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Hey, VJ friends!

I need some advice from you. I am putting together docs for AOS. I have acquired a SSN already before we got married. I'd like to send my AOS package by the end of next week, cause my visa expires on 31 July. I am wondering though about SSN. I am mailing the form for the name change today. I don't think I'll have the SSN with the new name before I plan to send the AOS package. Do you think that might be a problem?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Marina

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Hey, VJ friends!

I need some advice from you. I am putting together docs for AOS. I have acquired a SSN already before we got married. I'd like to send my AOS package by the end of next week, cause my visa expires on 31 July. I am wondering though about SSN. I am mailing the form for the name change today. I don't think I'll have the SSN with the new name before I plan to send the AOS package. Do you think that might be a problem?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Marina

It`s no big deal, don`t worry. I had got my SSN before we got married and didn`t even bother changing my name on my SS card. I changed it later down the road when I got my EAD card. Your SS number stays the same, regardless of whether you change your name on the card or not, and you don`t need the actual card applying for AOS, just the number. So don`t worry.


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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

Thanks for your help, guys!!! One quick question in that regard then, on all the applications for AOS, should I put the name as it comes on my foreign passport, or should I put my husband's name, because I actually want to take his last name.

Thank you so much!

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Thanks for your help, guys!!! One quick question in that regard then, on all the applications for AOS, should I put the name as it comes on my foreign passport, or should I put my husband's name, because I actually want to take his last name.

Thank you so much!

the name you want on the greencard... your prior name goes on the form as a previously used name


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand
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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?


K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?

Not being familiar with WI law, what constitutes the completion of a "legal" name change?


YMMV

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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?

Not being familiar with WI law, what constitutes the completion of a "legal" name change?

In Wisconsin, it looks like all you need is a marriage certificate to get your driver's license or state ID card changed. I was talking more about what name do we use before I complete the name change on the SSN?


K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?

Not being familiar with WI law, what constitutes the completion of a "legal" name change?

In Wisconsin, it looks like all you need is a marriage certificate to get your driver's license or state ID card changed. I was talking more about what name do we use before I complete the name change on the SSN?

In your lifetime most will need to make a minimum of three trips to SSA....

1) To apply

2) When you get the greencard

3) When you become a citizen

For us, to minimize the number of trips to SSA... We did the name change at the same time when we updated her status after greencard (ie.. trip #2)


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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?

Not being familiar with WI law, what constitutes the completion of a "legal" name change?

In Wisconsin, it looks like all you need is a marriage certificate to get your driver's license or state ID card changed. I was talking more about what name do we use before I complete the name change on the SSN?

In your lifetime most will need to make a minimum of three trips to SSA....

1) To apply

2) When you get the greencard

3) When you become a citizen

For us, to minimize the number of trips to SSA... We did the name change at the same time when we updated her status after greencard (ie.. trip #2)

If I'm reading this correctly, you did not change names on the SS card until after receiving the greencard. So did you use a maiden name on the AOS forms, or married name? was the greencard in her maiden name, or married name?


K1: 01/15/2009 (mailed I-129F) - 06/23/2009 (visa received)

AOS: 08/08/2009 (mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131) - 10/29/2009 (received GC)

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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?

Not being familiar with WI law, what constitutes the completion of a "legal" name change?

In Wisconsin, it looks like all you need is a marriage certificate to get your driver's license or state ID card changed. I was talking more about what name do we use before I complete the name change on the SSN?

In your lifetime most will need to make a minimum of three trips to SSA....

1) To apply

2) When you get the greencard

3) When you become a citizen

For us, to minimize the number of trips to SSA... We did the name change at the same time when we updated her status after greencard (ie.. trip #2)

If I'm reading this correctly, you did not change names on the SS card until after receiving the greencard. So did you use a maiden name on the AOS forms, or married name? was the greencard in her maiden name, or married name?

married name....


YMMV

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You dont have to have the name changed on your SSN. Some people prefer keeping their names as is even after the marriage. You will have to update your status on your SSN once your AOS case is decided though. If there are any restrictions/annotations on your SSN, you should have them updated once the case is decided.

If your fiancee/wife changes her name, but the official name change is not complete before you file for AOS, what names can or should you use on the AOS forms?

Not being familiar with WI law, what constitutes the completion of a "legal" name change?

In Wisconsin, it looks like all you need is a marriage certificate to get your driver's license or state ID card changed. I was talking more about what name do we use before I complete the name change on the SSN?

In your lifetime most will need to make a minimum of three trips to SSA....

1) To apply

2) When you get the greencard

3) When you become a citizen

For us, to minimize the number of trips to SSA... We did the name change at the same time when we updated her status after greencard (ie.. trip #2)

If I'm reading this correctly, you did not change names on the SS card until after receiving the greencard. So did you use a maiden name on the AOS forms, or married name? was the greencard in her maiden name, or married name?

married name....

Vika used her married name on her EAD (because it came first). We are already over our limit for trips to SSA :)


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Vika used her married name on her EAD (because it came first). We are already over our limit for trips to SSA :)

I said minimum Brad... NOT maximum... :)


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Vika used her married name on her EAD (because it came first). We are already over our limit for trips to SSA :)

I said minimum Brad... NOT maximum... :)

I read it right, but I could die a happy guy if I never speak to another SSA clerk again. Fooo!


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Hey, VJ friends!

I need some advice from you. I am putting together docs for AOS. I have acquired a SSN already before we got married. I'd like to send my AOS package by the end of next week, cause my visa expires on 31 July. I am wondering though about SSN. I am mailing the form for the name change today. I don't think I'll have the SSN with the new name before I plan to send the AOS package. Do you think that might be a problem?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Marina

No problem. It is best to wait on the SSN namechange until after you have your Green Card or EAD (it is no big deal and no rush). Just list your SSN on the I-485 (or don't, it isn't required for the AOS)


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