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Hi everyone,

Is there anyone who know a good place to translate birth certificate that USCIS accept? I am on WA. I saw some websites that they do it online. You just send them photo of your birth certificate and they send back you email or regular mail with $20 - $25/ page. Is it accepted by USCIS? Is there anyone who have experience about this case?

Thanks in advance and I appreciate your help.

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I did it myself and just added the certified part that I can read and understand English, my address and signature. I was about to hire someone to do it too but I got recommended by immigration lawyer and it's actually work! ?


03/15/16. Sent out I-130 and AOS package but instead of filing it concurrently, I misunderstood and filed it separately.

03/23/16. Phoenix lockbox transferred our case (I-130 only) to Nebraska, cashed check, received NOA via text/email.

03/28/16. Received NOA1 I-130 hard copy by USPS

04/08/16. Received the package that we sent to Chicago. Case rejected due to improper filing? We sent it back to Chicago together with I-130 NOA 1 that we received last week (also RFE just in case too) sameday.

04/11/16. Package I-485, I-765 arrived at Chicago lockbox the second time.

04/19/16. Received NOA1 for I-485&I-765 via Text&email with new case number. They also cashed the check today.

05/02/16. Received Biometric letter, scheduled on May 9

05/09/16. Biometric completed

05/25/16. I-485 Case updated online, case is ready to be scheduled

06/29/16. I-130 Case updated online, case was transferred..

06/30/16. Submit USCIS E-request to update/expedite I-765

07/11/16. Received EAD By mail

09/09/16. Interview date is scheduled on Oct 14

10/14/16. Approved, status changed to New card is in production

10/15/16. Status online for I-130 & I-485 updated to Case was approved

10/20/16. Status online for I-485 updated to Card was picked up by USPS with tracking number.

10/21/16. Received NOA2 for I-130 & I-485

10/22/16. Received the card from USPS ?

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Just do it yourself and add a certified part, that's what I did for mine.


11/24/2015 - Mailed I-130, I-485, and I-765
11/26/2015 - Delivered

11/27/2015 - AOS Package accepted and routed to National Benefits Center
12/03/2015 - eNotices received

12/04/2015 - checks cashed

12/07/2015 - got NOAs in the mail

12/18/2015 - got biometrics appointment in the mail

12/29/2015 - biometrics done

02/09/2016 - EAD approved

02/17/2016 - got EAD in the mail

05/31/2016 - got a text and an email notification that the interview was scheduled for June 30.

06/30/2016 - interview; green card approved; case status moved to "new card is being produced"

07/07/2016 - got the green card in the mail

 

03/31/2018 - mailed I-751 to California Service Center

04/02/2018 - package delivered

04/09/2018 - check cashed and got NOA in the mail

05/11/2018 - got a letter saying that USCIS is going to use my old biometrics

08/16/2018 - got 18 month extension letter

03/04/2019 - case transferred to Nebraska Service Center

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I did it myself and just added the certified part that I can read and understand English, my address and signature. I was about to hire someone to do it too but I got recommended by immigration lawyer and it's actually work! ?

Can you please share with me the certified part in detail? like what should I write there to show that I can read and understand English? Do I need to go to the post office to have it certified or something?

Thank you very much in advance.


Henry N Giddens

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Hi TTCC.

USCIS only requests that the translator certifies that he is competent to translate from another language into English, and that the attached translation is accurate, along with contact information and date.

See: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/general-tips-assembling-applications-mailing

"Please submit certified translations for all foreign language documents. The translator must certify that s/he is competent to translate and that the translation is accurate.


The certification format should include the certifier's name, signature, address, and date of certification."

Any translator (professional or not, member of a translator association or not) would be valid, as long as it complies with those rules. Nonetheless, it surely would not hurt if you pay a professional translator to do it. It might also give you peace of mind.

For my I-485 we employed of mix of brick and mortar (Docurapid) and internet (www.nickeltranslations.com) professional translation for the most complex documents, at a rate of ~25 $ per page. For other less critical documents, we relied on a bilingual friend who is not a certified translator but is fully bilingüal, who was kind enough to do it for free -and a few drinks ;). USCIS accepted them all regardless of their source.

