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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi.

I have read that I will need to send in birth certificates of my other 2 children to the NVC (even though they are NOT immigrating with me). I understand that the whole birth certificate is required (with names of parents... etc). That part is fine. I ordered those last week.

Now I may be over thinking BUT Do I need to get them passports too? (to send in along with birth certifcates)?

If the NVC only needs birth certificates, great! But if for some reason I need to buy passports as well, I'd be get on it now! I haven't read anywhere that I do but I'd hate to miss that somewhere as passports take awhile to get....

PS... Is there anything else I will have to include in regards to my children who will not be immigrating at this time?

Thanks guys

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Hi.

I have read that I will need to send in birth certificates of my other 2 children to the NVC (even though they are NOT immigrating with me). I understand that the whole birth certificate is required (with names of parents... etc). That part is fine. I ordered those last week.

Now I may be over thinking BUT Do I need to get them passports too? (to send in along with birth certifcates)?

If the NVC only needs birth certificates, great! But if for some reason I need to buy passports as well, I'd be get on it now! I haven't read anywhere that I do but I'd hate to miss that somewhere as passports take awhile to get....

PS... Is there anything else I will have to include in regards to my children who will not be immigrating at this time?

Thanks guys

Is this something new? Other than listing my children in the appropriate spots on the I-130 petition and DS-230 and noting that they were not immigrating with me I was not required to send in anything.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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It seems that every US embassy varies slightly on what documents they want...ie: London asks for Original Birth Certs for all unmarried children under 21, even if Not immigrating. NVC doesn't ask for these to be sent ahead of interview. London also wants 3 passport photos, not 2 like NVC requires. Canada may ask for various other stuff. It would be wise for everyone to locate their embassy's document checklist and bring to interview anything that wasn't sent to NVC.


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I interviewed in Montreal (Canada) and my children (who were not immigrating with me) were not mentioned at all.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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They werent? Oh...

I had to write them on the i130 form regardless of whether they were joining us or not... Hmm... Maybe I shouldn't have?

On a check list I found it stated that the birth certificates were required, even if they were not immigrating. I guess I started overthinking and thought i may need a passports too... Doesn't seem that is the case?

Thanks for the help! :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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They werent? Oh...

I had to write them on the i130 form regardless of whether they were joining us or not... Hmm... Maybe I shouldn't have?

On a check list I found it stated that the birth certificates were required, even if they were not immigrating. I guess I started overthinking and thought i may need a passports too... Doesn't seem that is the case?

Thanks for the help! :)

Sorry my last answer might have been a bit confusing. As I had posted earlier I did in fact note my children on the I-130 petition and DS-230 (and noted that they were not immigrating wIth me) but was not asked about them at the interview nor was I required to provide any documentation about them. Good luck.

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USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hi.

I have read that I will need to send in birth certificates of my other 2 children to the NVC (even though they are NOT immigrating with me). I understand that the whole birth certificate is required (with names of parents... etc). That part is fine. I ordered those last week.

Now I may be over thinking BUT Do I need to get them passports too? (to send in along with birth certifcates)?

If the NVC only needs birth certificates, great! But if for some reason I need to buy passports as well, I'd be get on it now! I haven't read anywhere that I do but I'd hate to miss that somewhere as passports take awhile to get....

PS... Is there anything else I will have to include in regards to my children who will not be immigrating at this time?

Thanks guys

Civil documents are provided to NVC only for intending immigrants. No need for BC's or passports for children not applying for visas. (at the NVC stage)

It seems that every US embassy varies slightly on what documents they want...ie: London asks for Original Birth Certs for all unmarried children under 21, even if Not immigrating. NVC doesn't ask for these to be sent ahead of interview. London also wants 3 passport photos, not 2 like NVC requires. Canada may ask for various other stuff. It would be wise for everyone to locate their embassy's document checklist and bring to interview anything that wasn't sent to NVC.

I think this is unique to London but locating the specific Consular unit's document checklist is always a good idea.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Ok, I understand now.

Thank you to everyone who has replied!

I wish I hadnt just spent 60$ on two birth cert's...

I guess they will be good use at the border while I'm still visiting as a tie to Canada! The more ties the better!

Cheers!

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