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You need this for what? To send to USCIS?

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http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

USCIS no longer routinely requires submission of original documents or "certified copies." Instead, ordinary legible photocopies of such documents (including naturalization certificates and alien registration cards) will be acceptable for initial filing and approval of petitions and applications.
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=ff053d146a7ee010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fe529c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD

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can we take the copy of original to the local US consulate and get it certified?

If you are doing I-130 all you need is translated copies

Your original marriage certificate is good for the NVC andconsulate... make sure its translated

US Consulate doesn't certify... You must make sure it's translated if marriage certificate is a foreign language.My wife had her's apostled.......

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can we take the copy of original to the local US consulate and get it certified?

Direct answer to your question is no, you can't have the consulate certify a copy as original. If you need a certified copy you will most likely have to go to the agency who issued the original to get a certified copy.


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If you are doing I-130 all you need is translated copies

Your original marriage certificate is good for the NVC andconsulate... make sure its translated

US Consulate doesn't certify... You must make sure it's translated if marriage certificate is a foreign language.My wife had her's apostled.......

but i want to send a certified copy to NVC and then take the original to consulate? i don't want getting originals lost in mail etc and it would be a nightmare hence was looking to get a certified copy. i do know US consulate certify the copies after looking at the originals (may be depends on country), assuming US consulate certifies it will it be a certified copy?

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Direct answer to your question is no, you can't have the consulate certify a copy as original. If you need a certified copy you will most likely have to go to the agency who issued the original to get a certified copy.

assuming the local US consulate is willing to do it will it be OK? and meets the certified copy requirements?

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but i want to send a certified copy to NVC and then take the original to consulate? i don't want getting originals lost in mail etc and it would be a nightmare hence was looking to get a certified copy. i do know US consulate certify the copies after looking at the originals (may be depends on country), assuming US consulate certifies it will it be a certified copy?

Then go to where you received your wedding document and have another original made

My wife had 3 made lol......My copy I refuse to depart with!!!!!!!!!!!!

Process is the same for Birth, etc.......

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assuming the local US consulate is willing to do it will it be OK? and meets the certified copy requirements?

The OP was to have them certify a copy of the original (understood to mean all they had was a copy). I have heard of consulates certifying copies of original documents but only for USC and LPR. Best thing for them to do is call the embassy and ask.


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

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Then go to where you received your wedding document and have another original made

My wife had 3 made lol......My copy I refuse to depart with!!!!!!!!!!!!

Process is the same for Birth, etc.......

:thumbs::thumbs: I totally agree. I constantly hammer the point that when people go to get an original document to get a few certified copies of that document. If not needed for the visa process there may come a time later in life when a copy is needed. It's a few extra bucks now to save potentially huge headaches later.


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

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but i want to send a certified copy to NVC and then take the original to consulate? i don't want getting originals lost in mail etc and it would be a nightmare hence was looking to get a certified copy. i do know US consulate certify the copies after looking at the originals (may be depends on country), assuming US consulate certifies it will it be a certified copy?

If you have to make a copy and send original to NVC, they will then send it to consulate which will return it to you at the interview.

What happens to my documents?

You will receive the original documents at the time of the visa interview.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3196.html

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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