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Old Jul 24th 2002, 10:27 pm
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Hi,

will i need to have originals like my fiancees birth certificate, the divorce decree, original pay stubs to show employment, etc at the K-1 interview, or will copies be enough?

THanks,

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Old Jul 24th 2002, 10:37 pm
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Default Re: originals needed at K-1 interview?

Much of the information you mention will have been submitted during the I129f petition, so things like the birth cert will not be needed. I took original pay stubs though but I don't know if they would have accepted copies.

The main thing is that you will need originals of YOUR docs, like the policee cert and your birth cert.
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Old Jul 24th 2002, 10:40 pm
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Default Re: originals needed at K-1 interview?

Of course will I need originals of my documents, but I think to recall that I read to bring originals of previously submitted copies at the interview, including things like the birth certificate of my fiancee.

Not sure...

Thanks for your reply though, Ptarmigan

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Old Jul 24th 2002, 10:44 pm
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Default Re: originals needed at K-1 interview?

Sorry if that sounded patronising, there was a guy at the embassy who just brought copies of everything that morning whilst I was there and he was told to go away and get the originals. People actually do it.

They will have the file from the I129f with them at the interview, so all the previously submitted stuff should be there. That is what is in the mysterious brown envelope that they will give you to bring to the US with you when you come
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No worries ;-)

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Sorry if that sounded patronising,
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Just my advice.
Take the originals of everything with you (plus a copy of all of your documents) and present everything
When you arrive at the Embassy (if you are going to London) you will go to a booth and someone will sift through all of your paperwork.
As I have said, (as did Ptarmigan) they do want to see the originals and make sure that everything that needs to be notarized is done.
I had an RFE because I only had a copy of the affadavit for my daughter, and had to go back with another original.
So, as much as they try to help your approval, there are rules that they cannot bend.
Better to have more than you need than having to go back because you didn't have enough.
BTW when you leave they will give you back the originals of everything you will need in the future (Passport, birth certificate
etc)

Good luck
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PS The interview is certainly not as stressful as the months of paperwork and preparation that you have gone through.
If you have everything prepared, it should be a doddle.
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Old Jul 25th 2002, 5:20 am
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Default Re: originals needed at K-1 interview?

Yes you should have them for the K-1 interview. I think each consulate is different,
but I strongly suggest you send you fiancé all the originals.

For my ( now wife) fiancé they asked her for my original BC and ORIGINAL divorce
decree (in full) which thanks to advice from someone who had been through the same
thing at the same consulate--I had provided her!

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    > Hi,
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    > will i need to have originals like my fiancees birth certificate, the divorce
    > decree, original pay stubs to show employment, etc at the K-1 interview, or will
    > copies be enough?
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    > THanks,
    >
    > JAG
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