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Montreal Interview - Divorce Certificate for Petitioner Question

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Hello All!

I have my interview on April 10 and needless to say I am getting nervous.

I have never been married, but my fiance (petitioner) has been married. I have a photocopy of what looks like the court papers of his divorce. We submitted this with the I-129F with no problems.

My questions are will they ask for this? And is the paperwork I have enough or do I need an original certificate with a seal etc? I've never really seen a divorce certificate and I thought his looked odd, but he got this from his ex-wife.

Thanks for your help! :)


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Yes - in my experience when I went through as a K1 a few years back, we needed my Husband's actual Final divorce decree with the raised (or printed) seal to show as the original. He had other court papers but both he and his ex received a signed, stamped with a seal .... decree.

If he doesn't have that he may have to go visit or call the county where the divorce was granted to get a copy.

Unless its changed in the last couple years?

PS - the papers you have a photocopy of could be the decree - have him look at the original which you need anyway for the interview

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You will need a certified copy with a raised seal. We got a 221g for this because I only gave my fiance (now husband) a photocopy.


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Oh no :( does anyone know how we can get this the fastest?

I see online for Michigan you can order it at https://www.vitalchek.com/

My interview is in 10 days tho! :( And I can't see if there is a rush option.


K1 VISA: Canadian Fiance


Mailed via Fed-Ex: 19-Jan-15


USCIS Received: 22-Jan-15


NOA1 (Electronic): 26-Jan-15


NOA2 (Electronic): 5-Feb-15


Case # Received: 21-Feb-15


Consulate Received: 27-Feb-15


Packet 3 Received: ****


Packet 3 Sent: 27-Feb-15


Packet 4 Received: 11-Mar-15


Medical: 18-Mar-15 - Complete!


Interview: 10-Apr-15 - Approved!


POE: Hopefully April 24.


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We just ordered the Divorce Certificate from VitalChek. It cost $77.25 US for anyone who may need it. we did pay the $20 extra to have it UPS Air Mailed just in case. It states it only takes 1-2 days for processing, so fingers crossed we should have no problems receiving this before my interview on the 10th!

Thank you for everyone's help! :) Fingers crossed. That was my only concern of all the paperwork we had. Better to be safe.


K1 VISA: Canadian Fiance


Mailed via Fed-Ex: 19-Jan-15


USCIS Received: 22-Jan-15


NOA1 (Electronic): 26-Jan-15


NOA2 (Electronic): 5-Feb-15


Case # Received: 21-Feb-15


Consulate Received: 27-Feb-15


Packet 3 Received: ****


Packet 3 Sent: 27-Feb-15


Packet 4 Received: 11-Mar-15


Medical: 18-Mar-15 - Complete!


Interview: 10-Apr-15 - Approved!


POE: Hopefully April 24.


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best wishes for a successful interview!!

btw, when i had mine in 2012 they did not ask for either (mine nor his), they were more interested in my seeing my separation agreement (as only one child of the 3 was applying).

good to know its on its way....best be prepared.




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This thread has me all worried. I didn't realize the P3/P4 checklist was applicable to both petitioner and beneficiary. Does this mean the petitioner also needs to provide original birth certificate, divorce certificate, AND police certificate?

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petitioner won't need a police certificate.

You never need a US FBI certificate to immigrate to the USA. ;)


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petitioner won't need a police certificate.

You never need a US FBI certificate to immigrate to the USA. ;)

Logically, it made no sense. But YOU NEVER KNOW WITH THE USA, THEY CRAY CRAY!

Would it just be original birth and marriage certificates then? Everything they have of the petitioner would be in the I-129 they have. And I'm assuming they don't need to take new passport photos either.

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Maybe it's a K1 thing? hrm. Interesting.

Perhaps. They asked for mine, but it was kind of in a tricky way. The CO made a statement that my husband had been married once before. I corrected him that he had been married twice, and then he asked to see the paperwork (all originals). I can see how it might be mainly a K1 thing though.


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Perhaps. They asked for mine, but it was kind of in a tricky way. The CO made a statement that my husband had been married once before. I corrected him that he had been married twice, and then he asked to see the paperwork (all originals). I can see how it might be mainly a K1 thing though.

Interesting! So better to have than not. :)


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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I susopect so - maybe with the CR1 you already have your marriage cert for eachother and they don't look further back?

Maybe it's a K1 thing? hrm. Interesting.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

******************

Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

******************

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