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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Alright, So far everything on my application is okay but I had so many problem with my name that I have to share with you.

So on the 9th January we got married and 2 week later I received my certificate and with this we went to the SSN office to try to get me a card and change my name.

As soon as they saw my certificate they said oh but your certificate do not have a name change request at the bottom. I was puzzled because the lady made us sign a paper over there at the wedding office to change my name and even made me decide how I wanted it.

So we had to call back the wedding place and figure out what happened.

Result, Some douche had it in the system but had not printed it on my certificate... So we had to wait another week and they finally called so that we can go pick our new version at the hall of records.

So for now... we go back to the ssn office.

Ah yes, we waited an hour again, got into the office with a new girl who was obviously new to what she was doing and all and we waited an hour looking at her type on the computer and asking us question.

To this we thanked her and left.

Waited 2 week got my ssn card but my name was XXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX_XXXXXXXX I'm not gonna type it but it was the wrong name since I had requested A name change.

We went back to the office, a new guy served us try to fix it was looking at my papers again. Oh well it must have be a problem in the pc we will send you another card he said.

I went back home waited another week.

By then we are in march.

I receive my card and my name on it is UNKNOWN-XXXXXXX-XXXXXX My name was obviously changed but with the fact that my first name was now unknown...

Called to have explanation and told them I really didn't want to have to go back and try to sort it by phone but they could not, pretending that maybe the homeland security could have wrote it wrong on my application and they had to see the name again and my birth certificate.

I went back it's the 4th time now...

they tought they had done it right and I spare you all the bullshit, I went home waited 1 week received my card which to me looked fine!

now the fun part...

2 week later

I went to the DMV to get my identity card.

I'm sorry miss XXXXX we can't find you in the system...

I go..." how come ? can you try with my old name?"

And of course she found me on that name but said she could not process it on my new name since I wasn't in the system and she said I might receive my card in 6 month!!

unless I can get a note from the SSN office or something...

SO I went back to the ###### ssn office for the 5th time now

At that time I think I start to know everyone in the damn place.

And talk to them and showed that my name was still showing up wrong, and even to them it was weird because in the system I was still Unknown XXXXX and now at this time My I-94 is about to expire

we are in April it's their fault and now they can't process it because it's gone bad.

So they had me show up and we try to explain what happened, they could see all the time we went in their office and the guy said that he had fix it and I should get a new card soon even though my thing expired.

I waited 2 week and got nothing so I called them back and they said they would look at it and give me a call back.

Today as of may 21 I received a call from them and they can't process my card because my I-94 is expired.. they are asking me if I can get another one which I know I can't...

How can so much Bullshit happen and them not be able to go and see in the process that I went 6 time to try to fix their error because that lady was new and put a blank space in her forms???


Process took us 1 year and 5 month from I-129F to Green Card

*09-??-2006* Met online @ world of warcraft

*~3 years later*

*01-??-2009* Relationship started

*03-01-2009* Went to see him 1 week

*03-05-2009* We got engaged

*04-06-2009* Sent I-129F

*04-07-2009* I-129F received at USCIS (California)

*04-09-2009* NOA1 received

*04-17-2009* He came to see me that weekend

*05-30-2009* He came visit me for 1 week

*07-01-2009* Still waiting the Noa2

*07-17-2009* OMG IT GOT TOUCH!! XD

*07-20-2009* Got the Noa2 without trouble!

*08-14-2009* Went to see him 2 week!

*08-18-2009* Got the packet 3!

*09-08-2009* sent Pack 3

*10-27-2009* Packet 4 received!

*11-06-2009* Gone for 1 week to see my baby

*11-20-2009* Medical at medisys + Police certificate

*12-01-2009* INTERVIEW Passed!! success!

*01-08-2010* Big Move ^^

*01-09-2010* Wedding

*02-26-2010* Filling for AoS

*03-10-2010* NOA

*03-30-2010* Biometrics taken

*09-24-2010* AOS Aproval

*I did not request my EAD or AP

*We did not get an interview

*09-30-2010* Green Card in hand!

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Damn that is a ton of bullshit.

I highly recommend a Budweiser and a shot of Jack Daniels!


6/15/2009 Filed I-129F

12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)

1/16/2010 POE Detroit

3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!

