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Hello, 

I going to start my IR1 Visa procedures and i need to know if the translation of my Brazilian documents needs to be translated by a professional or does my American husband can do the translation?

Can someone help me?

Thanks!!!

 

 

 

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best advice is from USCIS 

 

All documents submitted in support of an application or petition must include complete translation into English. In addition, there must be a certification from the translator indicating that the translation is complete and accurate and attesting to his or her competence as a translator. See8 CFR 103.2(b)(3) .
 
 
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7 minutes ago, LOUHAMILTON said:

Hello, 

Thank you for reply.

 

Can you tell me what kind of certification the professional needs to have?

NONE.  Anyone who is fluent in both languages can translate.  Just make sure to include the statement as required by USCIS.

 

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSLATION

I, ___________________________, am competent to translate from ________________ into English, and certify that the translation of __________________________________ is true and accurate to the best of my abilities _____________________________

______________________________

Signature of Translator

Name of Translator

Address of Translator

Telephone Number of Translator

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13 minutes ago, missileman said:

NONE.  Anyone who is fluent in both languages can translate.  Just make sure to include the statement as required by USCIS.

 

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSLATION

I, ___________________________, am competent to translate from ________________ into English, and certify that the translation of __________________________________ is true and accurate to the best of my abilities _____________________________

______________________________

Signature of Translator

Name of Translator

Address of Translator

Telephone Number of Translator

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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For USCIS, the above certification statement is perfectly fine.

Once you get to the embassy stage, they may have their own rules regarding translations - which may or may not require a professional/certified translation.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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13 minutes ago, geowrian said:

For USCIS, the above certification statement is perfectly fine.

Once you get to the embassy stage, they may have their own rules regarding translations - which may or may not require a professional/certified translation.

Hello, 

 

Thank you for answering my question. For the consulate in Brazil does not need translation if are in Portuguese. My question was about the first step because I do not want you to have delays for simple mistakes. Thanks ;D

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I obtained "traducoes juramentadas" of all documents in Portuguese I submitted to USCIS (previous marriage certificate, divorce decrees, birth certificate). They are notarized and further down the road, when you are in the US, those might be requested by other institutions.

 

They are not cheap but at least you know they are excepted everywhere that asks you for an official translation.

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3 hours ago, missileman said:

NONE.  Anyone who is fluent in both languages can translate.  Just make sure to include the statement as required by USCIS.

 

CERTIFICATE OF TRANSLATION

I, ___________________________, am competent to translate from ________________ into English, and certify that the translation of __________________________________ is true and accurate to the best of my abilities _____________________________

______________________________

Signature of Translator

Name of Translator

Address of Translator

Telephone Number of Translator

in many countries this has to be done by a qualified certified translator

one who has a government issued stamp to qualify the translation

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7 minutes ago, adil-rafa said:

in many countries this has to be done by a qualified certified translator

one who has a government issued stamp to qualify the translation

For the embassy/consulate, yes - some (many) require this.

For USCIS, the above certification statement is satisfactory.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Here's the translator I used to prepare documents for the I-130 filing for my husband.  She is native Brazilian, lives in the US now, does everything quickly via email (all you have to do is scan documents and she sends you the certified translation via email), is fast, professional, and very inexpensive.  I highly recommend her.  Good luck.

 

Luciana Lage

Street Smart Brazil

StreetSmartBrazil.com

luciana@StreetSmartBrazil.com

415-573-8180

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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