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i would like to know

i married a US citizen Her name is Emily Smalling

when we got married she converted to islam

so her new Muslim name is Ameena

on the Nikah Nama known as Marriage certificate

its says Ameena Daughter of James Smalling

and we also got Certificate for New Muslim but the question is in Urdu and the answer is english that her preivous name Emily Smalling

New muslim Name Ameena

so will it cause problem?

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i would like to know

i married a US citizen Her name is Emily Smalling

when we got married she converted to islam

so her new Muslim name is Ameena

on the Nikah Nama known as Marriage certificate

its says Ameena Daughter of James Smalling

and we also got Certificate for New Muslim but the question is in Urdu and the answer is english that her preivous name Emily Smalling

New muslim Name Ameena

so will it cause problem?

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I have explained this issue to your wife. It was a mistake on your part (the groom's part, who is also responsible for filling information on the nikah nama) to write her new name when she had not changed her legal name. In my note to her I've explained that she doesn't need to change her legal name and if USCIS is confused and sends her an RFE then in that case she should send in a copy of her conversion certificate along with a note explaining the problem. Names and date of birth are important so they should match the name stated on her Passport, SSC and other legal documents. I'm sure she used her legal name (Emily) to file the I-130 petition in the US. Like I told her, it can be confusing for USCIS so she should be prepared to explain this to them.

As for your other post regarding the marriage certificate, I want to know what documents you submitted with the I-130 petition? Primarily to establish proof you need to send your marriage certificate along with a translation since the original is in Urdu. For NVC, you should send in your original birth certificate since it is already in English and doesn't need to be translated. As for a translation for your marriage certificate, contact your qazi as he could refer you to someone who will translate it, and then get it stamped, signed and also receive a seal from Qazi's office who would verify the translation. I still don't know what did you do about the marriage document you submitted with the I-130 petition :blink:


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I-130:

Sent: May 19th 2008

NOA2: July 21st 2008

NVC

Received: July 24th 2008

Case completed: August 13th 2008

Interview: October 7th 2008

Green card received: January 20th 2009

I-751

Sent: October 6th 2010

Approval: January 28th 2011

Green Card received: February 3rd 2011

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so will it cause problem?

it depends.

If she used her passport name in filling out the I-130,

and

her passport name when filling out the I-864

then

no, no issue on her.

FOR YOUR VISA APPLICATION, DS-230, gathered up at NVC,

any 'non-english' documents must be translated into English; it's my belief if all of yer listed documents are translated properly, then this 'name change' will be a non-issue.

Please read

DS-230 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html

I-864 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3730.html

General NVC stuff - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1335.html


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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it depends.

If she used her passport name in filling out the I-130,

and

her passport name when filling out the I-864

then

no, no issue on her.

FOR YOUR VISA APPLICATION, DS-230, gathered up at NVC,

any 'non-english' documents must be translated into English; it's my belief if all of yer listed documents are translated properly, then this 'name change' will be a non-issue.

Please read

DS-230 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html

I-864 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3730.html

General NVC stuff - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1335.html

Yes I filed all forms with my legal name the nikah nama says new muslim Ameena...the english translation also says my legal name and (new muslim name Ameena)

I have a conversion certificate, original with my legal name and the new muslim name i chose

I will also include a letter detailing why it is this way... personally i was converting anyway but i wanted to do it in karachi in a masjid that my husband attends so it was important to me to do it there...

anyway as long as we can docment all this we should be ok right?


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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usc passport name on the I-130.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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usc passport name on the I-130.

Yes I still have my legal name on drivers license and passport and filed this way...I only changed my name when I converted to Islam to observe the religion. It was only part of the conversion to take a new Muslim name to observe a new birth in my religion.


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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