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You cant translate it yourself. The USCIS website has a template for certifying and translating documents and it should be done by someone who is not the applicant or the petitioner (preferably not related either). http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/general-tips-assembling-applications-mailing

This is the free way of translating.

Alternatively, you can check out www.rev.com, they do translations online, and claim they are 100% USCIS compliant. In any case, your translation must have the certification mentioned above attached with the application (rev.com does provide you with a front page of such).

Generally speaking, the age of the document should not really matter. Certainly some people have submitted copies of their original >30-year old birth certificates. If you are worried it is too old, and you would be more comfortable with a newer one, then go ahead and repeat the translation and stop worrying about it

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You cant translate it yourself. The USCIS website has a template for certifying and translating documents and it should be done by someone who is not the applicant or the petitioner (preferably not related either). http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/general-tips-assembling-applications-mailing

This is the free way of translating.

Can you please show specifically where it says you can't translate yourself?

And second, what are you referring to regarding 'free way of translating?'



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First 5 Digits EAC 17297
NOA1 Date: July 24, 2017

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Approved: December 4, 2018.   491 days after July 24, 2017.

     No RFE involved.  No Interview involved.

Filed N-400: Yes on December 6, 2018, two days after ROC approved.

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Technically, there is nothing that says you cannot translate your own so long as you include a certified translation, but you are an interested party so USCIS may not accept it. You should get someone else to do it.

Free as in you dont have to pay. Rev.com charges ~$20 per translation.

If you want to translate it yourself go ahead, let us know how it goes.

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znl, on 08 Jan 2015 - 3:22 PM, said:

You can't translate it yourself. The USCIS website has a template for certifying and translating documents and it should be done by someone who is not the applicant or the petitioner (preferably not related either). http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/general-tips-assembling-applications-mailing

This is the free way of translating.

In the above, you said can't translate yourself.

Thus, your 'free way' has eliminated self translation.

So I ask again, where is the free way of translating.



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July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: On December 04, 2018, we approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, Receipt Number EAC17297003XX.  On December 04, 2018, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number EAC17297003XX, and will mail it to the address you gave us.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

December 12, 2018 Ten year Green Card received from Lees Summit, MO

499 days from NOA issued by VSC until Green Card received.

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Service Center: VSC
First 5 Digits EAC 17297
NOA1 Date: July 24, 2017

Case Transferred: No

Approved: December 4, 2018.   491 days after July 24, 2017.

     No RFE involved.  No Interview involved.

Filed N-400: Yes on December 6, 2018, two days after ROC approved.

Ten year Green Card received  December 12, 2018.

 

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

December 11, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for 24 December 2018.

 

 

 

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Rev.com charges ~$20 per translation.

Rev.com charges not $20 per translation; but rather $27 per page.

Plus $20 for notarization and mailing to you.

https://www.rev.com/



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10 YEAR GREEN CARD PROCESS

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: On December 04, 2018, we approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, Receipt Number EAC17297003XX.  On December 04, 2018, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number EAC17297003XX, and will mail it to the address you gave us.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

December 12, 2018 Ten year Green Card received from Lees Summit, MO

499 days from NOA issued by VSC until Green Card received.

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Service Center: VSC
First 5 Digits EAC 17297
NOA1 Date: July 24, 2017

Case Transferred: No

Approved: December 4, 2018.   491 days after July 24, 2017.

     No RFE involved.  No Interview involved.

Filed N-400: Yes on December 6, 2018, two days after ROC approved.

Ten year Green Card received  December 12, 2018.

 

- - - - - - - - - - 

CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

December 11, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for 24 December 2018.

 

 

 

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Technically, there is nothing that says you cannot translate your own so long as you include a certified translation, but you are an interested party so USCIS may not accept it. You should get someone else to do it.

Free as in you dont have to pay. Rev.com charges ~$20 per translation.

If you want to translate it yourself go ahead, let us know how it goes.

I translated my birth certificate myself and certified to USCIS that I am proficient in both languages...

No RFE's and approved on the spot.

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You can translate it yourself without issue.


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