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Hello all. I am engaged to a Chinese woman named Hanhua. She was going to be coming here in about 3 weeks, so we can marry before January 1, 2012.

Well, to mmarry in my town in Rhode Island, they need "certified" copies of her Birth Certificate and Divorce decree. She has and used Notarized copies for the 129f and her Visa. How does she get these documents certified????Please help, because if we cant figure this out, she will come in late January! Thanks in advance.....todd


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Hello all. I am engaged to a Chinese woman named Hanhua. She was going to be coming here in about 3 weeks, so we can marry before January 1, 2012.

Well, to mmarry in my town in Rhode Island, they need "certified" copies of her Birth Certificate and Divorce decree. She has and used Notarized copies for the 129f and her Visa. How does she get these documents certified????Please help, because if we cant figure this out, she will come in late January! Thanks in advance.....todd

I would Personal message Jim, darnell or pushbrk about this.


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You should clarify with the local recorder of marriages about what they mean by "certified." If the english translation with the notorial seal, then she should be able to get that very quickly. The other option is to find out the requirement for marriage in another county or a neighboring state if that helps your situation.


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Thaanks. I emailed the second person you mentioned....todd

:thumbs: Congrats on your Approval.


TIM/MAV K1-JOURNEY
3/27/2007....We first met on myspace
1/30/10 ......My Honey proposed
8/15/10 ......He visit Philippines(2wks) & met my family
12/17/10 ....USCIS received the Filed I-129F for K1-visa
12/21/10 ....Received hard copy,NOA1
5/25/11.......Received RFE
6/09/11.......NOA2 approved
12/07/11.....Visa fee paid at BPI

6/11/13.......2nd visa fee payment
7/10-11/13.. Medical Exam completed@St.Lukes Clinic
1/15-16/14.. 2nd Medical exam updated
1/21/14...... k1 interview-Visa Approved
.....................................................................
8/29/14...... Submitted AOS application
10/03/14.....Biometrics
01/07/15.....Received my EAD card

01/31/15..... I got my SSN from the mail

04/20/15......AOS Interview - Approved :star:

4/24/15 .......Got the Driving Permit Card

4/30/15 .......Green Card Received :) (Exp.4/20/17)

http://youtu.be/BVf45EcdFwQ

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The RI government website says a certified copy of a BC is preferred. I would talk to my county clerk regarding your fiancee being from China.

http://www.health.ri...marry/index.php

"Individuals marrying in Rhode Island must apply for a marriage license at a city or town clerk's office. To determine which city or town you must obtain the marriage license from, please refer to the General Marriage Requirements in Rhode Island. State law restricts the ability of cities and towns to issue marriage licenses statewide. The license is valid for three months after the issuance date. The marriage must take place in the presence of the officiant (the person performing the marriage) and two witnesses age 18 or older. (more) When applying for a marriage license, the bride and groom are responsible in presenting proof of birth facts (preferably a certified copy of the birth certificate) and a valid form of identification. Please be sure to contact the city or town office where you will apply for the license to verify their requirements and hours open to the public. Also, if previously married, a certified copy of the final decree of divorce or a certified copy of the death certificate of the previous spouse are required. If the bride is younger than age 18 or if either individual is under the control of a legal guardian, a "Minor's Permit to Marry" is also required. (more)"

Also on page 3 of the "General Marriage Requirements in Rhode Island" it says:

"For persons born outside the United States who cannot obtain a birth

certificate, a valid passport or alien card may be accepted. Additional

requirements may exist in some locations, as some offices may not accept

a passport without a certified copy of a birth certificate."

In China, the notarial birth certificate, marriage certificate, and divorce decree are considered "official" by the US Government. I'd have a copy of the info on the website below with me when I went to discuss the issue with my county clerk.

http://shenyang.usem...ords_china.html

Edited by rin and john

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Hello all. I am engaged to a Chinese woman named Hanhua. She was going to be coming here in about 3 weeks, so we can marry before January 1, 2012.

Well, to mmarry in my town in Rhode Island, they need "certified" copies of her Birth Certificate and Divorce decree. She has and used Notarized copies for the 129f and her Visa. How does she get these documents certified????Please help, because if we cant figure this out, she will come in late January! Thanks in advance.....todd

Congrats!!

Looks like a passport may work, but some areas may want a birth certificate too, not that they could read it as its in Chinese :lol:

Edited by Hank_Amy

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Bring the Notarial Translation, the WHITE BOOK, on each thing, as

1. it's a notarized copy of the original and

2. The translation into English is Certified.


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