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Okay. Went down to the SS office today to get the "Valid only with DHS authorization" legend removed from my card. They took my ID and GC to inspect, and then told me that my GC information, when they looked it up, was showing two names; my married and maiden.

I've been to the SS office before; once to get a SS card in my maiden, then to adjust that to my married. No problems either time, and in fact the lady told me today that I was in THEIR records just fine; it's USCIS's records that showed my information under two names.

Now, as a woman, I have dealt with USCIS at various points in my maiden name and then my married name. My GC is in my married name. What on earth is this "two names" nonsense now? She even asked me "Have you only been dealing with USCIS using your maiden name?" and I was like "Obviously not... my GC, as you can see, is in my married."

They told me they'd need to verify that I am who I say I am, and this could take up to four weeks. Assuming USCIS tells them I'm the right person, it'll be the usual two-week wait for reissue.

Has anyone else who has, at different points in their journey, had a maiden name and a married name ever have this happen?


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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It's definitely on the USCIS' court. The SSA office is only going by what they see in the system and if the USCIS shows you under two different last names, it needs to be corrected somehow. I know, it sucks.

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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To be fair, I (the husband) am of the opinion that this has more to do with the fact that she is requesting a new card based on a change of status.

The woman at SSA was kind of vague, simply saying "They have you as having two names" and that "They have to verify that you are who you say you are".

...Of course they'd have her as having "two names", because her name changed.

Also, like I told my wife; She is asking to have a restriction removed that is supposed to keep those who aren't supposed to be working illegally in the country from doing so. It makes sense to me that DHS / USCIS would want to verify that the person asking for the removal of such a notice is in fact eligible for such a removal. What if she went down there claiming that and wasn't authorized to do so?

However, on the other hand, she did show a Permanent Resident card...which was issued by DHS because they had granted her LPR status...

So. We're really confused as to

1) Why it would matter that she's got two names listed for her

2) Why exactly they need to verify something when she's using the Green Card

3) If anyone else has had anything similar happen, or if this is yet another in USCIS' long string of f**kups regarding legal immigration.

We appreciate any and all anecdotes regarding this.


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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It's been over a day, and with almost 60 views...

Can anyone provide any further insight into this? Should we be worried? Should we just ignore it? What's going on?

Thanks.


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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i went to a ss office today to get that line removed from my card and i encountered problems too, apparently when they checked with dhs they only have my maiden name so they have to send off for electronic confirmation? it's weird because i already have a card in my married name, never applied in my maiden name and never encountered any problems. i'm going to call dhs and see what the problem is, if i find out anything useful i will be sure to let you know!

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wow, I totally forgot about this.

Is it mandatory to get a card without the DHS saying on it?

I just got my GC last week...


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a little bit off topic, but funny anyway.. >>> I had problems with SS too.. they refused to change my name on the card to my married name unless I had a state ID... and , of course, at the Secretary of state said they couldn`t issue me a state ID without a SSC with my married name on it!!!

and then I had problems with the Secretary of State when trying to get a state ID. They misspelled my name "K" instead of "C" and said it could NOT be changed because for some reason USCIS spelled it that wrong way on their file..... BUT it`s spelled correctly on my EAD CARD!!!! and it`s spelled with C in my passport and my visa too. How in the world is that possible?

not to mention that on my EAD card my Country of origin is spelled Ussr.... I guess their CAPS LOCK didn`t work that day :lol:


Sometime in 11/2006 --- Met online

09/26/2008 --- Got married

04/03/2009 --- AOS package sent

07/13/2009 --- Interview in Detroit,MI. Approved!!!

07/25/2009 --- GC received! Total: 3 months 12 days from NOA1 to GC mailboxhappy.gif

05/17/2011 --- ROC package sent

05/25/2011 --- NOA1 received

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Just an update to let any interested parties know the outcome of this:

I (wife here) just received my shiny new SSC in the mail today, sans restrictive legend.

I got a notice on 24th July from the SS office, telling me that my application was being processed and that I'd receive my card in the usual 2 weeks, and lo, here it is. Clearly USCIS must have verified my ID and had no issues of any kind.

Thought I'd tell y'all the outcome so that, if anyone has a similar problem in future, perhaps this thread can be linked to to alleviate any worries. :)


Our Immigration Journey!

I-129F

July 27, 2007 - NOA1 Received!!!!!!!!!

July 28, 2007 - Touch

November 28, 2007 - Touch!?

November 28, 2007 - NOA2 Received!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 5, 2007 - Told by NVC that our case has already been forwarded to London!

December 11, 2007 - Packet 3 mailed out by London!

January 08 - Packet 3 lost in the mail, waiting on a new one...

January 14, 2008 - Packet 3 finally received!

March 3, 2008 - Medical Appointment

April 10, 2008 - VISA INTERVIEW!!!!!! - APPROVED!!!!!

April 15, 2008 - Visa in hand!

May 12, 2008 - POE in the US!!!!

June 21, 2008 - Wedding!!!!!!!

I-485

July 30, 2008 - Filed for AOS

August 8, 2008 - NOA's received! (for 485, 765, 131)

August 27th, 2008 - Biometrics Appointment

September 22nd, 2008 - Case transferred to CSC

October 3rd, 2008 - Case at CSC, Touched, Touched again on 7th

October 20, 2008 - AP and EAD Approved!!!

October 27, 2008 - AP and EAD Received!!!

December 19th, and 21st 2008 - Touched

January 26th, 2009 - RFE...

February 27th, 2009 - NOTICE MAILED WELCOMING NEW PERMANENT RESIDENT!!

March 6, 2009 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!!! LPR STATUS NOW OFFICIAL!!!

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wow, I totally forgot about this.

Is it mandatory to get a card without the DHS saying on it?

I just got my GC last week...

It's not mandatory, but highly recommended, so as to avoid possible problems down the road with your employer at the time of ROC.


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