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    Marriage Document Translation Question

    Hi, I am an American citizen and have married a Chinese national in China. I have applied for an I-130 petition for Spousal Citizenship, and have received a request for additional evidence of marriage. One of the requirements is that I have a complete translation of the marriage document. I noticed on the letter they sent me complete was bolded and underlined. So far I have translated by just the "meat and potatoes" page of the Chinese marriage document I received from the Chinese marriage office in Guangzhou. I say meat and potatoes, because it's got the marriage document number, says who I am and who I just married and the date of our marriage. The other few pages of the document are just basically stationery.
    Do you think if I don't get the cover page translated that probably says it's a marriage document (duh) and the subsequent pages that probably sport some Chinese poetry (no unique personal information), my application will be denied? It wouldn't be a problem to have it all translated, but these certified translations are costing me $40 a page so I'm not going to pay that to learn some fluff as interesting as it might be to find out exactly what it says in plain English.
    Last edited by rman920; 04-19-2015 at 09:30 AM.

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    Marriage is a life long commitment,it is the rejoining of two families and it is a very sacred function.The boy should love the girl family and the girl should love the boy family.

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