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Marriage Certificate with I-130

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia

I was hoping someone could assist me with a concern about my marriage certificate that will be sent with the I-130.

After much delay, my wife will be receiving our marriage certificate very soon.

When I send a copy along with the I-130, including a translation - Cambodian/Khmer to English, should I simply print out copies of each?

Should I print out copies and have them "certified"? If so, how would I go about "certifying" them?

Also, the statement that a "translator's statement" should be included with the translated copy was made in a previous thread.

Is this so? And if it is, what should the statement from the translator say?

Also, if this "translator's statement" does need to be provided, would a copy suffice or should the original statement be sent?

I apologize for all the questions concerning this small part of the process but I am wanting everything to go smoothly for us.

And I should say now that I will most likely be making more posts with many more questions in the coming days/weeks as the filing process and our Journey begins. You've been warned! :P

Thank you, everyone!

June 16, 2011: Met online (Skype) for the first time.
July 27, 2011: Officially a couple/engaged.
March 19, 2012: Met in-person for the first time.
March 23, 2012: Wedding!

June 25, 2012 - I-130 Sent via USPS
June 27, 2012 - Lockbox arrival
July 02, 2012 - NOA 1 text/email
July 05, 2012 - NOA 1 hard copy in mail
February 19, 2013 - NOA 2

NVC Stage
February 27, 2013 - NVC receives petition
March 15, 2013 - NVC case number assigned
March 27, 2013 - AOS fee paid online
March 29, 2013 - AOS fee shows PAID
April 1, 2013 - AOS pack mailed
April 4, 2013 - DS-3032 accepted
April 5, 2013 - IV invoiced & paid online
April 9, 2013 - IV fee shows PAID - IV pack mailed
April 22, 2013 - NVC case complete

October 28, 2013 - Interview date - "Administrative Processing"

November 7, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh - "Administrative Processing"

November 19, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh

November 22, 2013 - Visa Issued

November 26, 2013 - Arrival in the United States of America

December 31, 2014 - Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) issued

July 18, 2015 - First child due!

July 27, 2015 - Baby girl is born!

November 17, 2015 - Biometrics complete

...more to come...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England

Here's a link from the USCIS website with assembly instructions. It specifically says to try and Avoid sending originals (photocopies are preferred for this step) and at the bottom of the page it gives the exact wording of the translator statement. Hope this helps.


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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

simple photo copy of original and translated marriage certificate is enough. you dont need to certify it.

it is enough if at the end of the translated marriage certificate mentions the name of the translator and simple sentence like given translation is best to my knowledge etc etc.


11/19/2011: I-130 Sent

11/25/2011: NOA1 email notification received.

11/28/2011: Petition touched

04/27/2012: NOA2 email notification received.


05/07/2012: NVC received

05/30/2012: Called NVC to receive Case # & IIN

XX/XX/2012: AOS bill invoiced and paid

XX/XX/2012: AOS package mailed

XX/XX/2012: AOS Receipt Paid

XX/XX/2012: DS-3032 acceptance e-mail received

XX/XX/2012: IV bill invoiced; IV bill

XX/XX/2012: IV fee

XX/XX/2012: IV fee bill appears PAID

XX/XX/2012: DS-230 delivered to NVC



XX/XX/2012: Embassy received

XX/XX/2012: Interview scheduled

XX/XX/2012: Medical

XX/XX/2012: Interview

XX/XX/2012: Visa received

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