wbuendia wrote:Alright so I am from the US and will be getting married in Peru to a Peruvian in the future. I have read the forum about this situation and I think that I understand most everything.
I want to get everything done that I can in the US before going to Peru so that it isn't months before we can actually get married. If I understand correctly I will need a recent birth certificate (within 90 days but 30 is better) and a form from my county stating that I am currently single. Then I need both of those documents legalized and translated. I can get them legalized in the US at the Peruvian Consulate over my area but can I get them translated here too? I have experience with getting documents translated in Lima and it takes a lot of work and time to do so. If they must be translated in Peru is it possible to send them to one of my boyfriends relatives in Peru so that they are done before I get there? (My boyfriend will be on a religious mission until I get there so he will not be able to do so himself.)
I know that other then those documents I will need my passport and we will both need a medical exam done. Anything else?
I know this probably won't answer your question, but my husband & I decided to get legally married in the states because the process was a little bit easier...
wbuendia wrote:Thank you everyone for answering. Our original plan was to get a fiance visa and get married in the states but by the time we can even start the process we will have been apart for 3 years so even 6 months longer just isn't possible for us. And I have never been to Peru so I am excited to have the opportunity to go and live there for a year or so while we are working on his visa before we settle in the US.
ehat wrote:If you haven't been here for more than 9 months, then you will have to start the petition from the states, which takes a long time I've heard.
wbuendia wrote:And I have never been to Peru
I might just be more confused now but with everyone's answers I am pretty sure that this is what I'll need to do. Get my documents apostilled here in the US by my state (not at the peruvian consulate) and then have those sent to Peru to have them translated and then legalized. Correct?
I read that the legalization should be done here so I am not sure why they would say that if it has to be done after it is translated.
If you get the documents apostilled, you take them directly to the official translator, and then just get their signature legalized. You can skip the first step of taking them to them to RREE.
wbuendia wrote:Also it isn't possible to start a fiance visa here and then go there. For religious reasons we cannot live together and not be married. So I know that a 129-F fiance visa is fastest but I honestly do not care how long it takes if we are together.