When preparing to immigrate into the United States, the number of documents required can be a little daunting. The process becomes even more challenging if your documents require translation. Whether you’re seeking to become a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or a Temporary Visitor, ABS Translation’s document translation services for immigration can quickly and accurately get your documents ready for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) review.
What’s the Difference Between an LPR and a Temporary Visitor?
Each immigration status provides different rights and requires different documents and application steps.
What does it mean to be a Lawful Permanent Resident?
An LPR, also known as someone with a green card, has most of the rights of a US citizen, with three major exceptions: LPRs cannot vote or access all federal assistance programs and may be deported if found guilty for particular crimes. It’s recommended for these reasons that a person petition for naturalization as soon as they’re able.
What documents are required?
In addition to your immigrant petition and green card application, you’ll need to provide the following documents:
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Police clearance certificate
- Financial documents
- Marriage termination documents, (if applicable)
- Court, police and prison records, (if applicable)
What does it mean to be a Temporary Visitor?
If someone is looking to study, work, visit family or travel for pleasure, they’ll need to apply for a Temporary Visitor Visa. The application process is simpler than that for an LPR. It requires a non-immigrate visa application, passport, photo and sometimes a few supporting documents. You may be asked to provide the following:
- Proof of income
- Travel itinerary
- Letter from your employer that explains your position, salary, length of employment
- Any criminal or court records pertaining to any arrests or convictions
Document Translation Services for Immigration Applications
Whether you’re applying for a green card or a temporary visitor visa, you’ll need to have your documents translated and certified for them to be reviewed by the USCIS. ABS Translations has a network of qualified linguists who can translate more than 150 languages as well as provide certification.
In addition to word-for-word translations, the documents will also need to be formatted to look the same as your originals. Any seals, stamps, specific formatting, or signatures will need to be placed in the same location as the original. For our clients’ convenience, ABS provides this service.
Trust ABS Translations for Your Translations
If you need documentation translation services for your immigration application, get in touch with ABS. Contact us via email or call us at 215-233-3000 to get started today!