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So I'm just a bit confused about changing names here in US, they have different way of having a middle name here. If I get my name changed, can I use my old surname as my new middle name here? Let's say my maiden name is Juanita Cruz Sanchez, and I marry a Smith, can I then change my name to Juanita Sanchez Smith here? I'm asking because people here get confused with why my middle name sounds like a surname. Anyone have any experience with this?

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So I'm just a bit confused about changing names here in US, they have different way of having a middle name here. If I get my name changed, can I use my old surname as my new middle name here? Let's say my maiden name is Juanita Cruz Sanchez, and I marry a Smith, can I then change my name to Juanita Sanchez Smith :yes:

here? I'm asking because people here get confused with why my middle name sounds like a surname. Anyone have any experience with this?

Yes. My wife did it when she completed AOS, all her documents are in her traditional Philippine married name format. Thousands of others have done this without issue as well.


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Same here. My wife uses the Filipino naming normanclautre and never had a problem here in USA or the Philippines.


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Usually the maiden name becomes the middle name but I kept my middle name the same and took my husband last name

I went from Jennifer kath**** wi***

To Jennifer kath**** me**** ram*****

My husband is Dominican and has both his mother and fathers last name, you have no idea how many times people get confused by my name jajajajajaja


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Good question. I recently got married in the Philippines and decided I would take my husband's name. I go back to the States and I try to change my name with social security first (since they require the new name on a new card when you ask for a NV drivers license). I tried to make my maiden last name into the new middle name at first, and Social Security said okay, and gave me a card. HOWEVER when I went to the DMV to get a new drivers license, they had a problem with it. They said that Social Security is under the Federal Government and doesn't care about middle name changes, but the DMV is operated by the State Government, and they would need a court order to change the middle name.

In the end, I ended up going back to the Social Security office to get my middle name reverted to my old middle name (basically the only change I was allowed was the last name). And DMV gave me my new license after I had that.

I could have gotten a court order, but I didn't bother.


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10/24 - Finally got the I-797 NOA-1 resent to me - forwarded my case to NSC

11/04 - Status changed to RFE

11/12 - Got the RFE letter in the mail (certified copy of marriage certificate)

11/18 - Mailed in RFE response

11/21 - RFE received at USCIS

11/21 - RFE status changed to response review

11/29 - Case approved at USCIS

12/03 - Received NOA-2 in the mail

12/09 - Case sent to NVC

12/15 - Case received by NVC

12/20 - NVC case number and IIN assigned

12/21 - DS-261 submitted online & gave email addresses

12/22 - Had NVC review DS-261 over the phone, paid AOS fee

12/24 - Paid IV fee

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Good question. I recently got married in the Philippines and decided I would take my husband's name. I go back to the States and I try to change my name with social security first (since they require the new name on a new card when you ask for a NV drivers license). I tried to make my maiden last name into the new middle name at first, and Social Security said okay, and gave me a card. HOWEVER when I went to the DMV to get a new drivers license, they had a problem with it. They said that Social Security is under the Federal Government and doesn't care about middle name changes, but the DMV is operated by the State Government, and they would need a court order to change the middle name.

In the end, I ended up going back to the Social Security office to get my middle name reverted to my old middle name (basically the only change I was allowed was the last name). And DMV gave me my new license after I had that.

I could have gotten a court order, but I didn't bother.

Questions: Once married did you get your Philippines passport in your married name? What name did you use for the I-130 petition and visa application?

What name is on your green card?

It appears that after marriage you did not change your name? ...

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Questions: Once married did you get your Philippines passport in your married name? What name did you use for the I-130 petition and visa application?

What name is on your green card?

It appears that after marriage you did not change your name? ...

(Just to clarify, I am a US Citizen, it's my husband who is undergoing the petition and still lives in the Philippines.)

Once married in the Philippines, I did not get my passport in my married name. I still don't have a passport under my married name. I actually went to the immigration office as well as asked social security about this. It turns out, I am allowed to travel under my maiden name passport even if I changed my name recently. The passport is valid until expiration. I had my name changed when I went back to the states to get my social security card and driver's license.

For my husband's I-130, I used my married name. since I waited to get my cards before filing.

Since I'm a US Citizen, I do not need a green card.

No, I chose to wait until I went back to the States to get a name change after a month of being married. :)


09/24 - Sent out I-130 to Phoenix, AZ

09/26 - Received at Phoenix (somewhere in between, the I-797 was mailed and marked back to sender due to post office error)

10/24 - Finally got the I-797 NOA-1 resent to me - forwarded my case to NSC

11/04 - Status changed to RFE

11/12 - Got the RFE letter in the mail (certified copy of marriage certificate)

11/18 - Mailed in RFE response

11/21 - RFE received at USCIS

11/21 - RFE status changed to response review

11/29 - Case approved at USCIS

12/03 - Received NOA-2 in the mail

12/09 - Case sent to NVC

12/15 - Case received by NVC

12/20 - NVC case number and IIN assigned

12/21 - DS-261 submitted online & gave email addresses

12/22 - Had NVC review DS-261 over the phone, paid AOS fee

12/24 - Paid IV fee

12/28 - Submitted DS-260

12/29 - Submitted packet to NVC via FedEx

01/03 - Packet delivered to NVC

01/04 - NVC scan date

03/02 - NVC Supervisor Review

03/16 - Case Complete at NVC

03/30 - Interview date confirmed over phone (and P4 email?)

03/30 - P4 letter received via email

05/02 - Interview at Manila Embassy

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(Just to clarify, I am a US Citizen, it's my husband who is undergoing the petition and still lives in the Philippines.)

Once married in the Philippines, I did not get my passport in my married name. I still don't have a passport under my married name. I actually went to the immigration office as well as asked social security about this. It turns out, I am allowed to travel under my maiden name passport even if I changed my name recently. The passport is valid until expiration. I had my name changed when I went back to the states to get my social security card and driver's license.

For my husband's I-130, I used my married name. since I waited to get my cards before filing.

Since I'm a US Citizen, I do not need a green card.

No, I chose to wait until I went back to the States to get a name change after a month of being married. :)

Ahhh, the missing piece of the puzzle ;):) You are the USC. Changes everything. The state requirements rule ....

Are you a dual citizen? Is that why you are looking at the traditional name format for the Philippines?

This is where starting a new topic would have avoided some confusion as this topic is about name change during AOS

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