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Hi!

My wife (in the Philippines) is changing her name to mine, and will order a new passport. I turned in our I-130 etc in her new married name.

Does her NBI and medical clearance need to be in her new name? Does she need to wait for her passport before proceeding?

Thanks,

Eric.

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You just filed your I-130 the medical is much latter in the process along with the NBI clearance, you have the time so change her passport with new last name now.


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All right, thanks. We'll do that. Once we have the passport, is there any reason to wait on the NBI clearance or medical, or should we get them done right away? It seems like the road to the interview in the Philippines is (relative to other countries) short.

Thanks again,

Eric.

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What we did was right after the NOA2 my wife did the medical. You will have a bit of a wait for the NVC portion. We got all clearances done after the NOA2 so it would be fairly current to send with the DS-230 package. You cant do the medical unless you you at least have a NVC case number. As soon as you get that number, then have her do the advanced medical. By that time she will have her new passport and name change will be complete.

When she does the NBI..she will need her married and maiden name on it...it looks funny and has a "de" between maiden and married names.

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Hi!

My wife (in the Philippines) is changing her name to mine, and will order a new passport. I turned in our I-130 etc in her new married name.

Does her NBI and medical clearance need to be in her new name? Does she need to wait for her passport before proceeding?

FYI, your wife cannot amend her (maiden name) passport without the CFO certificate. She will be advised by DFA to attend the counselling first in order to have the said certification.

Here's the link: CFO .

Good Luck!

Edited by ~happyndinlove~

Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

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FYI, your wife cannot amend her (maiden name) passport without the CFO certificate. She will be advised by DFA to attend the counselling first in order to have the said certification.

Here's the link: CFO .

Good Luck!

Wow! Now how would I ever have known that if not for this board? Thank you for saving my wife a trip and frustration.

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Wow! Now how would I ever have known that if not for this board? Thank you for saving my wife a trip and frustration.
<BR><BR>You're welcome! I found out about the CFO thing right at the DFA office. I had no idea about it until I went and was told to "attend the seminar first, then come back and bring the certificate". Edited by ~happyndinlove~

Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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FYI, your wife cannot amend her (maiden name) passport without the CFO certificate. She will be advised by DFA to attend the counselling first in order to have the said certification.

Here's the link: CFO .

Good Luck!

Interesting, back in 2007 my wife was able to change her passport (maiden name) with out the CFO seminar first.


'PAU' both wife and daughter in the U.S. 08/25/2009

Daughter's' CRBA Manila Embassy 08/07/2008 dual citizenship

http://crbausembassy....wordpress.com/

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I got one question maybe u can share some of your insights. Me and my husband applied for i130 and i already have noa2 and we ar e waiting for case number from nvc tomorrow tuesday... We filed the all our papers under my maiden name will that be a problem? and my passport and all my documents are under my maiden name.... any violent reactions?


03-08-2011 I130 USCIS filed Approved on 101st day

06-20-2011 NOA2 APPROVED

07-20-2011 NVC

08-12-2011 paid AOS

08-20-2011 paid IV Bill

09-06-2011 NVC recieved DS230

09-09-2011 Cased CLOSED

09-19-2011 Medical exam

10-17-2011 Interview MNL consulate VISA Approved!!!

10-20-2011 VISA on HAnd

10-21-2011 CFO sticker

11-08-2011 MNL departure to US

11-09-2011 Arrived in US

11-21-2011 Recieved green card

12-23-2011 US Drivers license

12-26-2011 Got a new car HEHEHHE

01-09-2012 Got My first Job Interview and i Got the Job YEEPEEE

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I got one question maybe u can share some of your insights. Me and my husband applied for i130 and i already have noa2 and we ar e waiting for case number from nvc tomorrow tuesday... We filed the all our papers under my maiden name will that be a problem? and my passport and all my documents are under my maiden name.... any violent reactions?

