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Hello All,

My friend went to his naturalization interview last week. He passed the test, however, the officer has asked him to provide his previous marriage, divorce certificates and his current marriage certificate. He applied on a 5 year rule and immigrated on green card through his mother. I'm not sure why the officer is looking for those documents as he did not get his green card through marriage. The problem is: he can't find his first wedding marriage certificate now as his entire house was destroyed in Sandy. The officer has asked him to bring his documents on Monday - please advise what he should do in this scenario and what should he tell the officer. The officer have not approved his case yet - pending the wedding certificates.

By the way, both of his marriages were performed in his country of origin.

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Hello All,

My friend went to his naturalization interview last week. He passed the test, however, the officer has asked him to provide his previous marriage, divorce certificates and his current marriage certificate. He applied on a 5 year rule and immigrated on green card through his mother. I'm not sure why the officer is looking for those documents as he did not get his green card through marriage. The problem is: he can't find his first wedding marriage certificate now as his entire house was destroyed in Sandy. The officer has asked him to bring his documents on Monday - please advise what he should do in this scenario and what should he tell the officer. The officer have not approved his case yet - pending the wedding certificates.

By the way, both of his marriages were performed in his country of origin.

he can go to the court and request a copy of it. I don't know if they charge any fee for that but they can get all of that. Good luck

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he can go to the court and request a copy of it. I don't know if they charge any fee for that but they can get all of that. Good luck

Are you saying a US court would have copies of his previous marriages performed in another country?


HUSBAND'S CASE

9/17/2011 - sent I-13

09/19/2011 - noa1 received

3/16/2012 - case sent to my local USCIS office for additional processing

4/21/2012 - AP. If we haven't heard from them in SIX MONTHS (omg) we can feel free to call them!!! Thanks!

9/20/2012 - Interview scheduled - October 3!!!!

10/3/2012 - Interview went well but she must look at his A-file more before decision.

10/12/2012 - I-130 APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

KIDS' CASES

04/20/2012: NOA107/20/2012: instead of an approval, we got thrown into AP. sigh

11/01/2012: Boys' I-130 interview set for November 28, 2012.

11/28/2012: I-130s APPROVED! APPROVED! APPROVED!

NVC

12/14/2012: NVC Received

12/31/2012: Case number/IIN

12/31/2012: DS-3032 sent

01/08/2013: DS-3032 accepted

01/02/2013: AOS bill0

1/03/2013: AOS bill shows PAID

01/04/2013: AOS package sent

01/09/2013: IV bill

01/10/2013: IV bill shows PAID

01/11/2013: IV package sent

01/23/2013: Case complete

02/01/2013: Interview scheduled

US Embassy Lagos

02/22/2013: Embassy received

03/01/2013: Medical

03/20/2013: Interview - was told the boys would have been approved on the spot if they had pics! Errrr :-(

04/15/2013: DNA test

05/15/2013: Emailed embassy BEGGING them to let boys drop off passports for visa insertion. IT WORKED!!!

05/31/2013: Visa in hand

06/02/2013: POE JFK!!!!!!

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he can go to the court and request a copy of it. I don't know if they charge any fee for that but they can get all of that. Good luck

No he can't. Because the OP has mentioned both his marriages were held in his country of origin. I fail to understand why he is being asked to provide marriage ceritificates as he has not applied based on marriage. Maybe the IO made a mistake or there is more to the situation than we know. I would advise, that the applicant explains to the IO makes an infopass and explains to the IO of his situation. I am sure if his dwelling was damaged due to Sandy, he will have proof to show it and can request a decision based on hardship. Also, it would be best to explain his position in writing. If he can provide the documents at a later on date, he can request for more time.


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Hello All,

My friend went to his naturalization interview last week. He passed the test, however, the officer has asked him to provide his previous marriage, divorce certificates and his current marriage certificate. He applied on a 5 year rule and immigrated on green card through his mother. I'm not sure why the officer is looking for those documents as he did not get his green card through marriage. The problem is: he can't find his first wedding marriage certificate now as his entire house was destroyed in Sandy. The officer has asked him to bring his documents on Monday - please advise what he should do in this scenario and what should he tell the officer. The officer have not approved his case yet - pending the wedding certificates.

By the way, both of his marriages were performed in his country of origin.

I would do as PathN said, and have an Infopass Appt. to explain the situation re his home. If they are still requesting the marriage docs, it is not that hard to get copies of those. He can fill out the form from the registry website and fax it to a relative with a letter of permission to collect on his behalf, then they can post the cert's express. Could take a few weeks but definitely do-able.


AOS Timeline
Filed 15th June, 2012
NOA date 18th June
Bio appt 20th July
Transferred to CSC 21st July, 2012
EAD/AP approved 27th August.
Received Green Card 6th October. No Interview. Amazing!
Thanks for all the help, see you again in June 2014

ROC Timeline

Mailed Package 30th June 2014

I-797 received 5th July, 2014

Biometrics Appointment 07/30/2014.

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