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Hello, I just received our NVC Welcome Letter. The list of "required" documents are mostly repeats of the documents we sent in with our original I-130 application. Are they asking for these same documents to be re-submitted? And if so, are we required to submit fully certified copies again? The copy of my wife's Irish passport had to be certified by the Irish government, which took a week and cost €50. The multitude of other documents were certified by a solicitor at €40 per signature.

Obviously if we have to then we have to, but I've yet to find/read any clarification on this matter. I've tried calling the NVC/USCIS help line to no avail and the call-back option seems to only work with US phone numbers. Additionally, I sent an email with my query to asknvc@state.gov last week but have yet to receive a reply.

Any insight/guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Good luck with an email reply you only need the bio data page of her passport so the page with her pic and info can just be copied on a printer and printed out not her whole passport . Everything else for my husband like our marriage his birth and police clearance I made sure we're certified copies and translated all over again . Silly they make us send it again but yeah . You don't want a checklist because of it which can sometimes happen . Your birth passport anything for the affidavit part can simple be printer copies no certifiing needed . Basically everything that is not the finacial documents should be certified if it's a copy .

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Yes you will need to send in copies of the required documents to the nvc. They do not have to be certified. The nvc is only requiring copies of documents now.

When it is time for your wife interview she will need to take all of her orignal documents to the interview with her


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

http://jerryjja.wix.com/filipinasaswa?_ga=1.194674661.91538870.1441656248

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You did not have to send certified copies with the I-130 unless specifically required to do so in an RFE from the USCIS.

You will send photocopies of civil documents to the NVC and bring originals or certified copies (a copy from the original issuer) to the interview.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process


What sort of documents does the NVC ask for? Are they country specific or are they general?

Not necessary for your visa type if you are doing the K1.


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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Good luck with an email reply you only need the bio data page of her passport so the page with her pic and info can just be copied on a printer and printed out not her whole passport . Everything else for my husband like our marriage his birth and police clearance I made sure we're certified copies and translated all over again . Silly they make us send it again but yeah . You don't want a checklist because of it which can sometimes happen . Your birth passport anything for the affidavit part can simple be printer copies no certifiing needed . Basically everything that is not the finacial documents should be certified if it's a copy .

I don't think you're correct. You do not need to send certified copies or originals to the NVC of any civil documents. The only original that the NVC requires is the I-864/I-864EZ/I-864W/I-864A and that is because they contain a signature. Anything else is brought to interview or originals/certified copies are not needed.

A certified copy is a copy from the original issuer.

Notarized copies are also not required.


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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What sort of documents does the NVC ask for? Are they country specific or are they general?

both, while there are general documents require a lot of countries have specific type of documents they want. The best thing to do is to go to the embassy website of the country you applying for and see what their required documents are.


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

http://jerryjja.wix.com/filipinasaswa?_ga=1.194674661.91538870.1441656248

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Thank you all for taking the time to respond. As we're in Ireland and everything about our application is above-board, I am supposing (hoping!) that J & Ana, Moustafa/Crystal and NLR are correct in their advice. The Welcome Letter did not specify certified copies, so we'll send in what has been requested. I have another question about the I-864 which I will post in a new thread. Again, thank you.

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