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My question is about my name. My original birth certificate carries my full THREE first names (example) MARIA CLARA TERESA. But for sometime previously I had been using a shorter form of my name, ie MA. TERESA. Then when I replaced a stolen passport 2 years ago, I reverted to my full complete name. Now all my major IDs (passport, driver's license) are in my current full name as in birth certificate. I should also mention that I have previously traveled to the US (and other countries) on both my old passport (short name) and my current one (full complete name). I was also issued a 10 year B1/B2 visa with my current passport, with no problems.

Here is my question:

When we submitted my G-325A with the petition for fiance, on the blank asking All Other Names Used (Include names by previous marriages) I stated "NONE". Is this correct? My logic was that my previous shorter name was a subset of my complete name--it's not as if I had used a different name such as LUISA or ANGELA for example. Now I am uncertain. And now I have to fill up the DS-156 which asks in question 9 Other First and Middle Names Used.

What should I do? Any inputs? I want to be consistent on both forms. Should I go ahead and just state NONE as in my G-325A?

Btw, for my NBI clearance I have my full complete name, but on the line A.K.A. I had them put MA. TERESA.


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My question is about my name. My original birth certificate carries my full THREE first names (example) MARIA CLARA TERESA. But for sometime previously I had been using a shorter form of my name, ie MA. TERESA. Then when I replaced a stolen passport 2 years ago, I reverted to my full complete name. Now all my major IDs (passport, driver's license) are in my current full name as in birth certificate. I should also mention that I have previously traveled to the US (and other countries) on both my old passport (short name) and my current one (full complete name). I was also issued a 10 year B1/B2 visa with my current passport, with no problems.

Here is my question:

When we submitted my G-325A with the petition for fiance, on the blank asking All Other Names Used (Include names by previous marriages) I stated "NONE". Is this correct? My logic was that my previous shorter name was a subset of my complete name--it's not as if I had used a different name such as LUISA or ANGELA for example. Now I am uncertain. And now I have to fill up the DS-156 which asks in question 9 Other First and Middle Names Used.

What should I do? Any inputs? I want to be consistent on both forms. Should I go ahead and just state NONE as in my G-325A?

Btw, for my NBI clearance I have my full complete name, but on the line A.K.A. I had them put MA. TERESA.

What you've done you have done but I'd suggest that in DS-156 to :whistle: state all other first names used by you.

If you were issued a B1/B2 visa then there should't be any problem however just be prepared to explain to the interviewer about the name change in your passport. If I were you I'd procure an affidavit of support from your embassy/consulate affirming the change of name. My K-1 visa was delayed just because of a similar story.

Good luck.

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What you've done you have done but I'd suggest that in DS-156 to :whistle: state all other first names used by you.

If you were issued a B1/B2 visa then there should't be any problem however just be prepared to explain to the interviewer about the name change in your passport. If I were you I'd procure an affidavit of support from your embassy/consulate affirming the change of name. My K-1 visa was delayed just because of a similar story.

Good luck.

i had the same issue before, all my life i have been using MA, schools, passport, driving license,NBI and toher ID's i got from working abroad. I just recently found out that in my BC it spells MARIA instead of MA...so far all went ok and wasnt asked any question about it


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