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I had a question regarding the passport. My wife changed her name when we got married and this is shown in the marriage license. However, her passport shows her madien name. My question is will she need to change the passport to her new last name or can she still use the old one for NVC and the interview process. Please help!


I-30 JOURNEY

5-21-2008: NOA1

12-18-2008: NOA2

12-29-2008: NVC received Case/Case # assigned

1-5-2009: DS-3032/AOS Fee Bill Generateed

1-8-2009: Emailed DS-3032

1-12-2009: Paid AOS Bill

1-13-2009: AOS shows PAID

1-13-2009: DS-3032 Accepted

1-13-2009: IV Bill Generated

1-13-2009: IV Bill Paid

1-14-2009: IV Bill shows PAID

1-20-2009: Sent AOS Packet

1-21-2009: Sent IV Packet

1-23-2009: NVC scanned both AOS/IV

1-29-2009: CASE COMPLETE

3-02-2009: First Medical

3-09-2009: Second Medical (Albania requires 2)

3-11-2009: INTERVIEW (PASSED!!!)

3-13-2009: Received VISA!!!

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I had a question regarding the passport. My wife changed her name when we got married and this is shown in the marriage license. However, her passport shows her madien name. My question is will she need to change the passport to her new last name or can she still use the old one for NVC and the interview process. Please help!

The best practice would be to change the passport ASAP. It's much easier to do in Albania than after US arrival.

When you change your name, you change it on your vital documents. Otherwise, you really haven't changed your name, have you?


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I had a question regarding the passport. My wife changed her name when we got married and this is shown in the marriage license. However, her passport shows her madien name. My question is will she need to change the passport to her new last name or can she still use the old one for NVC and the interview process. Please help!

The best practice would be to change the passport ASAP. It's much easier to do in Albania than after US arrival.

When you change your name, you change it on your vital documents. Otherwise, you really haven't changed your name, have you?

It would be easier if she changed it, however it is not required. You do have to carry proof of name change though and her US visa will be issued in the same name as it is in her passport.


K-3 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Ukraine

Marriage :

I-130 Sent : 2007-12-04

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-03

I-129F Sent : 2008-02-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-02-11

I-129F RFE(s) :

RFE Reply(s) :

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-06-24

NVC Received : 2008-07-01

NVC Left : 2008-07-02

Consulate Received : 2008-07-07

Packet 3 Received :

Packet 3 Sent :

Packet 4 Received : 2008-07-07

Interview Date : 2008-08-20

Visa Received : 2008-08-22

US Entry : 2008-08-27

I-130 Approval : 2008-05-24

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 134 days from your NOA1 date.

Your I-130 was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 199 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Port of Entry Review

Event Date

Port of Entry : Chicago

POE Date : 2008-08-27

Got EAD Stamp : No

Biometrics Taken : No

Harassment Level : 0

Comments :

Adjustment of Status

Event Date

CIS Office : Kansas City MO

Date Filed : 2009-05-18

NOA Date : 2009-05-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-16

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date :

Approval / Denial Date :

Approved :

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:

Comments :

Employment Authorization Document

Event Date

CIS Office : Chicago National Office

Filing Method : Mail

Filing Instance : First

Date Filed : 2009-05-18

NOA Date : 2009-05-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-16

Approved Date : 2009-06-24

Date Card Received :

Comments :

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your EAD was approved in 37 days.

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She doesn't have to change it. In Colombia for example women don't change their names when they get married and changing it takes a huge amount of papework and it's a long legal process to change it, so most women use their married names here in the US and keep their maiden names on their passports. They also carry a copy of the marriage certificate to show why they have two different names while traveling, but it's not big deal.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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She doesn't have to change it. In Colombia for example women don't change their names when they get married and changing it takes a huge amount of papework and it's a long legal process to change it, so most women use their married names here in the US and keep their maiden names on their passports. They also carry a copy of the marriage certificate to show why they have two different names while traveling, but it's not big deal.

Diana

She's already changed her name. The question is about the passport.


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thanks pushbrk, you are absolutely correct...my question was wether it is critical she changes the passport for the nvc, interview and when she finally moves to the US?


I-30 JOURNEY

5-21-2008: NOA1

12-18-2008: NOA2

12-29-2008: NVC received Case/Case # assigned

1-5-2009: DS-3032/AOS Fee Bill Generateed

1-8-2009: Emailed DS-3032

1-12-2009: Paid AOS Bill

1-13-2009: AOS shows PAID

1-13-2009: DS-3032 Accepted

1-13-2009: IV Bill Generated

1-13-2009: IV Bill Paid

1-14-2009: IV Bill shows PAID

1-20-2009: Sent AOS Packet

1-21-2009: Sent IV Packet

1-23-2009: NVC scanned both AOS/IV

1-29-2009: CASE COMPLETE

3-02-2009: First Medical

3-09-2009: Second Medical (Albania requires 2)

3-11-2009: INTERVIEW (PASSED!!!)

3-13-2009: Received VISA!!!

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