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Question, say after I send in my IV documents and later they tell me some documents are missing for example ,,, the marriage certificate was not found,,,, and I know that I sent all of them items requested.....do they really expect me to believe that??? ... and request another copy and might I say ``ORIGINAL`` copy I mean that would be impossible .....???? getting another copy will at least take me a year..??? :blink:

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Question, say after I send in my IV documents and later they tell me some documents are missing for example ,,, the marriage certificate was not found,,,, and I know that I sent all of them items requested.....do they really expect me to believe that??? ... and request another copy and might I say ``ORIGINAL`` copy I mean that would be impossible .....???? getting another copy will at least take me a year..??? :blink:

You should of done your part and photocopied what you sent, this way you can assure what you sent to them is what you also have... also it states to send original copy of marriage certificate. Did you not read the instructions?

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sorry that happen, thats why we tell petitioner to ALWAYS MAKE TWO OR THREE SETS OF FILES COPIES, for this same reason and don't send orginials send copys. bring originals to the interview to show the io ask for it back to you leave him the copy, he wants to see if it maches togather the same.

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sorry that happen, thats why we tell petitioner to ALWAYS MAKE TWO OR THREE SETS OF FILES COPIES, for this same reason and don't send orginials send copys. bring originals to the interview to show the io ask for it back to you leave him the copy, he wants to see if it maches togather the same.

Spousal CR-1 /IR-1 are required to send original documents to NVC otherwise yes, always keep copies and you can ask for originals back at the interview.

Have you tried calling the NVC and getting them to request a look into the file further to see if they have the original marriage cert? Could it be that they don't think it is an original?


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You should of done your part and photocopied what you sent, this way you can assure what you sent to them is what you also have... also it states to send original copy of marriage certificate. Did you not read the instructions?

It doesn't matter how sure you are that you "sent" something, if they say they don't "have" it. Stuff gets lost and people make mistakes. You roll with the punches and get another of whatever they say they don't have.


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Armchair quarterbacking is always easy but for us we got extra copies of ALL official documents that don't expire. It'll be a royal pain to get copies once your SO is here in the states. BC's, Marriage licenses, ect. Best of luck and hopefully you wrote your case number on the upper right corner and they find it!!! :thumbs:

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guys thank you for your replies appreciated !!! :thumbs:

but it was a question... it didn`t happen to me.. GOD FORBID lols...

just wanted to know what to do if it happens what should I do..

and yes I did make copies and also sent copies along with the originals.

but how long will it take for process since I just sent it yesterday?????/

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guys thank you for your replies appreciated !!! :thumbs:

but it was a question... it didn`t happen to me.. GOD FORBID lols...

just wanted to know what to do if it happens what should I do..

and yes I did make copies and also sent copies along with the originals.

but how long will it take for process since I just sent it yesterday?????/

Two to three weeks currently.


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and how long for the interview packages and her date for it??

That's country specific but the last one I saw was only about a month from NVC complete to interview in Dhaka. That was a January interview.


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Is it mandatory that all original documents needs to be sent to NVC? Getting replacements for original documents from certain countries, ( eg. India) can be a nightmare. Does everyone who has been thru this always send in the originals ?

Any known adverse impacts in not sending the originals to NVC ( sending the copies to NVC and taking originals to interview) or bad experiences with lost docs?

I am not trying to be cynical or re-invent the wheel, but trying to understand the possibilities / risks.

Thanks in advance.

Two to three weeks currently.

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Is it mandatory that all original documents needs to be sent to NVC? Getting replacements for original documents from certain countries, ( eg. India) can be a nightmare. Does everyone who has been thru this always send in the originals ?

Any known adverse impacts in not sending the originals to NVC ( sending the copies to NVC and taking originals to interview) or bad experiences with lost docs?

I am not trying to be cynical or re-invent the wheel, but trying to understand the possibilities / risks.

Thanks in advance.

Hi,

I believe they accept certified copies (someone correct me if I'm mistaken)!

From the NVC website:

Photocopy Requirements

You and each family member immigrating with you must also submit to the NVC a photocopy of the original documents or certified copies of the documents.

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

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Thank You ! Certainly helps and I read through the URL provided.

It looks like they are asking for originals for some documents ( viz. Birth certificate) and certified copies in other cases ( viz.marriage certificate, court & prison records, marriage termination) etc.

  • Can we provide photocopies of all the documents asked for to NVC and present the originals at time of interview? Any one here who has successfully done that ?
  • Also, when USCIS refer to certified copy, it has to be certified by the issuing authority, right ?
  • Would notarized copies suffix?

I would definitely be interested in hearing experiences from people who have submitted photocopies and scraped through NVC

Hi,

I believe they accept certified copies (someone correct me if I'm mistaken)!

From the NVC website:

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

Hope this helps. :)

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Thank You ! Certainly helps and I read through the URL provided.

It looks like they are asking for originals for some documents ( viz. Birth certificate) and certified copies in other cases ( viz.marriage certificate, court & prison records, marriage termination) etc.

  • Can we provide photocopies of all the documents asked for to NVC and present the originals at time of interview? Any one here who has successfully done that ?
  • Also, when USCIS refer to certified copy, it has to be certified by the issuing authority, right ?
  • Would notarized copies suffix?

I would definitely be interested in hearing experiences from people who have submitted photocopies and scraped through NVC

Police certificates would be originals. All others can be certified copies. Copies are certified by the issuing authority only. No, notarizing a copy is not the same thing. This thread has nothing to do with USCIS. It's about NVC, part of the Dept. of State. Don't confuse the two.

You don't list the country in your profile. Big party foul. One exception to "Notarized" is country specific in that NVC and Consulate in China want to see the "Original" Notarial translation of these documents". That's a different animal. Don't equate a Chinese Notarial document to a "notarization" of a document.

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