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Embassy says Certified Divorce Decree not needed?

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Hey all,

 

I have a photocopy of my divorce decree, but the original is obviously held by the courts. I just called the US Embassy in Manila and they said a certified copy of the original is not required even though their instructions state they need originals only or certified copies of the original. 

 

Should I just take their word for it then even if it contradicts their own instructions? Thanks.


Married: 9/27/2017

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I’d send the certified copy just in case. Each CO may be different in their demand.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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15 minutes ago, Gaiden79 said:

Hey all,

 

I have a photocopy of my divorce decree, but the original is obviously held by the courts. I just called the US Embassy in Manila and they said a certified copy of the original is not required even though their instructions state they need originals only or certified copies of the original. 

 

Should I just take their word for it then even if it contradicts their own instructions? Thanks.

I would still use the certified version in case it is required in the following steps for US (for example, K1 might not need it at the local embassy but it is needed for AOS).

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On 8/14/2019 at 10:37 AM, Fe.Ta said:

I would still use the certified version in case it is required in the following steps for US (for example, K1 might not need it at the local embassy but it is needed for AOS).

Yeah just having it on hand will be valuable for my future immigration processes agreed. Appreciate the response. 


Married: 9/27/2017

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