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Hi we got DQ May 26th (Thailand USA embassy)and I was helping my wife prepare documents before we get an interview date. I am in the USA currently indefinately, what documents do I need original copies from me personally sent to her before the interview. Do they want my original birth certificate ? I am probably not going to be at the interview because of the travel restrictions, so I am hoping to mail stuff in much earlier. She is the parent of a US minor (ourson) as well. All marriage documents with translations are with her. As of now I have tax documents prepared to mail and birth certificate of myself. My dad was on the 1864 sponsor form so would I need his as well? 

Thanks in advance 

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1 hour ago, magicmooly said:

Hi we got DQ May 26th (Thailand USA embassy)and I was helping my wife prepare documents before we get an interview date. I am in the USA currently indefinately, what documents do I need original copies from me personally sent to her before the interview. Do they want my original birth certificate ? I am probably not going to be at the interview because of the travel restrictions, so I am hoping to mail stuff in much earlier. She is the parent of a US minor (ourson) as well. All marriage documents with translations are with her. As of now I have tax documents prepared to mail and birth certificate of myself. My dad was on the 1864 sponsor form so would I need his as well? 

Thanks in advance 

Hi @magicmooly you can check the required document list from the NVC/DOS web site specific to the US Embassy in Thailand.

 

Assuming the interview will take place at the US Embassy Bangkok - here is the link to see the Pre-Interview Checklist

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/BNK-Bangkok.html

Pre-Interview Checklist

 

Please use the list below to determine the items that EACH applicant must bring to the immigrant visa interview:

A copy of your NVC interview letter (does not apply to Diversity Visa, fiancé(e), adoptive, or asylee/refugee applicants).

Unexpired passport valid for eight (8) months beyond your intended date of entry to the United States and a photocopy of the biographic page (where your name and photo are located). Your immigrant visa will be issued in the name which appears on your passport, not on your immigrant petition. Discrepancies should be corrected prior to your interview.

Two (2) color passport-size photographs of each person applying for a visa (5 cm x 5 cm). Please see photo requirements.

Confirmation page from the Form DS-260 Application for an Immigrant Visa you submitted online at ceac.state.gov/iv.

Confirmation page from your online registration of a delivery address for returning your passport and documents after the interview (see Step 1).

Your original birth certificate, English translation, and a photocopy.

  • If an official birth certificate is not obtainable, applicants should submit a Certificate of Birthplace, their Household Registration, and their Thai National ID card as secondary evidence. Individuals born outside of Thailand should refer to their country of birthplace in the Reciprocity Schedule to determine acceptable secondary identity evidence.
  • If your name does not match your birth certificate, submit a Name Change Certificate(s), English translation, and photocopy.

Medical examination results in a sealed envelope (if the physician gives you these results).

Original or certified copies of birth certificates for all children of the principal applicant (even if he or she is not accompanying).

 

 

Applicants who fall into any category listed in italics below should bring these additional documents:

For family-based visa applications:

  • The appropriate Form I-864 Affidavit of Support for each financial sponsor along with a photocopy of the sponsor’s IRS transcript or most recent U.S. federal income tax return, and any relevant W-2s.
  • Proof of your U.S. petitioner’s status and domicile in the United States (photocopy of a U.S. passport, naturalization certificate, or lawful permanent resident card).
  • Evidence of the relationship between the petitioner and visa applicant (such as photographs, letters, or emails).

If you are married: Your original marriage certificate, English translation, and a photocopy.

If you were previously married: Your original divorce or spouse’s death certificate, English translation, and a photocopy.

If you are applying for a visa in the F11 or F24 categories (unmarried child 21 years or older): An original marital status certificate, also known as the Single Status Certificate.

If you are older than 16 years of age: The original police certificate from your country of current residence and countries of previous residence. If these three items are all true, you must bring a more recent police certificate to the interview:

  1. You are older than 16 years;
  2. You obtained a police certificate and submitted it to NVC more than one year ago; and
  3. You still live in the country that issued the police certificate.

For employment-based visa applications: Letter from your U.S. employer dated less than one month ago.

If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Court and criminal records, English translation, and a photocopy.

If you have served in any country’s military: Military records, English translation, and a photocopy.

If you are adopted: Adoption papers or custody documents, English translation, and a photocopy.

If you are the petitioner’s stepchild: The original marriage certificate of the petitioner and your biological parent, English translation, and a photocopy along with divorce records for any previous marriages of either parent.

For all minor children traveling with a parent applicant or following later: Official grant of permanent custody for minor children is required for all children under 18 years old.

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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

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