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Ok, so I'm getting a little paranoid. k_crying18.gif I'm filling out the I-130 and the I-864 and my question is should I put my legal middle name or the name I use for everything? I don't like my legal middle name and do not use it. I use my maiden name as my middle name and that is what is on my passport and my driver's license. Thanks for any help. D_SMIL112.gif


8-12-2004 I moved to New Zealand(married my Kiwi in US 5/04)

1-12-2006 Received initial packet - It has I-130, I-864 & DS-230 Part 1, DS-2001 & tons of instructions.

Gathering paperwork that we don't have:

5-30-2006 - I-130 FILED AND ACCEPTED BY AUCKLAND CONSULATE!- INTERVIEW: 6/13/2006

6-13-2006 - APPROVED!usaCa.gifnew_zeaC3.gif

6-14-2006 - VISA IN HAND D_SMIL112.gif

08-05-2006 -WE ARE HOME IN THE USA!!! flag12.gif

THREE HAPPY YEARS LATER:

5-10-09 - N-400 filed

8-24-09 - Interview

9-14-09 - Naturalization Oath Ceremony

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I'm afraid I don't know the answer but I had a thought - is your birth certificate the only thing your 'real' middle name is on? Will you be submitting this during your application process at all? I would say if the answers are yes and no respectively, you should use your maiden name. If your passport is in that name and it's a copy of that you're filing as proof of citizenship with the I-130, I don't think you can really use any other name than that on the passport.

Good luck! :)

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I'm afraid I don't know the answer but I had a thought - is your birth certificate the only thing your 'real' middle name is on? Will you be submitting this during your application process at all? I would say if the answers are yes and no respectively, you should use your maiden name. If your passport is in that name and it's a copy of that you're filing as proof of citizenship with the I-130, I don't think you can really use any other name than that on the passport.

Good luck! :)

My legal middle name is on my birth certificate which is to be submitted when I file the I-130 in person at the Embassy here. Also my legal middle name is on my marriage certificate as the clerk issuing it said I had to use my legal middle name and not my maiden surname on it, that also goes with the I-130. :unsure:


8-12-2004 I moved to New Zealand(married my Kiwi in US 5/04)

1-12-2006 Received initial packet - It has I-130, I-864 & DS-230 Part 1, DS-2001 & tons of instructions.

Gathering paperwork that we don't have:

5-30-2006 - I-130 FILED AND ACCEPTED BY AUCKLAND CONSULATE!- INTERVIEW: 6/13/2006

6-13-2006 - APPROVED!usaCa.gifnew_zeaC3.gif

6-14-2006 - VISA IN HAND D_SMIL112.gif

08-05-2006 -WE ARE HOME IN THE USA!!! flag12.gif

THREE HAPPY YEARS LATER:

5-10-09 - N-400 filed

8-24-09 - Interview

9-14-09 - Naturalization Oath Ceremony

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I have a similar but not totally the same problem with my name. My problem is that my first name and middle names were switched around in my baptismal certificate. And growing up I used the name that appears on my baptismal cert and not birth cert. Birth and marriage certificates both say, for example, Christine Marie. But all other identification cards like citizenship cards, medicard, and passport say Maria Christina. BTW, that's not my real name.

Anyway, my husband and I filed the I-130 and I-129F with my birth name but then realized that they will probably issue the visa in the name that appears on my passport. So on separate occasions, we asked NVC what to put in the DS-230 form, and both times they told us to put the name that appears on my passport and the name that I go by. They also told us that it's okay because we reported both names on the forms and they both appear in their system. We had put the other name under the line that says "Other Names Used or Aliases".

I also emailed the consulate in Montreal (we are also trying to do K-3) to do a name change (to switch it to my passport name) and they sent back an email saying they will do the correction during the interview.

And just so we covered as much as we could on this name issue, I had an affidavit made saying that Christine Marie and Maria Christina are one and the same person. I signed one, my mom signed one, my dad and my grandmother also signed one each... probably an overkill and we probably won't need it at the end. But it's better to be overprepared.

Hope this helps...

Good luck!