11/20/2010 Filed I-485

12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC

2/4/2011 Green Card received

1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package

1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)

2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Damn that is a ton of bullshit.

I highly recommend a Budweiser and a shot of Jack Daniels!

thanks :D hahaa, We are actually taking it alright because It's not like it will affect my green card process. It really is annoying though

Process took us 1 year and 5 month from I-129F to Green Card

*09-??-2006* Met online @ world of warcraft

*~3 years later*

*01-??-2009* Relationship started

*03-01-2009* Went to see him 1 week

*03-05-2009* We got engaged

*04-06-2009* Sent I-129F

*04-07-2009* I-129F received at USCIS (California)

*04-09-2009* NOA1 received

*04-17-2009* He came to see me that weekend

*05-30-2009* He came visit me for 1 week

*07-01-2009* Still waiting the Noa2

*07-17-2009* OMG IT GOT TOUCH!! XD

*07-20-2009* Got the Noa2 without trouble!

*08-14-2009* Went to see him 2 week!

*08-18-2009* Got the packet 3!

*09-08-2009* sent Pack 3

*10-27-2009* Packet 4 received!

*11-06-2009* Gone for 1 week to see my baby

*11-20-2009* Medical at medisys + Police certificate

*12-01-2009* INTERVIEW Passed!! success!

*01-08-2010* Big Move ^^

*01-09-2010* Wedding

*02-26-2010* Filling for AoS

*03-10-2010* NOA

*03-30-2010* Biometrics taken

*09-24-2010* AOS Aproval

*I did not request my EAD or AP

*We did not get an interview

*09-30-2010* Green Card in hand!

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I highly recommend, and been doing this forever, not to change one's name, even less so when one deals with immigration and a truckload of Federal agencies and paperwork. What price do you put on sanity?


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Wow,

that is pretty nutz!!! Just know that you are in good company on here. I think anyone here on VJ that crossed on a K-1 had major problems with the SS office. I had to go to our office here multiple times as well and the woman who I always seemed to see, said she dreaded when someone would come in on a K-1 because it was gaurenteed to be a nightmare for them and her to process.

Just think that soon this should all be over and you should have your CGC in hand soon. But that shot of JD couldn't hurt ;)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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laughing.gif I'll take the bud with a shot of jack! We have now gone to the ####SS office 3 times because they couldn't "find" my husband in the system. Come to find out because Egypt people has 2 last names, Homeland Security has his name down with one last name and the USCIS/CR1 visa has it down another way. Sooo now the SS office is contacting to find out "which" name they want to use so either the social security office will change their paperwork OR get his GC changed. What BS!!! So now we can't get his driver's license, put him on the checking account etc.........mad.gif

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. " – Herm Albright

POE: JFK New York: 04/18/2010
Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

N-400 mailed: 01/21/2014

Biometrics (N-400): 02/21/2014

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Egypt
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Oh my!! Hopefully all this mess will get cleared up soon!! (F)

We have trouble with the SS Office as well! When we went there to apply for my social security number, we got to know that the immigration officer at my POE entered my birth date wrong on the system. We showed them at the SS Office copies of both my original birth certificate and the English translation with my correct birth date. Also, the immigration officer looked at my passport and checked my birth date multiple times!

We received a letter from the SS Office 3 days ago stating that they are waiting to verify the 'authenticity' of the documents we provided, and that could take up to 4 weeks from the date they sent the letter. We have been waiting for the SS Card to arrive for 4 weeks now already!! Now, we can't have a joint bank account still or any proof for the AOS except our marriage certficate and pictures...

I thought the visa process was the hardest part....!! *sighs*

Aya


ROC Timeline

8/1/12: ROC window opens
9/4/12: ROC packet sent
9/8/12: ROC packet delivered to VSC
9/12/12: Check cashed
9/14/12: NOA letter received (NOA dated 9/10/12)
9/20/12: Biometrics letter received (Bio appointment 10/15/12)
10/12/12: Early biometrics walk-in

4/27/13: RFE received

6/17/13: RFE response sent

7/1/13: ROC petition approved

7/5/13: GC received in the mail.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Nice to know that I'm not alone... lol and No I would not have wanted to wait to change my name, as after the process it would have been an extra 500$ to do so...

