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Hello! I just received an initial evidence request from USCIS in the mail today. It states that I need to submit a photocopy of our civil issued marriage certificate. I'm confused as to what this means exactly. I submitted an original copy from the courthouse with my documents. So...do they want a photocopy of that certificate or am I supposed to request some other type of certificate from someone? Any suggestions are most welcome. Thank you!! :)

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Hello! I just received an initial evidence request from USCIS in the mail today. It states that I need to submit a photocopy of our civil issued marriage certificate. I'm confused as to what this means exactly. I submitted an original copy from the courthouse with my documents. So...do they want a photocopy of that certificate or am I supposed to request some other type of certificate from someone? Any suggestions are most welcome. Thank you!! :)

Did you get married in the US? Usually, you get an actual certificate of marriage from the recorder's office and not the one from the courthouse. At least in LA, the courthouse officiates the civil marriage, and sends a form to the county recorder office. We had to wait for awhile to get a marriage certificate.


1/18/2013 - Married

3/5/2013 - Filed AOS, EAD & AP

3/7/2013 - USCIS Chicago rec'd applications

3/12/2013 - USCIS sends NOA1 email

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Go to the County Clerk's Office and get a certified copy of your Marriage Certificate. That should cover it. Usually they charge @$10 per copy. It's pretty standard across the United States.


 
 

 

 

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Go to the County Clerk's Office and get a certified copy of your Marriage Certificate. That should cover it. Usually they charge @$10 per copy. It's pretty standard across the United States.

Exactly what rcripps said should do it. :) good luck on your journey!


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03/09/12 - NoA1
10/04/12 - NoA2 (210 days)

AoS

01/25/13 - NoA1
08/15/13 - NoA2 (199 days)
 

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11/02/15 - NoA2 (164 days)
 

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08/18/16 - NoA1
03/14/17 - Interview

03/16/17 - Oath Ceremony (217 days)

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That is what we sent. We walked down the hall of our courthouse to the records office. We paid $5 for a certified copy of our marriage certificate. It has a seal from the county and everyone else we have dealt with has accepted it. However, our request for initial evidence says they want the civil issued certificate. What are they wanting exactly? Because we sent the one you guys are talking about. The only other thing we know to do is request a state issued certificate and photocopy both it and the one we already sent from the county. Any suggestions?

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That is what we sent. We walked down the hall of our courthouse to the records office. We paid $5 for a certified copy of our marriage certificate. It has a seal from the county and everyone else we have dealt with has accepted it. However, our request for initial evidence says they want the civil issued certificate. What are they wanting exactly? Because we sent the one you guys are talking about. The only other thing we know to do is request a state issued certificate and photocopy both it and the one we already sent from the county. Any suggestions?

The civil certificate would be the one issued by the registrar or clerks office. So it sounds like you sent the right one. My only guess is that perhaps the certificate got lost in the cogwheels somewhere. Or somehow the courthouse didn't give you the right document. I second what rcripps said but this time go to a different clerks office just to be sure you are getting what you paid for.

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