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

well i am back in canada after a summer holiday and well i was away my visas arrived in mail

now leaving with uhaul this sunday to move to USA yeahhhhh

after a year and half

now what next step????

after i get thru POE what is my next step???

how can i change my last name to married name... i want to be fully married now (live together as married couples are suppose too LOL and have married name) all my paper work is done in maiden name how can i change it all

and what else i need to do now??/


and thank you to all for your support y'all are wonderful helpful people

i am sooooo happy

let me tell you the day my visas arrived here (canada)in my mail i screamed sooo loud my husband was a sleep ( we went to usa for summer holidays the kids and I)he thought someone was breaking into our house i scared the BEEEEP out of him (after i told him what i was screaming for he had tears of joy it was wonderful feeling) now we heading back to usa to go be as ONE

thanks again y'all

please send any info and advice :dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

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Filed: Other Country: Canada

Congrats on getting your visas! As far as changing your name goes, I started with my SSN. I brought my marriage certificate to the SSA office and was able to apply for a SSN in my married name ... then I used my marriage certificate and SSN to establish/change everything else :) Good luck and again, congrats!

Editted because for whatever reason most of my original post didn't post!

Edited by Dan and Ali

AOS/AP/EAD Timeline

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 06/16/2010

Chicago Lockbox received: 06/18/2010

Received e-mail notification from Chicago Lockbox: 06/24/2010

Hard copy NOA1 received: 06/28/2010

Touch!: 06/28/2010

Received biometrics letter in the mail: 07/16/2010

Attempted walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- DENIED: 07/16/2010

2nd attempt at walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- SUCCESS!: 07/28/2010

EAD card production ordered!: 08/09/2010

AP approved!: 08/09/2010

2nd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/12/2010

AP arrived!: 08/16/2010

3rd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/16/2010

EAD arrived!: 08/19/2010

Received interview letter in the mail: 09/13/2010

Green card interview -- APPROVED!: 10/15/2010

Green card received: 10/25/2010

The whole AOS process took almost exactly 4 months ... not too shabby!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Since you're entering on a Cr-1 visa, the green card will be issued in the name on the visa (which I assume is in your maiden name correct?)

You'll need to change your name on your green card, you'll fill out an I-90 and it'll cost about $300

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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Removal of Conditions: 12/09/2011

ROC check cashed 12/15/11

NOA1 12/13/11

Biometrics 1/6/12 Complete

RFE 9/13/12

RFE package sent back 10/17/12

Card Production Ordered 12/04/12

10 year card arrived in mail 12/10/12

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