Jump to content

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Hi, 

           I received a RFE for original birth certificate yesterday. We initially sent copies of birth certificate translation in English assuming it will suffice. Unfortunately, it didn't and we are really disappointed on ourselves for sending only copy of translation. 

The RFE states "Submit a copy of the applicant's foreign birth certificate issued by appropriate civil authority. USCIS will only accepts a long form birth certificate which lists at least one parent. If the document is in a language other than English, You must submit a copy of foreign birth certificate and a complete English translation." 

 

So in this scenario, we are to submit COPY OF ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (Which is in FOREIGN LANGUAGE) and ORIGINAL TRANSLATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE correct? 

I got advise that original translation would have been suffice had we have sent it at the first place. USICIS doesn't accepts copy of translation? Translation must be in original form?

 

As I understand the requirement, I am about to submit a 

COPY OF FOREIGN BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE and 

ORIGINAL TRANSLATION along with the  copy of RFE letter and cover letter.

Please correct me if I have to send any other documents. Also, any other info is much appreciated..

Edited by dhaubau86

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, dhaubau86 said:

Hi, 

           I received a RFE for original birth certificate yesterday. We initially sent copies of birth certificate translation in English assuming it will suffice. Unfortunately, it didn't and we are really disappointed on ourselves for sending only copy of translation. 

The RFE states "Submit a copy of the applicant's foreign birth certificate issued by appropriate civil authority. USCIS will only accepts a long form birth certificate which lists at least one parent. If the document is in a language other than English, You must submit a copy of foreign birth certificate and a complete English translation." 

 

So in this scenario, we are to submit COPY OF ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE (Which is in FOREIGN LANGUAGE) and ORIGINAL TRANSLATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE correct? 

Correct.

2 minutes ago, dhaubau86 said:

I got advise that original translation would have been suffice had we have sent it at the first place. USICIS doesn't accepts copy of translation? Translation must be in original form?

 

As I understand the requirement, I am about to submit a 

COPY OF FOREIGN BIRTH CERTIFICATE IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE and 

ORIGINAL TRANSLATION along with the  copy of RFE letter. 

Please correct me if I have to send any other documents. Also, any other info is much appreciated..

Yes. That's what you need.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Read this too. It explains the difference between whether original or copies of translations are accepted.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-2061/0-0-0-2253.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Read this too. It explains the difference between whether original or copies of translations are accepted.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-2061/0-0-0-2253.html

Thanks Again. BTW I checked your Timeline. Are you still waiting for your EAD

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, dhaubau86 said:

Thanks Again. BTW I checked your Timeline. Are you still waiting for your EAD

Yes. I was predicted to receive it last week but I got an RFE for my MC's (that I think they lost) on the 19th, received the hard copy Saturday and mailed out the response yesterday as it was Monday and the post office was closed Sunday. Should hear some results soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×