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Hey guys,

wonder if any of you could help me on this one? I have a sealed/stamped copy of my divorce decree from the court house in texas where the hearing took place. It is numbered page 1 - 3, and has the official stamp on the reverse of page 3 "True and correct copy" and the date the copy was produced. It is only stamped on the reverse of page 3 though, are there any rules to say it has to be stamped/signed on each page of the decree? I have also a certified copy of my actual marriage certificate from my previous marriage, does this help? It will drive me mad if I have to contact the place in Texas again but I will do if I have to!

ANy advice guys?

Claire


April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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What you need to do is order a certified divorce certificate from the courthouse and send this in with your records. Do not send the divorce decree or the marriage certificate. Also, order several copies of your divorce certificate since you will need them through the process. Do not rely on photo copies.

Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Hey guys,

wonder if any of you could help me on this one? I have a sealed/stamped copy of my divorce decree from the court house in texas where the hearing took place. It is numbered page 1 - 3, and has the official stamp on the reverse of page 3 "True and correct copy" and the date the copy was produced. It is only stamped on the reverse of page 3 though, are there any rules to say it has to be stamped/signed on each page of the decree? I have also a certified copy of my actual marriage certificate from my previous marriage, does this help? It will drive me mad if I have to contact the place in Texas again but I will do if I have to!

ANy advice guys?

Claire

It sounds like you would be okay with the divorce decree that you have, though a certified copy would be optimum. Hopefully others with more experience with Texas procedures/nuances would also respond. I would suggest copying all pages, front and back of the divorce decree. Send in the copy of what you have, keeping the original for later inspection/verification. There is no need to bother with the marriage certificate, they just want to know if you can legally marry at this time.

Good luck.

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It sounds like you would be okay with the divorce decree that you have, though a certified copy would be optimum. Hopefully others with more experience with Texas procedures/nuances would also respond. I would suggest copying all pages, front and back of the divorce decree. Send in the copy of what you have, keeping the original for later inspection/verification. There is no need to bother with the marriage certificate, they just want to know if you can legally marry at this time.

Good luck.

:thumbs: The County Clerks office provides copies and certifies them with a Seal/Stamp and Initialed. This is fine. They don't stamp every page. Sending a copy is fine of every page with the certification. And yes, make copies and hold the Original.


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My husbands divorce papers had 5 pages and only 1 stamp in blue ink with a signature on it, it was on the last page. They didn't question his at any stage of the process. His was done in NE.


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I sent in the final divorce decree signed by the judge and certified by a court clerk with her seal. I live in a small town so I managed to get 2 certified and stamped. I kept one and sent one and made copies for my fiance ( been married twice).


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Looks like we have a parallel thread on the same topic going.....

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thanks guys, you're all so helpful with these annoying questions. Lol. OK, so according to USCIS and the checklist on VJ, it says final divorce decree or certificate, I'm assuming this is the wording they're using to cover both parties assuming that decrees are not available in other countries? I guess everything is different state to state, country to country. I'm pretty sure no one has 'decrees' here in England at least I've never heard of it... obviously I want to get this right first time. I think my stamped official copy of decree will be sufficient. It drives me mad having to dig stuff up from ages ago.... thanks guys


April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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thanks guys, you're all so helpful with these annoying questions. Lol. OK, so according to USCIS and the checklist on VJ, it says final divorce decree or certificate, I'm assuming this is the wording they're using to cover both parties assuming that decrees are not available in other countries? I guess everything is different state to state, country to country. I'm pretty sure no one has 'decrees' here in England at least I've never heard of it... obviously I want to get this right first time. I think my stamped official copy of decree will be sufficient. It drives me mad having to dig stuff up from ages ago.... thanks guys

Hey, no problema. They aren't annoying questions. There are others that have travelled this same visa path before and can offer their opinions and advice. Sometimes the government-speak, no matter the agency can be obtuse, at best.

I think that you will be okay as you describe. Make several copies, as previously described, send in the copy, keep the original. I say that because, if you use the VJ cover letter template you will be covered, as that the final statement says, that you will submit accurate copies, and will have the originals available for inspection/verification by a visa or consular official (paraphrased).

Good luck.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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I'm pretty sure no one has 'decrees' here in England at least I've never heard of it

In England the final divorce document is called the Decree Absolute. Yep there are decrees over there.


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