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In one of the Visa Guides for the K1 it is written which documents to send with the K1 application.

It says that the US citizen has to send a copy of the birth certificate to establish citizenship. That makes sense to me.

But just to be sure: do they also need my birth certificate from Germany or would it be better/helpful to send it too?

And if yes, I guess they would need a translation? Do you know where I can translate it so they would accept it?

Thank you all and have a nice day!

Jasmina


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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The beneficiary's birth certificate is not required for the I-129F submission. I know for the Philippines, the beneficiary's birth certificate is needed for the Embassy interview. I'm not sure if the Embassy in Germany has the same requirements. You might want to ask this question in the Germany regional forum.

Hope that helps!


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You helped a lot, thank you!


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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You will need to send in your German birth certificate once the embassy in Frankfurt contacts you - thats after your petition has been approved and forwarded to the embassy. It is ok to send in the German original version, no need for a translation (German and English documents are allowed!)


NOA 1: 08/26/2014

NOA 2: 03/23/2014 --> 7 months wait (Texas Service Center)

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You will need to send in your German birth certificate once the embassy in Frankfurt contacts you - thats after your petition has been approved and forwarded to the embassy. It is ok to send in the German original version, no need for a translation (German and English documents are allowed!)

Ok. Do you know if it is possible to get another original?

I have one at home but don't feel so well about giving away my only original.

Or do they send it back later on?


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Ok. Do you know if it is possible to get another original?

I have one at home but don't feel so well about giving away my only original.

Or do they send it back later on?

You can get how many originals that you want if you go to your local Rathaus (the city you were born in). I just got 3 of them last week, each cost 12 Eur. I got 2 standard ones, and one international one. I just wanted to have several in case I will need them in the future - you never know!

I am not sure if they give the original back to you.


NOA 1: 08/26/2014

NOA 2: 03/23/2014 --> 7 months wait (Texas Service Center)

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Ok, if it is that easy, then it shouldn't be a problem to get some more :)


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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Ok. Do you know if it is possible to get another original?

I have one at home but don't feel so well about giving away my only original.

Or do they send it back later on?

Welcome to the forum.

Avoid sending in your original documents. Many of the USCIS form instructions indicate to send in a legible photocopy, and that originals are usually kept as part of the permanent record, and are not routinely returned. As a consequence, send in a legible photocopy of the front and back of the original document. Bring the original to the interview for possible comparison by the CO.

It is a good idea to get several copies while you are in your home country. It is likely far easier to get them now, than when you are living in America.

There is a process for getting original documents back from USCIS. Not sure how effective it is.

http://www.uscis.gov/g-884

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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Just pointing out what Verenaaa hinted at - you can request international birth certificates in Germany (I'm German, I just lived in England when I signed up here), which will be in multiple languages, including English - you might want to get a couple of those for when you get here, even though they would also send them out to you if need be.

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Thank you all!


Service Center : California Service Center


Transferred? No


Consulate : Montreal, Canada


I-129F Sent : 2015-04-14


I-129F NOA1 : 2015-04-23


I-129F NOA2 : 2015-06-01


NVC Received : 2015-06-15


NVC Left : 2015-07-08 (if you don`t hear back from NVC call them at 7 am EST and try and try and try again. There is hope!)


Consulate Received : 2015-07-08


Interview Date : 2015-09-22


Interview Result : Approved!


Visa Received : 2015-09-27


US Entry : 2015-09-28


Marriage : 2015-10-07 (L)

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