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Translate Official Documents to English at Visa Interview? [split topic]

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The above were split from an unrelated thread in the Waivers/AP forum.

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Translations are not required if your documents are in Spanish or English and if the interview is in Lima.

travel.state.gov states:

Documents in foreign languages, other than the language of the country in which the application takes place, should be translated.

We had our interview in Lima and we did not translate any documents that were in Spanish, and we did not have any trouble.


06-09-2012 - Met in Lima, Peru
06-27-2012 - Officially a couple
02-14-2013 - Engaged!

05-02-2013 - Married in Callao, Peru!

07-03-2013 - I-130 petitions sent for wife and stepson

07-10-2013 - NOA1 (both petitions)

12-10-2013 - Notice of transfer to California Service Center from NBC (both petitions)

12-23-2013 - NOA2 (both petitions)

01-06-2014 - NVC Received

01-29-2014 - NVC case numbers assigned

02-06-2014 - DS-261 available and submitted (both petitions)

02-07-2014 - AOS bill invoiced and paid

02-08-2014 - AOS packages mailed (received on 02-18-14 per NVC)

02-11-2014 - AOS shows PAID

02-12-2014 - Resubmitted I-864 (noticed own error after sending AOS package) (received on 03-05-14 per NVC)

02-18-2014 - Stepson IV bill invoiced and paid

02-20-2014 - Stepson IV bill shows PAID, DS-260 available and submitted

02-21-2014 - Wife IV bill invoiced and paid

02-21-2014 - IV packages mailed (received on 02-26-14 per NVC)

02-25-2014 - Wife IV bill shows PAID, DS-260 available

02-26-2014 - Wife DS-260 submitted

03-06-2014 - AOS checklist requesting correct income information (sent on 02-12-14, waiting for review)
03-10-2014 - IV "false" checklist

03-14-2014 - CASE COMPLETE (Wife and stepson)

04-02-2014 - Email with Interview Letters. May 12th for both wife and stepson

04-21-2014 - Medical Examinations

05-12-2014 - Interview Result: BOTH VISAS APPROVED!

05-17-2014 - Visas in hand

09-07-2014 - Dallas POE (wife)

10-15-2014 - Miami POE (step-son)

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