I also have 2 last name that is probably why they messed up.

hehe I don't mix.. i'll take the jack haha


Process took us 1 year and 5 month from I-129F to Green Card

*09-??-2006* Met online @ world of warcraft

*~3 years later*

*01-??-2009* Relationship started

*03-01-2009* Went to see him 1 week

*03-05-2009* We got engaged

*04-06-2009* Sent I-129F

*04-07-2009* I-129F received at USCIS (California)

*04-09-2009* NOA1 received

*04-17-2009* He came to see me that weekend

*05-30-2009* He came visit me for 1 week

*07-01-2009* Still waiting the Noa2

*07-17-2009* OMG IT GOT TOUCH!! XD

*07-20-2009* Got the Noa2 without trouble!

*08-14-2009* Went to see him 2 week!

*08-18-2009* Got the packet 3!

*09-08-2009* sent Pack 3

*10-27-2009* Packet 4 received!

*11-06-2009* Gone for 1 week to see my baby

*11-20-2009* Medical at medisys + Police certificate

*12-01-2009* INTERVIEW Passed!! success!

*01-08-2010* Big Move ^^

*01-09-2010* Wedding

*02-26-2010* Filling for AoS

*03-10-2010* NOA

*03-30-2010* Biometrics taken

*09-24-2010* AOS Aproval

*I did not request my EAD or AP

*We did not get an interview

*09-30-2010* Green Card in hand!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Excellent Review - thanks so much !!!

I can understand your frustration, absolutely !!!

IMO - your 'personal experience review' is best reason to 'apply in visa name' (for anyone else reading this, with a K-1 visa in hand, thinking to get SSN at SSA office).

SSA clerk first tries to find your visa name in the SAVE database. If it's not there, come back a week later, try again - do NOT apply until a SSA clerk or supervisor can FIND YOU IN SAVE database. Usually, you'll be found in SAVE database on or after Day 15 of yer POE date. If they can't find you, don't apply for SSN that day, come back in a week.

Sorry for the pain and suffering, now you must wait until EAD or GC arrives (whichever is first, take it and go )

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Excellent Review - thanks so much !!!

I can understand your frustration, absolutely !!!

IMO - your 'personal experience review' is best reason to 'apply in visa name' (for anyone else reading this, with a K-1 visa in hand, thinking to get SSN at SSA office).

SSA clerk first tries to find your visa name in the SAVE database. If it's not there, come back a week later, try again - do NOT apply until a SSA clerk or supervisor can FIND YOU IN SAVE database. Usually, you'll be found in SAVE database on or after Day 15 of yer POE date. If they can't find you, don't apply for SSN that day, come back in a week.

Sorry for the pain and suffering, now you must wait until EAD or GC arrives (whichever is first, take it and go )

Well the problem was not my new name...

beside I was in the system that I know...

it was that the girl made a stupid mistake

since I have 2 last name she probably filled one blank.

And it took so long that my I-94 expired.

I have 4 ssn cards >.< that should tell you.

Ya but now we are just waiting indeed.,, hope if we get an interview they will understand that he could not add me to his bank account, that I could not get a ID card eitheir...


Process took us 1 year and 5 month from I-129F to Green Card

*09-??-2006* Met online @ world of warcraft

*~3 years later*

*01-??-2009* Relationship started

*03-01-2009* Went to see him 1 week

*03-05-2009* We got engaged

*04-06-2009* Sent I-129F

*04-07-2009* I-129F received at USCIS (California)

*04-09-2009* NOA1 received

*04-17-2009* He came to see me that weekend

*05-30-2009* He came visit me for 1 week

*07-01-2009* Still waiting the Noa2

*07-17-2009* OMG IT GOT TOUCH!! XD

*07-20-2009* Got the Noa2 without trouble!

*08-14-2009* Went to see him 2 week!

*08-18-2009* Got the packet 3!

*09-08-2009* sent Pack 3

*10-27-2009* Packet 4 received!

*11-06-2009* Gone for 1 week to see my baby

*11-20-2009* Medical at medisys + Police certificate

*12-01-2009* INTERVIEW Passed!! success!

*01-08-2010* Big Move ^^

*01-09-2010* Wedding

*02-26-2010* Filling for AoS

*03-10-2010* NOA

*03-30-2010* Biometrics taken

*09-24-2010* AOS Aproval

*I did not request my EAD or AP

*We did not get an interview

*09-30-2010* Green Card in hand!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Oh Gosh! I'm so sorry to hear that!


