Jump to content
JohnSmith1234

Proof of Divorce for N-400

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

I provided just the certified copy of the divorce decree for both mine and my now husbands prior marriages. So one from the USA and one from the UK. No one asked me for anything else and while I took them for my n400 interview, I wasn’t asked to show them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: France
Timeline

If you guys have kids yes they will ask for child support and other financial agreement. I had them with me on the interview and yet I got hit with a RFE asking for these specific documents as well as proof of child support payment (checks, direct deposits, or any other verifiable source) and a notarized sworn affidavit from your ex saying you’re not in arrears. The more info you give/have ready the smoother it will be. Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Undecided said:

I provided just the certified copy of the divorce decree for both mine and my now husbands prior marriages. So one from the USA and one from the UK. No one asked me for anything else and while I took them for my n400 interview, I wasn’t asked to show them.

What is a certified copy? Is it that I have to certify the document I received in mail from the court? If I file online, will just a copy do and then I'll bring the certified one to the interview?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, JohnSmith1234 said:

What is a certified copy? Is it that I have to certify the document I received in mail from the court? If I file online, will just a copy do and then I'll bring the certified one to the interview?

Original would work as well. I scanned my originals and attached them to my online application, then took the originals with me to my interview (which I wasn’t asked for).

 

The point I was trying to make, but not very clearly, is that a simple photocopy isn’t adequate if they do ask to see it at interview. It needs to be sufficiently official that you could use it to obtain a marriage license. If your state uses raised or embossed seals for example, you need the one with the raised or embossed seal.

 

In fact, I think I misspoke - a certified copy may or may not be accepted. An original one would be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/5/2020 at 12:21 PM, Undecided said:

Original would work as well. I scanned my originals and attached them to my online application, then took the originals with me to my interview (which I wasn’t asked for).

 

The point I was trying to make, but not very clearly, is that a simple photocopy isn’t adequate if they do ask to see it at interview. It needs to be sufficiently official that you could use it to obtain a marriage license. If your state uses raised or embossed seals for example, you need the one with the raised or embossed seal.

 

In fact, I think I misspoke - a certified copy may or may not be accepted. An original one would be.

But what I received in the mail from the court was already a copy. That is the stamp is not fresh. It's a copy. Isn't it weird.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: France
Timeline

Yeah that’s fine - take that to a notary and have them notarize it. Bring both the copy you received from the court and the notarized copy with you. That’s exactly what I did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, SunnyBoston said:

Yeah that’s fine - take that to a notary and have them notarize it. Bring both the copy you received from the court and the notarized copy with you. That’s exactly what I did.

Why would he need a notarized copy? All a notary can do is say “this person brought me this document and provided evidence that he was the person he said he was”. It doesn’t make it more legal or anything, just shows it’s a true copy of what was provided. If he needed two copies sure, but he doesn’t. And frankly, it’s best to avoid a notary in the middle of a pandemic unless you absolutely need one.

 

5 hours ago, JohnSmith1234 said:

But what I received in the mail from the court was already a copy. That is the stamp is not fresh. It's a copy. Isn't it weird.


This wasn’t from the UK was it? Because that’s basically what I had. Actually the PA one my husband had was similar. No seals or embossing or anything. 

Edited by Undecided

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...