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Jane Hat

Interpreter & preparer

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Hi everyone,

My mom is a permanent resident and she is requesting her daughter (my sister). I helped her fill out the I130 form because she doesn't know English. I was planning to sign as interpreter and preparer, but somebody (a paralegal) told me that USCIS don't accept that because I am related to both of them (the petitioner and the beneficiary). Is that true? Do I need to find somebody else who can help as interpreter and preparer? 

 

Additionally, I would like to know if the preparer/interpreter needs to send any documentation proving identity of English proficiency.

I would appreciate any advice.


Thank you!

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You can be the preparer. The main thing is you must sign the statement that says you are the preparer and/or interpreter. I was the preparer on the I-130 my husband filed for me because he is somewhat dyslexic and forms confuse him. So we decided I would complete the forms. It was no problem at all.  


 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Jane Hat said:

I was planning to sign as interpreter and preparer, but somebody (a paralegal) told me that USCIS don't accept that because I am related to both of them (the petitioner and the beneficiary). Is that true?

The paralegal is incorrect.

1 hour ago, Jane Hat said:

Additionally, I would like to know if the preparer/interpreter needs to send any documentation proving identity of English proficiency.

Not needed; when you sign you swear that you are proficient in both English and the foreign language.

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