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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Greece
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Hey everyone,

Just need another set of eyes for this. I found this on the US Department of State website.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3195.html

Translation Requirements

All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations and submitted to the NVC. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

Translation is accurate, and

Translator is competent to translate.

My interview will be at the Athens Consulate in Greece. And all the documents I have that are not in English are in Greek. Does that mean I don't have to have a translation for them??

Or is it a good idea to just accompany them with a translation just in case.

thanks


CR1 Visa

USCIS
08/13/2013 -- I130 Sent
08/14/2013 -- I130 NOA1 (email)

02/20/2014 -- I130 NOA2 (189 days - email)

NVC

02-28-2014 -- NVC received
04-03-2014 -- NVC case number assigned

05-22-2014 -- Case completed!!!!!!!
05-30-2014 -- Interview scheduled for July 16th 2014 08:30am

05-31-2014 -- Interview Letter received
Embassy
06-24-2014 -- Medical

07-16-2014 -- Interview Approved!!!!!
07-21-2014 -- Visa in hand
09-24-2014 -- POE

 

ROC
09-09-2016 -- I-751 sent
09-17-2016 -- NOA received

10-14-2016 -- Biometric appointment

08-07-2017 -- New card ordered
08-10-2017 -- New card mailed ( still no approval letter)

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Filed: Country: Japan
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You need to have a translation of all documents that aren't in English. It doesn't have to be a professional translator though.


1-18-2012 - I-130 Sent (from Japan to Chicago Lockbox)

1-22-2012 - I-130 Received in Chicago

2-3-2012 - Received NOA1 in Japan

2-7-2012- I-130 Approved! (so fast!!)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria
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You need to have a translation of all documents that aren't in English. It doesn't have to be a professional translator though.

What does a professional translator mean??

It has to be a professional one,an eligible one!!!

The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

Translation is accurate, and

Translator is competent to translate.

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Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bulgaria

I-130 Sent :.................................. 2011-10-10

I-130 NOA1 :.................................2011-10-14

I-130 NOA2:..................................2012-03-30

NVC Received :............................2012-05-03

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2012-05-03

Pay I-864 Bill................................ 2012-05-07

Receive I-864 Package :............2012-05-08

Return Completed I-864 :...........2012-05-10

Return Completed DS-3032 :....2012-05-04

Receive IV Bill :............................2012-05-11

Pay IV Bill :................................... 2012-05-11

Package IV sent :........................2012-05-17

Package IV received:.................2012-05-21

Interview date:.............................2012-06-27

APPROVED!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria
Timeline

Hey everyone,

Just need another set of eyes for this. I found this on the US Department of State website.

http://travel.state..../info_3195.html

Translation Requirements

All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations and submitted to the NVC. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

Translation is accurate, and

Translator is competent to translate.

My interview will be at the Athens Consulate in Greece. And all the documents I have that are not in English are in Greek. Does that mean I don't have to have a translation for them??

Or is it a good idea to just accompany them with a translation just in case.

thanks

Whatever is not in English must be translated by an eligible translator!


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Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Bulgaria

I-130 Sent :.................................. 2011-10-10

I-130 NOA1 :.................................2011-10-14

I-130 NOA2:..................................2012-03-30

NVC Received :............................2012-05-03

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2012-05-03

Pay I-864 Bill................................ 2012-05-07

Receive I-864 Package :............2012-05-08

Return Completed I-864 :...........2012-05-10

Return Completed DS-3032 :....2012-05-04

Receive IV Bill :............................2012-05-11

Pay IV Bill :................................... 2012-05-11

Package IV sent :........................2012-05-17

Package IV received:.................2012-05-21

Interview date:.............................2012-06-27

APPROVED!

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Hey everyone,

Just need another set of eyes for this. I found this on the US Department of State website.

http://travel.state..../info_3195.html

Translation Requirements

All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations and submitted to the NVC. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

Translation is accurate, and

Translator is competent to translate.

My interview will be at the Athens Consulate in Greece. And all the documents I have that are not in English are in Greek. Does that mean I don't have to have a translation for them??

Or is it a good idea to just accompany them with a translation just in case.

thanks

Technically, according to the requirements, no, you don't need translations. HOWEVER, I highly recommend getting translations done because I have seen people at NVC get checklists for non-translated documents.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belgium
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Technically, according to the requirements, no, you don't need translations. HOWEVER, I highly recommend getting translations done because I have seen people at NVC get checklists for non-translated documents.

I called them a week ago for the same question regarding a deed. The operator told me it was NOT necessary to get it translated as it is in one of the original languages used in my country. i did translate all other documents of my packacges (ds-230 & I-864), but translating the deed would have costed me an arm and a leg.


09/2011: Trying to get my wife's birth certificate (took 4 months, thx to USPS)

14/02/12: Marriage

21/02/12: I-130 package sent.

24/02/12: I-130 package arrived @ Chicago lockbox

29/02/12: NOA 1 by E-mail

29/02/12: Contacted US accountant for IRS filing.

07/03/12: NOA 2 by E-mail - Your I-130 was approved in 7 days from your NOA1 date

12/03/12: File arrived at NVC

29/03/12: Confirmation of e-mailed DS-3032

30/03/12: Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill by e-mail

04/04/12: I-864 & DS-230 fee bill paid.

05/04/12: NVC payment portal shows 'paid' status.

13/04/12: Sent out DS-230 & I-864 Package

16/04/12: DS-230 & I864 package received by NVC

21/04/12: Received Checklist for proof of of residency & foreign tax

25/04/12: Sent out reply on checklist

01/05/12: Telephone confirmation of a closed case!

11/05/12: Case complete e-mail and interview date

23/05/12: Medical

05/06/12: Interview!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which application for a visa is being made, must be accompanied by certified translations and submitted to the NVC. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:

You need to check with the Embassy in Athens and find out if they require document translations or not.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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