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  1. For those who got married in Davis County, Utah, is your Marriage License really already your Marriage Certificate? 2 Certified True Copies of our Marriage License was mailed to us. After our wedding and it has a seal.
  2. Hi everyone, Some context: K1 visa received, one-way ticket purchased, just nine weeks to go (I arrive March 15 and we get married on the 28th!!!) We wanted to get a head start on the AOS process. We would so appreciate it if someone could kindly help us with the following: 1. Provide some feedback on our cover letter (PDF attached, or the PNG file if the former doesn't work) and also double-check that we listed all the materials that we need to submit with the packet. 2. (Please confirm or clarify) if it makes a difference to include copies of my (beneficiary) birth certificate and our marriage certificate with I-765 and I-131 applications. We noticed that both the birth and marriage certificates are not included in the list of required documents on the USCIS website, but we've been seeing a lot of VJ-ers include them in those two applications. Many, many thanks! AOS Cover Letter.pdf
  3. Hi I need your advice My Egyptian wife case in the national Visa Center they excepted all documentation’s and applications except her birth certificate , marriage certificate And police certificate and they send me a message saying that I have replace this documents with an acceptable documents from the correct issuing authority. But I submit all those documents from the correct issuing authority plus the translation from local translator in Egypt for each documents what the NVC means by I have to get the documents from the correct issuing authority, again this is the correct documents from the correct issuing Authority, what I should do ?
  4. We seem to have lost our marriage certificate and don’t know what to do. Would be marriage registry be able to replace it or Does the consulate accept a certified copy at the time of interview? please help
  5. Hi all, I'm in the States with a work visa, soon to get married to the woman I love (yay!) she's from MA (her parents live there) but we both live and work in NYC Since we'll have to go through the AoS procedure, question: Does it make any difference if we get the marriage license and certificate in MA or NY state, when it comes to the Adjustment of Status procedure? I mean I don't want to go to any MA USCIS offices because we got married there, lol. Thanks!
  6. Folks, I am filing form I-130 for my father ,it seems the requirement for petitioning for father is to submit my birth certificate and parents' marriage certificate , my parents are from India and they don't have their marriage certificate as in those days there were no records kept in India (birth , marriage & death etc) , if you were in a similar situation , can you please let me know , what you used in-lieu of parents' marriage certificate ? P.S : My birth certificate has both my parents' name.Thanks.
  7. Hi everyone! I am in the process of getting my citizenship and would like to file for my parents as soon as I am done. Meanwhile I was thinking to have all the required documents ready for them. Both my parents live in India and are retired. They don't have a birth certificate or marriage certificate. Even though their DOB and marriage is validated in legal documents like passports and adhaar card. Has someone been in a similar situation and what did you do that worked out for you? I have read in previous threads that in these situations, we can have a signed affidavit by city's municipal corporation which can be submitted in lieu of non availability of birth and marriage certificates. Is this a valid statement? And if yes, can someone provide me with the template of the affidavits that they used for this purpose? Also, if someone can guide me with the list of other supporting documents that may be needed and should be submitted? Thanks and appreciate the help.
  8. Hi We are about to submit the AOS packet along with the EAD and AP forms via FedEx. But do we really need to include proof of relationship aside from the marriage certificate that we have? And do green card applicants always go through interview or are/were there some who sent enough proof of relationship already in the AOS packet so that they were exempted for an interview?
  9. Does anyone have any USCIS EVIDENCE that proves that my marriage certificate that only states my maiden name rather than both my married name AND my maiden name is a valid. I COMPLETELY understand that I can elect to take my spouse's married name simply because it is listed on our MC but I got an RFIE for both I765 and I131 for "the name you provided on Form XXX does not match your name in other USCIS records". I totally understand too that they could have simply lost my MCs but the RFIE goes on to state "Provide evidence that the name change was completed according to the relevant state (or foreign) law" so my concern is that line there as I have no evidence that the name change is actually legal. I'm going to call the county clerk on Monday to find out if they can issue you me something that states that MCs in their county don't indicate the new married name and only the maiden name. What do you think?
  10. Hello, I apologize if I'm asking something that's clearly written on 20 posts, but I just want to confirm from people who have actually done this (rather than a lot of hypotheticals.) My wife received her CR1 interview letter today, interview scheduled for May 22, which is very exciting! We have done all the paperwork ourselves, no lawyer, and so far so good. All paperwork has been filled out with her new Married name. The only issue that we didn't notice until just now is that NVC has been referring to her as her Maiden name. I understand now (which I did not before) that the Green Card will be issued only to the name on the passport. So in my mind, here are the possible scenarios: A) Attend interview, hope to present/reference marriage certificate with new name, cross our fingers and hope they put married name on visa? or B) Attend interview content with the fact that they will use her maiden name and we will have to go through all the processes later to change it. **Issues with both of the above: I have read some people have visas denied due to mismatching last name/improper name change documentation. (Ours is a California-issued marriage certificate with the name change on it) or C) Apply for an expedited UK passport with new name which should arrive within a week (lots of time before interview), and take new and old passport to interview **Issue in my mind: New document the NVC had never seen, will this cause an issue that it doesn't match what we've submitted and the name they've been using for her? I hope I've thought this all through and if not, feel free to let me know what I've missed. I'd appreciate if anyone has successfully completed options A or C. We are getting so excited for this incredible milestone and for this process to be over. We don't want to screw it up at the last step. If I tell my wife "I don't know, I've never done this before either" again, she might just call off the whole process 😂 Thanks so much in advance! I wish I had been using this site from the very start of our process! -T
  11. My husband and I are already legally married here in the US and currently planning to do a Catholic Church wedding in the Philippines. One of the requirements to get married in the Church is to provide the "Legal Capacity to get married" document. My questions are: 1. Since my husband and I are already married in the US and no longer "single" in legal status, does "Certificate of legal capacity to contract marriage or Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry” still apply? 2. I've checked the schedules online and I find that there seems to be no availability all the way till December(not sure if the system is having some trouble). Are the time slots limited? How early do they post openings? Please advise. Thanks! ConfusedPinay
  12. I'm unemployed so I can't petition for a K-1 visa for my fiance since Laos don't allow joint sponsor for K-1 visa. However, I heard that joint sponsor is allowed for immigration visa (CR1). So, I was wondering if anyone has gone through the process, and how does one obtained a marriage certificate from the Laos government to file for I-130? Thank you.
  13. We are just about ready to send out the Adjustment of Status (from K1 Visa) packet, but there was one thing I was not sure of regarding the marriage certificate. The certificate of the town we got married in has a notice at the bottom with something like: "Warning: It is illegal to duplicate this copy by photograph. Not valid without city seal" ^^The city seal also does not appear on the photocopy. While I know that USCIS requests photocopies of original documents unless said otherwise, in this case I am worried about an RFE for the real marriage certificate due to this message at the bottom. It's not a huge deal to send in the original marriage certificate, as it is really easy to request additional certificate copies from the town, but I would prefer to just send in a photocopy if possible. Has anyone else had this issue?
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