Good luck!

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Can you please share with me the certified part in detail? like what should I write there to show that I can read and understand English? Do I need to go to the post office to have it certified or something?

Thank you very much in advance.

Below is how I added...? I think I got and adapted it from one of USCIS form.

Interpreter's Statement and Signature

I certify that I am fluent in English and the below-mentioned language.

Language Used (language in which applicant is fluent)

XXX

I further certify that I have read each and every question and instruction on this form, as well as the answer to each question, to this applicant in the above-mentioned language, and the applicant has understood each and every instruction and question on the form, as well as the answer to each question.

Signature (Interpreter) Print Your Full Name Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Daytime Phone (include area code)

Firm Name and Address Email Address (if any)

Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxx


03/15/16. Sent out I-130 and AOS package but instead of filing it concurrently, I misunderstood and filed it separately.

03/23/16. Phoenix lockbox transferred our case (I-130 only) to Nebraska, cashed check, received NOA via text/email.

03/28/16. Received NOA1 I-130 hard copy by USPS

04/08/16. Received the package that we sent to Chicago. Case rejected due to improper filing? We sent it back to Chicago together with I-130 NOA 1 that we received last week (also RFE just in case too) sameday.

04/11/16. Package I-485, I-765 arrived at Chicago lockbox the second time.

04/19/16. Received NOA1 for I-485&I-765 via Text&email with new case number. They also cashed the check today.

05/02/16. Received Biometric letter, scheduled on May 9

05/09/16. Biometric completed

05/25/16. I-485 Case updated online, case is ready to be scheduled

06/29/16. I-130 Case updated online, case was transferred..

06/30/16. Submit USCIS E-request to update/expedite I-765

07/11/16. Received EAD By mail

09/09/16. Interview date is scheduled on Oct 14

10/14/16. Approved, status changed to New card is in production

10/15/16. Status online for I-130 & I-485 updated to Case was approved

10/20/16. Status online for I-485 updated to Card was picked up by USPS with tracking number.

10/21/16. Received NOA2 for I-130 & I-485

10/22/16. Received the card from USPS ?

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I just signed and sent it with other documents. That's enough. My husband version was even more short and it went through without any problem too.


03/15/16. Sent out I-130 and AOS package but instead of filing it concurrently, I misunderstood and filed it separately.

03/23/16. Phoenix lockbox transferred our case (I-130 only) to Nebraska, cashed check, received NOA via text/email.

03/28/16. Received NOA1 I-130 hard copy by USPS

04/08/16. Received the package that we sent to Chicago. Case rejected due to improper filing? We sent it back to Chicago together with I-130 NOA 1 that we received last week (also RFE just in case too) sameday.

04/11/16. Package I-485, I-765 arrived at Chicago lockbox the second time.

04/19/16. Received NOA1 for I-485&I-765 via Text&email with new case number. They also cashed the check today.

05/02/16. Received Biometric letter, scheduled on May 9

05/09/16. Biometric completed

05/25/16. I-485 Case updated online, case is ready to be scheduled

06/29/16. I-130 Case updated online, case was transferred..

06/30/16. Submit USCIS E-request to update/expedite I-765

07/11/16. Received EAD By mail

09/09/16. Interview date is scheduled on Oct 14

10/14/16. Approved, status changed to New card is in production

10/15/16. Status online for I-130 & I-485 updated to Case was approved

10/20/16. Status online for I-485 updated to Card was picked up by USPS with tracking number.

10/21/16. Received NOA2 for I-130 & I-485

10/22/16. Received the card from USPS ?

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Anyone fluent in both languages can do the translation. Just have the person use this certification on the translated document > http://www.visajourney.com/content/translations


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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On 6/8/2016 at 3:37 PM, KayDeeCee said:

Anyone fluent in both languages can do the translation. Just have the person use this certification on the translated document > http://www.visajourney.com/content/translations

This post was very helpful, thanks. I was looking for a way that I could certify the translation of my wife's birth certificate.

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