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My wife sent me her birth certificate and a translation of it because it is entirely in Arabic. The company that translated did not include a statement that they are competent to translate it into English. Instead, they stamp the translation "Ramada for Translation" with a signature of the translator next to it. Has anyone here submitted something like this and got it accepted without a problem? It's hard to find a translator in my city.


06/12/10: Married

07/18/10: I-130 Sent

07/21/10: I-130 Received by USCIS

07/28/10: NOA1

10/18/10: Received notice for interview (at local Memphis office)

01/15/11: Received notice of date of interview

02/14/11: Interview success/NOA2 received

(Electronic Processing)

03/07/11: NVC receives file from USCIS

03/18/11: NVC assigns case number

03/24/11: DS-3032/AOS bill generated

03/25/11: DS-3032 Sent

03/28/11: AOS Fee Paid

03/28/11: AOS/I-864 Sent

04/15/11: Resent DS-3032

04/18/11: DS-3032 magically received by nvc

04/19/11: I-864 Resent

05/02/11: IV bill generated

05/03/11: IV bill Paid

05/03/11: DS-230 Sent

05/05/11: RFE Received/RFE Response sent

05/17/11: Case Completed

07/13/11: Transfer to foreign embassy

10/11/11: Interview- Success, but medical exam for qat still needs to be done!

11/09/11: Medical exam done

??/??/??: Visa received

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My wife sent me her birth certificate and a translation of it because it is entirely in Arabic. The company that translated did not include a statement that they are competent to translate it into English. Instead, they stamp the translation "Ramada for Translation" with a signature of the translator next to it. Has anyone here submitted something like this and got it accepted without a problem? It's hard to find a translator in my city.

There is a big chance that it might not get accepted but if you want to try you can go ahead and send it. You will know in about 2 weeks if its ok or not. There are a number of translators online who can do it for you. Just google it and you can send them a scanned copy of the certificate and they can translate it and certify it.


USCIS (204 days)

08-05-10: I-130 package sent USPS Express

08-06-10: Package delivered in Chicago (Received Date) (Priority Date)

08-18-2010: NOA1 (Notice Date) Received text & email with case number, Check Cashed

08-21-10: Hardcopy NOA1

11-02-10 Case Transferred from CSC to TSC

11-03-10 Hardcopy Transfer to TSC Notice

11-24-10 Transferred TSC to USCIS Office

02-14-11 Received e-mail & text for RFE

02-18-11 Hard Copy RFE

02-28-11 Mailed RFE overnight

03-03-11 RFE received by TSC

03-10-2011 NOA2 Approved

03-16-11 TSC mailed package to NVC

03-17-11 Hard Copy NOA2

03-18-01 NVC Received package

NVC (Electronic Processing) (87 days)

03-18-2011 Case number assigned, OPTIN e-mailed

03-21-11 Gave e-mails; received IID# BID#; Submitted DS-261

03-22-11 AOS Invoiced, Sent AOS Payment

03-23-11 AOS shows PAID, e-mailed AOS Package

03-25-11 IV Invoiced, Sent IV Payment

03-28-11 IV Shows PAID

03-30-11 Completed DS-260

04-07-11 OPTIN Accepted; AOS Package resent

04-18-11 Submitted Supporting Documents for IV

04-19-11 Received RFE for AOS

04-23-11 Received False RFE for Missing IV

05-02-11 E-mailed AOS RFE

05-06-11 Resent IV

05-23-11 False RFE for Missing AOS RFE; Resent AOS RFE

06-10-11 SIF

06-13-11 Case Complete

Consulate/Medical

06-14-11 Interview Scheduled for 07-18-11

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Thanks californiaguy, I certainly don't want to waste 2 weeks. I found foxtranslators online, I may give them a shot if I don't find a local translator. If anyone has had experience with this or other online translators, please let me know. Thanks!


06/12/10: Married

07/18/10: I-130 Sent

07/21/10: I-130 Received by USCIS

07/28/10: NOA1

10/18/10: Received notice for interview (at local Memphis office)

01/15/11: Received notice of date of interview

02/14/11: Interview success/NOA2 received

(Electronic Processing)

03/07/11: NVC receives file from USCIS

03/18/11: NVC assigns case number

03/24/11: DS-3032/AOS bill generated

03/25/11: DS-3032 Sent

03/28/11: AOS Fee Paid

03/28/11: AOS/I-864 Sent

04/15/11: Resent DS-3032

04/18/11: DS-3032 magically received by nvc

04/19/11: I-864 Resent

05/02/11: IV bill generated

05/03/11: IV bill Paid

05/03/11: DS-230 Sent

05/05/11: RFE Received/RFE Response sent

05/17/11: Case Completed

07/13/11: Transfer to foreign embassy

10/11/11: Interview- Success, but medical exam for qat still needs to be done!

11/09/11: Medical exam done

??/??/??: Visa received

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My wife sent me her birth certificate and a translation of it because it is entirely in Arabic. The company that translated did not include a statement that they are competent to translate it into English. Instead, they stamp the translation "Ramada for Translation" with a signature of the translator next to it. Has anyone here submitted something like this and got it accepted without a problem? It's hard to find a translator in my city.

don't worry about it bro, they will accept it. i had my wife's birth cert and police background check translated in Yemen and stamped by the translator too. and i sent them and they didn't say anything. you worry too much lol. also hey my wife's papers just got to her wish me luck bro. now just still waiting for the interview lol.

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Can you blame me for worrying? lol It took them nearly a month to process my DS-3032 and God knows how long I'll wait now just to generate the IV bill. They keep saying I don't attach the bar coded cover sheet even though it is the first page of everything I send them. Prayer keeps my sanity in check.

I have a feeling you will get your interview date in May inshallah. I sure hope so cause if not then imagine how long those of us who haven't completed will have to wait!


06/12/10: Married

07/18/10: I-130 Sent

07/21/10: I-130 Received by USCIS

07/28/10: NOA1

10/18/10: Received notice for interview (at local Memphis office)

01/15/11: Received notice of date of interview

02/14/11: Interview success/NOA2 received

(Electronic Processing)

03/07/11: NVC receives file from USCIS

03/18/11: NVC assigns case number

03/24/11: DS-3032/AOS bill generated

03/25/11: DS-3032 Sent

03/28/11: AOS Fee Paid

03/28/11: AOS/I-864 Sent

04/15/11: Resent DS-3032

04/18/11: DS-3032 magically received by nvc

04/19/11: I-864 Resent

05/02/11: IV bill generated

05/03/11: IV bill Paid

05/03/11: DS-230 Sent

05/05/11: RFE Received/RFE Response sent

05/17/11: Case Completed

07/13/11: Transfer to foreign embassy

10/11/11: Interview- Success, but medical exam for qat still needs to be done!

11/09/11: Medical exam done

??/??/??: Visa received

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