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Help with CIS/INS


Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #1
My husband is from Poland. We are trying to get his recently widowed mother a visa and we Need to get his birth certificate translated into English. We live in Ohio and cannot find anyone. Any suggestions?
urszula 1 | 253  
17 Oct 2007 /  #2
I don't think it has to be translated by a certified translator. Pm me. I have done it before.
OP Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #3
I don't remember doing it 7 yrs ago with my husband but the I-130 says "ANY Foreign language document must be accompanied by a full English translation that the translator's certified as complete and correct....."

I have tried the CIS help line... but it keeps me on hold for 30 minutes or so and then disconnects. Plus I know the "help" line is a teleservice center and it will only be about 50% accurate with it's information.

Thank you for your response.
I'll keep trying.
urszula 1 | 253  
17 Oct 2007 /  #4
What that means is that the translator needs a statement stating that he/she is competent to translate. It does not have to be done by a certified translator. I have done this before and had no problems.
OP Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #5
SO... could my husband do it?
urszula 1 | 253  
17 Oct 2007 /  #6
Yes he could. He will need a statement from someone who could verify that he is capable of translating, like a student whom he tought Polish, or some institution stating that he knows the language or some other source to verify that he is capable of translating.
OP Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #7
Thank you very much.
You have been so much help.
:)
plk123 8 | 4,150  
17 Oct 2007 /  #8
I don't think it has to be translated by a certified translator.

yes it does.

basia, if you're in columbus go to the state house.. they have to have a translator on standby.. they should be able to get you in contact with them.
OP Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #9
I'm in northern Ohio... much closer to Cleveland.
I'll go to Columbus if I need to.
This is important.
Mom has had so much heart ache... I don't want any more stress for her.
Thanks plk123
plk123 8 | 4,150  
17 Oct 2007 /  #10
well, cleves being a big city and having a polish population surely has a PL translator.. check with your city hall or look up some polish club or something to that effect.
OP Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #11
I'm trying :)
I think I'll be spending tomorrow in the Slavic village...
Some of them do not speak English. I am only concerned with the "certified" part of the translation. I'll keep looking online tonight and I'll drive to Cleveland tomorrow.

(I was trying to avoid going to Cleveland due to the Indians / Red Sox game. It will be nuts!
But worth it. Thanks again.
urszula 1 | 253  
17 Oct 2007 /  #12
yes it does.

I was filing for a visa for someone in Poland this year and it did not need to be translated by a certified translator because I checked into it and asked them personally. The translation needs to be certified that it is correct and accurate by a translator who does not need to be to certified. Confusing.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
17 Oct 2007 /  #13
i'd say "let your fingers do the walking/driving" first. i am sure you can find out w/o a trip just as easy.
OP Basia Kaleja 1 | 6  
17 Oct 2007 /  #14
I am currently printing numbers to everything I can find online and I'll call from work.

Thank you both. I am going to keep searching for a certified translator UNLESS someone from CIS (not the teleservice center) says otherwise. you have both been great help.

I work for the DHS (law enforcement side) and I know how often the rules change.
What it was a month ago could be different. I can't take a chance and delay things longer.
My husband is leaving next month to help his mom with her assets and getting everything in order for her trip here. After the death of his dad... I just don't want her more upset.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
17 Oct 2007 /  #15
good luck
witek7205 1 | 65  
18 Oct 2007 /  #16
hank you both. I am going to keep searching for a certified translator UNLESS someone from CIS (not the teleservice center) says otherwise

It does not have to be certified.
If you check mu posts you will find everything what you need.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
18 Oct 2007 /  #17
It does not have to be certified

That's right.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
18 Oct 2007 /  #18
Basia, call the Center and they should refer you to some travel agency, which does translations, before driving there.

Polish-American Cultural Center
6501 Lansing Avenue
Clevleland, Ohio 44105

tel 216 441 2822
operacircle.org

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