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Does anyone that has done this know the requirements to renew your PH passport and at the same time update your name to your married name ?

We have our PH Report of marriage already.

We are looking to go to the Los Angeles consulate to renew the passport but after looking at the website aren't 100% clear on the requirements for passport renewal and changing name to married name at the same time.

Thanks for any clear info.. B-)


K1 timeline :

1/11/10 - I-129F sent to California Service Center

1/19/10 - NOA1

2/18/10 - moved and changed address on USCIS site

2/19/10 - touched

3/10/10 - touched

3/10/10 - NOA2, hardcopy recieved 3/12

3/16/10 - Left NVC, recieved MNL case #

3/22/10 - USEM recieved

4/19/10 - Passed Medical

4/28/10 - Interview - Approved

4/30/10 - Picked up Visa and completed CFO

5/5/10 - POE - Honolulu, Hawaii

5/6/10 - married in Hawaii

AOS timeline:

7/8/10 - received SSN Card

7/16/10 - reported US marriage for RP records

10/18/10 - AOS delivered in Chicago

10/25/10 - NOA1

11/04/10 - Biometrics Letter Received

11/23/10 - Biometrics Completed

11/24/10 - touched

11/26/10 - touched

02/14/11 - AOS approved at Interview, GC ordered

02/22/11 - GC arrives in mail

ROC Timeline:

12/17/12 - I-751 sent to California Service Center

12/20/12 - NOA1 arrives in mail

1/14/13 - Biometrics appointment

4/11/13 - RC Approved at Interview

4/22/13 - 10 Year Green Card arrived in mail

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Always Thankful for God's blessings on our lives..

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Hi! I updated mine last month and all you need is the NSO copy of both your Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate (They will take your originals). And oh, the CFO certificate too (THey will just check it and will give it back to you) and some IDs (they will keep photocopies and they'll ask for your originals just for verification).


October 2008 - we first met each other at work (Makati, Philippines)

February 2010 - we finally admitted that we are in love (yay!)

Mar 18-Apr 5, 2010 - hubby went to the Philippines for vacation to celebrate his birthday

March 31, 2010 - engagement day!! yay!!

August 21-29, 2010 - hubby went back again to PH for the wedding prep

October 19-November 2, 2010 - hubby arrived in PH for our wedding :)

October 23, 2010 - WEDDING DAY!!

March 18-28, 2011 - hubby's visit to Philippines for his bday (2nd bday together)

USCIS Stage - 136 days for USCIS journey

December 2, 2010 - I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

December 6, 2010 - I-130 received!! yay!!

December 13, 2010 - NOA1 text message received!

December 16, 2010 - NOA1 hard copy received in the mail

April 28, 2011 - NOA2!!! Thank you LORD!

NVC Stage - 21 days for NVC journey

May 2, 2011 - NOA2 hard copy received in the mail; NVC received our case

May 6, 2011 - Case number and IIN ; DS3230 sent by beneficiary through email to NVC

May 10, 2011 - AOS bill invoiced and paid

May 13, 2011 - IV bill generated and paid

May 16, 2011 - IV bill shows "PAID" ; AOS and DS230 packets sent to NVC

May 18, 2011 - NVC received both packets

May 19, 2011 - Medical exam - PASSED!!! :)

May 27, 2011 - Sign in Failed and Case Complete!!! Woot!

June 9, 2011 - Interview date assigned

July 14, 2011 - Interview @8:30am - APPROVED!!!!

July 21, 2011 - Visa Received! FINALLY!

July 23, 2011 - POE - Salt Lake City, Utah *home sweet home*

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Does anyone that has done this know the requirements to renew your PH passport and at the same time update your name to your married name ?

We have our PH Report of marriage already.

We are looking to go to the Los Angeles consulate to renew the passport but after looking at the website aren't 100% clear on the requirements for passport renewal and changing name to married name at the same time.

Thanks for any clear info.. B-)

If the report of marriage is already done, then all you have to do is show up with your old passport, fill out the forms, and pay the renewal fee. Bring your marriage certificate, or a copy of the Report of Marriage for the name change. If you want the passport mailed back to you, you can bring your own postage, or pay for it when paying for the passport. Don't bother trying to get passport photos other than in the same building as the consulate, they will make you do them over. For us, the Consulate in San Francisco was like being back in the Philippines.

http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/consular%20services/conserv-ppt.htm#RenPass

http://www.philippineconsulatela.org/consular%20services/CONSERV-ePassport.pdf

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Thanks very much for your helpful replies :) That clears up my questions completely.


K1 timeline :

1/11/10 - I-129F sent to California Service Center

1/19/10 - NOA1

2/18/10 - moved and changed address on USCIS site

2/19/10 - touched

3/10/10 - touched

3/10/10 - NOA2, hardcopy recieved 3/12

3/16/10 - Left NVC, recieved MNL case #

3/22/10 - USEM recieved

4/19/10 - Passed Medical

4/28/10 - Interview - Approved

4/30/10 - Picked up Visa and completed CFO

5/5/10 - POE - Honolulu, Hawaii

5/6/10 - married in Hawaii

AOS timeline:

7/8/10 - received SSN Card

7/16/10 - reported US marriage for RP records

10/18/10 - AOS delivered in Chicago

10/25/10 - NOA1

11/04/10 - Biometrics Letter Received

11/23/10 - Biometrics Completed

11/24/10 - touched

11/26/10 - touched

02/14/11 - AOS approved at Interview, GC ordered

02/22/11 - GC arrives in mail

ROC Timeline:

12/17/12 - I-751 sent to California Service Center

12/20/12 - NOA1 arrives in mail

1/14/13 - Biometrics appointment

4/11/13 - RC Approved at Interview

4/22/13 - 10 Year Green Card arrived in mail

event.png

Always Thankful for God's blessings on our lives..

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Should you update your passport while AOS processing for a K1 visa is in motion?

Would that cause some confusion if USCIS checks with the Indian embassy/consulate and finds that the old passport is no longer valid?

If the passport is expiring, then yes, I'd say you have to. The old number should link to the new one electronically, I would guess.

Not sure what the rules are re: getting a new passport just because of a name change. I would think a passport in maiden name, and a current ID with married name would suffice. But not sure...

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Hi! I updated mine last month and all you need is the NSO copy of both your Marriage Certificate and Birth Certificate (They will take your originals). And oh, the CFO certificate too (THey will just check it and will give it back to you) and some IDs (they will keep photocopies and they'll ask for your originals just for verification).

When you say they "take your originals", do you mean just to look at and give back, or to keep? I would NEVER give up an original birth or marriage certificate, haven't had to in 44 years now...

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Should you update your passport while AOS processing for a K1 visa is in motion?

Would that cause some confusion if USCIS checks with the Indian embassy/consulate and finds that the old passport is no longer valid?

I think you are in the wrong forum. Each country has their own rules.

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