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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Greece
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My Fiancee went to her interview in Greece today and they told her, that our VISA is approved but they will not print it for her until she brings I-134 w/ a NOTIRIZATION from her.

Ours was Notirized in Greece....

Has any1 else ran into this problem? Is it there mistake? Is a foreign notirazation acceptable.

Please advise....

She has another appointment next Tuesday (10/10)....

Thank you


K1 JOURNEY

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Athens, Greece

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-22

IMBRA RFE email : 2006-07-07

APPROVED :2006-08-23

NVC Recieved: 2006-08-30

Interview: 2006-10-04 ....error in I-134...Rescheduled :-(

2nd Interview: 2006-10-10

RECIEVED K1 VISA: 2006-10-10

HARA ENTERS USA: 2006-10-12

Civil Marriage: 2006-10-16

SSN: Applied 10/26/2006....Received 11/03/2006

AOS JOURNEY

I-485/I-131 Sent: 10/19/2006

Chicago Recieves packet: 10/22/2006

All 3 MO Cashed: 10/27/2006

NAO1 for AP + AOS: 10/30/2006

AP Touches .....................AOS Touches

11/01/06 .....................11/01/06

11/08/06 .....................11/13/06 RFE4Birth Cert :-(

Biometrics Appt' : 11/15/06

SENT RFE: 11/20/2006

RFE Delivered: 11/25/2006

................................................11/29/2006 (Processed RFE)

.................................................12/06/2006 TRANSFERED CSC :-)

12/13/2006.....AP APPROVED!!!

12/29/2006...WEDDING IN GREECE!!!! :-) !!!!

CSC Touches...12/8, 12/11, 12/20, 1/4/07, 1/9, 1/20, 1/25

1/20.... AOS APPROVED!!!!

1/25....Green Card SENT!!!!

2/7......Approval Letter SENT!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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If the sponsor is in the United States, the affidavit may be sworn to or affirmed before an immigration officer (see any USCIS District or sub-office) or before a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. If the sponsor is outside the United States, the affidavit must be sworn to or affirmed before a U.S. consular or immigration officer.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-134.htm


I only offer advice - not even legal. Just the plain and simple kind.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Greece
Timeline
If the sponsor is in the United States, the affidavit may be sworn to or affirmed before an immigration officer (see any USCIS District or sub-office) or before a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. If the sponsor is outside the United States, the affidavit must be sworn to or affirmed before a U.S. consular or immigration officer.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-134.htm

I'm the sponsor and I live in the US...my notary from Greece, is fine?

Thank you


K1 JOURNEY

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Athens, Greece

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-22

IMBRA RFE email : 2006-07-07

APPROVED :2006-08-23

NVC Recieved: 2006-08-30

Interview: 2006-10-04 ....error in I-134...Rescheduled :-(

2nd Interview: 2006-10-10

RECIEVED K1 VISA: 2006-10-10

HARA ENTERS USA: 2006-10-12

Civil Marriage: 2006-10-16

SSN: Applied 10/26/2006....Received 11/03/2006

AOS JOURNEY

I-485/I-131 Sent: 10/19/2006

Chicago Recieves packet: 10/22/2006

All 3 MO Cashed: 10/27/2006

NAO1 for AP + AOS: 10/30/2006

AP Touches .....................AOS Touches

11/01/06 .....................11/01/06

11/08/06 .....................11/13/06 RFE4Birth Cert :-(

Biometrics Appt' : 11/15/06

SENT RFE: 11/20/2006

RFE Delivered: 11/25/2006

................................................11/29/2006 (Processed RFE)

.................................................12/06/2006 TRANSFERED CSC :-)

12/13/2006.....AP APPROVED!!!

12/29/2006...WEDDING IN GREECE!!!! :-) !!!!

CSC Touches...12/8, 12/11, 12/20, 1/4/07, 1/9, 1/20, 1/25

1/20.... AOS APPROVED!!!!

1/25....Green Card SENT!!!!

