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I have some documents that need to be translated, but do I type out a translation and attach it to the document? Do we need to get a professional translator to do this (even though we dont need one as we are fluent in both of the languages). I just need to translate bus tickets and things of that nature

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Hi! Not sure which embassy you're going through, so it might not be the same for all, also not sure where in the process you are (about to send in your I-129f, going for the interview). However, my limited understanding is that if you are the beneficiary and are going to the interview with documents such as "bus tickets and things of that nature" then those documents don't need to be translated. For example, my fiancé lives in Israel, so when he goes for his interview he can take any document in English, Hebrew, or Arabic, no transition needed. Since he is from Latin America he will have to have his birth certificate, and other official documents from his country translated from Spanish to English. 

 

I hope that's helpful. 

 

By the way, if you fill out your profile, and time line it really helps people give you more accurate information. Those on this forum, I'm really new so I wouldn't include my self in this statement, are very knowledgeable and are always looking to help others and the more info you provide the more accurate the advice and information. 

 

Good luck! 

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Thank you so much! We are sending in the information to US immigration (to the california center), and we are using the bus tickets as well as other items during our travels to use for our proof of meeting. The documents are in Hebrew and Arabic as they are mainly exit and entry cards into and out of Palestine, etc. so I was just wondering if I should just write a general note of what the item is or if I have to translate everything word for word. It seems like a weird question but I want to be absolutely sure we have everything right

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