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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan

Normally a certified copy will be suffice as a substantial evidence. Unless they have specifically asked for the original one.

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

Marriage (if applicable): 2013-08-24

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-28

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-09-02

I-130 RFE : 2015-02-06

I-130 RFE Sent : 2015-02-20

I-130 Approved : 2015-03-03

NVC Received : 2015-03-28

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-06-01

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-06-01

Send AOS Package : 2015-06-04

Submit DS-261 : 2015-06-04

Receive IV Bill : 2015-07-01

Pay IV Bill : 2015-07-05

Send IV Package : 2015-07-24

Checklist : 2015-10-06

Case Completed : 2015-11-11

Interview Date (IR-1/CR-1 Visa): 2016.01.21

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Myanmar
1 hour ago, Hannah711 said:

Hello! Does my spouse need to provide my original divorce decree at time of interview or is a copy suffice?



An original is probably not needed.  

I made sure my fiancée had my original divorce decree at her K-1 interview.  It wasn’t asked for.  At the AOS interview the original was asked for.   The inconsistencies between CR1 and AOS interviews never cease to amaze 

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On 5/31/2021 at 9:18 AM, Hannah711 said:

Does my spouse need to provide my original divorce decree at time of interview or is a copy suffice?


Refer to the document checklist from the interviewing consulate.


In our case, the US embassy in Manila says to bring a photocopy of the petitioner's divorce decree (if applicable).


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Malta

As per the Bureau of Consular Affairs website:



You must obtain evidence of the termination of EVERY prior marriage your petitioning spouse has had. This evidence must be an original or certified copy of one of the following documents:  FINAL legal divorce decree, death certificate, or annulment papers.

So not just a regular photocopy.


Source: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/step-5-collect-financial-evidence-and-other-supporting-documents/step-7-collect-civil-documents.html


29 Apr 2020: I-130 filed online

11 Dec 2020: I-130 approved



17 Dec 2020: NVC Received

25 Jan 2021: Paid AOS and IV fees

14 Apr 2021: Submitted I-864, I-864A and DS-260

14 Apr 2021: Expedite request

04 May 2021: Expedite approved, case sent to Consulate in Naples, Italy


US Consulate Naples, Italy

04 May 2021: Consulate received

18 May 2021: Requested expedited interview

20 May 2021: Expedited interview approved and scheduled for 8th June

07 Jun 2021: Medical at Istituto Varelli (Naples, Italy) - Very friendly staff, spoke English

08 Jun 2021: Interview - APPROVED

09 Jun 2021: Picked up passport with Visa in person from Consulate 



17 June 2021: Entered New York (JFK) as Point of Entry

17 June 2021: Landed in Arizona and reunited with my wife :) 

28 June 2021: Received Social Security Number

10 July 2021: Form I-551 (Green Card) marked as in production

15 July 2021: Form I-551 (Green Card) received in the post

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