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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hey guys!!

I got just a few last minute clarifications/questions.

1) The I-130 instructions state to use your legal name on the application but it also states they need your " FAMILY " name. Does that mean my wife needs to put her maiden name? OR Besides that, we have already switched her last name to mine on her Canada Driver's License but NOT her passport and she won't be to get a replacement till she goes back in the middle of July. Which name is suggested please?

2) Question 21 on the I-130 asks us what was the last address we lived with our wife/husband in? Can I just write " N/A " here or will it affect the application process overall?

3) Question 14 asks on the application if your relative is currently in the U.S. at time of application. I want to be honest here and check yes but we didn't receive an I-94 when coming back from Toronto in January. The POE officer simply stated to us that she could only be here for 6 months and thats all good. No paperwork needed just a stamp in her passport and he let us on our way. What should I write in this spot? Has anyone ever been in this situation?

Thanks guys :)

Once these are answered the packet is assembled and going out finally. Had to wait on copies of birth certificate and Marriage certificate!!


07-20-2008: Fell In Love

10/15/2008: Jami and I meet for the first time

1-17-2009: Became Engaged In Nova Scotia

04-01-2009: Visit to Nova Scotia to see Jami

06-29-2009: Jami comes to Arizona to visit

01-08-2010: Married in Fredericton, NB Canada

01-11-2010: Jami allowed back down with me after marriage for 6 months


05-20-2010: I-130 Packet mailed out! ( Finally! )

05-22-2010: Packet received at Lockbox

05-28-2010: NOA1 ($355.00)

07-07-2010: Jami went back to Fredericton, NB :(

10-29-2010: NOA2 ( FINALLY! )


11-05-10: Case received at NVC

11-06-10: Called automated machine and got NVC case number

11-08-10: Called and changed Jami's address and added my email to case for corraspondance updates

11-16-10: DS-3032 email generated and emailed to us

11-16-10: AOS fee bill generated and emailed to us

11-18-10: Paid AOS Bill ($88.00)

11-23-10: Mailed completed DS-3032 through Canada Post

12-01-10: NVC Received DS-3032 and updated in System

12-06-10: Mailed AOS packet overnight express

12-16-10: Paid IV Bill ($404.00)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

You're wife's name right now is the same as yours - she should put that as 'family' name. You'll list her maiden name under 'other names used'. If you have never lived together, put N/A. Finally, you can put N/A for the I-94 and USCIS knows that Canadians frequently are not issued them

Good luck.

August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2

February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete

May 4, 2009

May, 26, 2009

POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011


April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony


September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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