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Hello everyone ! So this is my first topic and the situation is :

I'm born in Portugal and I immigrate to France when I was 3 years old but I still have the portuguese citizenship. My question is about the birth certificate and the police certificate we need for the interview :
1) Do I have to translate my portuguese birth certificate and also my police certificate ? I pass the interview in Paris, France.
2) Do I have to show my portuguese police certificate in addition to my french police certificate ? Since I leave Portugal when I was 3 years old..
Thank you everyone for the help !! I'm totally lost in this terrible journey we all go through :wacko:

Service Center : Texas Service Center (TSC)

I-129F Sent : September 3rd, 2014

I-129F NOA1 : September 10th, 2014

... After 222 days ...

I-129F NOA2 : April 20th, 2015

I-129F NOA2 Hard copy : April 27th, 2015

I-129F NOA2 Sent to NVC : May 8th, 2015

NVC receive our case : May 11th, 2015

NVC attribute case number : May 11th, 2015

Our case left NVC : May 14th, 2015

Our case arrive at Paris Embassy : May 18th, 2015

Packet 3 received : June 5th, 2015

Medical : June 23th, 2015

Interview : June 25th, 2015

Visa received : July 8th, 2015

Departure :

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Hello everyone ! So this is my first topic and the situation is :

I'm born in Portugal and I immigrate to France when I was 3 years old but I still have the portuguese citizenship. My question is about the birth certificate and the police certificate we need for the interview :
1) Do I have to translate my portuguese birth certificate and also my police certificate ? I pass the interview in Paris, France.
2) Do I have to show my portuguese police certificate in addition to my french police certificate ? Since I leave Portugal when I was 3 years old..
Thank you everyone for the help !! I'm totally lost in this terrible journey we all go through :wacko:

Portuguese birth certificate must be translated to Engilsh (but submit both).

You need police certificates from countries you resided for more than 6 months since age 16,

so just French police certificate (with English translation as well) should be sufficient.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Portuguese birth certificate must be translated to Engilsh (but submit both).

You need police certificates from countries you resided for more than 6 months since age 16,

so just French police certificate (with English translation as well) should be sufficient.

Thank you so much !! :D One less thing to worry about lol

It's so great to have some help in this journey :thumbs:


Service Center : Texas Service Center (TSC)

I-129F Sent : September 3rd, 2014

I-129F NOA1 : September 10th, 2014

... After 222 days ...

I-129F NOA2 : April 20th, 2015

I-129F NOA2 Hard copy : April 27th, 2015

I-129F NOA2 Sent to NVC : May 8th, 2015

NVC receive our case : May 11th, 2015

NVC attribute case number : May 11th, 2015

Our case left NVC : May 14th, 2015

Our case arrive at Paris Embassy : May 18th, 2015

Packet 3 received : June 5th, 2015

Medical : June 23th, 2015

Interview : June 25th, 2015

Visa received : July 8th, 2015

Departure :

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At Frankfurt they just in December changed the requirement to police certificate in every country where you have lived for more than 12 months.

Of course that was after I hast just procured one from UK, where I had lived for 11 months. 80 euros for nothing ...

Read the (latest!) checklists carefully! Each country is different, and the rules change all the time.

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At Frankfurt they just in December changed the requirement to police certificate in every country where you have lived for more than 12 months.

Of course that was after I hast just procured one from UK, where I had lived for 11 months. 80 euros for nothing ...

Read the (latest!) checklists carefully! Each country is different, and the rules change all the time.

Yea I have read that in Paris Embassy, they ask about the police certificate of the country of citizenship and the police certificate of the resident country but they don't say anything about being 16 years old and more or about the time we lived there.. That's why I made that topic.

In my case, I just need the french police certificate even if i'm a portuguese citizen because I immigrate when I was 3.

But yea I agree each country is different and each person is a special case lol

Anyway thanks for the help and I wish everyone gets what they want soon :)


Service Center : Texas Service Center (TSC)

I-129F Sent : September 3rd, 2014

I-129F NOA1 : September 10th, 2014

... After 222 days ...

I-129F NOA2 : April 20th, 2015

I-129F NOA2 Hard copy : April 27th, 2015

I-129F NOA2 Sent to NVC : May 8th, 2015

NVC receive our case : May 11th, 2015

NVC attribute case number : May 11th, 2015

Our case left NVC : May 14th, 2015

Our case arrive at Paris Embassy : May 18th, 2015

Packet 3 received : June 5th, 2015

Medical : June 23th, 2015

Interview : June 25th, 2015

Visa received : July 8th, 2015

Departure :

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