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I'm currently gathering the required documents to submit with the I-129F petition & have a question that I would like to post. I'm a U.S. Citizen by parents & am trying to find out if I have to submit my original Certificate of Citizenship to the USCIS, or if they will accept a certified true copy. Also, if I have to submit the original, will it be returned to me? Can anyone help to answer these questions?

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14. USCIS no longer routinely requires submission of original documents or "certified copies." Instead, ordinary legible photocopies of such documents (including naturalization certificates and alien registration cards) will be acceptable for initial filing and approval of petitions and applications.

At the discretion of the officer, original documents may still be required in individual cases. Please be advised that USCIS no longer returns original documents submitted with the exception of Certificates of Naturalization, Forms I-551, Permanent Resident Card, Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Document, valid passports, or those specifically requested by the officer. Such documents will be returned when they are no longer needed.

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yes you can send in a certify copy. DO NOT ever send in the oringals. They say they will return them, Guess what, they never do. So please if you have to send in a copy of something always send in a copy

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yes you can send in a certify copy. DO NOT ever send in the oringals. They say they will return them, Guess what, they never do. So please if you have to send in a copy of something always send in a copy

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Any and all originals are kept in a registry. Only certified copies are ever given out whether thats birth certificates, divorce documents, Certificate of Citizenship etc.

kyd,

If you only have one certified copy of your Certificate of Citizenship.....photocopy it.....that is all you are required to send.

You can find me on FBI

An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

fb2fc244.gif72c97806.gif4d488a91.gif

11324375801ij.gif

View Timeline HERE

I am but a wench not a lawyer. My advice and opinion is just that. I read, I research, I learn.

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Photocopy :thumbs:

14. USCIS no longer routinely requires submission of original documents or "certified copies." Instead, ordinary legible photocopies of such documents (including naturalization certificates and alien registration cards) will be acceptable for initial filing and approval of petitions and applications.

At the discretion of the officer, original documents may still be required in individual cases. Please be advised that USCIS no longer returns original documents submitted with the exception of Certificates of Naturalization, Forms I-551, Permanent Resident Card, Forms I-94, Arrival/Departure Document, valid passports, or those specifically requested by the officer. Such documents will be returned when they are no longer needed.

http://uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices/scnational/

Plain old B&W photocopy (which you can get from Kinko's, etc) is OK; but full-colour photocopy is illegal.

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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I did not sent in any original documents with my I-129f package. I follow a guide here and this website provides valuable info that, in my opinon better than many immigration law offices. My whole package including evidences of relationship, airline tickets, engagement rings recept.... are all photo copies except our pictures. I keep all original documents for my financee to present at the visa interview and still waiting.

Good luck to you and hope all go well in your jouney.

menyoo,

2008-01-31 applied for SSA

2008-02-10 Received Notice fr SSA

2008-02-10 SSC issued with 10-BD

2008-02-14 Married; will get MC within 10 BD

2008-02-18 Recievd SSC

2008-02-27 Recieed Marriage Certificate

2008-03-03 485 Filed.

2008-03-08 File Received Chicago

2008-03-17 Rec'd 3 NOAs in the mail, but NOA dated 3/12/08

2008-04-04 Bio Appointment

2008-05-06 I765 in the mail

2008-05-06 I131 approved and in the mail

2008-08-26 Interview in CA 10/20/2008 Approved

2010-10-20 Remove Conditional--Gone Fishing 4 awhile now!!!!!!

2010-12-23 GC received--No More USCIS to deal with for now.

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