Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
The Heub's

NVC STAGE

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi There, We are currently on the NVC stage, we are using a immigration lawyer and they are asking me to send my original birth certificate, Marriage certificate and passport? Is this correct? I have read that it is ok to send in copies and then provide the originals at the time off the interview....I hate to say but i have lost a lil faith in our immigration lawyer and am also nervous off not recieving my documents back before the interview!

If anyone has been going through this or has completed this part of the journey please help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi There, We are currently on the NVC stage, we are using a immigration lawyer and they are asking me to send my original birth certificate, Marriage certificate and passport? Is this correct? I have read that it is ok to send in copies and then provide the originals at the time off the interview....I hate to say but i have lost a lil faith in our immigration lawyer and am also nervous off not recieving my documents back before the interview!

If anyone has been going through this or has completed this part of the journey please help!

The lawyer is right... They do need the original / certified marriage and Birth Cert. they dont need your passport BUT you need to send a copy of the biometrics page of it.

Required Documents

Original documents, photocopies, and translations (if required, as explained above) of the following documents must be submitted to the NVC for you and each family member immigrating with you to the United States.

source. - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3195.html

*** you can also select each of the above links that will take you to the source. **


Current cut off date F2A - Nov 08, 2016

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Birth Certificates, etc are for the beneficiary(ies). NVC does NOT require petitioner's birth certificate, divorce papers, passport, etc....BUT, they WILL be needed at the consular stage for the interview.


NATURALIZATION

02/25/2014 - Eligibility date.

03/03/2014 - N-400 package mailed.

03/11/2014 - Check cashed.

03/14/2014 - NOA received.

04/09/2014 - Biometrics.

04/28/2014 - In-Line for Interview - 6 hours later Interview Scheduled!!

05/02/2014 - Interview Letter received. (Mailed on 29 April)

05/26/2014 - 3 year anniversary.

06/02/2014 - Interview. PASSED!

09/11/2014 - Oath Ceremony.

09/16/2014 - Updated driver licence and registered to vote.

10/08/2014 - Updated Social Security

10/14/2014 - Applied for U.S. Passport

10/27/2014 - U.S. Passport arrived in mail (13 days - DID NOT expedite)

10/30/2014 - Naturalization Certificate arrived in mail (was not folded)

MY IMMIGRATION JOURNEY IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your attorney is asking for the items you can question him as to why he needs them. Mine requested all original documents at the very beginning (with the exception of the police clearance) so as to not be hindered later. He returned the items that were not needed after he made his official copies. Sending your passport should be questioned as the most that should be needed is a photocopy of the biometrics page and each page thereafter showing travel. Good luck.


May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Bogota, Colombia
Marriage: 2009-08-01
I-130 Sent : 2009-09-29
I-130 NOA1 : 2009-10-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-03-18
NVC Received : 2010-03-23
Case Completed at NVC : 2010-09-16
Interview Date : December 16, 2010
Interview Result : APPROVED
Visa Received : 12/27/10
US Entry :12/29/10
Two-year green card received: 1/19/11
SSN received: 2/2/11
Lifting of Conditions Filed 10/1/12
Lifting of Conditions NOA 10/9/12
Lifting of Conditions Biometrics Appt 10/31/12

Lifting of Conditions Approved 12/10/12

10-yr green card received 1/8/13

N-400 Naturalization Application 10/1/2013
Marital Bliss: Endless

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi There, We are currently on the NVC stage, we are using a immigration lawyer and they are asking me to send my original birth certificate, Marriage certificate and passport? Is this correct? I have read that it is ok to send in copies and then provide the originals at the time off the interview....I hate to say but i have lost a lil faith in our immigration lawyer and am also nervous off not recieving my documents back before the interview!

If anyone has been going through this or has completed this part of the journey please help!

read this it says originals or certified copies. the meaning of certified copies is not clear to me since i read conflicting answers here.

Original Document Requirements

You and each family member immigrating with you to the United States must submit to the NVC original documents issued by an appropriate authority, or certified copies of those documents listed in this section.

check this link:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3195.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Original or certifies are required. NOT copies. I know the wording is slightly funny, but a copy or an original will not suffice. It must be original or certified!


Nick (USC) and Amy (UKC)

03/08 - Met at University in Albuquerque, NM

08/08 - Back to UK for a few years of travelling UK>US!

10/10 - Wedding Day!

s88ndknc8v.png

USCIS

11/16/10: I-130 package mailed

11/18/10: Express Mail tracking shows delivered

11/23/10: Online banking shows check cleared!

11/26/10: Touched

11/29/10: NOA1 arrives!(dated as 11/18/10)

03/17/11: Touched

04/08/11: I-130 APPROVAL!!

141 days from NOA1 to NOA2

NVC

27/04/11: Emailed Choice of Agent form

~{gap as I spent the summer in England}~

03/11/11: Paid AOS and IV fees

04/11/11: AOS and IV fees shown as PAID

08/11/11: AOS Packet sent

09/11/11: IV Packet sent

18/11/11: RFE received requesting AOS packet (which had already been sent)

21/11/11: RFE received requesting 2010 tax return

22/11/11: Sent 2010 tax return

29/11/11: CASE COMPLETE!!!

26 days through NVC

EMBASSY

10/12/11: Medical @ Bentnick Mansions

30/01/12: Interview @ 9am [APPROVED!!]

01/02/12: Passport with visa inside, and medical packet arrive via courier

02/03/12: Flight to Denver!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Certified copies are copies or extracts that can only be issued and certified by the issuing authority.

For example, a certified true copy of your birth certificate would only be available from the registry of births and deaths (that's what they call it here, may be different in your country).

Similarly, a certified copy of your marriage certificate would come from the registry of marriages.

As Amy and Nick said, a certified copy is NOT a photocopy or a notarized photocopy.


USCIS: CR-1 Visa @ Vermont Service Center (Approved in 140 days from NOA1)

03/07/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

03/14/11: NOA1 via text and email (03/21/11: in the mail); petition routed to VSC

07/27/11: NOA2 via text and email (07/30/11: received in the mail)

08/01/11: Case received at NVC

09/19/11: Case complete and forwarded to consulate

10/19/11: Interview (APPROVED!!!)

11/18/11: POE

12/12/11: 2- year Green Card arrives in the mail

12/22/11: Applied for SSN at local office

12/26/11: SSN arrives in the mail

08/20/13: ROC window opens

10/03/13: I-751 package sent to Vermont Service Center

10/05/13: I-751 Delivered (Signed for by Karen Fitzgerald)

10/09/13: Check cleared bank account

10/11/13: NOA1 received (dated 10/07/13)

10/19/13: Biometrics appointment notice received (dated 10/16/13)

11/12/13: Biometrics appointment in Buffalo, NY

11/15/13: Case transferred to CSC

03/04/14: USCIS case status update: Card/Document Production (i.e. APPROVED!!!)

03/07/14: USCIS case status update: Green Card in the postal system; tracking number

03/08/14: Approval notice arrives in the mail (dated 03/04/2014; USCIS Office: Buffalo, NY)

03/10/14: 10-year Green Card arrives in the mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Certified copies are copies or extracts that can only be issued and certified by the issuing authority.

For example, a certified true copy of your birth certificate would only be available from the registry of births and deaths (that's what they call it here, may be different in your country).

Similarly, a certified copy of your marriage certificate would come from the registry of marriages.

As Amy and Nick said, a certified copy is NOT a photocopy or a notarized photocopy.

AAAAHHH haha thanks guys im already on it!! :thumbs:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...