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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria
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do i need to translate my documents which i will send it to my wife in US for the IV package ? (birth certificate,marriage certificate,court certificate...)they are on my language Bulgarian....Its strange for me because when i spoke with a lady from the embassy she said that i dont need to translate.


USCIS:

10/13/2010-marriage

11/15/2010-I-130 packet received

11/17/2010-notice date

11/23/2010-last update

04/08/2011-I-130 Approved

04/16/2011-received NOA2 hard copy

NVC:

22/04/2011-received NVC case number

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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You do not need to translate--read the instructions carefully and you will see that translation is not necessary if the documents are in the same language spoken in the country where the consulate is located.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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You do not need to translate--read the instructions carefully and you will see that translation is not necessary if the documents are in the same language spoken in the country where the consulate is located.

Even though this is not needed Rick. I still suggest the person gets it done. You never know when it might be needed in the future... Citizenship etc.

Edited by Dave and Kinnari

USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Well, that's true. USCIS wants everything translated since they are in the US rather than at the local consulates with native speakers, so translations are generally required for them.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Well, that's true. USCIS wants everything translated since they are in the US rather than at the local consulates with native speakers, so translations are generally required for them.

That's correct. It's pretty much a no-brainer to me. The foreign country can have tons of certified translators from native language to English, but say if you escape without having to have anything translated for IR1/CR1, well thats fine and dandy but, when it comes to any other thing that might require a birth certificate or what not and it's in foreign language, your screwed. Be ready to pay a good amount to have it translated in the states whereas back "home" it's cheap.

Just let it sit in a file of important docs. if it's not needed. It's not gonna hurt to have it.


USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Apostille and translation requirements are totally separate--let's focus on each:

1) Whether or not you have to have your documents apostilled is based totally on the consulate AND the source of the documents. For example, we are doing the final processing in Costa Rica. My wife is a dual citizen of CR and Mexico, and to throw in a third country, we were married in the US. Her CR documents do not need to be apostilled--ditto her US documents--however, CR requires that her Mexican documents to be apostilled.

2) Nothing--I repeat--NOTHING--has to be translated from Spanish into English for consulate processing in CR. If we had documents in Russian, or Chinese, or anything other than Spanish or English, they would have to be translated--that is the norm but no one can here can tell you with 100% accuracy that that holds for every consulate in the world..

Call or email your consulate and they will tell you exactly what they want.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Apostille and translation requirements are totally separate--let's focus on each:

1) Whether or not you have to have your documents apostilled is based totally on the consulate AND the source of the documents. For example, we are doing the final processing in Costa Rica. My wife is a dual citizen of CR and Mexico, and to throw in a third country, we were married in the US. Her CR documents do not need to be apostilled--ditto her US documents--however, CR requires that her Mexican documents to be apostilled.

2) Nothing--I repeat--NOTHING--has to be translated from Spanish into English for consulate processing in CR. If we had documents in Russian, or Chinese, or anything other than Spanish or English, they would have to be translated--that is the norm but no one can here can tell you with 100% accuracy that that holds for every consulate in the world..

Call or email your consulate and they will tell you exactly what they want.

LOL Georgian Consulate didn't require Apostilled.. My wife just wanted to spend money.........:dance: :dance: :dance: Actually she had Apostilled because she didn't want an RFE like we had with her ITN number..........

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