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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Japan
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I've completed the I-130 stage through USCIS. Through all of of the forms, I used my wife's new name (my last name). She had it legally changed in Japan after we got married; maybe we jumped the gun, but it seemed like the standard thing to do after you get married. I didn't think it would cause issues, but now I'm wondering. On none of the forms through USCIS did I use her maiden name, except when it asked for it. The only things that had that name was our marriage certificate and a copy of her passport.

I just received the paperwork from the NVC to start the Affidavit of Support and the 230 form. However, they're referring to her in the paperwork with her maiden name. So, do I use her legal name or maiden name when I complete the affidavit and the 230? She will have her new passport soon with my last name, so this is what she would be using to get into the states and this is what I will be using when I provide a copy for the 230.

This must be a relatively common issue, and maybe the answer is simple, but I don't want her trying to enter the states or going to the interview with conflicting data for her name. I saw other posts here concerning this but no definitive answers.

We still have awhile before she'll be ready to come to the states, so I'm not to worried about getting this done today or something, but I'd like to find out what I should do so that there's not issues when we get closer

I would appreciate any assistance

Thanks

PS. I'm getting so close to hugging my wife again. YEAH! What a ridiculous process to get her here though

V/R

Michael Squires

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I've completed the I-130 stage through USCIS. Through all of of the forms, I used my wife's new name (my last name). She had it legally changed in Japan after we got married; maybe we jumped the gun, but it seemed like the standard thing to do after you get married. I didn't think it would cause issues, but now I'm wondering. On none of the forms through USCIS did I use her maiden name, except when it asked for it. The only things that had that name was our marriage certificate and a copy of her passport.

I just received the paperwork from the NVC to start the Affidavit of Support and the 230 form. However, they're referring to her in the paperwork with her maiden name. So, do I use her legal name or maiden name when I complete the affidavit and the 230? She will have her new passport soon with my last name, so this is what she would be using to get into the states and this is what I will be using when I provide a copy for the 230.

This must be a relatively common issue, and maybe the answer is simple, but I don't want her trying to enter the states or going to the interview with conflicting data for her name. I saw other posts here concerning this but no definitive answers.

We still have awhile before she'll be ready to come to the states, so I'm not to worried about getting this done today or something, but I'd like to find out what I should do so that there's not issues when we get closer

I would appreciate any assistance

Thanks

PS. I'm getting so close to hugging my wife again. YEAH! What a ridiculous process to get her here though

V/R

Michael Squires

I would call NVC directly and ask them. This is not a K1 question though. It's a CR1 question, so look for an organizer to come by and move it to the right forum.


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I've completed the I-130 stage through USCIS. Through all of of the forms, I used my wife's new name (my last name). She had it legally changed in Japan after we got married; maybe we jumped the gun, but it seemed like the standard thing to do after you get married. I didn't think it would cause issues, but now I'm wondering. On none of the forms through USCIS did I use her maiden name, except when it asked for it. The only things that had that name was our marriage certificate and a copy of her passport.

I just received the paperwork from the NVC to start the Affidavit of Support and the 230 form. However, they're referring to her in the paperwork with her maiden name. So, do I use her legal name or maiden name when I complete the affidavit and the 230? She will have her new passport soon with my last name, so this is what she would be using to get into the states and this is what I will be using when I provide a copy for the 230.

This must be a relatively common issue, and maybe the answer is simple, but I don't want her trying to enter the states or going to the interview with conflicting data for her name. I saw other posts here concerning this but no definitive answers.

We still have awhile before she'll be ready to come to the states, so I'm not to worried about getting this done today or something, but I'd like to find out what I should do so that there's not issues when we get closer

I would appreciate any assistance

Thanks

PS. I'm getting so close to hugging my wife again. YEAH! What a ridiculous process to get her here though

V/R

Michael Squires

I would call NVC directly and ask them. This is not a K1 question though. It's a CR1 question, so look for an organizer to come by and move it to the right forum.

Ok, thanks. Thought someone might have dealt with this already

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