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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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i have not put my husbands family name to my maiden name. i mean i am still using my maiden name even though i am married already. i just thought it would be a hassle and too much paperwork to change my name...like put a hyphen or not or make my maiden name my middle name etc...and i have my ssn number in my maiden name plus my passport is still valid until 2012 so we wanted to just change my name in 2012...would this affect my petition for CR1-ir1 for my husband? our son has my maiden name though...his middle name is my maiden name...any comments?


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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No it won't be a problem. There are no hard core rules that you have to take your husband's last name after marriage.

I haven't changed my last name yet and most probably I will never, not a feminist as such, but I am just comfortable with my own last name and plus too much of paperwork.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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thank you! wow, you surely moved fast with USCIS...3 months only? howd you do that?


June 2004...i sat down on the bench to tie my shoelaces (literally) not knowing i would marry the man i just sat down next to...

Oct. 18, 2007...Married

Oct. 27, 2007...my beautiful son is born

USCIS IR-1/CR-1 Visa Journey

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Manila, Philippines

Feb. 05, 2009: I 130 sent

Feb. 12, 2009: NAO1

Feb. 17, 2009: first touch

Feb. 18, 2009: Touch

May 01, 2009: Touch and NAO2 mailed...yeah hey!

May 08, 2009: NAO2 in the mail

NVC Journey

May 15, 2009: NVC case number

May 18, 2009: Gave email add to NVC

May 28, 2009: Received DS 3032 / I-864 Bill

June 1, 2009: Paid I-864 Bill

June 5, 2009: sent AOS stuff

June 29, 2009: sent DS 230

June 28 - Aug. 8: i spent time with my boys in the philippines

IN A BIG HUGE BLUR...OUR CASE WAS COMPLETED AUGUST 5, 2009 (AFTER RFE: HUSBAND'S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE) AND MY HUSBANDS INTERVIEW WILL BE SEPTEMBER 25, 2009...WE HOPE AND PRAY WE GET IT!

CURRENTLY DOING: PREPARING DOCUMENTS FOR MY SON'S PETITION!

...I am one day further from the last time I saw you but I am one day closer to the next time I will...

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Egypt
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No it won't be a problem. There are no hard core rules that you have to take your husband's last name after marriage.

I haven't changed my last name yet and most probably I will never, not a feminist as such, but I am just comfortable with my own last name and plus too much of paperwork.

:thumbs:


Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.

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I discussed this with Umit, and she is keeping her last name with my last name added after.

Personal choice - :thumbs: - which I agree with... It's what loving couples do, talk about something and make choices!

(of course she gets anything she wants :blink: )

Plus, after this whole K-1 process, what's more paperwork?? :blush:


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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yes but "loving couples" also keep their maiden names and are still considered loving couples!


June 2004...i sat down on the bench to tie my shoelaces (literally) not knowing i would marry the man i just sat down next to...

Oct. 18, 2007...Married

Oct. 27, 2007...my beautiful son is born

USCIS IR-1/CR-1 Visa Journey

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Manila, Philippines

Feb. 05, 2009: I 130 sent

Feb. 12, 2009: NAO1

Feb. 17, 2009: first touch

Feb. 18, 2009: Touch

May 01, 2009: Touch and NAO2 mailed...yeah hey!

May 08, 2009: NAO2 in the mail

NVC Journey

May 15, 2009: NVC case number

May 18, 2009: Gave email add to NVC

May 28, 2009: Received DS 3032 / I-864 Bill

June 1, 2009: Paid I-864 Bill

June 5, 2009: sent AOS stuff

June 29, 2009: sent DS 230

June 28 - Aug. 8: i spent time with my boys in the philippines

IN A BIG HUGE BLUR...OUR CASE WAS COMPLETED AUGUST 5, 2009 (AFTER RFE: HUSBAND'S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE) AND MY HUSBANDS INTERVIEW WILL BE SEPTEMBER 25, 2009...WE HOPE AND PRAY WE GET IT!

CURRENTLY DOING: PREPARING DOCUMENTS FOR MY SON'S PETITION!

...I am one day further from the last time I saw you but I am one day closer to the next time I will...

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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thank you! wow, you surely moved fast with USCIS...3 months only? howd you do that?

Lol, I didn't do anything, you can actually never say when USCIS will approve. Basically my file was with California, and they were approving faster than VSC that time around.

I really hope VSC picks up the pace this new year.

Best wishes for your journey :thumbs:

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It's not really that difficult to change your maiden name. I did everything in a couple of hours. Changed my SS, Liscence and ID. I'll change my passport after my case is completed.


USCIS: CSC

2008-09-20 : I-130 Sent

2008-09-25 : NOA1

2008-09-27 : Touched

2009-02-03 : Touched

2009-02-06 : RFE Sent :(

2009-02-09 : RFE Hard copy received

2009-02-10 : Sent evidence; Certified Priority mail

2009-02-12 : USCIS Received RFE response; Case resumed

2009-02-13 : I-130 Approved

2009-02-20 : NOA2 Hardcopy received

NVC:

2009-02-20 : Case Number Assigned

2009-03-05 : Received NVC Packet

2009-04-18 : Paid AOS and IV Bill

2009-05-22 : Sent I-864

2009-05-26 : NVC recieved I-864 ( Memorial Day)

2009-05-22 : NVC Generated some sort of packet

2009-05-26 : As of May 26 NVC is waiting for my DS-230

2009-06-14 : Sent DS-230

2009-07-13 : Missing Court Certificate ( thought only police certificate was needed)

2009-08-13 : Case complete at NVC ( LOST a whole month :(...)