2/7......Approval Letter SENT!!!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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If the sponsor is in the United States, the affidavit may be sworn to or affirmed before an immigration officer (see any USCIS District or sub-office) or before a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. If the sponsor is outside the United States, the affidavit must be sworn to or affirmed before a U.S. consular or immigration officer.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-134.htm

I'm the sponsor and I live in the US...my notary from Greece, is fine?

Thank you

BigBoss,

It's been made very clear on I-134 instructions that it has to be notarized by an US notary. They will not accept a Greece notarized Aff. of support form. My suggestion. Fill out the form again, get it notarized here in US and send it to her express mail. This should take care of any problems. Good Luck!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Greece
Timeline
If the sponsor is in the United States, the affidavit may be sworn to or affirmed before an immigration officer (see any USCIS District or sub-office) or before a notary public or other official authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. If the sponsor is outside the United States, the affidavit must be sworn to or affirmed before a U.S. consular or immigration officer.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/i-134.htm

I'm the sponsor and I live in the US...my notary from Greece, is fine?

Thank you

BigBoss,

It's been made very clear on I-134 instructions that it has to be notarized by an US notary. They will not accept a Greece notarized Aff. of support form. My suggestion. Fill out the form again, get it notarized here in US and send it to her express mail. This should take care of any problems. Good Luck!

Thanks for the clarification.


K1 JOURNEY

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Athens, Greece

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-22

IMBRA RFE email : 2006-07-07

APPROVED :2006-08-23

NVC Recieved: 2006-08-30

Interview: 2006-10-04 ....error in I-134...Rescheduled :-(

2nd Interview: 2006-10-10

RECIEVED K1 VISA: 2006-10-10

HARA ENTERS USA: 2006-10-12

Civil Marriage: 2006-10-16

SSN: Applied 10/26/2006....Received 11/03/2006

AOS JOURNEY

I-485/I-131 Sent: 10/19/2006

Chicago Recieves packet: 10/22/2006

All 3 MO Cashed: 10/27/2006

NAO1 for AP + AOS: 10/30/2006

AP Touches .....................AOS Touches

11/01/06 .....................11/01/06

11/08/06 .....................11/13/06 RFE4Birth Cert :-(

Biometrics Appt' : 11/15/06

SENT RFE: 11/20/2006

RFE Delivered: 11/25/2006

................................................11/29/2006 (Processed RFE)

.................................................12/06/2006 TRANSFERED CSC :-)

12/13/2006.....AP APPROVED!!!

12/29/2006...WEDDING IN GREECE!!!! :-) !!!!

CSC Touches...12/8, 12/11, 12/20, 1/4/07, 1/9, 1/20, 1/25

1/20.... AOS APPROVED!!!!

1/25....Green Card SENT!!!!

2/7......Approval Letter SENT!!!

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The point of notarization is to attest to the fact that you signed the form.

Therefore the notary has to watch you sign the form before they attest to that.

If you live in the US, that notary in Greece couldn't have possibly seen you sign the form. It also appears that only the acknowledgements of consular officials are 'trusted' by the State Department for US citizens residing abroad and filing.

There are notaries on nearly every corner in the US, most notably at financial institutions.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Greece
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The point of notarization is to attest to the fact that you signed the form.

Therefore the notary has to watch you sign the form before they attest to that.

If you live in the US, that notary in Greece couldn't have possibly seen you sign the form. It also appears that only the acknowledgements of consular officials are 'trusted' by the State Department for US citizens residing abroad and filing.

There are notaries on nearly every corner in the US, most notably at financial institutions.

Thanks for the info.

I got it notarized here, yesterday and shepped it next day w/ DHL.

I was in Greece during the summer for vacations...so I figured let me get it notarized while i'm here...BAD MISTAKE.