I also have issues on my Wife's name. But NVC rep told me it's fixable. All i have to do is just send a photocopy of her biographic passport and they will fix it. Also, once you file for IV (Immigrant Visa - DS-230) You should follow the name it says on the passport she's going to use to travel abroad... Edited by rhenzhen

05/08/2010: Married
03/18/2011: I-130 Sent
03/21/2011: NOA1 noticed date
05/27/2011: NOA2 noticed date
06/28/2011: NVC finally received our case!
06/30/2011: Case number received!
07/01/2011: Received DS-3032 from NVC
07/04/2011: Wifey e-mailed DS-3032 form to NVC
07/06/2011: Paid AOS bill
07/09/2011: DS-3032 received/processed by NVC
07/11/2011: IV bill received :
07/22/2011: IV bill paid
07/25/2011: AOS/I-864 packet mailed
07/27/2011: AOS/I-864 packet delivered to NVC
08/02/2011: DS-230 packet mailed to NVC
08/03/2011: DS-230 packet delivered to NVC
08/08/2011: Medical Exam Taken
08/09/2011: Medical Results: PASSED! Yehey!

08/10/2011: Case Completed / Sign In Failed

08/12/2011: Interview date assigned : September 19, 8:30am @ USEM... Yay!
09/19/2011: WIFE'S VISA APPROVED!!!
Thank YOU Lord!
09/23/2011: Wife picked up her VISA..
10/24/2011: POE: J.F.K.-NY

ROC

08/26/2013: i-751 mailed

08/28/2013: i-751 received per USPS tracking...

08/29/2013: NOA receipt date

10/04/2013: Biometrics appointment

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FYI, your wife cannot amend her (maiden name) passport without the CFO certificate. She will be advised by DFA to attend the counselling first in order to have the said certification.

Here's the link: CFO .

Good Luck!

I just want to confirm, so, it means, ANYONE who will travel abroad requires to get a CFO now? I'm on a CR-1spouse Visa... I really never heard of this...

Edited by rhenzhen

05/08/2010: Married
03/18/2011: I-130 Sent
03/21/2011: NOA1 noticed date
05/27/2011: NOA2 noticed date
06/28/2011: NVC finally received our case!
06/30/2011: Case number received!
07/01/2011: Received DS-3032 from NVC
07/04/2011: Wifey e-mailed DS-3032 form to NVC
07/06/2011: Paid AOS bill
07/09/2011: DS-3032 received/processed by NVC
07/11/2011: IV bill received :
07/22/2011: IV bill paid
07/25/2011: AOS/I-864 packet mailed
07/27/2011: AOS/I-864 packet delivered to NVC
08/02/2011: DS-230 packet mailed to NVC
08/03/2011: DS-230 packet delivered to NVC
08/08/2011: Medical Exam Taken
08/09/2011: Medical Results: PASSED! Yehey!

08/10/2011: Case Completed / Sign In Failed

08/12/2011: Interview date assigned : September 19, 8:30am @ USEM... Yay!
09/19/2011: WIFE'S VISA APPROVED!!!
Thank YOU Lord!
09/23/2011: Wife picked up her VISA..
10/24/2011: POE: J.F.K.-NY

ROC

08/26/2013: i-751 mailed

08/28/2013: i-751 received per USPS tracking...

08/29/2013: NOA receipt date

10/04/2013: Biometrics appointment

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Interesting, back in 2007 my wife was able to change her passport (maiden name) with out the CFO seminar first.

I'm not sure when the DFA changed that policy but, it seems that everyone who is married to a foreigner requires to do the seminar, first.


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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I got one question maybe u can share some of your insights. Me and my husband applied for i130 and i already have noa2 and we ar e waiting for case number from nvc tomorrow tuesday... We filed the all our papers under my maiden name will that be a problem? and my passport and all my documents are under my maiden name.... any violent reactions?

As above poster said, you can fix it long as you present your MC... and, be sure that you'll be using a match passport when you travel.

Good Luck!

I just want to confirm, so, it means, ANYONE who will travel abroad requires to get a CFO now? I'm on a CR-1spouse Visa... I really never heard of this...

Yes. You can't depart PI without it.


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

https://meiscookery.wordpress.com

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