---Waiting for interview email

2009-09-02 : Received interview email..interview set for Oct 27, 2009

2009-10-27 : Visa APPROVED :)

2009-11-05 : POE

I-751:CSC

2011-09-19 : Mailed ROC Packet

2011-09-23 : NOA1

2011-10-03 : Bio Letter: Scheduled for 10/28/11

2011-10-28 : Biometrics

2012-03-14 : Approved

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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It's not really that difficult to change your maiden name. I did everything in a couple of hours. Changed my SS, Liscence and ID. I'll change my passport after my case is completed.

I believe you are the USC, so its not that difficult for you.

I am from India and if I decide to change my name now, I will have to change my SS, Passport (which has US VISA stampped on it) and the most importantly my GC, that would take around $400 as I am being told.

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It's not really that difficult to change your maiden name. I did everything in a couple of hours. Changed my SS, Liscence and ID. I'll change my passport after my case is completed.

I believe you are the USC, so its not that difficult for you.

I am from India and if I decide to change my name now, I will have to change my SS, Passport (which has US VISA stampped on it) and the most importantly my GC, that would take around $400 as I am being told.

Yeah I am. Aha it would be more difficult for you then. Why $400?


USCIS: CSC

2008-09-20 : I-130 Sent

2008-09-25 : NOA1

2008-09-27 : Touched

2009-02-03 : Touched

2009-02-06 : RFE Sent :(

2009-02-09 : RFE Hard copy received

2009-02-10 : Sent evidence; Certified Priority mail

2009-02-12 : USCIS Received RFE response; Case resumed

2009-02-13 : I-130 Approved

2009-02-20 : NOA2 Hardcopy received

NVC:

2009-02-20 : Case Number Assigned

2009-03-05 : Received NVC Packet

2009-04-18 : Paid AOS and IV Bill

2009-05-22 : Sent I-864

2009-05-26 : NVC recieved I-864 ( Memorial Day)

2009-05-22 : NVC Generated some sort of packet

2009-05-26 : As of May 26 NVC is waiting for my DS-230

2009-06-14 : Sent DS-230

2009-07-13 : Missing Court Certificate ( thought only police certificate was needed)

2009-08-13 : Case complete at NVC ( LOST a whole month :(...)

---Waiting for interview email

2009-09-02 : Received interview email..interview set for Oct 27, 2009

2009-10-27 : Visa APPROVED :)

2009-11-05 : POE

I-751:CSC

2011-09-19 : Mailed ROC Packet

2011-09-23 : NOA1

2011-10-03 : Bio Letter: Scheduled for 10/28/11

2011-10-28 : Biometrics

2012-03-14 : Approved

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i have not put my husbands family name to my maiden name. i mean i am still using my maiden name even though i am married already. i just thought it would be a hassle and too much paperwork to change my name...like put a hyphen or not or make my maiden name my middle name etc...and i have my ssn number in my maiden name plus my passport is still valid until 2012 so we wanted to just change my name in 2012...would this affect my petition for CR1-ir1 for my husband? our son has my maiden name though...his middle name is my maiden name...any comments?

Hmm good question. I asked my wife what she wanted to do about name change, for me was not an issue. She said no she doesn't change her name, her mother did not and seems that it is normal to keep name. I said sounds good to me! I guess it is a big deal for some people just not that important to me. I love her and happy to be married that's all that matters!


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i have not put my husbands family name to my maiden name. i mean i am still using my maiden name even though i am married already. i just thought it would be a hassle and too much paperwork to change my name...like put a hyphen or not or make my maiden name my middle name etc...and i have my ssn number in my maiden name plus my passport is still valid until 2012 so we wanted to just change my name in 2012...would this affect my petition for CR1-ir1 for my husband? our son has my maiden name though...his middle name is my maiden name...any comments?

Hmm good question. I asked my wife what she wanted to do about name change, for me was not an issue. She said no she doesn't change her name, her mother did not and seems that it is normal to keep name. I said sounds good to me! I guess it is a big deal for some people just not that important to me. I love her and happy to be married that's all that matters!

...yes no big deal for me and my husband, i was just worried that it might be a big deal to USCIS, NVC, or the consulate interviewing!...


June 2004...i sat down on the bench to tie my shoelaces (literally) not knowing i would marry the man i just sat down next to...

Oct. 18, 2007...Married

Oct. 27, 2007...my beautiful son is born

USCIS IR-1/CR-1 Visa Journey

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Manila, Philippines

Feb. 05, 2009: I 130 sent

Feb. 12, 2009: NAO1

Feb. 17, 2009: first touch

Feb. 18, 2009: Touch

May 01, 2009: Touch and NAO2 mailed...yeah hey!

May 08, 2009: NAO2 in the mail

NVC Journey

May 15, 2009: NVC case number

May 18, 2009: Gave email add to NVC

May 28, 2009: Received DS 3032 / I-864 Bill

June 1, 2009: Paid I-864 Bill

June 5, 2009: sent AOS stuff

June 29, 2009: sent DS 230

June 28 - Aug. 8: i spent time with my boys in the philippines

IN A BIG HUGE BLUR...OUR CASE WAS COMPLETED AUGUST 5, 2009 (AFTER RFE: HUSBAND'S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE) AND MY HUSBANDS INTERVIEW WILL BE SEPTEMBER 25, 2009...WE HOPE AND PRAY WE GET IT!

CURRENTLY DOING: PREPARING DOCUMENTS FOR MY SON'S PETITION!

...I am one day further from the last time I saw you but I am one day closer to the next time I will...

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I am currently using my maiden name on all official documents because I had a legal name change but did not change my passport name, so my marriage cert is in my birth name and not my new legal name. When we are through with immigration we will probably have a short ceremony at the new NYC marriage bureau or another small temple wedding where my friends can come and then I will be able to go to the SS office with my new marriage certificate in my legal name.



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