn't qualify for electronic processing so all the original documents will need to be sent to NVC when the time comes.

Good luck.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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