Thanks


K1 JOURNEY

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Athens, Greece

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-22

IMBRA RFE email : 2006-07-07

APPROVED :2006-08-23

NVC Recieved: 2006-08-30

Interview: 2006-10-04 ....error in I-134...Rescheduled :-(

2nd Interview: 2006-10-10

RECIEVED K1 VISA: 2006-10-10

HARA ENTERS USA: 2006-10-12

Civil Marriage: 2006-10-16

SSN: Applied 10/26/2006....Received 11/03/2006

AOS JOURNEY

I-485/I-131 Sent: 10/19/2006

Chicago Recieves packet: 10/22/2006

All 3 MO Cashed: 10/27/2006

NAO1 for AP + AOS: 10/30/2006

AP Touches .....................AOS Touches

11/01/06 .....................11/01/06

11/08/06 .....................11/13/06 RFE4Birth Cert :-(

Biometrics Appt' : 11/15/06

SENT RFE: 11/20/2006

RFE Delivered: 11/25/2006

................................................11/29/2006 (Processed RFE)

.................................................12/06/2006 TRANSFERED CSC :-)

12/13/2006.....AP APPROVED!!!

12/29/2006...WEDDING IN GREECE!!!! :-) !!!!

CSC Touches...12/8, 12/11, 12/20, 1/4/07, 1/9, 1/20, 1/25

1/20.... AOS APPROVED!!!!

1/25....Green Card SENT!!!!

2/7......Approval Letter SENT!!!

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I was in Greece during the summer for vacations...so I figured let me get it notarized while i'm here...BAD MISTAKE.

Yia Sou,

Your plan could have worked.. IF you had gone to the Embassy in Athens or the Consulate in 'Saloniki. You can get a US Notary Public there.

Ah well, no harm no foul---all is done and I'm sure the visa will be issues as soon as she takes the docs back in (she might be able to mail them if that's better).

A GREAT reminder for folks who don't knwo that foreign notaries are different than US ones; thanks for sharing your experience!


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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:ot: I have written this before... How can you be the "Big Boss" with a little chicken (Chicken Little) as your avatar. LOL!!! :P:):yes::D:lol::whistle:

LOL....

I was in Greece during the summer for vacations...so I figured let me get it notarized while i'm here...BAD MISTAKE.

Yia Sou,

Your plan could have worked.. IF you had gone to the Embassy in Athens or the Consulate in 'Saloniki. You can get a US Notary Public there.

Ah well, no harm no foul---all is done and I'm sure the visa will be issues as soon as she takes the docs back in (she might be able to mail them if that's better).

A GREAT reminder for folks who don't knwo that foreign notaries are different than US ones; thanks for sharing your experience!

Thanks, that makes sense.

From US...any notary will do right? Dont have to go to the embassy?


K1 JOURNEY

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Athens, Greece

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-22

IMBRA RFE email : 2006-07-07

APPROVED :2006-08-23

NVC Recieved: 2006-08-30

Interview: 2006-10-04 ....error in I-134...Rescheduled :-(

2nd Interview: 2006-10-10

RECIEVED K1 VISA: 2006-10-10

HARA ENTERS USA: 2006-10-12

Civil Marriage: 2006-10-16

SSN: Applied 10/26/2006....Received 11/03/2006

AOS JOURNEY

I-485/I-131 Sent: 10/19/2006

Chicago Recieves packet: 10/22/2006

All 3 MO Cashed: 10/27/2006

NAO1 for AP + AOS: 10/30/2006

AP Touches .....................AOS Touches

11/01/06 .....................11/01/06

11/08/06 .....................11/13/06 RFE4Birth Cert :-(

Biometrics Appt' : 11/15/06

SENT RFE: 11/20/2006

RFE Delivered: 11/25/2006

................................................11/29/2006 (Processed RFE)

.................................................12/06/2006 TRANSFERED CSC :-)

12/13/2006.....AP APPROVED!!!

12/29/2006...WEDDING IN GREECE!!!! :-) !!!!

CSC Touches...12/8, 12/11, 12/20, 1/4/07, 1/9, 1/20, 1/25

1/20.... AOS APPROVED!!!!

1/25....Green Card SENT!!!!

2/7......Approval Letter SENT!!!

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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In the US, a Notary Public (note the terminology) can usually be found in a bank, insurance office, my lawyer has one working there, financial advisor's office, mailing service offices, er, seems they turn up everywhere.

This person witnesses your signature, checks your ID to see that you are who you say you are and that's it.

If you find you need a US Notary Public while you are overseas, you'll find at least one in any US Embassy or Consulate.


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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