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My fiance has her interview (K1) in Venezuela next month. Does her divorcee decree need to have the apostille stamp on it? We already submitted the decree (with a translation) and without an apostille when we sent in our original USCIS application and everything was fine. All I read is that she needs to have it with her for her interview and that it can even be a photocopy. I'm also curious if her medical and/or criminal report need to be translated for the interview? According to the official US website, documents in foreign languages, other than the language of the country in which the application takes place, should be translated. So if her medical and criminal reports are in Spanish, we should be totally fine, right?

Thanks much.

Chris

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My fiance has her interview (K1) in Venezuela next month. Does her divorcee decree need to have the apostille stamp on it? We already submitted the decree (with a translation) and without an apostille when we sent in our original USCIS application and everything was fine. All I read is that she needs to have it with her for her interview and that it can even be a photocopy. I'm also curious if her medical and/or criminal report need to be translated for the interview? According to the official US website, documents in foreign languages, other than the language of the country in which the application takes place, should be translated. So if her medical and criminal reports are in Spanish, we should be totally fine, right?

Thanks much.

Chris

As far as I know apostilles are not needed on divorce decrees. (At least I really HOPE they aren't because that would mean I need to get one, too.)


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If you haven't already, look at the links atop any VJ page for "Embassy Info" and "Reviews: Embassy" for recent relevant information. Also look in the Mexico/Latin & South America recent forum for relevant threads. Contact a couple of Venezuelan members who have recently gone through. Perhaps best of all, contact Caracas directly.

*** Thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

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