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Is it necessary to notarize documents on I-130 for Parents?

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My wife is a USC she is petitioning for her parents. I don;t think it's necessary to notarize any documents that we are sending in, ie, translations, copies of passport, etc. Of course the original birth and marriage certs are already notarized by the source agency so need to further notarize those.

Just wanted to make sure because the I-130 instructions don't say anything about notarizing doc's.



09 Mar 2004 -- Mailed I129F Petition

10 Mar 2004 -- Petition Rec'd in Vermont SC

15 Mar 2004 -- Check Clears

17 Mar 2004 -- Rec'd first NOA

21 Apr 2004 -- Approved ONLINE!

26 Apr 2004 -- Rec'd NOA #2 by mail

27 Apr 2004 -- NVC receives Petition

30 Apr 2004 -- NVC Mails Petition to Embassy!

05 May 2004-- Embassy receives Petition

18 May 2004-- Packet 3 received

21 May 2004-- Medical Appointment and Vax

26 May 2004-- Applied for visa (got PIN to call Embassy)

28 May 2004-- Received Medical Results, called for interview date--They said interview date would be sent by mail within a Month.

01 Jun 2004 -- Wrote and sent letter to Embassy requesting interview within certain date range. Hope it works! --Did not work :(

22 Jul 2004-- Fiancee receives interview letter. Date is set to 08 September 2004. That's 6 months almost to the day of sending 129f!

08 Sep 2004-- K1 Embassy Interview is successful!!!

12 Sep 2004-- POE at JFK, no problems, temp work permit issued!

13 Sep 2004-- Applied for SS card.

23 Sep 2004-- Receive SS card

06 Nov 2004-- Married!


10 Feb 2005--Overnighted AOS/EAD package to Chicago center

06 Mar 2005--Rec's AOs/EAD NOA (must make Bio appt.)

08 Mar 2005--Biometrics Appt set for Apr 17

17 Apr 2005--Was fingerprinted and pictures were taken, took less than an hour. EAD will arrive within 90 days.

19 Apr 2005--Online Approval of EAD, says it will arrive as soon as card is ready--whatever that means...

25 Apr 2005--Online notice that AOS process is now continuing due to Biometrics being complete

To be cont'd.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China

No, send ordinary photo copies. If USCIS questions anything they will request to see origional.

MORE http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=ff053d146a7ee010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fe529c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

Later at NVC stage origional docs will be sent to NVC for document processing and will be returned at interview, unless this China and you use electronic process.

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You are correct, there is no need to notarize documents sent to USCIS unless they specifically ask for notarized/certified documents. Also, do not send USCIS the original or certified copies of your birth/marriage certificates; they're not required and you will not receive them back if you do. Read pages 2 and 3 of the I-130 instructions to verify this: http://www.uscis.gov.../i-130instr.pdf


11/15/10: I-130 package FEDEX'd to Chicago Lockbox

11/15/10: NSO Marriage and Birth Certificates available for pick-up at NSO

11/17/10: Receipt Date of I-130 petition at Chicago Lockbox

11/19/10: NSO Marriage Cert and Birth Cert (4x each) received by Gina in Philippines

11/19/10: CRBA package couriered to US Embassy in Manila

11/22/10: CRBA package/application including NSO BC & MC received by embassy

11/22/10: NOA1 Date

11/24/10: Electronic notification of receipt received from Chicago Lockbox

11/24/10: Embassy scheduled CRBA appointment for 12/21/2010

11/26/20: Check cashed

11/27/10: NOA1 Hardcopy received via USPS

12/21/10: Interview/Personal appearance at Manila Embassy for CRBA **approved**

01/03/11: CRBA and US Passport for daughter received by Gina via FEDEX

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