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Hi everyone,

i hope to find some help and to hear some good ideas from you.

I am ukrainian.

Currently i have a 2 year conditional GC. I got married and changed my last name to my husband's name. So i have it on my GC.

In order to travel abroad i have a travel passport (red). I need to get a new one as the previous is about to expire. To complete this procedure i need to submit my internal ikrainiann passport (blue) which has to reflect my new name after the marriage.

I was told that both of my passports should have the same names in order to complete the procedure.

To change the name in my blue passport means to go to Ukraine for at least two months, quit job and other probs.

Are there any other ways to make this in an easier way?

Will really appreciate your ideas.

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The easiest is to NOT change your name in your Ukrainian passports. There really is no reason to.


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Yes, do not change the names in Ukrainian passports. You don't even have to tell them that you got married. Just go to the consulate and renew your passport with the old name. Once you become a US citizen, then just get a US passport in the new name.


1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
6/16/14 - Approved! | 6/21/14 - GC Received


5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

4/19/17 - Approved! | 4/22/17 - Letter received | 5/4/17 - GC Received

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Yes, do not change the names in Ukrainian passports. You don't even have to tell them that you got married. Just go to the consulate and renew your passport with the old name. Once you become a US citizen, then just get a US passport in the new name.

Thanks for the answer. If i go to the Ukrainian consulate in NYC, don't they want to see the documents which permit me to be in the US? Such as my green card?

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Thanks for the answer. If i go to the Ukrainian consulate in NYC, don't they want to see the documents which permit me to be in the US? Such as my green card?

Why should they care how you stay in the US? They do not enforce US immigration laws, nor should they care about them. All they need to know is that you're a Ukrainian citizen with an expired password that needs to be renewed.


1/4/13 - I129-F Sent | 1/8/13 - Received by USCIS
1/10/13 - NOA1 to VSC | 1/11/13 - Text/Email | 1/17/13 - Hard Copy Received
1/16/13 - Alien Registration Number changed
5/24/13 or 5/29/13 - Case Transferred to TSC
7/2/13 - NOA2 from TSC! (173 days from NOA1) | 7/6/13 - Hard Copy Received
7/18/13 - Shipped to NVC | 7/26/13 - Received at NVC and case number assigned
7/29/13 - In transit to consulate | 7/31/13 - Received by consulate
8/20/13 - Medical - Passed | 8/21/13 - Interview - Approved!
8/28/13 - Passport with visa ready to pickup from courier
10/17/13 - POE - JFK
10/28/13 - Applied for SSN and marriage license | 11/2/13 - SS card received
11/21/13 - Wedding


12/30/13 - I485/I765/I131 Sent | 1/2/14 - Received by USCIS
1/3/14 - NOA1 to NBC | 1/16/14 - Hard Copy Received
2/4/14 - Biometrics
3/7/14 - AP and EAD approved!
3/11/14 - AP/EAD card mailed | 3/14/14 - Received
4/10/14 - Interview Waiver letter
6/16/14 - Approved! | 6/21/14 - GC Received


5/2/16 - I-751 Sent | 5/5/16 - Received by USCIS
5/6/16 - NOA1 to VSC
6/14/16 - Biometrics

4/19/17 - Approved! | 4/22/17 - Letter received | 5/4/17 - GC Received

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Hi everyone,

i hope to find some help and to hear some good ideas from you.

I am ukrainian.

Currently i have a 2 year conditional GC. I got married and changed my last name to my husband's name. So i have it on my GC.

In order to travel abroad i have a travel passport (red). I need to get a new one as the previous is about to expire. To complete this procedure i need to submit my internal ikrainiann passport (blue) which has to reflect my new name after the marriage.

I was told that both of my passports should have the same names in order to complete the procedure.

To change the name in my blue passport means to go to Ukraine for at least two months, quit job and other probs.

Are there any other ways to make this in an easier way?

Will really appreciate your ideas.

I was also thinking to change a last name in both passports. It's a bit of a hassle for no reason, to be honest.

In Ukraine if you decide to change it you will need

1. Marriage docs from USA with Apostile and translation (notarized) AND in those docs it should be said that name after marriage changed into XXXXXX (which so far most of States do not indicate. That's basically why I made my new passport on maiden name. In OVIR they will offer you to do the name change via ZAGS (which takes 10 days or so, and they issue new birth certificate on new last name, but again its a pain in the A....z)

2. If your marriage docs state legal name change (which most likely they will not) you go to OVIR and ask for new passport (internal) it may take up to 30 days.

3. After you got new internal passport you go to Tax service to change your name in Identification number (they do it same day).

4. With your new internal passport, ID number on married name and married docs you go and order foreign passport (it takes 10 business days if to make it fast). I recommend to present married docs or other US docs cos in order to have exact the same name spelling as it is in English.

SO to change both passports in UA it will take you a 1.5 months or so.

I kept my maiden name in UA passport and simply made new travel passport in 10 days (in Kiev).

If you do it here in the USA it will take up to 3-6 months (know people who got passport via consulate in 3 months, some waited 6). So its up to you.


K-1 timeline:

11-07-2013 - I-129F form sent ---> 11-15-2013 - NOA1 - e-mail received, transferred to California Service Center.

11-20-2013 - Alien registration number changed.

11-22-2013 - NOA1 hardcopy (I-797C)

12-13-2013 - NOA2 approval notification ---> 12-20-2013 - NOA2 hardcopy

01-08-2014 - NVC recieved ---->01-09-2014 - NVC left

01-13-2014 - Consulate recieved ----> 01-14-2014 - E-mail from the Consulate

01-16-2014 - NVC letter hardcopy ----> 01-23-2014- Medical done

02-18-2014- Interview (Approved) ----> 02-20-2014- Visa issued ----> 02-24-2014- Visa in hand

03-02-2014- US entry --->03-20-2014 - Social Security Number recieved --->04-24-2014 - Wedding

AOS timeline:

05-13-2014 - AOS package sent ---> 05-21-2014- NOA1 - e-mail received

05-24-2014 - NOA1 hardcopy (I-797C)

06-03-2014 - Biometrics appointment letter (for June 13)

06-12-2014 - USCIS web status for RFE

06-13-2014 - Biometrics done

06-16-2014 - RFE hardcopy in mail ---> 06-18-2014 - RFE answer sent by mail ---> 06-20-2014 - RFE delivered

08-05-2014 - EAD/ AP - APPROVED!!!! ---> 08-13-2014 - EAD/AP card delivered

09-05-2014 - InfoPass due to RFE and SSN (RFE delievered June 23 to NBC).

10-17-2014 - SSN recieved on married name ---> 12-12-2014 - update on USCIS web (RFE received on June 23), the case could not be tracked

02-17-2015 - GC approved (no interview) ---> 02-26-2015 - GC RECEIVED

08-13-2016 - address change via web --->09-13-2016 - Address change via mail (web failed to change correctly) --->10-06-2016 - Address change of sponsor

ROC:

11-21-2016 - package sent to CSC ---> 11-22-2016 - package delivered to CSC ---> 11-25-2016 - check cashed--->11-28-2016- NOA1 (dated 11/22/16) --->12-20-2016 -Biometrics appointment

07-18-2017-address change-> 05-10-2018 - GC Approved

N-400:

02-15-18 - Applied -> 03-09-18 - Bio app-> 04-04-18-interview notice-> 05-09-18-interview->05-10-18 - approved -> 06-07-18 - Oath appt notice -> 06-27-18 - Oath ceremony

 

 

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