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Hi! I am planning to go to the Philippines this coming April 2015 for a 2 week vacation with my husband. My concern is I still have a Philippine passport with my old name and still good until 2018, I am a 2 year Green Card Holder with my new name. My question is, Can I still use my old passport? If Yes, what are my supporting documents needed upon entering the U.S.? Thanks in advance... ;)

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Marie Mendoza, on 23 Feb 2015 - 2:45 PM, said:

Thank you... ;) I was about to get a new Philippine Passport with my new name.

Just need MC, BC, GC and Filipino passport and you will have no problems entering either country.

If you gain US citizenship before your passport expires no problem then get a new Philippine passport after becoming a US Citizen and have dual citizenship and enjoy all your Filipino and American citizenship rights.


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Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

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Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

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Just need MC, BC, GC and Filipino passport and you will have no problems entering either country.

If you gain US citizenship before your passport expires no problem then get a new Philippine passport after becoming a US Citizen and have dual citizenship and enjoy all your Filipino and American citizenship rights.

Yay!!!

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Did you file a Report of Marriage with the nearest Philippine consulate after you married? You are required to do that within 30 days of your marriage.

Wellllll required is sort of strong wording, don't know that I would go that far. :)


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Yes I know it's important to report my Marriage to the Philippine Consulate, but is it really required for my future travel to the Philippines?

it is not required, you may or may not..


AOS Journey

1/31/16 - Got married

2/24/16 - AOS, EAD, AP packet sent

2/29/16 - Received Date

3/03/16 - Received text and email notification

3/04/16 - Check cashed

3/07/16 - I-797 hardcopy received

3/19/16 - Biometric scheduled received by mail

4/06/16 - I-485 online status changed to Ready to be Scheduled for Interview

4/15/16 - I-485 online status changed to INTERVIEW SCHEDULED

4/17/16 - Interview Notice hardcopy received

4/28/16 - AP & EAD approval date

5/02/16 - AP approval letter received

5/05/16 - EAD card received

5/17/16 - AOS interview

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CASE APPROVE dated 5/18/16

5/23/16 - Received AOS approval letter in the mail

5/23/16 - Online status changed to CARD WAS MAILED TO ME

5/24/16 - Card was picked-up by USPS (online status)

5/26/16 - Green Card on Hand!!! :goofy:

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Hayst Salamat (Thank You)... I'm still working on my driving for now so going to the nearest Philippine Consulate here by myself is not possible. I have to drag my husband to go with me but he is working the whole week so finding time going to Philippine consulate to report my marriage or getting a new Philippine passport with my new name is a bit of a challenge. That's why I'm utilizing whatever I have to travel back to the Philippines. Thank you for all the help and advice. This forum is very amazing!!!

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Not sure about required.

Been married for 7 years and never reported my marriage to the Philippines. Never renewed my Philippine passport though, but I now have US passport.

I think it's only required if you want to get a new passport under your married name. But to travel to the Philippines with your current passport under your maiden name is not that hard. Like everyone else said, bring your GC and Marriage Certificate with you. Also make sure to photocopy them ahead of time.

One of my travels from the Philippines, they kept a copy of my docs for some reason.


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2014-06-30 │ DS261 available

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Hayst Salamat (Thank You)... I'm still working on my driving for now so going to the nearest Philippine Consulate here by myself is not possible. I have to drag my husband to go with me but he is working the whole week so finding time going to Philippine consulate to report my marriage or getting a new Philippine passport with my new name is a bit of a challenge. That's why I'm utilizing whatever I have to travel back to the Philippines. Thank you for all the help and advice. This forum is very amazing!!!

Report of marriage is done through the mail, don't need to do it in person.

And no it has zero effect on upcoming trip to the Phils.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Marie Mendoza, on 23 Feb 2015 - 7:20 PM, said:

Thanks guys!!!!

You just missed the January outreach to Milpitas, CA. So why not take the train into SF from where you live. Easy!! While you are there you can register to vote for the Presidential Philippine Election coming May 2016.

Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco

447 Sutter Street, 6th Floor,

San Francisco, CA 94108

Consular Service Hours:

Mondays to Fridays, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (no lunch breaks), except Philippine and US holidays

Report of Marriage ROM information:

http://www.philippinessanfrancisco.org/philippines-sf/consular-services-sf/faq-sf/#marriage


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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