K1 Visa Application Translation Requirements for Vietnamese Nationals

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, and they must provide their name, signature, address, and date of certification.



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Documents Required for Vietnam

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 Vietnam for the complete list of documents.


Translator Qualifications

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 (in this case, Vietnamese) and English. The translator must also provide a certification statement attesting to the accuracy and completeness of the translation.

Certification Requirements

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 Vietnam 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 relevant bodies or a migration expert for detailed, up-to-date information.


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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 Vietnam.