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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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My wife has 2 yrs Green Card and it'll be expired in 8/09. We are planning to travel to VN 01/2010. She has a VNese passport but she has changed her lastname when we got marry last year. Her GC and DL is listed with under new lastname. The question is "how can she travels to the VN and back". My concern is she might have problem when she enters and leaves VN. Since Vnese Government might not allow her to entry or to leave VN. Her Vn passport lastname won't match since she has changed her lastname. Assumed, she should have her extended 1yr GC letter from USCIS when she apply for her 10yrs GC in 5/09. Has anyone encountered with the same problem? Thanks in advance.

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My wife has 2 yrs Green Card and it'll be expired in 8/09. We are planning to travel to VN 01/2010. She has a VNese passport but she has changed her lastname when we got marry last year. Her GC and DL is listed with under new lastname. The question is "how can she travels to the VN and back". My concern is she might have problem when she enters and leaves VN. Since Vnese Government might not allow her to entry or to leave VN. Her Vn passport lastname won't match since she has changed her lastname. Assumed, she should have her extended 1yr GC letter from USCIS when she apply for her 10yrs GC in 5/09. Has anyone encountered with the same problem? Thanks in advance.

Just take a copy of the marriage certificate.


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My wife has 2 yrs Green Card and it'll be expired in 8/09. We are planning to travel to VN 01/2010. She has a VNese passport but she has changed her lastname when we got marry last year. Her GC and DL is listed with under new lastname. The question is "how can she travels to the VN and back". My concern is she might have problem when she enters and leaves VN. Since Vnese Government might not allow her to entry or to leave VN. Her Vn passport lastname won't match since she has changed her lastname. Assumed, she should have her extended 1yr GC letter from USCIS when she apply for her 10yrs GC in 5/09. Has anyone encountered with the same problem? Thanks in advance.

Just take a copy of the marriage certificate.

Exactly, that's what I did and had no problems. Eventually I went to my country's consulate and they put a stamp on my current passport that says that I've married and have a new last name, they also put a reduced copy of my marriage certificate with a clip attached to my passport so I don't have to carry around the original.

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Hi Saigon-okc,

From my experience travelling between the US and Canada (my former country) for land crossings, I have shown border officials the following documents/identifications, and haven’t had any problems before: soon to expire Canadian Passport (maiden name, but with married name non-machine readable format paper notation), expired 2yr US Green Card (married name), 1 year extension letter (married name), US Driver's license (married name). Also, I keep a photocopy of my US marriage certificate with me (though they haven't asked for that, but have that handy just in case they do ask).

As well, bear in mind for air travel, that your wife has to book the tickets in the name that is on the passport in machine-readable format, which in this case would be in her maiden last name, as the tickets have to exactly match the machine-readable name on the passport. Also, if you are air travelling, your wife should bring along the following documents: foreign passport (maiden name), green card (married name), extension letter (married name), other identification (married name, maiden name), and marriage certificate (married and maiden name). With all these documents, your wife should be ok travelling to Vietnam and back to the USA. By the way, since you're going back to Vietman, can your wife get a new foreign passport with her married name on it while she is there too, so you don't have to encounter this maiden/married last name problem anymore for future travels?

Hope this helps. Good luck with the rest of your immigration journey too.

Ant (Still waiting at the VSC, Still waiting for Baby...)

My wife has 2 yrs Green Card and it'll be expired in 8/09. We are planning to travel to VN 01/2010. She has a VNese passport but she has changed her lastname when we got marry last year. Her GC and DL is listed with under new lastname. The question is "how can she travels to the VN and back". My concern is she might have problem when she enters and leaves VN. Since Vnese Government might not allow her to entry or to leave VN. Her Vn passport lastname won't match since she has changed her lastname. Assumed, she should have her extended 1yr GC letter from USCIS when she apply for her 10yrs GC in 5/09. Has anyone encountered with the same problem? Thanks in advance.
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**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

I think you just need your Greencard and your old passport there is no other forms maybe marriage cert intrested in this topic as well.


TimeLine

Consulate : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I-129F Sent : 2007-09-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-28

I-129F RFE(s) : none

RFE Reply(s) : none

I-129F NOA2 : 2007-10-30

NVC Received : 2007-11-05

NVC Left : 2007-11-06

Consulate Received : 2007-11-09

Packet 3 Received : 2007-11-17

Packet 3 Sent : 2007-11-23

Packet 4 Received : 2007-12-16

Medical Taken : 2008-01-03

Medical Passed : 2008-01-04

Interview Date : 2008-01-11

Interview Passed : 2008-01-11

Visa Issue : January 18th 2008

USA ENTRY : January 23rd 2008

POE Entry : Seattle Washington

Wedding : February 9th 2008

Social Security Card Received: February 19th 2008

Civil Surgeon I693 signed : April 14th Vaccinations Complete.

AOS: Sent on April 15th 2008 USPS Confirmed . April 17th 4:56 Am

AOS: Hard Copy Received NOA1 April 22nd all 3 arrived same day.

Biometrics : Received Appointment Letter Today April 27th = May 23rd 2008 10 am appointment

Transfered CSC June 4th

EAD: Approved June 13th 2008

EAD: Recieved Card June 18th 2008

AP: Approved June 13th 2008

AP: Received June 18th 2008

AOS:touched :Card ordered July 26th

Approval: AOS : Aug 4th

Green Card :Received : Aug 5th with Welcome Letter . 2 years Dated July 26th

Thank You USCIS

Thank You Visa Journey...........................

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