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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So on separate occasions, we asked NVC what to put in the DS-230 form, and both times they told us to put the name that appears on my passport and the name that I go by. They also told us that it's okay because we reported both names on the forms and they both appear in their system. We had put the other name under the line that says "Other Names Used or Aliases".

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Hope this helps...

Good luck!

It does help, thanks D_SMIL112.gif I pretty much thought it would be as you say you were advised. If it is in my passport and I have signed legal documents using my maiden name as my middle name, then I will use it on my I-130 & I-864 and it should be ok as long as I have documented all names used. :yes:

Candace, thanks for your help too! (F)


8-12-2004 I moved to New Zealand(married my Kiwi in US 5/04)

1-12-2006 Received initial packet - It has I-130, I-864 & DS-230 Part 1, DS-2001 & tons of instructions.

Gathering paperwork that we don't have:

5-30-2006 - I-130 FILED AND ACCEPTED BY AUCKLAND CONSULATE!- INTERVIEW: 6/13/2006

6-13-2006 - APPROVED!usaCa.gifnew_zeaC3.gif

6-14-2006 - VISA IN HAND D_SMIL112.gif

08-05-2006 -WE ARE HOME IN THE USA!!! flag12.gif

THREE HAPPY YEARS LATER:

5-10-09 - N-400 filed

8-24-09 - Interview

9-14-09 - Naturalization Oath Ceremony

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I have a similar but not totally the same problem with my name. My problem is that my first name and middle names were switched around in my baptismal certificate. And growing up I used the name that appears on my baptismal cert and not birth cert. Birth and marriage certificates both say, for example, Christine Marie. But all other identification cards like citizenship cards, medicard, and passport say Maria Christina. BTW, that's not my real name.

Anyway, my husband and I filed the I-130 and I-129F with my birth name but then realized that they will probably issue the visa in the name that appears on my passport. So on separate occasions, we asked NVC what to put in the DS-230 form, and both times they told us to put the name that appears on my passport and the name that I go by. They also told us that it's okay because we reported both names on the forms and they both appear in their system. We had put the other name under the line that says "Other Names Used or Aliases".

I also emailed the consulate in Montreal (we are also trying to do K-3) to do a name change (to switch it to my passport name) and they sent back an email saying they will do the correction during the interview.

And just so we covered as much as we could on this name issue, I had an affidavit made saying that Christine Marie and Maria Christina are one and the same person. I signed one, my mom signed one, my dad and my grandmother also signed one each... probably an overkill and we probably won't need it at the end. But it's better to be overprepared.

Hope this helps...

Good luck!

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I doubt that they would change your name on the visa.. they have to use the name that is on the passport to issue the visa, which is your legal name.

If you want to change your legal name, you should find out what is required in your Province to do a legal name change.


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I had a middle name on my birth certificate that I never used.

When I went for my final interview they told me they needed an official paper trail of a name change, so I had to go to the registry and get that done pronto. It didn't matter that it wasn't on either of my passports, the fact that it is on your birth certificate meant that they saw it as official.

It was an extra week or so holdup so I would definitely recommend getting it changed legally.


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Apr 2006 completed DCF in Sydney, May 2006 emigrated to USA, Aug 2006 started new job

Jul 2007 finally had wedding, Dec 2007 moved into our first house

Jun 2008 our son is born, now just waiting for I-751...

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I doubt that they would change your name on the visa.. they have to use the name that is on the passport to issue the visa, which is your legal name.

If you want to change your legal name, you should find out what is required in your Province to do a legal name change.

Oh yes, I understand that they will use the name that's on my passport and I have no problems with that. Changing my legal name ... well, not sure about that. I mean, I wouldn't know what to change it to. Back to my birth certificate name or back to my passport name? :huh:

See this is my problem:

Birth certificate & Marriage certificate: Christine Marie Surname

Passport, baptismal certificate, citizenship card, medicard and all other ID cards: Maria Christina Surname

In order for me to get a passport in the name that appears on my birth certificate, I need to show 2 photo ID's. The problem is, I don't have any in that name.

Growing up my mom always presented my baptismal certificate, and so I've always gone by that name.

So, what should I do? Try changing my name legally to my birth certificate name? Will this cause a lot of problems with US Immigration?

