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Translation certificate(s) - notary public or not?

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Hello,

I've been married to my American wife for a few months now (since May this year). We're just about ready to send out our initial I-130 package. My birth certificate and a few other documents are not in english so I included a translation for each. I went through the guides on this site and it says here I have to attach a "translation certificate" for each translated document. However I found elsewhere (I'm new so I can't include external links) that you're supposed to attach one single certificate in a form of an affidavit that lists all the translated documents in the package, and that you need to have it signed before a notary public.

So which of those do you think would be better? Do I need one certificate for each document or one altogether, and do any/all of them need to be signed before a notary?

Thanks in advance.

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Thailand
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Hello,

I've been married to my American wife for a few months now (since May this year). We're just about ready to send out our initial I-130 package. My birth certificate and some other documents are not in english so I attached a translation for each. I went through the guides on this site and it says here I have to attach a "translation certificate" for each translated document. However I found elsewhere (I'm new so I can't include external links) that you're supposed to attach one single certificate in a form of an affidavit that lists all the translated documents in the package, and that you need to have it signed before a notary public.

So which of those do you think would be better? Do I need one certificate for each document or one altogether, and do any/all of them need to be signed before a notary?

Thanks in advance.

None need to be notarized. The " certification " is simply a statement made by the person that translated the docs indicating they are fluent in both languages.

Use the search block here on V J to find more info on translations.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Translations only need an attestation statement that the translation is accurate and the person doing the translating is fluent in the foreign language as well as English.


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