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We just got an RFE on a K1 AOS because we didn't submit a birth certificate. I thought that since we already established identity for the K1 visa, the passport and visa copies would be sufficient. I guess not...

Did we get screwed? Not that it matters, just kind of annoying.

Anyway, now we need to get the German birth certificate translated into English. I think it is in Germany right now, and as I understand it, it's kind of like a book. Are there official translators that do this? How can I find one? How much money is it? Does it need to be notarized or anything like that?

Thanks for the help!

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You might want to check this to be sure you didn't miss anything else...

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If your fiance can translate the document accurately, it can be done with him providing a 'certification' statement and having it notarized.

There have been many posts on this subject. Use the search feature and check out the responses.

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About translating documents you can have a friend or your fiance do it they just have to sign the translation at the bottom with a statement like:

I certify that I am competent to translate from [Language] to English and that the above [identify the document and to whom it pertains] is a correct and true translation to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Signed:_______________

Address:______________

Telephone:____________

Date:_________________

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Yes the certificate needs to be translate you can do it as other VJs member said, works fine. Don't worry we have the same problem than you, we forgot to include the birth certificate and received a referral two months ago, sent the paper quickly and our process continues without problems.

Good luck

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Please submit certified translations for all foreign language documents. The translator must certify that s/he is competent to translate and that the translation is accurate.

The certification format should include the certifier's name, signature, address, and date of certification. A suggested format is:

Certification by Translator

I ___typed name____, certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and____________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled____________.

Signature

Date Typed Name

Address

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Please submit certified translations for all foreign language documents. The translator must certify that s/he is competent to translate and that the translation is accurate.

The certification format should include the certifier's name, signature, address, and date of certification. A suggested format is:

Certification by Translator

I ___typed name____, certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and____________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled____________.

Signature

Date Typed Name

Address

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices...nal/index.htm#H

I sent them a photocopy of my birth certificate (Thai langauge) and attached the translated which I certified by myself. I think it could be alright to certified by myself since I didn't get any RFE about it yet. :no:


My AOS Timeline

07-22-2006 Sent mail to Chicago for AOS (Sat).

07-29-2006 Received NOA....They got my doc!

08-01-2006 $395 check was cashed.

08-03-2006 Recieved ASC Appointment notice for 08-10-2006, 11AM.

08-10-2006 Biometric done...just 5 mins.Great service at naperville APC.

08-24-2006 Recieved a RFE by e-mail... Grrrr what 's going on? (notice mailed on Aug 23).

08-26-2006 Recieved a RFE mail for I-864...

08-26-2006 Mailed 4506-T to IRS (Never return back till 10-04)..Why I like to mail things on Sat?

08-28-2006 Husband called IRS for another tax transcript request (I'm glad we called).

09-11-2006 Recieved tax transcript, gathered my RFE package and mailed all back to USCIS.

09-19-2006 USCIS got RFE's package on 09-18

09-20-2006 Email states USCIS has transfered my case to CSC on 09-19

09-23-2006 Email states CSC got our case on 09-22.

09-24-2006 Snail mail says they have transfered my case.

09-25-2006 , 09-26, 09-28 Touched

10-20-2006 Email states your case was approved!!!!

Now: Waiting for the REAL GREEN CARD IN HAND

10-21-2006 Touched

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I got an RFE for the translation of my wife’s birth certificate. I translate it myself and I wrote in the bottom what the other poster have posted. And it worked because it went through and I was approved. :yes:

Good luck,

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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If the original is still in Germany, you don't even need it to respond to the RFE. A scanned copy or even a clear fax copy will do to submit to USCIS (with translation of course). And then get the original in time for the interview.


09-02-2005 Applications for AOS, EAD, and AP received by MSC

10-21-2005 AOS fingerprint notice for 12-08-2005

11-07-2005 AP approved

12-05-2005 Infopass appt at San Jose office for interim EAD -- Refused, because it is already approved by MSC on 11-07-2005

12-07-2005 Attempt at interim EAD at San Francisco office -- no go. Back to San Jose, where CSO (chief station officer) tells they will contact MSC via email to request permission to issue interim EAD

12-08-2005 Biometrics for AOS and EAD. Having no EAD appt letter was no problem (used EAD NOA)

12-15-2005 EAD arrived in the mail

12-24-2005 Received interview letter; interview scheduled 03-01-2006

01-28-2006 Received replacement SSN card in married name (5 wks since application)

03-01-2006 AOS interview -- approved; received stamp in the passport

03-13-2006 Green card arrived in the mail

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If the original is still in Germany, you don't even need it to respond to the RFE. A scanned copy or even a clear fax copy will do to submit to USCIS (with translation of course). And then get the original in time for the interview.

Very true! :yes:

Peter Miami


Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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