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Hello VJ members,

I'm trying to collect the IV supporting documents to send over to NVC.

The NVC website. On The Immigrant Visa Process on Step 5: Collect Supporting Documents - states to send a photocopy of each civilian document (Birth Cert. Marriage Cert. Divorce Cert. etc...)

I also found some shortcut wiki here stating to send the original documents over to NVC - so what should I send? photocopies or originals?

Also my understanding that the IV is all about the beneficiary (like all of the supporting documents are related to the beneficiary only) should the petitioner send his birth cert. etc. over to NVC? In particular the Divorce decree of the petitioner should be sent over to NVC? This part is not clear on the NVC The Immigrant Visa Process on Step 5 under: Marriage Termination Documentation - and there is nothing mentioned here in VJ shortcut wiki's - even though the American Embassy Instructions that my case going to states to include the Divorce decree of the petitioner at the time of the interview. of course I will follow their Instructions, but should I send a copy/original of my divorce to NVC?

P.S. I'm the U.S. petitioner.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Thank you.

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Dear Ammali, my understanding is that we should now send photocopies of all documents for the IV package and the originals or certified copies should be brought to the interview. I think the wiki, which is most helpful, hasn't been updated to state this. I wouldn't like to comment about what documents you need from the petitioner in this section as I am applying for a different visa than yourself. I can say that I, as the beneficiary, will be sending a copy of my divorce decree and a copy of my daughter's birth certificate, who is the petitioner for myself, as this is a requirement for my particular visa. Sorry I could not help you more than that.

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Also you should check the PDF document for " Review Embassy/Consulate Instructions" as these vary for each country. These are listed here http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html

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mimolicious, I sure did sent out my divorce decree over to USCIS, my question was to re-send it again, as part of IV paperwork's over to NVC, thank you for your info.

mommaK, I appreciate your inputs, I will sure send them photocopies and original should be sent over to beneficiary to be presented at the interview with copies of each document.

Thank you guys for the info.

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do not send your divorce papers to nvc, BUT have an original certified copy of it when you go to the interview, it's one of the first things they will ask you for or else it will take more time to send it in. trust me, this happened to us but my husband had the paper ready to go.

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