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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My wife finally has her greencard.

The greencard has her married name, but her passport has her single name.

Did anyone renew their foreign passport or just keep it as it is.

I wanted to ask if anyone was given a hard time to re-enter the us.

Thanks.


ROC Filing date : 10-20-2010

NOA date for I-751 : 10-21-2010

I-751 Biometrics Appt Date: 12-01-2010

I-751 Approval : 02-08-2011

Green Card Received Date : 02-15-2011

AOS Filing date : 06-12-2008

NOA date for I-485 : 06-19-2008

I-485 Biometrics Appt Date : 07-17-2008

Interview Date : 12-05-2008

Approval Date : 12-05-2008

Green Card Received Date : 12-17-2008

EAD Filed Date : 06-12-2008

EAD NOA Date : 06-29-2008

EAD Biometrics Appointment Date : 07-17-2008

EAD Approved Date : 08-18-2008

EAD Card Received : 08-29-2008

AP Filed Date : 07-31-2008

AP NOA Date : 08-04-2008

AP Approved Date : 09-16-2008

AP Date Received : 09-22-2008

K1 I-129F Sent : 08-22-2007

I-129F NOA1 : 10-03-2007

Touch (RFE Trick) : 02-01-2008

I-129F NOA2 : 02-01-2008

Touch : 02-03-2008

NVC Received : 02-11-2008

NVC Left : 02-19-2008

Consulate Received : 02-25-2008

Interview Date : 04-22-2008

Visa Received : 04-26-2008

US Entry : 05-02-2008

Marriage : 05-16-2008

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I have no plan on renewing my passport till it expires.

You are supposed to make flight reservation with the name in your passport and carry your marriage certificate to show the relation between your maiden and married name.


AOS Approved on 10-17-08 (details in profile)

Removal of Conditions on 07-19-10

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My wife finally has her greencard.

The greencard has her married name, but her passport has her single name.

Did anyone renew their foreign passport or just keep it as it is.

I wanted to ask if anyone was given a hard time to re-enter the us.

Thanks.

You don't have to change your wife's passport till it expires. You can ammend her passport so that your name will be in her passport as her married name.You can send her passport for ammendment at a nearest Us embassy or as long as she can present your marriage certificate , she will be fine.

As long as she has a green card she will have no problem going back to US provided she wont stay abroad for more than a year.I went home to Phils. last May 2008 and stayed for 5 months and never had a problem with the immigration.

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My wife finally has her greencard.

The greencard has her married name, but her passport has her single name.

Did anyone renew their foreign passport or just keep it as it is.

I wanted to ask if anyone was given a hard time to re-enter the us.

Thanks.

I see you filed for AP which i do think not really needed when you travel with your green card. I went home without filling an AP even stayed for 5 months and never had a problem with immigration going back here in Georgia.The green card is your wife's re entry permit. AP is needed only when you travel and not having your green card yet or while it is still pending. I hope i have helped,this is based on my experience.

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We applied for Claudeth's passport when her married name. What an exciting time that was. I must say that the Filipinos have really learned what 'red tape' is all about :P


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I see you filed for AP which i do think not really needed when you travel with your green card. I went home without filling an AP even stayed for 5 months and never had a problem with immigration going back here in Georgia.The green card is your wife's re entry permit. AP is needed only when you travel and not having your green card yet or while it is still pending. I hope i have helped,this is based on my experience.

Where did the discussion of AP come in? :wacko::lol: Btw, if you didn't have an AP and went home, you are damn lucky to be here. You should have been refused entry at the POE without an AP or GC.

He asked about his wife's passport and greencard. Once you have the greencard, the AP is no longer valid anyway, it's a temporary benefit used until the greencard is approved.

Anyway, she doesn't really need to update her passport. When travelling you should carry a copy of your marriage certificate to show why the name is different.

When my wife and I travelled earlier this month, they didn't even ask her at JFK why the name on the passport is different than her AP. Since I was with her and her AP matches my last name, they probably assumed it was her married name. But it's a good idea to carry a marriage certificate is the names don't match.

Note: Some countries (especially Latin countries) don't allow name changes on government documents. In Latin America, people have 2 last names (one is mother's last name, the other the father's). In all/some(?) of those countries, you keep those names for life, even if you marry, so the documents from those countries can't be changed. My wife is Costa Rican, and she cannot change her Costa Rican passport to her married name, she'll just have to have different names until she gets her US passport after citizenship.

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I see you filed for AP which i do think not really needed when you travel with your green card. I went home without filling an AP even stayed for 5 months and never had a problem with immigration going back here in Georgia.The green card is your wife's re entry permit. AP is needed only when you travel and not having your green card yet or while it is still pending. I hope i have helped,this is based on my experience.

Where did the discussion of AP come in? :wacko::lol: Btw, if you didn't have an AP and went home, you are damn lucky to be here. You should have been refused entry at the POE without an AP or GC.

He asked about his wife's passport and greencard. Once you have the greencard, the AP is no longer valid anyway, it's a temporary benefit used until the greencard is approved.

Anyway, she doesn't really need to update her passport. When travelling you should carry a copy of your marriage certificate to show why the name is different.

When my wife and I travelled earlier this month, they didn't even ask her at JFK why the name on the passport is different than her AP. Since I was with her and her AP matches my last name, they probably assumed it was her married name. But it's a good idea to carry a marriage certificate is the names don't match.

Note: Some countries (especially Latin countries) don't allow name changes on government documents. In Latin America, people have 2 last names (one is mother's last name, the other the father's). In all/some(?) of those countries, you keep those names for life, even if you marry, so the documents from those countries can't be changed. My wife is Costa Rican, and she cannot change her Costa Rican passport to her married name, she'll just have to have different names until she gets her US passport after citizenship.

what??why should i be refused of my entry to US when i have my green card with me and all the documents?Yes that's what i said the AP is not needed when his wife is a GC holder.And i did the same thing about the passport,,his wife don't need to update it unless needed...but he can ammend the passport if he wants her passport changed.

I see you filed for AP which i do think not really needed when you travel with your green card. I went home without filling an AP even stayed for 5 months and never had a problem with immigration going back here in Georgia.The green card is your wife's re entry permit. AP is needed only when you travel and not having your green card yet or while it is still pending. I hope i have helped,this is based on my experience.

Where did the discussion of AP come in? :wacko::lol: Btw, if you didn't have an AP and went home, you are damn lucky to be here. You should have been refused entry at the POE without an AP or GC.

He asked about his wife's passport and greencard. Once you have the greencard, the AP is no longer valid anyway, it's a temporary benefit used until the greencard is approved.

Anyway, she doesn't really need to update her passport. When travelling you should carry a copy of your marriage certificate to show why the name is different.

When my wife and I travelled earlier this month, they didn't even ask her at JFK why the name on the passport is different than her AP. Since I was with her and her AP matches my last name, they probably assumed it was her married name. But it's a good idea to carry a marriage certificate is the names don't match.

And yes i was lucky i travelled without AP . I don't think i need it anyway.

Note: Some countries (especially Latin countries) don't allow name changes on government documents. In Latin America, people have 2 last names (one is mother's last name, the other the father's). In all/some(?) of those countries, you keep those names for life, even if you marry, so the documents from those countries can't be changed. My wife is Costa Rican, and she cannot change her Costa Rican passport to her married name, she'll just have to have different names until she gets her US passport after citizenship.

what??why should i be refused of my entry to US when i have my green card with me and all the documents?Yes that's what i said the AP is not needed when his wife is a GC holder.And i did the same thing about the passport,,his wife don't need to update it unless needed...but he can ammend the passport if he wants her passport changed.

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