BTW, I wasn't born in Canada and so changing the name on my birth certificate may not be possible at the moment as it would require me going back to my country of birth and apparently, it takes awhile to get it done.

:help:

When I went for my final interview they told me they needed an official paper trail of a name change, so I had to go to the registry and get that done pronto. It didn't matter that it wasn't on either of my passports, the fact that it is on your birth certificate meant that they saw it as official.

Thanks for your input. What kind of paper trail were they looking for?

Thanks, everyone!


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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I doubt that they would change your name on the visa.. they have to use the name that is on the passport to issue the visa, which is your legal name.

If you want to change your legal name, you should find out what is required in your Province to do a legal name change.

Oh yes, I understand that they will use the name that's on my passport and I have no problems with that. Changing my legal name ... well, not sure about that. I mean, I wouldn't know what to change it to. Back to my birth certificate name or back to my passport name? :huh:

See this is my problem:

Birth certificate & Marriage certificate: Christine Marie Surname

Passport, baptismal certificate, citizenship card, medicard and all other ID cards: Maria Christina Surname

In order for me to get a passport in the name that appears on my birth certificate, I need to show 2 photo ID's. The problem is, I don't have any in that name.

Growing up my mom always presented my baptismal certificate, and so I've always gone by that name.

So, what should I do? Try changing my name legally to my birth certificate name? Will this cause a lot of problems with US Immigration?

BTW, I wasn't born in Canada and so changing the name on my birth certificate may not be possible at the moment as it would require me going back to my country of birth and apparently, it takes awhile to get it done.

:help:

When I went for my final interview they told me they needed an official paper trail of a name change, so I had to go to the registry and get that done pronto. It didn't matter that it wasn't on either of my passports, the fact that it is on your birth certificate meant that they saw it as official.

Thanks for your input. What kind of paper trail were they looking for?

Thanks, everyone!

Your legal name is the name that is on your BC... unless you have a court order that changed it.... However, did you get a legal name change when you naturalized in your home country. That may take care of it for you...

However, the fact that they used your BC name on your marriage certificate may complicate things a bit....

You do not need to go back to the country that you were born it to get it changed... You can get it changed in the country that you live in..in a Canadian Court of Law.

Here's what needs to be done in Ontario

http://www.cbs.gov.on.ca/mcbs/english/change_name.htm

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Thanks, Zyggy!

Am definitely looking into this. However, I moved from Ontario to Quebec in July 2005. In both provinces, they require a 12-month residency period to do the name change. Anyway, that's just something else...

Well, at least I've been warned... might have more delays on my end.

Thanks, again!


CR-1

09/16/2005 Mailed I-130 (CSC)

09/21/2005 NOA 1

02/07/2006 NOA 2 (Day 143)

02/25/2006 Petitioner receives AOS Bill in U.S. (Day 161)

02/27/2006 AOS Bill (regular USPS) and DS-3032 (Canada Post regular) are mailed out

03/21/2006 Petitioner receives I-864 package (Day 185)

03/22/2006 Beneficiary receives IV Bill and sends payment - regular mail (Day 186)

03/24/2006 Petitioner sends back I-864 (Day 188)

04/13/2006 Beneficiary receives DS-230 (Day 208)

05/10/2006 Beneficiary sends back DS-230 and docs to NVC via Fedex (Day 235)

05/19/2006 NVC issues RFE on Question # 20 on the DS-230. (Day 244)

05/29/2006 Beneficiary receives RFE and sends it off (Day 254)

06/02/2006 NVC receives RFE (Day 258)

06/16/2006 Case Complete! (Day 272)

07/07/2006 Case forwarded to Consulate in Montreal (Day 293)

08/11/2006 INTERVIEW! VISA APPROVED!

08/14/2006 Picked up visa and crossed the border.

08/25/2006 SS card arrives in the mail

09/07/2006 GC arrives in the mail.

K-3

02/01/2006 Mailed I-129F

02/07/2006 NOA1

04/14/2006 I-129F is approved!

04/24/2006 NVC forwards the application to the consulate in Montreal

05/01/2006 Packet 3 is received from consulate & is sent of 3 days later

07/07/2006 Medical

08/08/2006 INTERVIEW- cancelled bec. of CR-1

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