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Hello everyone,

Thanks to the great guides an advice here we had our K-1 visa approved, no RFE's, and my fiance is now my wife. We got married April 2, 2015. So I'm following the flowchart here in the K-1 guide section and it says that after we marry change name with Social Security. We tried. Social Security said they couldn't because her new name is not the name with immigration. They said the "SNAP" system denied it but we could do the paperwork and they would submit by hand for further verification. What should we do? If we wait to change her name with Social Security what name should be put on the AOS paperwork?

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Use the married name with AOS.

When you get the EAD then go back and change the last name. As then you will have government document with the name changed.

It's that simple.

- SSA offices are not taught well and don't know that we can change our names.


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Hello everyone,

Thanks to the great guides an advice here we had our K-1 visa approved, no RFE's, and my fiance is now my wife. We got married April 2, 2015. So I'm following the flowchart here in the K-1 guide section and it says that after we marry change name with Social Security. We tried. Social Security said they couldn't because her new name is not the name with immigration. They said the "SNAP" system denied it but we could do the paperwork and they would submit by hand for further verification. What should we do? If we wait to change her name with Social Security what name should be put on the AOS paperwork?

Thanks

everyone

my sister got married and her new last name is 30 characters long. Ss office told her she had to shorten it by 12 characters or risk be fined $5000. Edited by terri_blake

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my sister got married and her new last name is 30 characters long. Ss office told her she had to shorten it by 12 characters or risk be fined $5000.

Limitations like this are stupid in the new computer age. Maybe if punch cards were still used I could understand it, but there should be no limitation on length of names. I would tell the SSA that this is her legal lastname. What are YOU going to do as I cannot change my legal last name without a court order? Turn the tables on them. We hear several stories about them not being able to change a last name due to marriage which is a valid reason. In this case they will let her just shorten her last name. Priceless.

Dave

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Hello everyone,

Thanks to the great guides an advice here we had our K-1 visa approved, no RFE's, and my fiance is now my wife. We got married April 2, 2015. So I'm following the flowchart here in the K-1 guide section and it says that after we marry change name with Social Security. We tried. Social Security said they couldn't because her new name is not the name with immigration. They said the "SNAP" system denied it but we could do the paperwork and they would submit by hand for further verification. What should we do? If we wait to change her name with Social Security what name should be put on the AOS paperwork?

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e

I'm sorry this happened to you, that really doesn't make any sense. You could call uscis and ask them what you should do in this case. You could always do the nontraditional way and change your last name to hers lol

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Hello everyone,

Thanks to the great guides an advice here we had our K-1 visa approved, no RFE's, and my fiance is now my wife. We got married April 2, 2015. So I'm following the flowchart here in the K-1 guide section and it says that after we marry change name with Social Security. We tried. Social Security said they couldn't because her new name is not the name with immigration. They said the "SNAP" system denied it but we could do the paperwork and they would submit by hand for further verification. What should we do? If we wait to change her name with Social Security what name should be put on the AOS paperwork?

Thanks

everyone

That happened to me as well. I thought changing my last name to my married name was not that hard. It really shouldn't be, but SSA employees who don't know what they are supposed to do or think they know what they are doing ( :) ) make it hard. I put my married name on all the AOS documents.


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- SSA offices are not taught well and don't know that we can change our names.

Yes. That's so true! :angry:

That's for those SSA officers, not you, Cody and Daisy. :)


Our K1 Visa Journey (L)

September 22, 2014: I-129F Packet sent via USPS Express Mail

September 24, 2014: I-129F received by USCIS

September 26, 2014: NOA1 received via email and text

October 3, 2014: NOA1 hardcopy received and Alien Registration number changed

October 23, 2014: NOA2 APPROVED!!!

October 28, 2014: NOA2 hardcopy received

November 6, 2014: NVC received and case number assigned

November 13, 2014: CEAC status "In Transit" (I was so happy to see it changed from "At NVC" to this status!)

November 14, 2014: CEAC status "Ready"

November 25 and 26, 2014: SLEC Medical Exam

December 10, 2014: Interview- APPROVED!!!

December 10, 2014: CEAC status "Ready"

December 15, 2014: CEAC status "AP"

December 17, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED"

December 20, 2014: Received a text from 2GO that passport is ready for pickup

December 22, 2014: VISA IN HAND! (Exactly 3 months after sending our I-129F petition)

January 22, 2015: POE

March 14, 2015: OUR WEDDING DAY (L)(L) (L)

AOS

April 15, 2015: Filed AOS/EAD/AP

April 16, 2015: Package delivered and signed for (Day 1)

April 20, 2015: NOA1 received via email and text (Day 5)

April 25, 2015: NOA1 hardcopies received (Day 10)

May 2, 2015: Biometrics notice received (Day 17)

May 13, 2015: Biometrics completed (Day 28)

June 29, 2015: AP approved (Day 75)

June 30, 2015: EAD approved (Day 76)

July 3, 2015: Case status was updated online (reflecting the approval of EAD/AP) (Day 79)

July 6, 2015: EAD approval received in the mail (Day 82)

July 17, 2015: Combo card received-17 days from approval (Day 93)

July 29, 2015: Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter received in the mail (Day 105)

September 24, 2015: Green card received!!! Yay! (Day 162)

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my sister got married and her new last name is 30 characters long. Ss office told her she had to shorten it by 12 characters or risk be fined $5000.

She was told rubbish. I researched this extensively when I took my husband's overly long surname, and that fine is incorrect. They simply enter the surname until they run out of space.

If you're nice to the SS employee who helps you, they might work harder on making the full name fit on the card (even though the system will not have the full name). It's perfectly fine, since the IRS checks the number and the beginning characters of the surname, not the surname in its entirety.

She should return to SSA and request a supervisor if she's fed the same information.

Relevant publication


2015-01-09 mailed AoS package

2015-01-15 e-notification received

2015-01-16 NOA Date

2015-02-04 biometric appointment

2015-03-04 EAD/AP approval email

2015-03-11 EAD mailed

2015-03-16 EAD/AP combo card received


2015-03-26 Interview scheduled online

2015-04-28 Approved for GC at AOS interview

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