monsulim wrote:Hi Everyone!
After 13 years living in Pucallpa, Peru, my husband (Peruvian) and I (US citizen) have decided to relocate our family to the United States. We are in the beginning stages of our immigrant visa application process. We have submitted our initial paperwork, and are waiting for a response to proceed. As we wait, we want to start getting our documents ready, but I have some questions (and yes, I did a search and read up on other related threads).
1. Do the birth certificates (husbands' and kids') and marriage certificate need to be VISADO by RENIEC? Or can they just have the stamp on the back? Our three children have their Birth Abroad Birth Certificates from the US Embassy and US passports.
2. There's a long list of required vaccines listed on the website, but at the same time it says that the doctor can determine what vaccines the applicant will need if he/she doesn't have vaccination records. I read on visajourney that you can pay for a few shots at the embassy approved doctor, but it costs quite a lot. The question is: Is it okay if he gets all his vaccines here in Pucallpa before the medical exam? Does anyone know which ones he needs or should he get all of them to be safe?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
I am going through the same process with my Wife and kids. We are 1 step ahead of you (filed DS-260) and are now completing the I-864 and gathering the supporting documents. I would start working on that and know that any documents submitted in Spanish (passports,birth and marriage certificates, your travel history,etc) needs to have official translations! Don't know about the VISADO thing as all our records were pulled from RENIEC. So far have spent about s/1,100 on translations. The medical exam will probably be $500+ for your husband. I am sure it is okay to get the vaccinations now as long as you are given a record.
Be sure you find out from the school district you are moving to, what vaccinations your children are required to have.