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Hello all! This is a question for all you "Italian" DCF filers!!

Do I need to translate all documents that I submit with my I-130 from Italian to English??

I'm confused, because I thought I had read on the Rome US Consulate somewhere that only documents in languages other than Italian and English needed to be translated!! Now I can't seem to find where I saw that... Help!!

I'll be fine in a pinch to get someone to translate quick things like birth and residency certificates.... but what about the emails I'm sending in as proof of bona fides marriage??? There are pages and pages!!

Any help or advice would be great, thanks!

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Hello all! This is a question for all you "Italian" DCF filers!!

Do I need to translate all documents that I submit with my I-130 from Italian to English??

I'm confused, because I thought I had read on the Rome US Consulate somewhere that only documents in languages other than Italian and English needed to be translated!! Now I can't seem to find where I saw that... Help!!

I'll be fine in a pinch to get someone to translate quick things like birth and residency certificates.... but what about the emails I'm sending in as proof of bona fides marriage??? There are pages and pages!!

Any help or advice would be great, thanks!

Hi Katie, I'm not a DCF filer but the rules are the same for everyone that files for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa with immigration intents: you don't need to translate any documents from Italian to English. I had the same doubts and asked to other Italian members if there was any need to and they all said that they simply brought their Italian documents (birth certificate,marriage certificate etc.) and didn't have any problems. Feel free to contact the embassy though

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thanks for the quick input, max!! i had figured that they wouldn't need the English translations (considering everyone I've spoken with so far at the consulate has been Italian!)

i'll probably call the consulate on monday to make sure....

:help: any DCFers out there willing to share their experience???

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Any document that is not in either English or Italian, needs to be translated by a certified translator into English. I misread this and got my wedding certificate translated into English from French, along with a bunch of other stuff. We went to the Consulate to file the 130 and the Officer said that we didn't need to translate them because we're in France. In any case, now we got our wedding certificate translated so when we go to the States it we'll already have a translation.

They'll usually provide a list, if you know where to look for it, but a quick search on google is just as good. I'd also try a close by University in the English dept. if any are certified translators. Might be able to get it for free or cheaper than the other people.


Met in France: 10/26/2008

Engaged in the States: 12/11/2009

Married in France: 12/06/2010

Filed I-130 in Paris (DCF): 3-18-2011

Received Packet 3 : 03-23-2011

Received Packet 4: (Can't remember date)

Interview: 06-16-2011 **APPROVED**

Religious Marriage : 6-25-2011

POE Dulles: 7-20-2011

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OFFICIAL WORD FROM US CONSULATE IN ROME: all documents not in ENGLISH must be translated... including docs in italian. boo! :(

i've got everything now, except the translations!!! it's fine, though, will just set me back a day, but annoying!

for the i-130 app that goes to rome: all docs in italian must be translated

for the rest which goes to naples: docs in italian or english are fine.

grrrr...

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