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Petitioner changing name after filing I-130/I-485

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I'm a student on F-1 from Norway, and my wife is a US Citizen. We've filed I-130 and I-485 concurrently recently, and she wants to change her last name to mine. Is it possible to do this during the application process, and will it slow down the application? What do you need to do to update the pending application?


Kind regards, Jørgen.

05/31/2010: Married my beautiful wife :D

06/01/2010: Found out that I am no longer eligible for the J-1 visa I was applying for for my summer internship, because of marriage

07/12/2010: USCIS sent NOA1 (FedEx receipt 07/09/2010)

07/27/2010: Did walk-in biometrics in Fresno, CA (Scheduled appointment was 08/14/2010 in San Marcos, CA)

07/27/2010: Requested expedited processing of I-765 due to financial hardship

07/27/2010: RFE (I-864 instead of I-864EZ) - expedited processing cancelled.

08/09/2010: I-131 delivered to USCIS (according to USPS)

08/13/2010: RFE response NAO received per e-mail. (USPS receipt 08/11/2010)

08/16/2010: Requested expedited processing again.

08/24/2010: Contacted Representative about help. Inquired to USCIS, told us they couldn't ask for any kind of preferred processing, and gave us status update (At the "judicial stage of the process"?)

08/25/2010: Work permit card production ordered!

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She is a US citizen. She can easily do it and it will be a good sign on interview also. First she needs to go to SS office and then DMV and the rest of it all. For all purposes where mentioned her maiden name she will just need to show her married name document and marriage certificate.

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