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    For I-485: what documents do i need besides the affidavit of support and medical examination. Do i need to send all originals copies of birth certificate and marriage certificates? i have only two originals birth certificates and one marriage certificate. Why these people want all of your originals?
    The same question goes to the form I-130.

    What documents do i need for 130 and 485?
    Thanks

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    For I-485: what documents do i need besides the affidavit of support and medical examination. Do i need to send all originals copies of birth certificate and marriage certificates? i have only two originals birth certificates and one marriage certificate. Why these people want all of your originals?
    The same question goes to the form I-130.

    What documents do i need for 130 and 485?
    Thanks

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    • #3
      for the requirements/ supporting docs (I-485), go to:

      http://www.immigration.gov/graphics/.../i-485.htm#fba

      i think sending the originals to the ins is not a good idea-- they wont get returned to you! just make copies of everything, and get a certified mail, at all times.

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      • #4
        Copy of your (USC) birth certificate, passport of naturalization.
        Photo of you and one of your spouse to the same instructions as your photo's for I129F.

        And if you or your spouse was divorced previously a copy of ther divorce certificate.

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        • #5
          Always send good quality copies to INS of all related documentation such as birth certificates, etc. If the language is not English, also include a certified translation done by a translator (not your brother's cousin's best friend).

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          • #6
            a translation done by anybody is acceptable so long as it is mentioned at the bottom that whoever translated the document is proficient in the language from which it is being translated from. therefor, even if it is your cousins' brother's best-friend, whatever is translating it, it is acceptable.

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            • #7
              INS, now BCIS, has the right to question the translation. In fact, they have done so on a couple of cases I'm aware of personally. Since I'm also a translator, I have seen some translations that were absolutely horrendous and inaccurate. In these cases, the translations had to be redone and INS even requested an affidavit of translation, where the translator attests to his/her knowledge of the foreign language and English and attests to his/her expertise, followed by a notarization by a notary public. Therefore, in order to avoid problems like these, it is well advised to obtain a professional translation.

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              • #8
                surely, anybody in his right mind will not get a translator off the street? c'mon now!

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