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Hi guys,

Hopefully this questions is in the correct cathegory, but couldn't find a better place to post it. I recently got my conditional green card - adjusted status from student visa, due to marriage. I had all the paperwork filled using my maiden name as I thought this was the way to do it. At the interview i asked the officer if they could issue my card in my married name on which she answered "sure, no problem", and asked me to inital everything with my new initials. After all, I received my card with my maiden name on it... this happened in April. We couldn't afford to pay the $370 fee for I-90 until recently. So I file a I-90 (by mail) and got biometrics done on Dec 12th. The status of my case hasn't changed online sicne the initial reciving of the application, no touches - nothing. The people on the phone won't tell em anything either. I am getting worried that I still haven't received new GC. I remember the first time it was very fast after biometrics (With Employment autorization card) - it got ordered immediately. I don't think my case is so complicated as all I want is my name to be changed.

If somebody has done this before can you share what your experience was, and how long it took.

Thanks


12/21/2009 Package mailed

12/23/2009 Package received

01/04/2010 All 3 NOA received dated 12/30

01/14/2010 Applied for expedite, I-130 and I-765 touched

01/30/2010 Received Biometrics appointment scheduled for 02/23/2010

02/02/2010 Walked in and did biometrics

02/03/2010 Touched I-765 and I-485

02/19/2010 EAD Card production ordered

02/26/2010 Received interview appointment letter for 03/29

02/27/2010 EAD arrived in mail (Day 51)

03/03/2010 Filed for change in address

03/08/2010 Received change in address confirmation

03/29/2010 INTERVIEW AT 9:30AM - APPROVED (Day 81)

03/31/2010 Card production ordered. YEY!

04/24/2010 Card received after all the trouble!

01/03/2012 Filed I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence

01/11/2012 Received Notice of Action Dated 01/06/2012

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I-90 now costs $450..

I would simply live with it until removing conditions, and the file the I-751 using married name.


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It can take around 6 months to get an amended green card. Also yes, the fee has changed.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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As I said I already paid (it was $370 I think) and did the biometrics. Just waiting on the card, and it is so frustrating as I don't know which name to use now...


12/21/2009 Package mailed

12/23/2009 Package received

01/04/2010 All 3 NOA received dated 12/30

01/14/2010 Applied for expedite, I-130 and I-765 touched

01/30/2010 Received Biometrics appointment scheduled for 02/23/2010

02/02/2010 Walked in and did biometrics

02/03/2010 Touched I-765 and I-485

02/19/2010 EAD Card production ordered

02/26/2010 Received interview appointment letter for 03/29

02/27/2010 EAD arrived in mail (Day 51)

03/03/2010 Filed for change in address

03/08/2010 Received change in address confirmation

03/29/2010 INTERVIEW AT 9:30AM - APPROVED (Day 81)

03/31/2010 Card production ordered. YEY!

04/24/2010 Card received after all the trouble!

01/03/2012 Filed I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence

01/11/2012 Received Notice of Action Dated 01/06/2012

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You can start using your married name since that is the name you want to have. You won't get in trouble - you also have a legal name change document, which is your marriage certificate. The wait sucks though, I hear you on that.


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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I hear ya, having the same issues with the maiden name on my greencard, I guess I will just wait until ROC in two years! I do use my new name on a few things though ( i have to apply for a new passport soon, will get my name changed there, greencard, ssn and drivers license will follow with the ROC! Pain in the a** lol... Ill keep my fingers crossed you will get your card soon! and yes, i think so too, you can start using your new name, you can show your marriage certificate if you need proof of your new name!


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10/16/14 Check Cashed

11/13/14 Biometrics

01/06/15 N400 Interview

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I hear ya, having the same issues with the maiden name on my greencard, I guess I will just wait until ROC in two years! I do use my new name on a few things though ( i have to apply for a new passport soon, will get my name changed there, greencard, ssn and drivers license will follow with the ROC! Pain in the a** lol... Ill keep my fingers crossed you will get your card soon! and yes, i think so too, you can start using your new name, you can show your marriage certificate if you need proof of your new name!

Thanks for the replies guys. This is all so confusing. But can I get a SS card with my new name if my GC shows my maiden name? I still have the card I had before I got a GC with the warning on it.. And my DL is about to expire, but I want to get my new one issued in my new name which I can't because my GC shows the maiden name. Basicaly how am I supposed to use my married name when all my government issued IDs are in my maiden name? I haven't even ordered my business cards because I want them to show my married name....

Can I get my employer to update my name if all my ID's show maiden?

I also need to get ariplane ticket pretty soon to travel to my country and i don't know which name to have them issued in...If we assume that I do get my GC this month, and my passport has maiden name, should I get them in married or maiden? Also when I go to my coutnry I will have my passport changed to show married name so on the way back they will both show it, and if my ticket has maiden name will they let me use it? Sorry about all the questions, but I am freaking out already. So tired of this.


12/21/2009 Package mailed

12/23/2009 Package received

01/04/2010 All 3 NOA received dated 12/30

01/14/2010 Applied for expedite, I-130 and I-765 touched

01/30/2010 Received Biometrics appointment scheduled for 02/23/2010

02/02/2010 Walked in and did biometrics

02/03/2010 Touched I-765 and I-485

02/19/2010 EAD Card production ordered

02/26/2010 Received interview appointment letter for 03/29

02/27/2010 EAD arrived in mail (Day 51)

03/03/2010 Filed for change in address

03/08/2010 Received change in address confirmation

03/29/2010 INTERVIEW AT 9:30AM - APPROVED (Day 81)

03/31/2010 Card production ordered. YEY!

04/24/2010 Card received after all the trouble!

01/03/2012 Filed I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence

01/11/2012 Received Notice of Action Dated 01/06/2012

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Airline tickets must be in the name on the passport. If you get your new green card with married name you need to bring a copy of your marriage certificate with you.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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There is really a case to be made for not to changing one's name only because of marriage, unless the name is unpronouncable for a Westerner (Xbntnrstvich) or so bad (Dim Witt) that one cannot live with it, for exactly these reasons: totally mismatched documents, of which many are dependent on each other.

Just sayin'


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Thanks for the replies guys. This is all so confusing. But can I get a SS card with my new name if my GC shows my maiden name? I still have the card I had before I got a GC with the warning on it.. And my DL is about to expire, but I want to get my new one issued in my new name which I can't because my GC shows the maiden name. Basicaly how am I supposed to use my married name when all my government issued IDs are in my maiden name? I haven't even ordered my business cards because I want them to show my married name....

Can I get my employer to update my name if all my ID's show maiden?

I also need to get ariplane ticket pretty soon to travel to my country and i don't know which name to have them issued in...If we assume that I do get my GC this month, and my passport has maiden name, should I get them in married or maiden? Also when I go to my coutnry I will have my passport changed to show married name so on the way back they will both show it, and if my ticket has maiden name will they let me use it? Sorry about all the questions, but I am freaking out already. So tired of this.

Yes it is very confusing, I cant answer all of your questions! I will have my new passport in my married name when I get it in a year from now! My GC and SSN and Drivers license will still have my maiden name. Im not sure if SSN can mismatch GC, I guess they could tell you that at the SSN office? and yes airline tickets should always have the name of your passport on it! Unless you fly just national, then the greencard / drivers license should do it! I hope someone else has more info!!! (oh yes, and I think the business cards in your new name shouldnt be a problem at all!


N-400

10/08/2014 N400 sent

10/16/14 Check Cashed

11/13/14 Biometrics

01/06/15 N400 Interview

01/30/15 Oath Ceremony

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