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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long they waited for marriage certificates to arrive in the mail from Clark County, Nevada.

I just ordered them last week, but I wanted to know when I should start worrying...it's the only thing I need to send off my AOS/EAD packet, and I just hope it doesn't delay me much longer!!! :unsure:

Thanks for your help!!!

Timeline:

March 21, 2006 - I129 F Petition Approved

April 4, 2006 - RFE, IMBRA related

July 19, 2006 - Consulate received packet, Caracas, Vzla

August 25, 2006 - Interview, approved

August 30 - Traveling day!

September 30, 2006 - Married :)

October, 2006 - Awaiting to file AOS/EAD


I129

March 21, 2006 - I129F Fiancee Petition Approved

April 4, 2006 - RFE, IMBRA related

July 19, 2006 - Consulate received packet, Caracas, Vzla

August 25, 2006 - K1 Interview, Approved :)

August 31, 2006 - Travelling day!

September 30, 2006 - Married in Vegas :)

AOS/EAD

October 16 , 2006 - Fedex AOS/EAD packet received in Chicago, signed by J. Choba

October 20, 2006 - Receipt NOA1 issued

October 23, 2006- Received NOA1 in mail for EAD and AOS...moving along!

October 25, 2006-EAD and AOS touched[/font]

October 30, 2006-Received NOA for Biometrics

November 3, 2006-CRIS email- Transfer to CSC! :)

November 7, 2006- I485 touched, CSC received case :)

November 8, 2006- Biometrics appointment- San Antonio-done :)

November 9, 2006- AOS touched

November 27, 2006- CRIS email- Green Card Ordered!!!

November 30, 2006- CRIS email-Welcome notice sent

December 1, 2006-AOS touched

December 2, 2006- Green Card Received :) :) :)

Lifting Conditions: August 2008

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long they waited for marriage certificates to arrive in the mail from Clark County, Nevada.

I just ordered them last week, but I wanted to know when I should start worrying...it's the only thing I need to send off my AOS/EAD packet, and I just hope it doesn't delay me much longer!!! :unsure:

Thanks for your help!!!

Timeline:

March 21, 2006 - I129 F Petition Approved

April 4, 2006 - RFE, IMBRA related

July 19, 2006 - Consulate received packet, Caracas, Vzla

August 25, 2006 - Interview, approved

August 30 - Traveling day!

September 30, 2006 - Married :)

October, 2006 - Awaiting to file AOS/EAD

We copied the certificate that we recieved in Vegas (the one the minister signed) and sent that with the AOS application. We never recieved a request for a "certified" copy, so I assume the one we had was good enough. I got my green card last month with no problems. I know the marriage certificates vary from state to state, so I wonder if it only needs to be a certified copy for certain states. I would assume you would be safe to send a copy of the marriage certificate you already have. If for some reason it isn't, you should have the certified copy by that time.

Hope this helps


Oct 2005 visa received

Dec 24, 2005 Married in Vegas

Jan 29, 2006 sent AOS

April 19, 2006 AP approved...finally

Aug 30, 2006 AOS interview....approved

Sept 06...Received Green card

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could tell me how long they waited for marriage certificates to arrive in the mail from Clark County, Nevada.

I just ordered them last week, but I wanted to know when I should start worrying...it's the only thing I need to send off my AOS/EAD packet, and I just hope it doesn't delay me much longer!!! :unsure:

Hi, I got married in Reno, Nevada, and it took only a few days for our two certified copies to arrive after we requested them. I would give them a call to explain you need them right away, we did that and the people in Reno were very friendly and understanding. Hope this helps!


My story:

09/23/2002 - Met Chris online, there was something very special about this guy =0)

07/16/2006 - We got married in Reno, Nevada.

USCIS:

08/13/2006 - Filed for AOS, AP, EAD - they were VERY carefully packaged with a detailed cover sheet on top of each of the forms, just as VJ's instructions recommend. It was A LOT of work, but it did pay off! (we firmly believe this is what sped up our process big time)

08/31/2006 - Biometrics appointment

09/09/2006 - Received my AOS appointment date!

10/26/2006 - EAD touched and AP APPROVED!

10/27/2006 - AOS appointment at 7:30 AM! APPROVED IN EXACTLY 70 DAYS!!!

11/01/2006 - EAD approved

11/02/2006 - Email notification - greencard will be mailed as soon as it is ready! YAY again!

11/02/2006 - Welcome to the United States of America letter in the mail! Almost there! =)

11/06/2006 - EAD card and White card (a.k.a. greencard) arrive in the mail!

Journey Total Duration: 80 days

Filed for removal of conditions on 07-28-2008 and had them removed on 09-10-2008

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We also just sent a copy of the certificate that we received in Las Vegas (the signed copy) and had no problems. Our AOS was just approved without an interview. It did take us 4 weeks to receive our certified copies but they were not needed.


K-1 Journey*

Nov 2004 Met in Recife

02-01-06 I-129F Sent to VSC

04-26-06 Interview APPROVED!!!!!!!

