As per the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation into English. The translator must certify that the translation is complete and accurate.
According to the U.S. Department of State, the following primary documents required for a K-1 visa application:
Birth certificate of the applicant
Proof of relationship with the U.S. citizen petitioner
Divorce or death certificate(s) of any previous spouse(s) for both the U.S. citizen and the foreign fiancé(e) if applicable
Police certificates from all places the applicant has lived since age 16
Medical examination report
Depending on the specifics of the case, additional documents might be required. It's recommended to consult the U.S. embassy or consulate in the Dominican Republic for the complete list of documents.
Based on the guidelines set by the U.S. Department of State, the translator must be competent to translate the document. While there is no specific certification mentioned for the translator, they should be fluent in both the source language ( Spanish) and English. The translator must also provide a certification statement attesting to the accuracy and completeness of the translation.
According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that are translated must be accompanied by a certification from the translator that asserts the translation is accurate and the translator is competent to translate. This certification does not necessarily need to be notarized. However, it's always a good practice to check with the U.S. embassy or consulate in the Dominican Republic for any specific requirements they might have concerning notarization or apostille.
This is a generalized guide and might not cover specific circumstances. It's always advisable to consult directly with the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic or a migration expert for detailed, up-to-date information.
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