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Hi all,

 

We went to SSN office today to update the last name after we got married. Everything went smooth until the married name didn't match the I94 documents. For that they said it will take up to 4 weeks for verification.

1) Since she's taking my last name - it's correct that it did not match the I94, yes?

2) I read some people were refused the last name change until EAD or GC, so if that's the case, next step is to file for AOS with her married name?

2a) In Russian you have to adjust the male's last name to be feminine (i.e. Ivanov (male) = Ivanova (female)). Would that cause an issue when filing for AOS since it won't exactly match husband's last name (Ivanov)?

3) To change last name on a state ID or drivers license - does she need to show marriage certificate or once GC is here with a new name - that's sufficient?

 

Thanks!


K-1 VISA
10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

AOS
03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

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1 hour ago, Dmitry07 said:

Hi all,

 

We went to SSN office today to update the last name after we got married. Everything went smooth until the married name didn't match the I94 documents. For that they said it will take up to 4 weeks for verification.

1) Since she's taking my last name - it's correct that it did not match the I94, yes?

2) I read some people were refused the last name change until EAD or GC, so if that's the case, next step is to file for AOS with her married name?

2a) In Russian you have to adjust the male's last name to be feminine (i.e. Ivanov (male) = Ivanova (female)). Would that cause an issue when filing for AOS since it won't exactly match husband's last name (Ivanov)?

3) To change last name on a state ID or drivers license - does she need to show marriage certificate or once GC is here with a new name - that's sufficient?

 

Thanks!

1) Yes, it will not match

2) Yes, this is how you start using the new name. Once you have legal primary identity document/immigration document with her new name you can go back and change it.

3) I don't think so...but I would attach a statement just to be sure that says this is Russian naming custom, maybe eve find an official source that states this and send along.

4)  You need both ID and marriage license, at least here you do. 

 

edit - the ID doesn't need to have the new name

Edited by Suss&Camm

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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My wife and I just had the exact same experience at my local SSN office. Ugh! I guess we'll have to wait until she has her EAD or green card, right? 


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01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA

 

AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand

Spoiler

06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!

 

08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens

 

Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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1 hour ago, narakthisud said:

My wife and I just had the exact same experience at my local SSN office. Ugh! I guess we'll have to wait until she has her EAD or green card, right? 

EAD is enough for the name change and then you'll go again to remove the annotation about DHS authorization once the GC arrives.


K1 Visa & AOS

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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11 hours ago, Suss&Camm said:

EAD is enough for the name change and then you'll go again to remove the annotation about DHS authorization once the GC arrives.

Thank you so much! We felt like we wasted our time at the SSA office. Step 19 of the K1 immigration guide specifically states "Go back to the SSA office and bring your SSN Card and marriage certificate. Change your name." Perhaps the policy has changed since SAVE was implemented? Or maybe it's luck-of-the-draw when it comes to dealing with the SSA. 


K1 visa journey: 107 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA

 

AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand

Spoiler

06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!

 

08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens

 

Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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2 hours ago, narakthisud said:

Thank you so much! We felt like we wasted our time at the SSA office. Step 19 of the K1 immigration guide specifically states "Go back to the SSA office and bring your SSN Card and marriage certificate. Change your name." Perhaps the policy has changed since SAVE was implemented? Or maybe it's luck-of-the-draw when it comes to dealing with the SSA. 

Well in the guide that step is before getting the EAD. You can try that, but you have to still have at least 14 days left on the i-94 for them to issue a new card. Another issue is that some offices don't want to change the name with the marriage certificate. Since at that point you already have the number to use as you please, I don't see the point of going through the extra hassle until the EAD gas arrived but that up to each person to decide.

 

They might still want the marriage certificate for their records. I was asked for it, but the document used for verification will be the EAD at this point.

Edited by Suss&Camm

K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Status update: took 6 weeks, but SSN name change was approved. Waiting for the card to arrive now!


K-1 VISA
10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

AOS
03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

ROC
xx/xx/xx -
xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

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1 hour ago, Dmitry07 said:

Status update: took 6 weeks, but SSN name change was approved. Waiting for the card to arrive now!

Good to hear! :)


K1 Visa & AOS

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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