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Hello,

 

According to our interview notice, we need to bring a certified translation of the birth certificate.

 

Does anyone know any reliable translators near Hayward, CA or reliable websites that could translate accurately from Japanese to English?

I’ve reached out to places in Hayward and San Francisco and really don’t want to pay around $100-$250 for one brief translated document. 


I-130 & I-485 AOS Filing Timeline from F-1:

 

07/26/2017: Mailed AOS Package

07/30/2017: AOS Package Delivered

08/02/2017: Case Rejected

08/09/2017: Received Form I-797C, Case Rejected, in Mail

08/09/2017: Mailed Corrected AOS Package 

08/15/2017: USCIS Received Corrected AOS Package

08/21/2017: USCIS Accepted I-485 Biometrics Fee

08/23/2017: Received Text and E-Mail Notification that USCIS Received the Case

08/28/2017: Received NOA1 (Form I-797C) in Mail

09/04/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form

01/29/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that EAD Card was Mailed 

02/05/2018: EAD Card Received

11/07/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form and I-131 Application for Travel Document

11/16/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that Form I-765 and I-131 was Received

01/23/2019: Received E-Mail Notification for I-485 Adjustment of Status Interview

02/01/2019: Received NOA2 (Form I-797C), Adjustment of Status Interview, in Mail

02/27/2019: Interview scheduled at USCIS in San Francisco, CA

 

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17 minutes ago, JFH said:

Can you or the immigrant not translate it yourselves? The certification doesn’t need to be from a professional translator, just someone competent in both languages. 

When we sent out our AOS packet we translated the document ourselves, however the interview notice said to bring a certified translation of the birth certificate so I was thinking they actually wanted a certified copy instead of our translated version.

 

I’m not sure if it matters or not, but I believe my spouse will be interviewing for the 10-year green card since we’ve been married for almost 3 years now.

 

The request for a certified translated document, is that just a generic request everyone gets from the notice?

 

 

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I-130 & I-485 AOS Filing Timeline from F-1:

 

07/26/2017: Mailed AOS Package

07/30/2017: AOS Package Delivered

08/02/2017: Case Rejected

08/09/2017: Received Form I-797C, Case Rejected, in Mail

08/09/2017: Mailed Corrected AOS Package 

08/15/2017: USCIS Received Corrected AOS Package

08/21/2017: USCIS Accepted I-485 Biometrics Fee

08/23/2017: Received Text and E-Mail Notification that USCIS Received the Case

08/28/2017: Received NOA1 (Form I-797C) in Mail

09/04/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form

01/29/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that EAD Card was Mailed 

02/05/2018: EAD Card Received

11/07/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form and I-131 Application for Travel Document

11/16/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that Form I-765 and I-131 was Received

01/23/2019: Received E-Mail Notification for I-485 Adjustment of Status Interview

02/01/2019: Received NOA2 (Form I-797C), Adjustment of Status Interview, in Mail

02/27/2019: Interview scheduled at USCIS in San Francisco, CA

 

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We used this website to translate birth certificate for our AOS interview couple of years ago:

https://rushtranslate.com/

 

They are reasonably priced ($25 per page) & turn around time was 24 hrs. 

Good luck!


AOS timeline:

12/21/2015: I-485 Received by USCIS

12/24/2015: I-485 NOA date

02/26/2016: Biometrics Appointment

04/04/2017: Interview @ Louisville Field Office

04/06/2017: I-485 Approved

04/12/2017: GC Received

 

ROC timeline:

01/06/2019: 90-day ROC filing window open

01/07/2019: Sent I-751 petition to USCIS Dallas Lockbox via USPS 2-day Priority Mail

01/09/2019: ROC package delivered by USPS to PO Box

01/14/2019: Received USCIS text message with receipt number starting with LIN-xxxxxxx

01/15/2019: Check cashed, Added receipt# to USCIS account (myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov), Current Status: "We received your case, You do not need to do anything at this time"

02/14/2019: Submitted e-request for non-delivery of receipt notice

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Are you a Japanese national living in the US? If so, you can obtain your birth certificate in English at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate-General.

