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hi folks,

we got married and we have almost all of the necessary documents for AOS so far! We still have a question:

my wife has her passport with her maiden name on it, but since we got married, we were wondering whose last name we need to put in our AOS papers. should we put her maiden name for now and after her status is adjusted, go back to her country and for her to change her name there (into her husband's last name), or should we put the husband's last name as her name in all our AOS papers? and why?

thank you for taking time and reading and if any suggestions, we'd greatly appreciate it!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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hi folks,

we got married and we have almost all of the necessary documents for AOS so far! We still have a question:

my wife has her passport with her maiden name on it, but since we got married, we were wondering whose last name we need to put in our AOS papers. should we put her maiden name for now and after her status is adjusted, go back to her country and for her to change her name there (into her husband's last name), or should we put the husband's last name as her name in all our AOS papers? and why?

thank you for taking time and reading and if any suggestions, we'd greatly appreciate it!

Hey,

I would put the name that appears on the marriage certificate.

Why, because the marriage certificate is submitted. If your wife took on your last name and all the paper work is filled out under her maiden name, they could reject your whole package on the permise that the mariage certificate is a legal name change document in the US.

Once the AOS process is complete, you can do the name change on the passport in her country.


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02/22/2010 - Got Married.

04/24/2010 - Sent I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 to Chicago Lockbox

04/26/2010 - Package received in Chicago @ 10.16 AM by K Walker (Day 01)

04/30/2010 - Both cheques cashed / Entered in USCIS system (Day 05)

05/04/2010 - Received all 4 NOA's dated April 30, 2010 (Day 09)

05/24/2010 - Biometric letter received (FINALLY!!!)(Day 29)

06/02/2010 - Biometrics walk in DONE!!! (Day 38)

06/17/2010 - "Original" Biometrics appointment (Day 53)

06/21/2010 - Interview letter (dated June 17, 2010) (Day 57)

07/07/2010 - Approval AP (I-131) (Day 73)

07/09/2010 - 1st EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 75)

07/14/2010 - 2nd EAD (I-765) Card Production Order (Day 80)

07/15/2010 - Received AP (where's my EAD??) (Day 81)

07/26/2010 - Received EAD (Day 92)

07/27/2010 - GC Interview @ 2.30pm APPROVED!!! (Day 93) (3 mths and 3 days)

07/27/2010 - Passport stamp received (I-551)

07/31/2010 - welcome letter and I-130 aproval (Day 97)

08/05/2010 - Received SSN card

08/07/2010 - RECEIVED GREEN CARD! (Day 104)

ROC

04/28/2012 - Removal of Condition window opens

07/02/2012 - Sent out ROC package

07/05/2012 - Package received @ VSC

07/06/2012 - NOA1 received

07/10/2012 - Chq cashed

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Filed: EB-2 Visa Country: Kyrgyzstan
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Hey,

I would put the name that appears on the marriage certificate.

Why, because the marriage certificate is submitted. If your wife took on your last name and all the paper work is filled out under her maiden name, they could reject your whole package on the permise that the mariage certificate is a legal name change document in the US.

Once the AOS process is complete, you can do the name change on the passport in her country.

hey Krys and Nova,

well, the marriage certificate has both our last names stating that this person is marrying this person (under her last name), but no indication of if a wife took a husband's name. so then what name would we use for a non-usc wife in this case?

thanks a lot!!!

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I put my married name on my AOS, on the advice of other threads here in VJ and my lawyer. This way, my green card comes in my married name and I don't have to pay to change the name on it later. When my Cdn passport expires, I will get a new one under my married name.

The marriage certificate provides the 'bridge' between her maiden and married name.

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I-130 (approved as part of the CR-1 process):
Sent 10/01/2009
NOA1 10/07/2009
NOA2 02/10/2010

AOS:
NOA 05/14/2010
Interview - approved! 07/29/10 need to send in completed I-693 (doctor missed answering a couple of questions) - sent back same day
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Filed: EB-2 Visa Country: Kyrgyzstan
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I put my married name on my AOS, on the advice of other threads here in VJ and my lawyer. This way, my green card comes in my married name and I don't have to pay to change the name on it later. When my Cdn passport expires, I will get a new one under my married name.

The marriage certificate provides the 'bridge' between her maiden and married name.

hi

"The marriage certificate provides the 'bridge' between her maiden and married name." - yeah, I guess that makes sense so, even though it does have combination of the wife's first name and husband's last name in the marriage certificate, we can still use the husband's name for the wife as her new last name...

thanks a lot guys! that's great!! you rock!!

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Filed: Country: Philippines
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We filled the forms with the married last name not the maiden. The marriage certificate will speak for that. Also, that's why you're doing the AOS because you got married to a USC. If they get confused like Krys & Nova said your application might be rejected because it will confuse them.


AOS from B1B2

06/14/10 – Mailed I-130, 485,765,824

06/16/10 – Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

06/22/10 – Received texts & email routed to NBC

06/24/10 – Checks cashed for I-130, 485, 765, 824

06/26/10 – NOA1 for I-130, 485,765, 824

07/17/10 – Received hard copy of RFE 485

08/16/10 – Sent RFE response

08/19/10 – RFE delivered to NBC

08/20/10 – Case resumed online

09/24/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

10/04/10 – Received Service request letter

10/27/10 – Infopass Appt. for Biometrics

11/05/10 – Called USCIS for Biometrics

11/22/10 – Called USCIS Biometrics Service Request

11/23/10 – Wrote & Mail Letter to Congresswoman

12/06/10 – Received Biometrics Letter after 5 months…FINALLY!!!

12/14/10 – Biometrics Done!!

12/15/10 - Card Production Ordered - Online Status-YEHEYY!!!:))

12/28/10 - Received EAD Card!!! Yahoo!! :))

12/30/10 - Applied for SSN

01/03/11 - Received SSN

01/06/11 - Received Interview Letter!! Yahoo!! Feb. 8 it is!!

01/08/11 - Interview Approved!Green Card Stamped on Passport!!

01/14/11 - Approval Notice I-130 & Welcome Letter!

01/18/11 - Received Green Card in the mail..

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Filed: EB-2 Visa Country: Kyrgyzstan
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We filled the forms with the married last name not the maiden. The marriage certificate will speak for that. Also, that's why you're doing the AOS because you got married to a USC. If they get confused like Krys & Nova said your application might be rejected because it will confuse them.

thanx all!

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