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We have applied for I-130 for my IR1/CR1 visa and expecting to receive NOA2 by next month. The thing is, the name I mentioned on my form was Fxxxxx Nxxxxx and now I have added my husband's last name, Sxxxxx, to it. So it's Fxxx Nxxxx Sxxxx now. I have got my name changed on my Pakistan ID card and will be going to get a new passport with my new name on it very soon.

What I want to know is, when should I inform them of this name change without making the process complicated? Some people say that I should just tell them during interview to issue visa on my new name or just inform them by mail when NVC receives my case. Which is the best and hassle free option? I don't want them go like ''WOAH!! Who is this Sxxxx girl? We were expecting Ms. Nxxxx here'' during interview.

Please tell me the best option I should go for.

Thanks in advance :)

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USCIS

01/30/2015 - Husband mailed I-130 package to USCIS

02/02/2015 - NOA1 received, Nebraska Service Center

07/13/2015 - I-130 approved!!

07/20/2015 - USCIS sent case to NVC

NVC

07/24/2015 - NVC received

08/10/2015 - Case number assigned

08/13/2015 - Submitted DS-261

08/15/2015 - Paid AOS fee

09/01/2015 - Sent IV and AOS package

09/03/2015 - Scan date

09/09/2015 - Got DS-261 reviewed on call

09/10/2015 - IV bill available and paid the same day (currently "In Process")

09/11/2015 - IV bill status changed to "Paid"

09/15/2015 - Submitted DS - 260

09/28/2015 - Case Complete!!!

10/02/2015 - Received interview letter (P4) via e-mail (Interview date --- November 05, 2015)

Embassy

10/06/2015 - Medical done!

10/13/2015 - Received medical report

11/05/2015 - Interview (APPROVED!!!)

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At this point you would change your name on the DS-261 and DS-260 after that and have the US citizen change your name on the I-864. This will not be an issue.


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Hi,

We have applied for I-130 for my IR1/CR1 visa and expecting to receive NOA2 by next month. The thing is, the name I mentioned on my form ....

Hi! I did the same thing. I got my hubby's last name after applying to I130. Then my legal advisor said I can fill out ds 260 and ds 261 forms with my new last name. She said what matters are those 2 forms are filled with your new last name. Cause that's the name you will get your visa on. And you also kept your maiden last name so it will appear on your visa too. And also they will ask you to bring photocopies of your old passports to the interview. So they will see that it is you. :)

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***** real names edited. For your own privacy and safety, please never publicly post real names, email or postal addresses, phone or case numbers etc ******


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thank you very much!! :)


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USCIS

01/30/2015 - Husband mailed I-130 package to USCIS

02/02/2015 - NOA1 received, Nebraska Service Center

07/13/2015 - I-130 approved!!

07/20/2015 - USCIS sent case to NVC

NVC

07/24/2015 - NVC received

08/10/2015 - Case number assigned

08/13/2015 - Submitted DS-261

08/15/2015 - Paid AOS fee

09/01/2015 - Sent IV and AOS package

09/03/2015 - Scan date

09/09/2015 - Got DS-261 reviewed on call

09/10/2015 - IV bill available and paid the same day (currently "In Process")

09/11/2015 - IV bill status changed to "Paid"

09/15/2015 - Submitted DS - 260

09/28/2015 - Case Complete!!!

10/02/2015 - Received interview letter (P4) via e-mail (Interview date --- November 05, 2015)

Embassy

10/06/2015 - Medical done!

10/13/2015 - Received medical report

11/05/2015 - Interview (APPROVED!!!)

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Hi, so I have filled out DS-261 until now and as you guys said, mentioned my new name on that form but still all the emails I am receiving from NVC related to IV bill and choice of agent and stuff, show my previous/old name.

Should I be worried about it right now or wait till I have submitted DS-260?


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USCIS

01/30/2015 - Husband mailed I-130 package to USCIS

02/02/2015 - NOA1 received, Nebraska Service Center

07/13/2015 - I-130 approved!!

07/20/2015 - USCIS sent case to NVC

NVC

07/24/2015 - NVC received

08/10/2015 - Case number assigned

08/13/2015 - Submitted DS-261

08/15/2015 - Paid AOS fee

09/01/2015 - Sent IV and AOS package

09/03/2015 - Scan date

09/09/2015 - Got DS-261 reviewed on call

09/10/2015 - IV bill available and paid the same day (currently "In Process")

09/11/2015 - IV bill status changed to "Paid"

09/15/2015 - Submitted DS - 260

09/28/2015 - Case Complete!!!

10/02/2015 - Received interview letter (P4) via e-mail (Interview date --- November 05, 2015)

Embassy

10/06/2015 - Medical done!

10/13/2015 - Received medical report

11/05/2015 - Interview (APPROVED!!!)

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I was in a similar situation and used my new last name, even though it is not on my passport yet. I provided a document stating my legal name change from Swiss authorities at both the USCIS and NVC stage.

I was told by USCIS that they are understanding to these things, especially when you're a newlywed. I also had my maiden name on all bank accounts/leases/etc. that were sent with AOS package, though the application is under my new last name.


American girl and Swiss/Italian boy who met in San Francisco in 2009, moved to Amsterdam in 2014 and married in Switzerland in 2015. Both living and filed for CR-1 from abroad. (L)

USCIS: California Service Center

07/04/2015: I-130 Sent

07/08/2015: NOA 1

07/30/2015: NOA 2

NVC

08/15/2015: NVC Scan

08/24/2015: NVC Case and IIN Received

08/24/2015: DS-261 Completed

08/24/2015: AOS Fee Received

08/26/2015: AOS Fee Marked as Paid

08/28/2015: IV Fee Received

08/31/2015: AOS Package Scanned

09/02/2015: IV Package Scanned

09/02/2015: IV Fee Marked as Paid

09/02/2015: DS-260 Completed

10/07/2015: NVC flagged for Supervisor Review

10/08/2015: Case Complete!!!

10/09/2015: Interview Date Scheduled

10/13/2015: P4 Interview Letter Received

Consulate

11/10/2015: Medical Appointment

11/17/2015: Interview

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