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My fiancee (us citizen) just received the mail containing my RFE. She had submitted her naturalization certificate for her name change evidence

The notice says that she needs to submit a legible copy of name change evidence as her name is different on her naturalization certificate and passport.

However, her naturalization certificate has both the names in the format - old name AKA new name, on it and it should be sufficient evidence. In the notice USCIS has sent, they have even wrongly typed

the previous name.

This is really frustrating as she doesn't have any other documentation to provide for her name change. What should be our next steps, has anyone else faced the same situation?

Thanks

Edited by himanshu.pnt

AOS Journey:
USCIS received AOS (GC/EAD/AP) packet - Dec 22nd
I-797c for GC/EAD/AP - Jan 4th
Biometrics - Jan 26/16
USCIS update:case is ready to be scheduled for an interview (GC case no. only) - Feb 2/16
Submitted Service Request for EAD - Mar 7/16
EAD/AP approved and card in production - Mar 14/16
EAD/AP combo card in hand - Mar 19/16
Submitted Service Request for I-485 - Jun 21/16
I-485 Service Request reply (saying interview shall be scheduled in next 90 days) - Aug 13/16
I-485 case status update, email and text saying Interview scheduled for Sep 19/16 - Aug 18/16
I-485 interview - Sep 19/16
I-485 interview approved and green card in production - Sep 19/16
Green card in hand -
K1 Journey :
Applied I-129f - March 27/2015
Received RFE - May 10
Replied to RFE - May 16
Petition Approved - June 10
Medical - Aug 10/2015
Interview(Approved) - Sep 9/2015
CEAC status (Under admin processing) - Sept 29/2015
CEAC status (Visa issued) - Sept 30/2015
Port of Entry - New Jersey
Got Married - October 2015

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I personally submitted the marriage certificate that shows my name changes.

I didn't quite understand your post- are you saying that both certificate and passport have the names exactly match? Or the naturalization certificate has a name (old) that is simply a part of a new name on passport

like:

certificate: Jane Doe

passport: Jane Doe Smith

If the names do not match, she has to submit the document based on what she changed the name.


I-129F petition/K-1 visa

1/21/2015 I-129F mailed USPS Priority to Dallas lockbox /// 1/26/2015 received by USCIS

1/28/2015 NOA1 date /// 1/29/2015 NOA1 (text/email) I-129F sent → NOA1 - 7 days

2/3/2015 NOA1 (hard copy)

3/10/2015 RFE (email) /// 3/16/2015 RFE (hard copy) with A# NOA1 → RFE - 41 days

3/19/2015 RFE mailed USPS Priority to CSC /// 3/23/2015 RFE response received by CSC

5/18/2015 NOA2 (email) RFE→ NOA2 - 69 days / NOA1 → NOA2 - 110 days I-129F sent → NOA2 (CSC phase) - 117 days

5/22/2015 NOA2 (hard copy)

6/1/2015 NVC: case received NOA2 → NVC received - 14 days

6/4/2015 NVC: assigned case # & invoice ID

6/8/2015 NVC: sent to Embassy NVC received → NVC left - 7 days

6/10/2015 Status 'Ready' on CEAC site, letter from NVC mailed to petitioner /// 6/13/2015 NVC letter with case # (hard copy) received

6/16/2015 Embassy: case received NOA2 → Embassy received (NVC phase) - 29 days

6/17/2015 Status 'Administrative processing' on CEAC site, email from Embassy with interview instructions

6/24/2015 Interview scheduled, packets 3 & 4 received (email) /// 6/25/2015 Packet 3 sent to Embassy

7/2/2015 Medical

7/6/2015 Interview NOA1 → interview - 159 days Embassy received → interview (Embassy phase) - 20 days 7/28/2015 Visa issued /// 7/29/2015 email recieved/ visa in hand I-129F sent → visa in hand - 189 days (~6 months) TOTAL TIME

8/22/2015 POE LA

9/10/2015 Wedding

I-485(AOS)/ I-131(AP)/ I-765(EAD)

9/10/2015 Wedding /// 10/6/2015 Marriage Certificate (certified copy) received

11/3/2015 AOS/ AP/ EAD package mailed (USPS Priority to Chicago lockbox) /// 11/5/2015 received by USCIS

11/6/2015 NOA1 (x3) date /// 11/9/2015 NOA1 (x3) (text/email) AOS/AP/EAD sent → NOA1 - 3 days

11/13/2015 NOA1 (x3) (hard copy)

11/20/2015 Biometrics appointment invitation received (hard copy)

11/30/2015 Biometrics appointment

1/26/2016 NOA2 (EAD/AP) date /// 11/9/2015 NOA1 (x3) (text/email) AOS/AP/EAD sent → NOA1 - 3 days

1/29/2016 NOA2 (EAD) (hard copy)

2/3/2016 EAD/AP card received

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At the time she was naturalized, she was a dependent and that's why there is no other document provided to her then the naturalization certificate. The naturalization certificate

mentions both her names like this > "old name" AKA "new name". She has all her documents, bank account, degree, passport on her new name so it's really odd to ask for another legal document, which

she doesn't have.

it would be un-necessary expense if she has to go the court and now apply for name change, just to get another document. We are trying to find out what we can do and if by law, USCIS can accept or not, the naturalization

certificate as a legal document. There are some friends, who used the same certificate in the past to sponsor their fiancee's and got it done without any issues, so I wonder if the person checking our documents reviewed it properly or not.


AOS Journey:
USCIS received AOS (GC/EAD/AP) packet - Dec 22nd
I-797c for GC/EAD/AP - Jan 4th
Biometrics - Jan 26/16
USCIS update:case is ready to be scheduled for an interview (GC case no. only) - Feb 2/16
Submitted Service Request for EAD - Mar 7/16
EAD/AP approved and card in production - Mar 14/16
EAD/AP combo card in hand - Mar 19/16
Submitted Service Request for I-485 - Jun 21/16
I-485 Service Request reply (saying interview shall be scheduled in next 90 days) - Aug 13/16
I-485 case status update, email and text saying Interview scheduled for Sep 19/16 - Aug 18/16
I-485 interview - Sep 19/16
I-485 interview approved and green card in production - Sep 19/16
Green card in hand -
K1 Journey :
Applied I-129f - March 27/2015
Received RFE - May 10
Replied to RFE - May 16
Petition Approved - June 10
Medical - Aug 10/2015
Interview(Approved) - Sep 9/2015
CEAC status (Under admin processing) - Sept 29/2015
CEAC status (Visa issued) - Sept 30/2015
Port of Entry - New Jersey
Got Married - October 2015

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