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Just wondered if any of you guys and girls every got a RFE for a certified copy of divorcee decree?

We got RFE letter today asking him ( US petitioner) to send a copy of his with a judges signature , and for mine to be signed off by a court official too...i just checked my nisi and absolute and all i have on it is a stamp ( the usual crown ) ...is this correct or should i actually have a signature - having checked them there doesnt seem to be anyplace for a signature ,,,so i am puzzled -

i sent the copy of absolute in and beause the actual title "decree absolute" is so tiny and appears s the last sentence on the bottom of the page i even highlighted it ( in a rather fetching pink!)

All input gratefully received


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Mine didn`t have a judges signature...i called the court and the lawyer that had dealt with it years before and they both told me that it wasnt supposed to have a signature...just the crown stamp...didnt get a rfe for mine...seems strange. I would call the lawyer that dealt with the divorce just to double check...then send a letter to the uscis explaining that we do not have signatures on ours here in the UK. Good luck


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I just checked the decree - i think possibly the pink crown stamp didnt come through on the photocopy and maybe that is the prob? so i am sending for another certified copy and i will send them that and the usual reply letter from the court - that really should be sufficient i hope!!!

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We got an RFE for the same thing, some people do some don't truly makes no sense. We called the court for the county his divorce was in and ask for a certified (stamped) copy. They did a red stamp with a signature and date, and that was that. Not so sure the crown stamp has anything at all to do with it.




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My husband got a certified copy and, without any information to instruct him that it might be needed, he simply wasn't satisfied that there was no official signature. He brought the copy back, left it with the clerk, and picked it up the next day after a magistrate had signed it. The magistrate simply wrote on the bottom of the decree that it was an authentic copy of a legal decree and signed his name. They were very understanding about the whole situation.

I know it's hard to find places to make color photocopies of identification cards or legal documents, but my husband persuaded a print shop to allow him to make copies of several itmes on one of their color copiers while they turned a blind eye. So we have a clear, color image of both the red crown stamp and the ink signature. A good "separated from my love" story works wonders!


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