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Dear all,

I have two questions regarding the I-129F form and G325a form and highly appreciate your advice, thanks!

1. Regarding "Other names used" / "All other names used" on both forms, I am a Chinese from Hong Kong(alien fiancee). My passport/ID card has my name in Chinese characters and pinyin of my chinese name. I do have an English name "Helen" BUT it is not a legal name (i.e. it doesn't appear on my passport/ID). But my friends and my colleagues called me Helen, and my business card shows "Helen Shek". So, what should i put in this session? Option 1, 2 or 3 below?

Option 1. Helen Shek

Option 2. Helen Shek (nickname)

Option 3. N/A

2. Q16 of I-129F form about native alphabet - does it mean that it needs my name and address in Chinese characters? If so, for Chinese name, we normally have the surname come first, followed by given name. This is opposite to westerner's which has given name come first, followed by surname. so, should i write my name in Chinese characters as usual, i.e with surname come first and then given name?

Sorry for my stupid questions but I really want to avoid mistakes on the forms. Appreciate your help! thanks!


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K1 visa:

Sent the I-129F form on Aug 6, 2011

Received NOA1 on Aug 15, 2011

Received NOA2 on Jan 25, 2012

Received NVC notice on Feb 2, 2012

Received package 3 from US Consulate General in HK on Feb 10, 2012

K1 Interview on May 24, 2012 and got approved

K1 visa received on May 31, 2012

AOS:

Arrival at Oregon, US on Sep 30, 2012

Get married on Oct 19, 2012

Submitted I-485, I-765 and I-131 on Nov on Nov 17, 2012

Received NOA letter on Nov 30, 2012

Biometrics appointment on Dec 26, 2012

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2. Q16 of I-129F form about native alphabet - does it mean that it needs my name and address in Chinese characters? If so, for Chinese name, we normally have the surname come first, followed by given name. This is opposite to westerner's which has given name come first, followed by surname. so, should i write my name in Chinese characters as usual, i.e with surname come first and then given name?

Write the chinese name in the native language as it is writen in the passport/ID card.


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2. Q16 of I-129F form about native alphabet - does it mean that it needs my name and address in Chinese characters? If so, for Chinese name, we normally have the surname come first, followed by given name. This is opposite to westerner's which has given name come first, followed by surname. so, should i write my name in Chinese characters as usual, i.e with surname come first and then given name?

Your name in Chinese characters would be written in the manner that it is normally written.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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your name in Chinese characters


N.Richards and S. Sanderson
Euro-Asian and a Amer-Asian

NVC: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
SC: California Service Center
Consulate: Manila, Philippines

2011-K1 Visa Application Process
2011
3-24: I-129F Sent
3-30: USCIS Withdrew money sent
4-05: NOA1 Received in Arizona
6-18: NOA2 Received in Arizona
7-18: NVC Received case
7-19: AP at NVC
7-21: Case left NVC
8-09: Paid Interview at BPI
8-15: Day 1 Medical at St. Luke's
8-16: Day 2 Medical at St. Luke's
8-22: INTERVIEW USEM MANILA (Approved)

AOS
Lock Box: Chicago IL
12-14: FedEx Express AOS Documents
12-23: Received Text Message and E-mail Confirmation of Documents
12-28: AOS cheque drawn and notifications sent via mail(Finally!)
12-30: Bio-metrics appointment letter received
2012
01-24: Bio-metrics Appointment
03-09: Permanent Residence Interview (With Husband)
Moved to PHX, AZ- Reported it to USICS
03-17: 1st Green card revived in the mail (VALID FOR 2 YEARS -Re Apply in 2013-2014)

2013

11-19: Reported new address to USCIS: Approved

2014

ROC

02-16: Sent i-751 Conditions to remove restrictions

03-13: Bio-metrics Appointment

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thanks very much for all your inputs. Much appreciated!

Could anyone shed some light for my Question 1?


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K1 visa:

Sent the I-129F form on Aug 6, 2011

Received NOA1 on Aug 15, 2011

Received NOA2 on Jan 25, 2012

Received NVC notice on Feb 2, 2012

Received package 3 from US Consulate General in HK on Feb 10, 2012

K1 Interview on May 24, 2012 and got approved

K1 visa received on May 31, 2012

AOS:

Arrival at Oregon, US on Sep 30, 2012

Get married on Oct 19, 2012

Submitted I-485, I-765 and I-131 on Nov on Nov 17, 2012

Received NOA letter on Nov 30, 2012

Biometrics appointment on Dec 26, 2012

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Could anyone shed some light for my Question 1?

Use pinyin.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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