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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hello VJ Friends,

 

Do I need to issue a new marriage certificate (to show if there are any current annotations) - filing in Brazil? Myself and my husband only have had our marriage - no divorces or anything.

I don´t really understand the instructions below, from the reciprocity page:

Marriage Certificates

Registration Criteria: Applicants must file for the Public Notice License (Edital de Proclamas), which is the document issued by Brazilian notaries when applicants file for a civil marriage license.  This document takes up to forty-five days to be issued and is valid for ninety days.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Brazil
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The proclamas, as far as I know, is a document you need before you get married, it is the usual procedure in Brazil. You go to the courthouse, tell them the date you want to get married, pay the fee, show the documents, and wait. Then return to the courthouse to get married and wait again for the marriage certificate.

 

If you are already married, I don't see why you would need it.

 

If you got married in a country other than Brazil, and the Consulate in Brazil asks you for a Brazilian marriage certificate, what you need is to take your marriage certificate to the 1st cartorio in Sao Paulo to get it transcribed. Takes around 2 weeks and costs around 80 USD, from what I can remember.

Edited by Nat&Amy

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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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

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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