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Hello, i entered the U.S on k-1 visa, we got married and I'm sending my AOS package soon(I-485, I-131, I-765) and i was reading that i have to send a certified copy of the front and the back of the marriage certificate, but i checked ours and there's nothing at all on the back of the paper!!!! our marriage took a place in Florida, is that normal ? and we received 2 certified copies when we got married. do i need to send both of them? because i was reading on VJ about people getting RFE for marriage certificate although they send their original certified copy!!! can anyone clarify that please?? i entered the U.S on k-1 visa

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Hello, i entered the U.S on k-1 visa, we got married and I'm sending my AOS package soon(I-485, I-131, I-765) and i was reading that i have to send a certified copy of the front and the back of the marriage certificate, but i checked ours and there's nothing at all on the back of the paper!!!! our marriage took a place in Florida, is that normal ? and we received 2 certified copies when we got married. do i need to send both of them? because i was reading on VJ about people getting RFE for marriage certificate although they send their original certified copy!!! can anyone clarify that please?? i entered the U.S on k-1 visa

any help please...

I am from FL too. The certified marriage certificate is basically just a copy of your license reprinted with the official court header and stamps on it. At the bottom is a stamp in red from the clerk of courts and the signature of the deputy clerk to verify it is indeed a certified copy from the court. You only need to send a copy of that. I did not send a copy of the back, as it is blank. I made a color copy though, so the stamp at the bottom still appeared in red. Keep the original you received from the court, and bring it with you to the interview, if you have one.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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I am from FL too. The certified marriage certificate is basically just a copy of your license reprinted with the official court header and stamps on it. At the bottom is a stamp in red from the clerk of courts and the signature of the deputy clerk to verify it is indeed a certified copy from the court. You only need to send a copy of that. I did not send a copy of the back, as it is blank. I made a color copy though, so the stamp at the bottom still appeared in red. Keep the original you received from the court, and bring it with you to the interview, if you have one.

Thank you Jay-Kay

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In Texas there is detailed information on both the front and back of my marriage certificate. As you said though, a certified copy is simply a copy of the original (that I already have) with a stamp indicating that it has been certified by the county clerk.

I guess it varies from state to state.

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