Civil documents are required to support the application at NVC stage for all immigrant visas. Each immigrant visa applicants must collect his or her required civil documents. For example, a U.S. citizen petitioning for his foreign wife and step-son. Every family member will need to submit his required civil documents at NVC stage. Civil documents include but not limited to :
- Documentation of adoption
- Birth certificates
- Court and prison records
- Marriage certificates
- Marriage termination documentation
- Military record
- Petitioner documents
- Photocopy of valid passport biographic data page
- Police certificates
Additional documents might be required by NVC case to case.
Some of the civil documents might be submitted at USCIS stage, you still need to provide another copy to NVC. For instance, marriage certificate for CR-1/IR-1 petition.
Any documents that are not in English must be translated with certification from translator of the document. The translator must provide a signed statement certify that the translation is accurate and the translator is competent to translate.
NVC only accept civil documents issued by the official issuing authority in your country. Please refer to the Document Finder to find out how to get the correct documents from a foreign country.
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