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I can't find it again but I saw in one of the post that the Bride should have her passport name changed to match her new name she has as a result of her wedding. Is this really something that needs to be done? Should all her identification documents (i.e. drivers license, Work badges, other picture ID) be change to reflect the married name she is assuming? Does this really matter? In the Philippines I found that they take the maiden name as their middle name where as in the US everyone I know is given a middle name which is not associated with the mothers last name. Is this really something to be concerned about to have all the names match perfectly? I would think reasonable thinking people can figure out why there will be differences in name on some documents.


Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

-NOA 2 Receipt date: July 14, 2010

NVC JOURNEY

- NVC Case Number Assigned 7/28/10

- AOS bill and Agent forms received & Paid 8/03/10

- Email DS 3032 8/04/10

- AOS Package Delivered to NVC 8/9/10

- IV Bill Received & Paid; 8/11/10

- IV Pack Received at NVC 8/16/10

- IV Pkg Entered into AVR System 8/19/10

- NVC SIF 9/9/10

- Case Complete, 9/13/10 w/questions on lack of income

- NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Manila

- Waiting Medical completed 10/27/10

- Interview Date 11/3/10 Wife didn't have NSO Marriage Certificate, No Approval OMG!!!

- NSO Certificate received by Embassy on 11/5/2010

- Informed by call center. Cost $18 Information received- we need to wait 6-8 weeks from Nov 5th FUBAR.

- VISA APPROVED 12/15/2010

- Wife arrived in US Feb 2, 2011... :)

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I can't find it again but I saw in one of the post that the Bride should have her passport name changed to match her new name she has as a result of her wedding. Is this really something that needs to be done? Should all her identification documents (i.e. drivers license, Work badges, other picture ID) be change to reflect the married name she is assuming? Does this really matter? In the Philippines I found that they take the maiden name as their middle name where as in the US everyone I know is given a middle name which is not associated with the mothers last name. Is this really something to be concerned about to have all the names match perfectly? I would think reasonable thinking people can figure out why there will be differences in name on some documents.

Whether your wife changes her name or not is a personal decision, no requirement she does so. However, keep in mind her visa and the green card that follows will be issued in the name on her passport. More to think about :)

Here are a few threads that discuss the topic.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/250855-getting-married/page__hl__name%20change

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/250752-name-changecivil-wedding/page__p__3857316__hl__name%20change__fromsearch__1entry3857316


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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Whether your wife changes her name or not is a personal decision, no requirement she does so. However, keep in mind her visa and the green card that follows will be issued in the name on her passport. More to think about :)

Here are a few threads that discuss the topic.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/250855-getting-married/page__hl__name%20change

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/250752-name-changecivil-wedding/page__p__3857316__hl__name%20change__fromsearch__1entry3857316

Thanks for the links. I think we can manage it now. lol


Signed, Sealed and Delivered!

-NOA 2 Receipt date: July 14, 2010

NVC JOURNEY

- NVC Case Number Assigned 7/28/10

- AOS bill and Agent forms received & Paid 8/03/10

- Email DS 3032 8/04/10

- AOS Package Delivered to NVC 8/9/10

- IV Bill Received & Paid; 8/11/10

- IV Pack Received at NVC 8/16/10

- IV Pkg Entered into AVR System 8/19/10

- NVC SIF 9/9/10

- Case Complete, 9/13/10 w/questions on lack of income

- NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Manila

- Waiting Medical completed 10/27/10

- Interview Date 11/3/10 Wife didn't have NSO Marriage Certificate, No Approval OMG!!!

- NSO Certificate received by Embassy on 11/5/2010

- Informed by call center. Cost $18 Information received- we need to wait 6-8 weeks from Nov 5th FUBAR.

- VISA APPROVED 12/15/2010

- Wife arrived in US Feb 2, 2011... :)

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I can't find it again but I saw in one of the post that the Bride should have her passport name changed to match her new name she has as a result of her wedding. Is this really something that needs to be done? Should all her identification documents (i.e. drivers license, Work badges, other picture ID) be change to reflect the married name she is assuming? Does this really matter? In the Philippines I found that they take the maiden name as their middle name where as in the US everyone I know is given a middle name which is not associated with the mothers last name. Is this really something to be concerned about to have all the names match perfectly? I would think reasonable thinking people can figure out why there will be differences in name on some documents.

In my case I went to NBI and change my surname and my status and then I took a Postal ID with my husband's surname. and then i took a passport with my new surname and the requirements for people who is married with foreign are NBI, SSS, CFO,MC,BC and passport pic

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Whether your wife changes her name or not is a personal decision, no requirement she does so. However, keep in mind her visa and the green card that follows will be issued in the name on her passport. More to think about :)

Here are a few threads that discuss the topic.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/250855-getting-married/page__hl__name%20change

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/250752-name-changecivil-wedding/page__p__3857316__hl__name%20change__fromsearch__1entry3857316

The green card and EAD will be issued in whatever name you use on the I-485 and I-765, which SHOULD be whatever married name that you want to take. My wife followed the Filipino custom of moving her father's last name to her middle name, and dropping her mother's maiden name. This has not caused her any problems. She has a social security card issued in her maiden name, we are going to get the name changed on that this week.

Since her green card and social security card are in her married name, she will need to either get a new Philippines passport, or have an addendum noting her marriage and name change. Which one to do depends on the length of time remaining before passport expiration. The passport change has to be done at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. But, there are many consulate offices around the country that can take care of sending your passport to Washington for you. This needs to be done before she can travel internationally. I have read that it is permissible for her to travel with her original passport, providing that she carries a certified copy of our marriage license. But I would prefer not to take that chance.

Ingats!


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