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Hello from Turkey,

I am collecting documents to submit an i-130 for my husband to get a cr1 visa

 

Do documents such as the following need to be notarized after being translated?

-marriage license

-apartment contract where we live together

-bank statement of our joint account 

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Anyone who is competent in both languages can translate documents.  However, each document must have a statement such as this attached:

 

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1 hour ago, RachelFara said:

Hello from Turkey,

I am collecting documents to submit an i-130 for my husband to get a cr1 visa

 

Do documents such as the following need to be notarized after being translated?

-marriage license

-apartment contract where we live together

-bank statement of our joint account 

Notarized as proof of?


YMMV

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So I am trying to prove we have a genuine relationship with the above mentioned documents. 

I was asking if they need to be notarized in order to prove that the translation is

1 hour ago, missileman said:

Anyone who is competent in both languages can translate documents.  However, each document must have a statement such as this attached:

 

image.png.e48bb10906ff7db7c86c74c7bf1e8473.pngWow is that right? We dont need to pay a translator if we have a friend who is able to do it?

 

 

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1 minute ago, RachelFara said:

So I am trying to prove we have a genuine relationship with the above mentioned documents. 

I was asking if they need to be notarized in order to prove that the translation is

 

They don’t need to be notarized. They don’t even need to be translated by a professional. I translated my own. 


 

 

 

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Every document I submitted to the embassy had the translator name, ID # and company name, I couldn't just have anyone translate it and it was mentioned on my paperwork here as well, I was even asked if this is a certified translation on my interview last month. At least this was the case for me in Jerusalem embassy. 

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1 minute ago, Adam A said:

Every document I submitted to the embassy had the translator name, ID # and company name, I couldn't just have anyone translate it and it was mentioned on my paperwork here as well, I was even asked if this is a certified translation on my interview last month. At least this was the case for me in Jerusalem embassy. 

Did you have them notarized after they were translated?

Was that for the petition i-130 ? Or after the petition was approved?

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5 minutes ago, RachelFara said:

Did you have them notarized after they were translated?

Was that for the petition i-130 ? Or after the petition was approved?

No I did not get them notorized just made sure it had the translator official stamp on it and signature and contact info.only court documents they asked from me to be officially notarized. 

No it wasn't for a petition it was for an F11 visa and I was approved last month. 

 

Again she specifically asked me are those certified copies from translator I answered yes.  This is my story, not sure about everyone else. 

 

Found a company in tel aviv and contacted them and they did all the required documents for me in less than a day. 

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7 minutes ago, RachelFara said:

Did you have them notarized after they were translated?

Was that for the petition i-130 ? Or after the petition was approved?

Nothing needs to be notarized .  Notarized documents do not prove bonafide relationship 

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6 minutes ago, RachelFara said:

Did you have them notarized after they were translated?

Was that for the petition i-130 ? Or after the petition was approved?

How would notarizing an apartment contract or a bank statement help?   It won't prove the authenticity of those documents. A marriage certificate must come from an official source which would indicate its authenticity....but all non-English documents must have a translation certification statement as I posted above.  You do not need them to be translated by a business.


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None of the documents need to be notarized. For things like your marriage certificate, these will need to be "certified" copies (meaning the original copy has the raised seal or seal of the state you were married in, etc.) -- no need for notarization. For the I-130, pretty much every document you submit is a copy anyway though. 

 

Be aware that a marriage license is not necessarily a marriage certificate (generally marriage license is legal statement/eligibility/permission to marry, and the marriage certificate proves you actually got married after obtaining that license). Be sure to submit a copy of the marriage certificate with the I-130. 

 

Best of luck.

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Marriage: 2018-12-28 [in Portugal]

I-130 Sent: 2019-02-24

I-130 NOA1: 2019-03-07

I-130 Approved: 2019-05-31

NVC Received: 2019-06-19 (but no case # yet) 

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Notoratization certifies the signature, nothing else.  


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Unless the notary is also bilingual there’s no way he/she would be able to attest that the translations are accurate. That’s not what notaries do. All they can do is verify that the person who stood before them and signed a document is who they say they are. 


 

 

 

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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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