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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Hi,

I am a US citizen and will be sponsoring my foreign spouse and her dependent minor child (4 years old) from previous marriage by submitting an I-130 to USCIS. She is in Pakistan and has a custody decree stating that the child remains with her and can travel with her internationally.

Question: Do I need to submit this custody decree with the I-130 application? Will this custody decree suffice for a K-4 dependent visa or will the US consulate in Pakistan require any additional confirmation document from her ex-husband before giving K-4 visa to her son? Please advise..

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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ultimately, the document must be shown on interview day.

can include it with the ds-230 when doing document intake to NVC as well.

However, you really should rethink your plan for any K-3/K-4.

K-3 administratively closed - http://www.visajourney.com/news/2010/02/07/department-of-state-to-close-k-3-visas-if-i-129f-and-i-130-petitions-approved-and-received-together/

Plan on filing 2 I-130's, instead.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from K3 Process & Procedures to Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America; OP's question is about required documentation for stepson.

OP, I agree with Darnell, file two I-130's; one for your spouse, the other for your stepson.


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For the step-child's I-130 you need to include as evidence (from the instruction sheet for I-130 on USCIS website):

  • Copy of marriage certificate of stepparent to child's natural parent showing that the marriage occured before the child turned age 18
  • Copies of documents showing prior marriages were terminated
  • Copy of step-child's birth certificate

Good luck on your journey!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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So, the I-130 package for a spouse and his/her child is the same as for a spouse except there is one more I-130 and one more application fee ($420 each/$840 total). Is that correct? Thanks

Yup. Yes. Hao. Dui. Si. Absolutement !


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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