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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Hello all! Has anyone gone through the process of filing a name change WHILE a visa application is being processed? My wife would like to change her name to my family name, but I have already filed the I-130 under her maiden name on all forms. IF she changes it by the time the NVC process comes along, would this be a major problem? Could I just put the official name change with the NVC packet? She will be getting her name changed in her home country (Colombia), as this is where we got married. Anybody have any suggestions or input? We figured it would be much easier for the whole process if she used my family name, because this is the last name she wants in the US. Thanks!!!!!!


7/2/10- NOA1

2/9/11- NOA2 (transferred to Texas)

NVC

2/28/11- case number received

3/2/11- Paid AOS bill

3/5/11- Paid IV bill

3/12/11- expedite to Bogota consulate approved!!!

3/14/11- left NVC to Bogota for further processing

3/17/11- received by Bogota, emailed consulate and was told to send DS-230 and DS-2100 (packet 3)

3/18/11- packet 3 emailed to Bogota consulate, email confirmation on March 23

3/31/11- Interview date! Approved!!!!!!

Keep the faith, everything works out for the very best

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I'd try to judge all of this by -

how hard will it be for her to change up her passport ?

if you do it midstream, prior to I-130 approval, the name change can get 'captured' at NVC with the DS-230. IMO, that's ok.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I changed my name officially about 3 weeks before our interview. I sent in forms with various combinations of my maiden name, married name, maiden and married name, and didn't have any troubles. The visa will be issued in the name in the passport and the green card will be issued with the name in the passport.

Changing your name midway through shouldn't be an issue

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
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
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

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

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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it will take about 1 month, so its not bad...it seems like it would be worth it for her to do it. I just dont want to cause any delays of course


7/2/10- NOA1

2/9/11- NOA2 (transferred to Texas)

NVC

2/28/11- case number received

3/2/11- Paid AOS bill

3/5/11- Paid IV bill

3/12/11- expedite to Bogota consulate approved!!!

3/14/11- left NVC to Bogota for further processing

3/17/11- received by Bogota, emailed consulate and was told to send DS-230 and DS-2100 (packet 3)

3/18/11- packet 3 emailed to Bogota consulate, email confirmation on March 23

3/31/11- Interview date! Approved!!!!!!

Keep the faith, everything works out for the very best

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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anybody else have any experience with this???


7/2/10- NOA1

2/9/11- NOA2 (transferred to Texas)

NVC

2/28/11- case number received

3/2/11- Paid AOS bill

3/5/11- Paid IV bill

3/12/11- expedite to Bogota consulate approved!!!

3/14/11- left NVC to Bogota for further processing

3/17/11- received by Bogota, emailed consulate and was told to send DS-230 and DS-2100 (packet 3)

3/18/11- packet 3 emailed to Bogota consulate, email confirmation on March 23

3/31/11- Interview date! Approved!!!!!!

Keep the faith, everything works out for the very best

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Did you have to obtain Police Clearance Certificates that mentioned both names? If the police clearance certificate only mentioned ONE name, did the NVC and the Embassy ask any particular questions about that ?


CR-1 Visa Was Approved :-)

Entry Date to USA: 2/3/2011

12-10-2012 - Sent off I-751 packet visa USPS

I751 Was approved - 10 Year GC was granted

N-400 Progress

4/10/2014: Package Mailed
4/11/2014: Package Received
4/14/2014: Notice Date
x/x/2014: Biometrics appointment

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