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Do you need a Marriage certificate if you have a death certificate?

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Hi VJers. Does anyone know about this?

My Fiance was previously married. She does not have a marriage certificate.

She got divorced and she has an official (stamped) Divorce Order, but not the Divorce Certificate.

Her ex husband passed away and she has an official Death Certificate.

Her interview is scheduled for May 6th in Montreal. If she has the Death Certificate, does she need a Marriage Certificate?

THANKS!!

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Does the I-129f application ask for the original marriage certificate? I don't remember sending one (but I sent a lot of things, so I don't remember everything). The divorce document is the most important (and should state the date of the marriage being dissolved).


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For my husband's previous marriage, we only supplied the divorce information, not their marriage certificate. So, +1 to above post - use the divorce order, because that's the bit that matters.


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I agree with both - send what the instructions ask for. If they ask for the marriage certificate, send one (you can get it from the county court where the marriage took place...and many are available online). If it doesn't ask for the marriage certificate, don't worry about it.


K1 Visa Process AOS Process

Mar 18 2013: I-129F mailed to CSC Nov 15 2013: I-485 with EAD/AP filed at Chicago Lockbox

Sept 19 2013: Interview - Approved!! Jan 25 2014: EAD/AP Card Received

Oct 6 2013: POE - Chicago O'Hare June 2 2014: Permanent Resident Card Received!

Oct 27 2013: Wedding!

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Montreal K1 packet (lists documents, but you only take the ones that are applicable to the individual case): http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/montreal/Packet3-K1-MTL.pdf

"Death and/or divorce certificate(s)" will be the line that applies to a previous marriage.

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* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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Wow, thanks everyone!! We'd hate to be denied a Visa for the lack of the proper certificate! I also think her Divorce Order should suffice since it has the raised seal. She just never bothered to get the actual certificate.

Thanks again!

Vanda and Andy

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