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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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How did everyone here that used the K-3 visa and filed for AOS go about the name change process on the Canada side of it. Once we were in the USA my wife only used her married name. What documents in Canada do we need to change to married name? And does anyone know the procedure or the cost for doing a Canadian passport name change?


12/29/2009 I-130/I-485/I-131/I-765 sent to Chicago

1/11/2010 Packet sent again, check was wrong the first time

1/15/2010 NOA 1 for all 4 forms

1/29/2010 Letter for Bio on 2/17

2/1/2010 Bio Done

2/1/2010 RFE received for I-693 medical

2/12/2010 RFE received at Lee s Summit, MO office

3/4/2010 Letter from USCIS for interview date of April 15 at 9:30 A.M.

3/10/2010 EAD card production ordered

3/18/2010 EAD and AP received!! Now waiting for the interview!!

4/15/2010 A good interview! Approved for 2 years!

4/26/2010 Green Card received in mail!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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24 page = 87$CDN

48 page = 92$CDN

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edit to add in american it is

24 page = 97$

48 page = 102$

You have to apply for a whole new passport and you have to use the long forms.

Heres the website

Passport Canada

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Cant edit my last post but the cost is wrong! the instructions say if your in america it costs 97$ or 102$ canadian not american. Its more expencive cus of the extra processing fee. - They should fix their website prices lol.

For Canadians living in Canada – C$87 (includes the passport fee (C$62) and consular service fee (C$25))

For Canadians living in the USA – C$97 (includes the passport fee (C$72) and consular service fee (C$25))


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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How did everyone here that used the K-3 visa and filed for AOS go about the name change process on the Canada side of it. Once we were in the USA my wife only used her married name. What documents in Canada do we need to change to married name? And does anyone know the procedure or the cost for doing a Canadian passport name change?

I changed my passport to my married name while still in Canada. I was required to provide two pieces of identification in my married name. To satisfy that requirement I changed my drivers licence and health card first then applied for the new passport. BTW they did not want to see the marriage certificate.

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USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I didn't change anything in Canada to my married name...I've already paid enough getting all my documents in my maiden name :)


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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I was wondering this as well. My name is long. I have my full legal maiden name and added my husband's last name.

I asked the consulate how would I go about changing my name and he said it's best to change it when your passport expires and not during my paperwork process to avoid RFE. I just got my green card w/ my super long name. In 2 years, I will have to lift conditions. I'd like to get it changed before I get my 10 year GC. I've already changed my name to my married name on all of my identification. Does this mean i have to do a legal name change = $$$$ cost?


K-3:

Marriage : 2008-03-22

I-130 Sent : 2008-11-15

Appointment @ consulate: 2009-04-09 - Approved!

Picked up K3 visa & passport: 2009-04-14

POE @ Blaine, WA: 2009-04-24

EAD app sent to USCIS California: 2009-04-28

EAD app rec'd @ USCIC CA: 2009-04-30

EAD NOA: 2009-05-11

Biometrics Appt: 2009-07-27

EAD Approved/Card Production: 2009-7-31

EAD Received: 2009-09-06

AOS packet & change of address sent: 2009-12-23

Biometrics Interview: 2010-02-23

Interview Date: 2010-03-16 APPROVED

GC received March 29, 2010

Removal of Conditions

Application sent: January 04, 2012

Rec'd Notice of Bio appt: January 24, 2012

Biometrics appt: February 24, 2012

Rec'd approval notice: dated July 7, 2012

Rec'd 10yr green card: July 17, 2012 (dated july 10, 2012) - rec'd IR-6 status

Vancouver Consulate Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=190588

POE Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=193529

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I was wondering this as well. My name is long. I have my full legal maiden name and added my husband's last name.

I asked the consulate how would I go about changing my name and he said it's best to change it when your passport expires and not during my paperwork process to avoid RFE. I just got my green card w/ my super long name. In 2 years, I will have to lift conditions. I'd like to get it changed before I get my 10 year GC. I've already changed my name to my married name on all of my identification. Does this mean i have to do a legal name change = $$$$ cost?

What exactly do you want to change it to?

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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to take out my maiden middle name. I basically have 4 names and its all on my ID's. it doesnt even fit on some of my ID's.


K-3:

Marriage : 2008-03-22

I-130 Sent : 2008-11-15

Appointment @ consulate: 2009-04-09 - Approved!

Picked up K3 visa & passport: 2009-04-14

POE @ Blaine, WA: 2009-04-24

EAD app sent to USCIS California: 2009-04-28

EAD app rec'd @ USCIC CA: 2009-04-30

EAD NOA: 2009-05-11

Biometrics Appt: 2009-07-27

EAD Approved/Card Production: 2009-7-31

EAD Received: 2009-09-06

AOS packet & change of address sent: 2009-12-23

Biometrics Interview: 2010-02-23

Interview Date: 2010-03-16 APPROVED

GC received March 29, 2010

Removal of Conditions

Application sent: January 04, 2012

Rec'd Notice of Bio appt: January 24, 2012

Biometrics appt: February 24, 2012

Rec'd approval notice: dated July 7, 2012

Rec'd 10yr green card: July 17, 2012 (dated july 10, 2012) - rec'd IR-6 status

Vancouver Consulate Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=190588

POE Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=193529

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to take out my maiden middle name. I basically have 4 names and its all on my ID's. it doesnt even fit on some of my ID's.

You are in Washington State right? Details can be found here:

http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/documents/1488013400EN.pdf?stateabbrev=/WA/

Normally a person can just start using any name they want - but for your purposes (immigration documents, passport etc) that's just not going to fly :)

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yeah I figured :(.... if I could do it, it would be a legal name change through the court. My bank bills and electric bill is under my first and last name only. my paychecks have different middle name. its confusing.

I just want to drop the middle name and my father feels strongly about dropping it too. just some family tradition issues. ahhhh.


K-3:

Marriage : 2008-03-22

I-130 Sent : 2008-11-15

Appointment @ consulate: 2009-04-09 - Approved!

Picked up K3 visa & passport: 2009-04-14

POE @ Blaine, WA: 2009-04-24

EAD app sent to USCIS California: 2009-04-28

EAD app rec'd @ USCIC CA: 2009-04-30

EAD NOA: 2009-05-11

Biometrics Appt: 2009-07-27

EAD Approved/Card Production: 2009-7-31

EAD Received: 2009-09-06

AOS packet & change of address sent: 2009-12-23

Biometrics Interview: 2010-02-23

Interview Date: 2010-03-16 APPROVED

GC received March 29, 2010

Removal of Conditions

Application sent: January 04, 2012

Rec'd Notice of Bio appt: January 24, 2012

Biometrics appt: February 24, 2012

Rec'd approval notice: dated July 7, 2012

Rec'd 10yr green card: July 17, 2012 (dated july 10, 2012) - rec'd IR-6 status

Vancouver Consulate Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=190588

POE Review: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=193529

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