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Julia Hoffman

Do we need the original copy of certified translation, or is the PDF ok?

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Hi all,


The Consulate in Frankfurt finally received our case (after it was sent to the consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador by mistake, adding over a month on to our waiting time)! We cannot schedule an interview until we pay the fee (done) and they receive all the necessary documents. The DS-160 has been submitted, we have all the documents, all the forms, everything's ready to go, EXCEPT somehow our certified translation for the police report from when my fiancé lived in Russia seems to have gotten lost in the mail. I'm sure it will show up eventually, but we have a PDF of the certified translation and we just want to get this sent off. Is this enough to send the original police certificate with the scanned certified translation???


The checklist (https://de.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/Instructions-for-IV-and-K-Visa-Applicants.pdf) just says "NOTE: Police certificates not in German or English must be translated by a certified translator. Please note that all police certificate with an entry must be accompanied by a certified English translation." No mention of whether the original certified translation is needed or if a copy is fine. 


Please let me know how your experiences have been.

Thank you,


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