05-18-06 Eliana arrived in New York

07-22-06 Married in Las Vegas!!!!!

AOS/AP Journey*

07-25-06 I-485 and I-131 Sent to Chicago

08-18-06 Biometrics Appointment (Completed)

10-06-06 AP Approved

10-11-06 AOS Approved (without interview)

10-20-06 Green Card Received!! Done until July 2008

01-27-07 Second Wedding (in Brazil)

I-751 Journey*

07-09-08 I-751 Sent to VSC

09-16-08 Biometrics Appointment (Completed)

02-25-09 Transferred to CSC

03-20-09 Approved (without interview)

03-27-09 Emily is born!!!

04-07-09 Green Card Received!!

11-18-11 Lucas is born!!!

N-400 Journey*

12-15-11 N-400 Sent to Texas

02-09-12 Biometrics Appointmnet (Completed)

03-21-12 Interview (Approved)

03-21-12 Oath Ceremony

PROCESS IS DONE!!!!!!

*See Profile for detailed list of all dates

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We also just sent a copy of the certificate that we received in Las Vegas (the signed copy) and had no problems. Our AOS was just approved without an interview. It did take us 4 weeks to receive our certified copies but they were not needed.

Thanks so much for the responses!

Really?! So I should just copy the one I got from the Chapel and that's enough??? Ahhh, I've been waiting for that certificate for about 10 days!!!!! :o

I'm going to try and send everything tomorrow then, and yeah, I'll have the other ones by the time I get an interview or an RFE.

Thanks again!


I129

March 21, 2006 - I129F Fiancee Petition Approved

April 4, 2006 - RFE, IMBRA related

July 19, 2006 - Consulate received packet, Caracas, Vzla

August 25, 2006 - K1 Interview, Approved :)

August 31, 2006 - Travelling day!

September 30, 2006 - Married in Vegas :)

AOS/EAD

October 16 , 2006 - Fedex AOS/EAD packet received in Chicago, signed by J. Choba

October 20, 2006 - Receipt NOA1 issued

October 23, 2006- Received NOA1 in mail for EAD and AOS...moving along!

October 25, 2006-EAD and AOS touched[/font]

October 30, 2006-Received NOA for Biometrics

November 3, 2006-CRIS email- Transfer to CSC! :)

November 7, 2006- I485 touched, CSC received case :)

November 8, 2006- Biometrics appointment- San Antonio-done :)

November 9, 2006- AOS touched

November 27, 2006- CRIS email- Green Card Ordered!!!

November 30, 2006- CRIS email-Welcome notice sent

December 1, 2006-AOS touched

December 2, 2006- Green Card Received :) :) :)

Lifting Conditions: August 2008

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I think a few guys in this thread got lucky! The certificate that you get in the wedding chapel is nothing but a souvenier, it isn't a proper certified certificate of marrage. You're supposed to send the one from the Clark Country Registrars office. I guess the people who did your cases couldn't tell the difference!

Mine took about 2 weeks to come BTW.

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We actually received 2 different certificates. The souvenir copy from the wedding chapel and the other was what we received from Clark Country Registrars office before we were married. After the wedding, the minister signed this copy and that is what we sent in with the AOS application. We just didn't wait to get a "certified" copy before we applied for AOS/AP (but we have it now). We never received a RFE and were approved so I guess that was ok to use.


K-1 Journey*

Nov 2004 Met in Recife

02-01-06 I-129F Sent to VSC

04-26-06 Interview APPROVED!!!!!!!

05-18-06 Eliana arrived in New York

07-22-06 Married in Las Vegas!!!!!

AOS/AP Journey*

07-25-06 I-485 and I-131 Sent to Chicago

08-18-06 Biometrics Appointment (Completed)

10-06-06 AP Approved

10-11-06 AOS Approved (without interview)

10-20-06 Green Card Received!! Done until July 2008

01-27-07 Second Wedding (in Brazil)

I-751 Journey*

07-09-08 I-751 Sent to VSC

09-16-08 Biometrics Appointment (Completed)

02-25-09 Transferred to CSC

03-20-09 Approved (without interview)

03-27-09 Emily is born!!!

04-07-09 Green Card Received!!

11-18-11 Lucas is born!!!

N-400 Journey*

12-15-11 N-400 Sent to Texas

02-09-12 Biometrics Appointmnet (Completed)

03-21-12 Interview (Approved)

03-21-12 Oath Ceremony

PROCESS IS DONE!!!!!!

*See Profile for detailed list of all dates

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We actually received 2 different certificates. The souvenir copy from the wedding chapel and the other was what we received from Clark Country Registrars office before we were married. After the wedding, the minister signed this copy and that is what we sent in with the AOS application. We just didn't wait to get a "certified" copy before we applied for AOS/AP (but we have it now). We never received a RFE and were approved so I guess that was ok to use.

Neither of those is the correct document. USCIS simply missed that you hadn't sent them the correct document! You got lucky. I wouldn't advise anyone to do what you did though, because they are likely to get an RFE.

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