K1 Visa Application Translation Requirements for Ukrainian Nationals

As per the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), all documents not originally in English should be paired with a certified translation into English. The translator must certify that the English translation is both complete and accurate. 



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Documents Required for Ukraine

According to the U.S. Department of State, the primary documents generally required for a K-1 visa application include:

  • 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 individual circumstances, additional documents may be necessary. It would be prudent to consult the U.S. embassy or consulate in Ukraine for an exhaustive list of required documents.


Translator Qualifications

Based on the regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of State, the translator should be competent enough to undertake the translation. Although there isn't a specified certification explicitly required for translators, they must be fluent in both the original language (in this context, Ukrainian) and English. Alongside the translation, the translator needs to provide a certification that attests to the accuracy and completeness of their work.

Certification Requirements

According to the U.S. Department of State, documents that are translated must come with a translator's certification affirming that the translation is accurate and that the translator is proficient enough to conduct the translation. While this certification doesn't necessarily need notarization, it is always recommended to liaise with the U.S. embassy or consulate in Ukraine to discern any specific stipulations they may have regarding notarization or apostille.
This guide is general and might not cover certain specific situations. For a more tailored and updated set of recommendations, it's always best to directly engage with relevant authorities or consult with a migration professional.

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This guide provides a general overview, and for specific, accurate, and detailed advice, consulting directly with the relevant institutions or migration experts is essential. For more detailed information, contact the US Embassy in Ukraine.