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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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Hi

I need to ask that in case of CR1 Spouse Visa, the attorney in US has already submitted my sister's original Birth Certificate and Original Marriage Certificate to NVC; and they are waiting for my sister's visa interview to be scheduled at the embassy. But he has asked my sister and her husband (husband is in US) to get second originals for Birth and Marriage Certficate too. He says, my sister should have take 2nd "originals" to the Visa Interview. Can u plz tell should she really get 2nd originals ready? How can she? Originals are only one (already submitted to NVC) and how to take another original copy to the embassy for interview?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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Hi

I need to ask that in case of CR1 Spouse Visa, the attorney in US has already submitted my sister's original Birth Certificate and Original Marriage Certificate to NVC; and they are waiting for my sister's visa interview to be scheduled at the embassy. But he has asked my sister and her husband (husband is in US) to get second originals for Birth and Marriage Certficate too for the intrview in her home country. He says, my sister should take 2nd "originals" to the Visa Interview. Can u plz tell should she really get 2nd originals ready? How can she? Originals are only one (already submitted to NVC) and how to take another original copy to the embassy for interview?

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Hi, I'll just share my experience.. I'm petitioning for my husband and I have made him get all originals, again, for when our interview comes.. So he went and got another marriage certificate, a birth certificate and a police certificate.. I don't want to take any chances and rather pay extra money than lose time.. So now we have originals of everything we've sent..

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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its called certified copy of original. That is what our lawyer advised. So i am getting all the certified copy of original for birth, marriage, police and all the docx required.

P.S : Our lawyer actually said 4 copies so we are getting 4 copies. Just to be in safe side.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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Thats fine. my sis can also get originals. bt the problem is that the 2nd originals have a different form number for printing second originals. so the

form/serial number data on both the originals(one submitted to NVC, and one taken to interview) would be different. So what to do?

Also my sis lawyer did not ask forn original police certificate, but only a scanned copy. Why is that so? But he took original birth n marriage certificates though.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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Ok . But the question is, when originals have been submitted to NVC alraedy, and the US Site also says taht take only the originals which have NOT been submitted before, then y lawyer asked for 2nd originals? The lawyer says just do it. But I want to know real experiences of ppl.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I am not sure if it's right but just my point of view-

I think your lawyer asked for 2nd original copy just in case when NVC ships your documents to the U.S. Consulate in your country, they are afraid that it might get lost or misplaced. The "2nd original copy" is just a back up. As to how you can get it would depend on where it was issued. Ask your sister to go back to where her Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate was issued & ask them for a certified copy (which holds the same value as a original document)


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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If the originals are sent to the NVC, then no, you do not need to take a second set of originals to the interview. They will have your originals from the NVC. It's a good idea to bring a copy of everything, (including petition, AOS, etc..) if possible.


She needs to take originals or certified official copies to the interview. Maybe someone from your country could explain it in more detail how to do it.

Incorrect.


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If the originals are sent to the NVC, then no, you do not need to take a second set of originals to the interview. They will have your originals from the NVC. It's a good idea to bring a copy of everything, (including petition, AOS, etc..) if possible.

Incorrect.

In my country the following is required:

"Birth Certificate: An original birth certificate (legalized by the Junta Central Electoral and in the in extensa format) for each applicant and for the petitioner. A birth certificate must be presented for each child under age 21, even if that person is not applying for a visa with you at this time. The date/place of birth and the names of the parents must be shown on the birth certificate.

Marriage Certificate: If you are or were married, you must present a copy (legalized by the Junta Central Electoral and in the in extensa format) of your marriage certificate. You must also present proof of the termination of any previous marriage, such as a death certificate, divorce decree (legalized and in the in extensa) or evidence of annulment. The same requirements apply to the petitioner."

Hence, why someone from her country could explain it in more detail since it could vary.

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All those things should be sent to the NVC. You're the first person I've seen from the DR saying they have to get all those AGAIN after submitting everything to the NVC.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Pakistan
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Thanks folks! I inderstand that Certified Copies can be taken as a Back Up. And 2nd originals are not posible, as the 2nd Originals have a different form Number as well on them.

Can anyone please relate their experience of going to the EMbassy for Interview and presenting Originals or Certified Copies of Marriage and Birth Certificates? I want to know, what happens at the embassy during Visa Interview regarding presentation of marriage and Birth Certificates.

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