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Does the marriage certificate sent with the AOS application have to be certified? I have read there is a possibility they will accept the uncertified copy from the courthouse. I wont have the certified one for 4 weeks and wanted to get the process started.

Thanks in advance.


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Most likely you will get an RFE for that. I would wait for a certified copy.

PS: Congratulations on your wedding.


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We paid for rush submitted a good color copy. They never asked to see the original at interview.


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In the AOS package, you are sending only black and white copies of the documents.They don't ask for the originals.

Then you should have the originals with you at the interview.

But you need a copy of the certified marriage certificate,so you will have to wait until you get it in the mail.

You can work on another stuff in the meantime and than just add it and send it.

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Does the marriage certificate sent with the AOS application have to be certified? I have read there is a possibility they will accept the uncertified copy from the courthouse. I wont have the certified one for 4 weeks and wanted to get the process started.

Thanks in advance.

Boy, talk about a slow county. I took the original marriage certificate up to the Clerk and Recorder right after getting married. I walked out with 6 certified copies and the original was mailed to me in four days. They must sent it off to a central location for processing for it to take 4 weeks. I have been to some counties where they scan the original while ou wait and hand back the original. When you get the copies and/or the original back, that them to the interview should you have one. That was the only document the IO looked at and she kept another copy after looking over the original. I had sent in a certified copy with the application too.

Good luck,

Dave

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I took the original marriage certificate up to the Clerk and Recorder right after getting married. I walked out with 6 certified copies and the original was mailed to me in four days.
Same here, except that I walked out with 7 certified copies AND the original, si man. Five of the copies were used for various purposes.

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Boy, talk about a slow county. I took the original marriage certificate up to the Clerk and Recorder right after getting married. I walked out with 6 certified copies and the original was mailed to me in four days. They must sent it off to a central location for processing for it to take 4 weeks. I have been to some counties where they scan the original while ou wait and hand back the original. When you get the copies and/or the original back, that them to the interview should you have one. That was the only document the IO looked at and she kept another copy after looking over the original. I had sent in a certified copy with the application too.

Good luck,

Dave

Yea I couldn't believe when she said 4 weeks and not even an option to pay for expediting. wacko.gif


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Does the marriage certificate sent with the AOS application have to be certified? I have read there is a possibility they will accept the uncertified copy from the courthouse. I wont have the certified one for 4 weeks and wanted to get the process started.

Thanks in advance.

MUST be certified. Send a COPY of the certified certificate. Yes it is often necessary to wait a few weeks for the certified certificate. There is no possibility they will accept the uncertified certificate.


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Yea I couldn't believe when she said 4 weeks and not even an option to pay for expediting. wacko.gif

In our case I took the signed marriage license to the town clerk (who does those here) and simply waited while she recorded it and stamped. It may be possible for you to do the same, but I have heard of many people having to wait several weeks depending on the jurisdiction.


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I didn't need to send a certified copy of the marriage license. I just sent a copy and immigration was okay with that. however, we took the certified copy with us to the interview and they never even asked for it.


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03.28.12- Green Card Approved

 

NATURALIZATION

Sent-12.28.16

Cashed-01.10.17

NOA-01.11.17

Fingerprints-01.30.17

In Line-02.28.17

Interview Letter-06.24.17

Interview Date-07.26.17

Oath Date-08.03.17- U.S. CITIZEN

Passport Received-08.14.17

Naturalization Certificate Received Back (After Passport)-08.17.17

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