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So if/when my fiancé decides to take my last name after our marriage, how does the process work in obtaining a new UK Passport? Are there fees involved with this? Do you need to go back to the UK in person to get it before the name change?

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Google is your friend. "UK passport renewal" will get your research started.

Have you thought of changing your name instead?

"US passport renewal"


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I just waited until my passport expired and then filed for the new one under my married name. It wasn't worth the cost to change my name since it does not extend the length of the passport.


05/01 - Married USC

06/01 - Filed I-130/I-485

01/03 - Conditional LPR approved

05/05 - Conditions removed

12/13 - Divorced USC

10/10/14 - Filed N-400 based on 5+yrs LPR

10/24/14 - NOA

11/12/14 - Fingerprinted

11/14/14 - In line e-notification

12/01/14 - E-notification of interview scheduled

12/05/14 - Received interview letter - Interview scheduled for January 8th.

01/08/15 - Passed citizenship interview and recommended for approval!

01/19/15 - In line for oath ceremony

02/19/15 - Oath scheduled for March 6th, 2015!

03/06/15 - Became a US citizen! :dancing:

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I recently did this. It was very straightforward. I was able to make the application online and then just send off a signed declaration form with a certified marriage certificate and my old passport. Think I got my new passport back just over a week after I sent my old one in. No need to go back to the UK.


ROC
13/02/17- ROC package sent

22/02/17 - Check cashed

23/02/17 - NOA received

09/03/17 - Biometrics letter received

20/03/17 - Biometrics appointment

17/01/18 - ROC Approval

06/02/18 - Green card in-hand

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I recently did this. It was very straightforward. I was able to make the application online and then just send off a signed declaration form with a certified marriage certificate and my old passport. Think I got my new passport back just over a week after I sent my old one in. No need to go back to the UK.

Did you get your old one back with your K1 visa in it, or did you have to surrender the old one? Looking at this right now and wondering if the K1 visa will need to be shown at a later stage during/post AOS. I called the UK passport office this afternoon and the agent was a little confused and seemed to think I wanted a post dated passport valid from the wedding date, to travel on for honeymoon, despite my explaining that I did not intend to travel on the new one any time soon. He was, however, very clear that my current passport would have to be surrendered to 'validate' the new one.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Did you get your old one back with your K1 visa in it, or did you have to surrender the old one? Looking at this right now and wondering if the K1 visa will need to be shown at a later stage during/post AOS. I called the UK passport office this afternoon and the agent was a little confused and seemed to think I wanted a post dated passport valid from the wedding date, to travel on for honeymoon, despite my explaining that I did not intend to travel on the new one any time soon. He was, however, very clear that my current passport would have to be surrendered to 'validate' the new one.

I got my old one back with the corners cut off to show it is now invalid.


ROC
13/02/17- ROC package sent

22/02/17 - Check cashed

23/02/17 - NOA received

09/03/17 - Biometrics letter received

20/03/17 - Biometrics appointment

17/01/18 - ROC Approval

06/02/18 - Green card in-hand

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I got my old one back with the corners cut off to show it is now invalid.

Thank you. That puts my mind at rest.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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I recently did this. It was very straightforward. I was able to make the application online and then just send off a signed declaration form with a certified marriage certificate and my old passport. Think I got my new passport back just over a week after I sent my old one in. No need to go back to the UK.

Does it have to be expired first? My British passport doesn't expire till 2017, but I'm hoping to go back to visit in 2016. I have heart palpitations worrying because my green card is my married name and passport is maiden name.


Our story...

Met online in 2006. Visited in 2007 for three months, found out I was pregnant.

Married June 2014 (L)

Adjustment of Status

Sep-26-2014 (Day 0) Sent I-130 and I-485 to Chicago via USPS Express Mail

Sep-29-2014 (Day 3) AOS Delivered

Oct-03-2014 (Day 7) Checks processed, texts with NoA

Oct-08-2014 (Day 12) Hard copy NoA in mail

Oct-14-2014 (Day 18) Biometrics Appointment letter for 10/21/2014

Oct-21-2014 (Day 25) Biometrics completed

Oct-27-2014 (Day 31) I-485 changed to Testing and Interview

Nov-03-2014 (Day 38) Interview letter received for December 4th!

Dec-04-2014 (Day 69) Interview, approved on the spot.

Dec-05-2014 (Day 70) I-485 status card production ordered/I-130 approved.

Dec-12-2014 (Day 77) Green Card in hand.

Nov-07-2016 (Day 0) Sent I-751

Nov-09-2016 (Day 2) NOA1

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Does it have to be expired first? My British passport doesn't expire till 2017, but I'm hoping to go back to visit in 2016. I have heart palpitations worrying because my green card is my married name and passport is maiden name.

Nope, mine wasn't expired when I sent it in for renewal. I got an extra 9 months added on to the expiry date of my new passport due to the fact that my old passport hadn't expired yet.


ROC
13/02/17- ROC package sent

22/02/17 - Check cashed

23/02/17 - NOA received

09/03/17 - Biometrics letter received

20/03/17 - Biometrics appointment

17/01/18 - ROC Approval

06/02/18 - Green card in-hand

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Nope, mine wasn't expired when I sent it in for renewal. I got an extra 9 months added on to the expiry date of my new passport due to the fact that my old passport hadn't expired yet.

OK that's good to know! I literally have nightmares that the USA won't let me back in, so I think I would feel better renewing it with my married name.


Our story...

Met online in 2006. Visited in 2007 for three months, found out I was pregnant.

Married June 2014 (L)

Adjustment of Status

Sep-26-2014 (Day 0) Sent I-130 and I-485 to Chicago via USPS Express Mail

Sep-29-2014 (Day 3) AOS Delivered

Oct-03-2014 (Day 7) Checks processed, texts with NoA

Oct-08-2014 (Day 12) Hard copy NoA in mail

Oct-14-2014 (Day 18) Biometrics Appointment letter for 10/21/2014

Oct-21-2014 (Day 25) Biometrics completed

Oct-27-2014 (Day 31) I-485 changed to Testing and Interview

Nov-03-2014 (Day 38) Interview letter received for December 4th!

Dec-04-2014 (Day 69) Interview, approved on the spot.

Dec-05-2014 (Day 70) I-485 status card production ordered/I-130 approved.

Dec-12-2014 (Day 77) Green Card in hand.

Nov-07-2016 (Day 0) Sent I-751

Nov-09-2016 (Day 2) NOA1

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