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I was told by the NVC that a translation was only needed if the documents were different than English and/or the language of the place of interview. Having said that, if your documents are in Spanish, you will probably need translations of the documents in the US. I would get translations of her birth certificate and marriage certificate.

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It says on NVC's website that it's not needed if the documents are in English or the official language of the country in which the interview will take place. With that said, I have read about a couple of people on here getting checklists because their documents were not translated. We decided to do translations anyway, just to be on the safe side, as do a lot of other people.

Officially it's not needed but if it's one thing I've learned through my NVC journey, it's that no matter what the policy says, it's totally up to the person reviewing your case.

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Yes, previous posters are correct, the NVC website specifically states that:

All documents not written in English, or in the official language of the country in which you are applying for a visa, must be accompanied by certified translations. The translation must include a statement signed by the translator stating that the:
Translation is accurate, and
Translator is competent to translate.
Therefore you could imply that you DON'T need them to be translated. But, like other posters have mentioned, there are a lot of people on here getting checklists and their cases delayed when they are asked to bring in translations of documents that weren't translated.
If I were you I would ask the NVC AGAIN if they need to be translated or not, but do it via E-mail, so then when they answer you can print that out and bring it with you to the interview as proof that you were under the impression that you didn't need to translate the documents, as per the NVC themselves.
But they might STILL make you translate them, regardless of what they themselves told you... like someone else said, it's up to the one guy/lady who takes your case to decide what to do with it. You want to make that guy's/lady's life and job easier so they can process your case easily and quickly.
I would translate them if I were you.

I-130 for Mom in Venezuela (Approved) - On To NVC Processing
03-13 - Sent I-130 Package To Phoenix, AZ
03-14 - Package Delivered
03-19 - Received Text from USCIS case was received, and Receipt #.
03-19 - Received E-mail from USCIS case was accepted and routed to USCIS Nebraska Service Center
03-19 - Opened account on USCIS.gov to check case status
03-23 - Received the Form I-797C Notice of Action Priority Date March 16th, 2015
08-06 - Received e-mail notice RFE Letter would be sent.
08-10 - Received RFE (PROOF OF NAME CHANGE for Mom)
08-19 - Sent RFE Response
08-21 - USCIS Received my response to RFE
08-21 - Received e-mail notice "Your Case Status: Request for Evidence Response Review"
09-01 - Received e-mail I-130 was approved
I-130 Approved in 172 days - 5.65 Months
09-10 - I-797, Notice of Action sent to me by mail
09-14 - Received I-797, Notice of Action I-130 Approved
09-17 - Received Text from USCIS case status is updated online
09-17 - Received Email from USCIS: Case Was Sent To The Department of State
09-17 - Checked online status: Case Was Sent To The Department of State
09-22 - NVC Received my case
10-01 - NVC Assigned Case Number
10-02 - NVC Date of Welcome Letter to Petitioner
10-05 - NVC Welcome Letter Envelope Postage Stamp Date
10-06 - Called NVC and got Case # and Invoice #
10-06 - Logged in Online and Completed COA form DS-261 & AOS Payment
10-08 - Called NVC - Case still locked for approval of COA & Payment of IV Fee
10-09 - Received NVC Welcome Letter, AOS Bill & Document Cover Sheet
10-14 - Called NVC Got COA Reviewed Over The Phone
10-15 - Received IV Fee Invoice By Email
10-16 - Paid IV Fee
10-19 - IV Fee Appears as PAID and DS-260 IV Application OPEN
03-31 - Sent AOS & IV Packets to NVC Overnighted
04-01 - Packages delivered to NVC
04-02 - Completed and Submitted DS-260 IV Application Online
05-09 - Received CC Email from NVC
05-09 - Received letter Re: updated mailing/email address for this case ???
05-16 - Received Email with INTERVIEW DATE (P4)
05-19 - Received actual INTERVIEW DATE (P4) letter in the mail
05-25 - NVC Sent Case To Embassy (CEAC Status Changed to In Transit)
06-28 APPROVED in 468 days FROM I-130 NOA1- 15.38 Months
08-28 - Point Of Entry POE Miami International Airport - Miami, Florida
09-09 - Received Social Security Number Card in the Mail (Middle Name Cut Off)
10-04 - Received Text & Email of Updated USCIS.gov Case Status: New Card Being Produced
10-07 - Received Text & Email of Updated USCIS.gov Case Status: New Card Has been Mailed

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