My husband and I both live in NZ - he is the US Citizen and we are in the process of filling in our i130 application.
The one thing that I am confused / worried about is that my passport is in my maiden name - But I want the visa to be in my married name.
As far as I can tell my 3 options are:
1.Fill in the forms with my married name, using the passport with my maiden name, however because we are sending our marriage certificate this will suffice as evidence of name change - to explain why the name on the passport and the name on the forms is different
2. Apply for a new passport in my married name and then submit all the forms with my married name and that new passport number
3. Fill in the forms with my maiden name as that is what my passport has on it.
As far as I can tell number 2 is probably the most straight forward option.
Any advice? We are trying to avoid any RFE at all so we are trying to cover every single base we possibly could to submit a perfect application.