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HI,

I have question to all filipino woman, After we get married, Are we going to use our last name as our middle name just like we do if we are in the Philippines?

THANK YOU ALL.

hi,

Mine not got mistake,wen i got my SSN and state ID affix there the middle name wen i was single,..dont change it,..

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I guess it really depends, because if you have a name like "Maria Angelita Cruz" then the middle name is usually "Angelita" in most documents, unless you specify "Maria Angelita" as the first name. If she got married to a John Smith, and middle name was specified as Angelita, then instead of Maria Angelita Cruz Smith, it often becomes just Maria Angelita Smith.


10/25/2008 - Met on Friendster
12/22/2010 - Met in person in the Philippines for the first time

05/18/2013 - Got engaged

K1 Timeline:

02/28/2014 - I-129F Submitted
04/08/2014 - I-129F NOA2 Received

07/03/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 1 (Result: Sputum Culture)

09/18/2014 - SLEC Medical Appointment 2 (Result: Passed)

10/14/2014 - K1 Visa Interview (Result: Approved)

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01/02/2015 - Wedding Day

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03/30/2015 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

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05/20/2015 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received

06/10/2015 - AOS Interview (Result: Approved)

06/18/2015 - Conditional Green Card Received

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05/15/2017 - I-751 Submitted 
05/26/2017 - I-751 NOA Received 
06/13/2017 - Biometrics Appointment Completed

07/18/2017 - Extension NOA Received (one year extension)
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That's what I did. Since I don't really have a second name, It was easier for me to just use my maiden last name as my married middle name.


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  • 11-20-2011 - We became a couple.
  • 05-16-2012 to 05-25-2012 - First visit
  • 11-08-2012 - NOA1
  • 12-11-2012 to 12-18-2012 - Second visit
  • 05-08-2013 - NOA2
  • 06-13-2013 to 06-14-2013 - Two-day medical exam; passed!
  • 07-19-2013 - He visits again to be with me for the interview
  • 07-22-2013 - Interview date / APPROVED!
  • 08-01-2013 - Seattle POE
  • 08-02-2013 - Arrived in MO.
  • 09-01-2013 - Married!

AOS Timeline

  • 10-01-2013- Sent AOS/EAD/AP in.
  • 10-10-2013 - NOA1 Date
  • 11-05-2013 - Biometrics Appointment
  • 12-05-2013 - EAD/AP: approved
  • 12-17-2013 - Combo card received
  • 01-10-2014 - Notice of Potential Interview Waiver case
  • 01-24-2014 - Card production
  • 01-29-2014 - Card mailed
  • 01-31-2014 - Permanent Residency Card received
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  • 11-03-2015 - Sent I-751 application
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Yeah I did it Philippine-style. Since I had a second name, I made sure that they were aware that my maiden last name will be my middle name.


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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HI,

I have question to all filipino woman, After we get married, Are we going to use our last name as our middle name just like we do if we are in the Philippines?

THANK YOU ALL.

Yes you will want to use the traditional name format so that you don't have issues down the road trying to complete things with the Philippine's government.


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HI,

I have question to all filipino woman, After we get married, Are we going to use our last name as our middle name just like we do if we are in the Philippines?

THANK YOU ALL.

Hi Chaseme,

Yes i did that. Since I have two first names and don't want to remove any of it (ex of single name: Mary Jane Garcia Reyes ; married name : Mary Jane Reyes Scott), I really put it in all my paperworks including the one at Social Security Administration right after I got married. I made them known that I want my first two names on it ;)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
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Hi Chaseme,

Yes i did that. Since I have two first names and don't want to remove any of it (ex of single name: Mary Jane Garcia Reyes ; married name : Mary Jane Reyes Scott), I really put it in all my paperworks including the one at Social Security Administration right after I got married. I made them known that I want my first two names on it ;)

thank you very much :) sweet01,

How long did you get your green card?

Hi Chaseme,

Yes i did that. Since I have two first names and don't want to remove any of it (ex of single name: Mary Jane Garcia Reyes ; married name : Mary Jane Reyes Scott), I really put it in all my paperworks including the one at Social Security Administration right after I got married. I made them known that I want my first two names on it ;)

Thank you very much sweet01 ;) where you able to get your green card already?

My asawa did that as well. She used her last name and made it a middle name when we got married.

cool!!

Thank you very much!

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Yes you will want to use the traditional name format so that you don't have issues down the road trying to complete things with the Philippine's government.

Hello. I was wondering about this and i would be psyched if i could follow the us way of changing your surname instead of ph where your maiden last name becomes your new middle name. If i do this what issues will i be facing aside from NSO documents?


K1 VISA :)
02-25-2015: I-129f sent
03-03-2015: NOA1
03-25-2015: NOA2
04-29-2015: Medical (passed)
05-18-2015: Interview (approved) yay!
05-21-2015: Issued! ?
06-25-2015: US entry

AOS
09-16-2015: Sent AOS, EAD and AP packets
09-22-2015: NOA

10-15-2015: Biometrics

11-20-2015: EAD and AP approval

12-21-2015: Interview

12-30-2015: AOS approval :)

 

ROC

11-02-2017: I-751 sent

11-07-2017: NOA1

11-30-2017: Biometrics

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thank you very much :) sweet01,

How long did you get your green card?

Thank you very much sweet01 ;) where you able to get your green card already?

cool!!

Thank you very much!

Not yet but hopefully soon after my interview this June. ;) Wish me luck am a little nervous though ;)


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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