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Thank you for the help so far, I have a question about the 3rd party affidavits.  Do these need to be affirmed in front of a notary?  There doesn't appear to be a professional who will notarize something like this in Vietnam.  They seem to only do contracts and such.

 

Side question:  When they mail things to my mailing address will it contain forms I can't just download?  I'd prefer not to take a chance with the mail in Vietnam losing it and have it sent to a relative in the USA.

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From USCIS: https://www.uscis.gov/tools/glossary/affidavit

 

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32 minutes ago, missileman said:

Correct direct answer.  Maybe better answer is not to do any third party affidavits at all.  They are useless at best and harmful, usually.


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40 minutes ago, NotAFish said:

 

Side question:  When they mail things to my mailing address will it contain forms I can't just download?  I'd prefer not to take a chance with the mail in Vietnam losing it and have it sent to a relative in the USA.

Your only mail will be receipt notice, approval notice and potentially Request for Initial Evidence.  Use a relative's address in the USA.


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1 minute ago, USS_Voyager said:

Correct. They don’t hold much value. In a place like Vietnam, I can give $10 to a notary guy and he will notarize anything I want

Notary is not the issue.  They are verifying who signed the document.  My answer is also not country specific.  It's a rare circumstance where such an affidavit would be even a little bit of a positive addition to a petition package.


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