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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Chile
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I've seen a little bit of conflicting information on this, so I thought I'd ask specifically about it... We just a couple of days ago received the police certificate for my wife. It's from Chile, so it's in Spanish. I've read a couple places that for documents going to the NVC to accompany the DS-230, they don't necessarily need to be translated if they're in the native language of the country where the beneficiary will have his/her interview, but wanted to check to see if I misinterpreted that (if it's true). This document should be an easy one, she's never had any trouble so there's nothing really to it, but I don't want to spend the money and hold up the process if it's not necessary to translate it.

I appreciate any insight on this!

Michael

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Belgium
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I've seen a little bit of conflicting information on this, so I thought I'd ask specifically about it... We just a couple of days ago received the police certificate for my wife. It's from Chile, so it's in Spanish. I've read a couple places that for documents going to the NVC to accompany the DS-230, they don't necessarily need to be translated if they're in the native language of the country where the beneficiary will have his/her interview, but wanted to check to see if I misinterpreted that (if it's true). This document should be an easy one, she's never had any trouble so there's nothing really to it, but I don't want to spend the money and hold up the process if it's not necessary to translate it.

I appreciate any insight on this!

Michael

It needs to be translated by a certified translator!

any document that is NOT in English, needs to be translated!

At least, thats the best thing to do anyway ...

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07-29-2009 Arrival in the US
08-05-2009 Senior in highschool - meet Bradley
06-23-2010 Leave US
02-15-2011 Back in US
03-11-2011 My weddingday
03-22-2011 Leave US

USCIS
04-06-2011 Send I 130 Petition
04-08-2011 Delivery at Chicago Lockbox
04-18-2011 Email/Text NOA1 Receipt
04-19-2011 Touched
04-28-2011 Hardcopy NOA1 in the mail
06-27-2011 N0A2! Approval! Yeey! No RFE's!
07-01-2011 Hardcopy NOA2
Total USCIS : 70 days

NVC
08-02-2011 NVC case number
08-04-2011 DS 3032 + IIN + Received I864 Bill + Paid I864 Bill
08-05-2011 Put in DS 3032 File
08-16-2011 Paid IV Bill
08-31-2011 Send in I864 Packet + IV Packet
09-03-2011 NVC Received Packages
09-09-2011 Operator assistance : I864 Approval, one more document missing for DS230 (=RFE)
09-12-2011 Send in RFE
09-21-2011 Approval NVC!!

The Homecoming...
10-06-2011 Medical Exam: Approved!
10-18-2011 Interview at Brussels US Embassy
10-27-2011 Back at Embassy to submit another document
10-27-2011 APPROVAL
01-11-2011 POE
183 days from NOA1 and interview ...
10-31-2011 Hubby leaves with Army
12-15-2011 Reunited, hubby is home: At last :)

*Happy ever after*

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Lytha is incorrect.

Documents do not need to be translated if there are in the native language of the country where you will be going through the consulate. You are OK since everything is in Spanish.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Belgium
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Lytha is incorrect.

Documents do not need to be translated if there are in the native language of the country where you will be going through the consulate. You are OK since everything is in Spanish.

Well shoot, I really thought gettn everything translated would be the best thing to do...


07-29-2009 Arrival in the US
08-05-2009 Senior in highschool - meet Bradley
06-23-2010 Leave US
02-15-2011 Back in US
03-11-2011 My weddingday
03-22-2011 Leave US

USCIS
04-06-2011 Send I 130 Petition
04-08-2011 Delivery at Chicago Lockbox
04-18-2011 Email/Text NOA1 Receipt
04-19-2011 Touched
04-28-2011 Hardcopy NOA1 in the mail
06-27-2011 N0A2! Approval! Yeey! No RFE's!
07-01-2011 Hardcopy NOA2
Total USCIS : 70 days

NVC
08-02-2011 NVC case number
08-04-2011 DS 3032 + IIN + Received I864 Bill + Paid I864 Bill
08-05-2011 Put in DS 3032 File
08-16-2011 Paid IV Bill
08-31-2011 Send in I864 Packet + IV Packet
09-03-2011 NVC Received Packages
09-09-2011 Operator assistance : I864 Approval, one more document missing for DS230 (=RFE)
09-12-2011 Send in RFE
09-21-2011 Approval NVC!!

The Homecoming...
10-06-2011 Medical Exam: Approved!
10-18-2011 Interview at Brussels US Embassy
10-27-2011 Back at Embassy to submit another document
10-27-2011 APPROVAL
01-11-2011 POE
183 days from NOA1 and interview ...
10-31-2011 Hubby leaves with Army
12-15-2011 Reunited, hubby is home: At last :)

*Happy ever after*

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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Hi Lytha

There may be exceptions consulate by consulate, but in general no translations needed when sending things to NVC if in local language--think of the time and $$ you will save !!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Paraguay
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I actually contacted consulate in Asuncion and they told me that everything should be translated but as mentioned above by others, things could be different depending on which consulte..


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02/03/2011: USPS delivery confirmation

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02/09/2011: Touched

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06/24/2011: Received AOS Bill/Instructions, and DS3032

06/26/2011: Sent Choice of Agent form via email

06/27/2011: Paid I-864 bill

06/30/2011: Mailed I-864 packet

07/01/2011: DS-3032 was accepted

07/05/2011: Received Packet IV

07/06/2011: Paid IV bill

09/10/2011: Mailed IV packet

09/15/2011: Got a checklist! :(

09/19/2011: Sent completed checklist

09/22/2011: Case complete!!!!

09/29/2011: Received Packet 4, Assigned interview date

09/30/2011: Case forwarded to foreign consulate

U.S. Consulate in Asunción, Paraguay

10-03-2011: Medical Exam

10-12-2011: Medical Results picked up

11-01-2011: Interview at 2:30PM. APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!

11-02-2011: VISA picked up

11-10-2011: POE: Washington DC

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Documents do not need to be translated if there are in the native language of the country where you will be going through the consulate. You are OK since everything is in Spanish.

It's Embassy/Consulate specific if a document is required to be translated into English or the document can be submitted sans translation as long as it is in the official language of the country.

For example, Guangzhou, China requires translations.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Chile
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Thanks for the replies, I've generally taken a "better to have it and not need it" kind of attitude, but in this case we're late getting all of our documents together, and I'd rather not have to pay more if it can be avoided.

Hi, you or your wife can translate the documents, you don't have to pay to someone else to do it, I did it and I have no problem at the embassy...if you want to I can send the samples of the birth and police certificates translations, you will just have to fill them out with your wife's info :thumbs:PM me your email address and I'll be more than glad of send them to you

God bless you

Patty


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Chile
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Hi, you or your wife can translate the documents, you don't have to pay to someone else to do it, I did it and I have no problem at the embassy...if you want to I can send the samples of the birth and police certificates translations, you will just have to fill them out with your wife's info :thumbs:PM me your email address and I'll be more than glad of send them to you

God bless you

Patty

Thanks for the offer Patty, I'd like to see the sample police certificate (we already have the birth certificate). I tried PM'ing you, but it says you can't receive any new PMs, so I sent you an email using the link on your profile page, please let me know if you don't get it.

Thanks!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Chile
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Thought I'd give this thread a little more closure, I sent an email to SantiagoImmigration@state.gov regarding this translation, they replied back that no translation is required for the police records (Certificado de Antecedentes). They didn't address my comment about uncertainty of exactly what needed to be translated, but that the one document I specifically was wondering about does not.

Maybe someone else will find this info useful, thanks everyone!

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