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Hey all,

 

I entered the United States on a K1 visa back in October. My husband and I married and sent off the AOS paperwork at the beginning of November.

 

I had my EAD, AP, and I-485 receipts arrive bearing my married name, GREAT...

 

Then the Biometrics letter arrived and had my maiden name on. I was under the impression I could take my marriage certificate with me to the Biometrics appointment, and that they would be able to adjust my name accordingly there - regrettably not the case. They refused to change my maiden name to my married name, and took my fingerprints and photo anyway. I was advised to make an Infopass appointment to see an immigration officer, which I did - has anyone done this? MY GOD basically ZERO appointments show up, until one comes up in an office a three hour drive from me. Not the one in my city. And for two weeks later.

 

Anyway, in the meantime I put in a request over the phone to change my name - this was over two weeks ago - then today I call to find out what is happening and apparently they have dealt with my request by sending me a letter to set up an Infopass appointment to fix THEIR mistake. Beyond frustrating. So they can't fix this over the phone, I need to go to the Infopass appointment.

 

Anyway I guess what I am trying to get to is - has anyone had this experience? What did you take to your appointment with an immigration officer to have them fix your name?

 

I am so frustrated that through their admin error I have to phone and phone and phone and drive to a whole other city because I KNOW my Resident Card will have the wrong name on it if I don't immediately fix this.


I-129F sent: 2016-04-27

NOA1 Email & Text: 2016-05-04

NOA1 Received in Mail: 2016-05-18

NOA2 Email & Text: 2016-07-06 (63 DAYS!)

NOA2 Received in Mail: 2016-07-18

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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