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My wife who is a South Korean citizen is studying in America with a F-1 Visa and she is applying for marriage based permanent resident in America with me who is a U.S. Citizen.  She used to live in China for 8 years as a University student (left China in 2015).  Using I-485 she is applying for permanent resident. Do we need to submit criminal record certificate from S Korea and China or is it optional if she doesn't have any criminal record.  Are there any documents she would need to obtain from China or S Korea?  There is a lot of difficulty getting documents from other countries with COVID situation we are unable to go there due to quarantine.

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I responded to this and then realized you are doing AOS not a spousal visa.


If she has no arrests or convictions she won’t need them. 
 

Thst said, even if she did, not being able to travel there due to COVID-19 restrictions isn’t usually an issue as most countries allow such records to be requested online, by mail, by phone or via the embassy here in the US. 

 

 

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Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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*~*~*moved from “IR-1/CR-1 spouse visa process and procedures” to “AOS from work/study/tourist visas” as the OP is adjusting status, not applying for a visa*~*~*


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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Thank you so much for responding.  Yes it is not a spouse visa, she is currently living in america and changing status from F-1 visa to permanent resident as a spouse of US citizen.  Just wanted to double check as I didn't see it on the checklist but some sources are saying we need criminal record.  

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