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I-130 Interpreter and Preparer

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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Yes. If your wife understands the contents of the form, no need to fill out the interpreter section.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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1 hour ago, arken said:

Yes. If your wife understands the contents of the form, no need to fill out the interpreter section.

Ok so I will put myself as the Preparer of the I-130A BUT Would I need to put myself as the preparer for the I-130 Form as well because it says "If other than the Petitioner" (I'm the Petitioner)

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4 hours ago, Karen2021 said:

Ok so I will put myself as the Preparer of the I-130A BUT Would I need to put myself as the preparer for the I-130 Form as well because it says "If other than the Petitioner" (I'm the Petitioner)

You are supposed to fill the i130 so if you filled it out, y wud you fill the preparer section? No.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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My opinion is that the petitioner does not need to indicate they prepared their spouse's I-130a.  Unless the petitioner used a third party interpreter or preparer, they don't need to indicate they prepared or interpreted for themselves regarding the I-130.


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9 hours ago, pushbrk said:

My opinion is that the petitioner does not need to indicate they prepared their spouse's I-130a.  Unless the petitioner used a third party interpreter or preparer, they don't need to indicate they prepared or interpreted for themselves regarding the I-130.

Sir there is a section on the i130a called "Spouse Beneficiary's Statement" that asks the Spouse Beneficiary to state if they have prepared the document or if someone else has interpreted and prepared the document. So my assumption is that the i130a is a document that's allocated solely to the Alien Spouse therefore anyone else that fills out the form will probably need to designate themselves as the interpreter or preparer even if it's the Petitioner of the I-130 because I am not sure if USCIS can just imply that it was the petitioner that filled out the I-130A if we leave all those sections blank on the I-130A. I would love to have your opinion regarding my assumption here. Please let me know what you think.

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4 hours ago, Karen2021 said:

Sir there is a section on the i130a called "Spouse Beneficiary's Statement" that asks the Spouse Beneficiary to state if they have prepared the document or if someone else has interpreted and prepared the document. So my assumption is that the i130a is a document that's allocated solely to the Alien Spouse therefore anyone else that fills out the form will probably need to designate themselves as the interpreter or preparer even if it's the Petitioner of the I-130 because I am not sure if USCIS can just imply that it was the petitioner that filled out the I-130A if we leave all those sections blank on the I-130A. I would love to have your opinion regarding my assumption here. Please let me know what you think.

Our opinions differ.  You have misquoted the document.  My opinion is based on significant experience.  However, it will not hurt anything, to designate the petition as either or both.  It's just not necessary to do so.


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6 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Our opinions differ.  You have misquoted the document.  My opinion is based on significant experience.  However, it will not hurt anything, to designate the petition as either or both.  It's just not necessary to do so.

Thank you for your input. I greatly appreciate it, honestly. So to sum things up here, Would it be completely fine if I were to leave both Interpreter and Preparer sections of the I-130A BLANK if I am the one filling out the forms for my spouse? What I noticed on that form was it said "Information About You", "Information About Your Employment, etc.. I figured that the use of "You, Your" indicates the beneficiary is the one filling out the form. Therefore, I figured that I would need to be the interpreter and preparer.

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3 hours ago, Karen2021 said:

Thank you for your input. I greatly appreciate it, honestly. So to sum things up here, Would it be completely fine if I were to leave both Interpreter and Preparer sections of the I-130A BLANK if I am the one filling out the forms for my spouse? What I noticed on that form was it said "Information About You", "Information About Your Employment, etc.. I figured that the use of "You, Your" indicates the beneficiary is the one filling out the form. Therefore, I figured that I would need to be the interpreter and preparer.

Nothing wrong with your logic.  It isn't important who does the typing or writing.  It's important which person's information is entered.  The information is coming from the beneficiary, so as long as it is accurate, it doesn't matter who does the typing unless it really is a third party you're paying.  Even then, unless it is obvious neither of you is fluent in both languages, the "preparer" section can be left blank.  Focus on accuracy and you'll be fine.


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8 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Nothing wrong with your logic.  It isn't important who does the typing or writing.  It's important which person's information is entered.  The information is coming from the beneficiary, so as long as it is accurate, it doesn't matter who does the typing unless it really is a third party you're paying.  Even then, unless it is obvious neither of you is fluent in both languages, the "preparer" section can be left blank.  Focus on accuracy and you'll be fine.

Thank you sir. I truly appreciate your help.

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