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Notarization of signatures for letters of intent to marry - is it worth it?

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Hey people,

 

My fiancee is from Brazil, a relatively high fraud country, and I was considering getting her letter of intent notarized at a US Embassy. It costs $50 USD.

 

The I-129f instructions do not require notarization. So should I even bother? Anyone have any experiences where USCIS has asked for notarized signatures on an RFE or something??

 

Thanks!

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if you want to throw away $50 go ahead.

 

its unnecessary.

 

if you want to do things absolutely proper, send the original letters with wet ink signatures (but even then, its been forever since ive seen an RFE for that, if ive ever seen it at all)


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No need for letter of intent to be notarized.....or even a wet signature.  an emailed copy can be used.


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8 minutes ago, Bjh said:

Hey people,

 

My fiancee is from Brazil, a relatively high fraud country, and I was considering getting her letter of intent notarized at a US Embassy. It costs $50 USD.

 

The I-129f instructions do not require notarization. So should I even bother? Anyone have any experiences where USCIS has asked for notarized signatures on an RFE or something??

 

Thanks!

They won't send an RFE for something that is not required.   If it was required they would specifically request as such


YMMV

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