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Was that a question or a statement?

Did she decide to change her last name, or to keep her old one?

Additional Requirements:

* For married women, who want to use surname of their spouse

* Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper issued by NSO or Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar duly authenticated by NSO.

* For married women who would like to revert back to their maiden name

For Applicants with Foreign-Sounding Family Names: (e.g. Lim, Cho, Sy, Lee, Samadi, Singh, Nakamura, Hasegawa, etc.) are required to submit the following documents:

* Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) (by birth)

* Certificate of No Marriage Record of Mother issued by NSO / LCR (if illegiitimate status, foreign father)

* Marriage Certificate of Parents issued by NSO (if legitimate status)

* Bureau of Immigration Identifacation Certificate No. (by naturalization; by election; by marriage; by recognition)

There are more details and requirements that may be valid to your situation, all listed in http://dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/consular-services/passport

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Its a question with a typo. I meant to say "is it required...

thanks for responding and the info was helpful

she want to change her last name

Well if she was going to change her last name than I would have done it before applying for a CR-1. Usually people change their names after getting their green card or at the time of naturalization. My wife has kept her name as we go through the process. She will change it after the green card or at naturalization. It is not required for your wife to change her last name. I just hate changing names during the process. It mixes things up.

USCIS (204 days)

08-05-10: I-130 package sent USPS Express

08-06-10: Package delivered in Chicago (Received Date) (Priority Date)

08-18-2010: NOA1 (Notice Date) Received text & email with case number, Check Cashed

08-21-10: Hardcopy NOA1

11-02-10 Case Transferred from CSC to TSC

11-03-10 Hardcopy Transfer to TSC Notice

11-24-10 Transferred TSC to USCIS Office

02-14-11 Received e-mail & text for RFE

02-18-11 Hard Copy RFE

02-28-11 Mailed RFE overnight

03-03-11 RFE received by TSC

03-10-2011 NOA2 Approved

03-16-11 TSC mailed package to NVC

03-17-11 Hard Copy NOA2

03-18-01 NVC Received package

NVC (Electronic Processing) (87 days)

03-18-2011 Case number assigned, OPTIN e-mailed

03-21-11 Gave e-mails; received IID# BID#; Submitted DS-261

03-22-11 AOS Invoiced, Sent AOS Payment

03-23-11 AOS shows PAID, e-mailed AOS Package

03-25-11 IV Invoiced, Sent IV Payment

03-28-11 IV Shows PAID

03-30-11 Completed DS-260

04-07-11 OPTIN Accepted; AOS Package resent

04-18-11 Submitted Supporting Documents for IV

04-19-11 Received RFE for AOS

04-23-11 Received False RFE for Missing IV

05-02-11 E-mailed AOS RFE

05-06-11 Resent IV

05-23-11 False RFE for Missing AOS RFE; Resent AOS RFE

06-10-11 SIF

06-13-11 Case Complete


06-14-11 Interview Scheduled for 07-18-11

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No, it is not a requirement

However, if she intends to change her last name, she should do it before the interivew. The visa is issued in the name in the passport and the Green card in the name in the visa. If she changes her name AFTER the green card is issued in her maiden name, it is another $300 to change it

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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