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Hey Ebrench N Persona! We miss you in the Canada forum!

Hopefully the wait for your GC won't be too much longer. When I went for my AOS interview I didn't have a state ID either. I had some issues with my name as well, but it was a problem with the SAVE database so a different issue but with a similar result. The IO at our interview understood why I didn't have a state ID (although he did ask) and was very understanding when I explained my situation.

So, you have an SSN in your maiden name right? You could always get added to your husbands bank account and do some other things in your maiden name and then just have the name changed on it later. I presented some evidence at our AOS interview that was still in my maiden name and it wasn't an issue. It still shows the same thing, right? Just a thought!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Nice to know that I'm not alone... lol and No I would not have wanted to wait to change my name, as after the process it would have been an extra 500$ to do so...

I also have 2 last name that is probably why they messed up.

hehe I don't mix.. i'll take the jack haha

Wow, that is really a ton of BS.I hear ya on this!.They should step up their act for sure.

I hope this gets cleared up soon sweety.


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11/03/09:I-129F sent to VSC

11/06/09:NOA1

03/02/10:NOA2 !!!

05/24/10:Interview!!-Approved!

POE: 28th June

AOS

07/20/2010: AOS sent

07/21/2010: Received at Chicago Lockbox

07/27/2010:text and email notifications received,cheque cashed!

07/30/2010:NOA1 received for EAD

08/02/2010:NOA1s for AOS/AP received

08/11/2010: AP touched

08/18/2010:I-485 transferred to CSC

08/19/2010:I-485 touched, 08/24: I-485 physically in CSC now,08/25 :I-485 touched

08/27/2010:put in service request with USCIS for Biometrics letter

09/08/2010:AP approved and EAD touched

09/11/2010:AP and EAD touched

09/14/2010:Biometrics walk-in successful (10/01/2010:Original biometrics appt)

09/13/2010:AP last touched

09/14/2010:EAD card production ordered and AOS touched

09/15/2010:EAD and AOS touched

09/20/2010:Received AP in the mail

09/24/2010:EAD in mail

10/13/2010:GC card production ordered

10/14 and 10/15: AOS touched

10/20/2010: GC received- Done with USCIS till June,2012

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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WOW.... ours was effortless...we just went to SSN changed my wife's name, then over to DMV got her new name on her licence then applied for a new US passport under the new name before the 1 year free name change was over and all went so smooth... Have a beer on me while you contemplate the next move


  • 06/26/2019 - I-130 priority date
  • 01/08/2020 - I-130 approved
  • 04/02/2020 - DQ (Documentarily Qualified )
  • 07/07/2021 - Interview in Nairobi Kenya (approved)

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I found out when I went to the DMV to get my learners permit, (well....4 weeks later when they sent me a letter cancelling my permit for a non-verifiable immigration status) that USCIS had screwed up, left my maiden name on their database but had issued my GC in my married name and the DMV couldn't tally the two things up.

I then had to get my husband to drive me to the local USCIS for an infopass appt, to be told that I was the 5th person with that issue...and that they would change it. They didn't.

LUCKILY my local DMV allowed me my license (even though they couldn't get a positive ID back on my married name) because in my hand I had my marriage certificate AND my passport (in maiden name)

Breathtaking incompetence is displayed by all agencies. I feel your pain.


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AOS complete!

08/21/2009 - AOS package sent

08/28/2009 - NOA 1 for AOS, EAD, AP

08/31/2009 - Cheque cashed

09/05/2009 - Biometrics notice received

09/23/2009 - Biometrics Appointment

09/23/2009 - I-485 Transferred to CSC

10/02/2009 - EAD Approved (card production) & AP approved!

10/11/2009 - EAD Card received

10/20/2009 - AOS approved, GC card production ordered! (53 days in total)

10/26/2009 - Green Card received - nearly 11 months to the day of our K1 NOA 1!

11/25/2009 - Started my new job!

02/26/2010 - Passed my driving test :-p

07/20/2011 - Eligible to remove conditions

2012 - Going for citizenship

09/20/2011 - Removal of conditions submitted to VSC....here we go...again!

It's been a quick and relatively painless journey thanks to tireless research, dumb luck and this community :)

DONE with USCIS for a while :)

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