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Request for Evidence - Nikah Nama/ Marriage Certificate

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I submitted english version of the registered Marriage Certificate with our petition but I got an RFE for origional Nikah Nama, which I have, but it's in Urdu. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to have it translated and who's the appropriate authority that can authenticate the translation, if any? I contacted the embassy of Pakistan in NY and they flat out refused to translate documents. The lady on the phone told me to do it myself. So...... should I?

Should I translate the Nikah Nama myself and add a statement claiming that the translation is full/ complete and accurate according to me? If anyone who lives in NYC area and has had a translation done from someone with some kind of authentication, please let me know. I'm really confused about the translation matter.


NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

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You can translate your self but you do have to attach an additional sheet behind it saying that you are capable of translation. you can find a translated copy of nikah nama somewhere on ny consulate website.


I don't know what they are talking about when you can get it on their website.

but yes you can translate yourself and make sure you attach a statement and sign saying your capable of translating the document in urdu.

02/16/2013 - I-130 Sent

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11/04/2013 - NOA2


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12/18/2013 - Received email to pay AOS Fee (login error)
12/19/2013 - AOS invoice available & paid
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12/23/2013 - AOS packet Sent (delivered on 12/26/13)

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12/24/2013 - Received email to pay IV fee & paid IV fee
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12/27/2013 - DS-230 Form available.
01/04/2014 - DS-230 Completed

01/11/2014 - IV packet Sent (delivered: 1/13/2014)

01/14/2014 - IV packet in System

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01/23/2014 - False Checklist for IV Docs Received

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03/24/2014 - Interview (approved)
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They are asking for the urdu copy of your nikah nama, you should provide the urdu copy, English copy (which in my case was also an original marked as true copy on the top), and the NADRA marriage registration certificate

Lemme know if that answers your questions, if not pm me and I can give a more detailed answer



Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

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Biometrics October 2, 2017

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you have to submit photocopy of Urdu nikkah nama,nadra registration certificate and english translation of a urdu nikkah nama,better to translate the documents from the concern authority of that country otherwise u can also do it.Like my self i had translate it from notary public in pakistan.

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