 

Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco
https://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/m03_03_01.html

 

Embassy of Japan in the United States
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/j/certificate/cer_birth.html

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On 2/9/2019 at 1:16 AM, H-M said:

We used this website to translate birth certificate for our AOS interview couple of years ago:

https://rushtranslate.com/

 

They are reasonably priced ($25 per page) & turn around time was 24 hrs. 

Good luck!

 

I saw this on one of my Google Search for a certified translator, however I wasn’t sure about the quality in terms of translation.

I was also considering Rev.com as they provide you a draft to check before giving you the final document.

 

However, it is good to know it worked out! I may consider this in the future as I decided to go with another translator that I found on Atanet.org. It’s more than what I would like to pay, around $75.00, but I suppose it is okay. I just wanted to make sure everything translated well. 

 

Thanks! :)


I-130 & I-485 AOS Filing Timeline from F-1:

 

07/26/2017: Mailed AOS Package

07/30/2017: AOS Package Delivered

08/02/2017: Case Rejected

08/09/2017: Received Form I-797C, Case Rejected, in Mail

08/09/2017: Mailed Corrected AOS Package 

08/15/2017: USCIS Received Corrected AOS Package

08/21/2017: USCIS Accepted I-485 Biometrics Fee

08/23/2017: Received Text and E-Mail Notification that USCIS Received the Case

08/28/2017: Received NOA1 (Form I-797C) in Mail

09/04/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form

01/29/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that EAD Card was Mailed 

02/05/2018: EAD Card Received

11/07/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form and I-131 Application for Travel Document

11/16/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that Form I-765 and I-131 was Received

01/23/2019: Received E-Mail Notification for I-485 Adjustment of Status Interview

02/01/2019: Received NOA2 (Form I-797C), Adjustment of Status Interview, in Mail

02/27/2019: Interview scheduled at USCIS in San Francisco, CA

 

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On 2/9/2019 at 8:58 AM, t-ten said:

Are you a Japanese national living in the US? If so, you can obtain your birth certificate in English at the Japanese Embassy or Consulate-General.

 

Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco
https://www.sf.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_ja/m03_03_01.html

 

Embassy of Japan in the United States
https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/j/certificate/cer_birth.html

My husband is actually a Japanese National living in the U.S. I was looking through the Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco for a form of some kind regarding the family registry... to get the birth certificate translated officially but couldn’t find it. 

 

I only found the ones for a child.

 

It is fine though. After searching for a good translator and a certain price range I decided to go with an official translator.

 

Thanks for your help though :)


I-130 & I-485 AOS Filing Timeline from F-1:

 

07/26/2017: Mailed AOS Package

07/30/2017: AOS Package Delivered

08/02/2017: Case Rejected

08/09/2017: Received Form I-797C, Case Rejected, in Mail

08/09/2017: Mailed Corrected AOS Package 

08/15/2017: USCIS Received Corrected AOS Package

08/21/2017: USCIS Accepted I-485 Biometrics Fee

08/23/2017: Received Text and E-Mail Notification that USCIS Received the Case

08/28/2017: Received NOA1 (Form I-797C) in Mail

09/04/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form

01/29/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that EAD Card was Mailed 

02/05/2018: EAD Card Received

11/07/2018: Mailed I-765 EAD Renewal Form and I-131 Application for Travel Document

11/16/2018: Received E-Mail Notification that Form I-765 and I-131 was Received

01/23/2019: Received E-Mail Notification for I-485 Adjustment of Status Interview

02/01/2019: Received NOA2 (Form I-797C), Adjustment of Status Interview, in Mail

02/27/2019: Interview scheduled at USCIS in San Francisco, CA

 

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