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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada

Hi everyone. Just curious as to what other people have done. My interview for AOS is Oct 16. You think it will cause any problems that my passport is in my maiden name and all of my apps were done in my married name? I'm going to add my married name to my passport when i am able to travel to canada again. I hate the thought of my passport travelling in the mail, so i'd rather do it in person. (Our marriage certificate got lost in the mail :angry: .... but we do have one now :) ). Thanks.


I-130/I-485/I-765 timeline

April 21, 2006- We get married in the Florida Keys

June 07, 2006- Medical done

June 26, 2006- We send off I-130 and I-485 Package concurrently

June 30, 2006- Received NOA1 for I-130 and I-485

July 13, 2006- Received Biometrics appt for 1-485

July 14, 2006- I-130/AOS Touch

July 16, 2006- sent 1-765 (e-file)

July 21, 2006- Received NOA for EAD

July 22, 2006- Received RFE in mail

July 24, 2006- Received Biometrics appt for EAD

July 27, 2006- Biometrics for AOS/AOS Touch

August 05, 2006- Biometrics for EAD

August 08, 2006- Sent RFE

August 11, 2006- Email that RFE was received/AOS Touch

August 16, 2006- AOS Touch

August 28, 2006- Letter in mail re: initial interview (Oct 16)

September 22/25, 2006- EAD Touch

September 26, 2006- EAD Approved!

September 30, 2006- EAD card arrived

October 02, 2006- Applied for SSN/EAD touch

October 07, 2006- Received SSN

October 09, 2006- Got a job!

October 16, 2006- AOS Interview. Approved pending name clearance.... ggrrr

October 21, 2006- I-485/I-130 Touch

October 22, 2006- I-765 Touch (why??)

November 18, 2006- I-485 Touch

January 22, 2007- I-130 and I-485 approved!!

Febrauary 02, 2007- Green Card in hand :)

January 15, 2009- request to remove conditional status sent

February 02, 2009- Our baby boy is born!! :)

March 13, 2009- Biometrics appt

June 3, 2009- request for more evidence received :(

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I don't think there will be too much trouble. We haven't done anything yet to change Pras' (Indian) passport to married name--we'll maybe do it after AOS.

Our AOS interview is on 10/13 (just before yours).

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in


As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada

No issues here with my passport still being in my maiden name at the time of interview. I don't think it really matters. You have a marriage certificate to prove your name change. I think immigration understands that you may just want to wait until your passport to expire before changing the name on it. That's what I did. I also didn't want to risk parting with my passport before the interview. Showing up at the interview without the passport would be alot worse than not having your married name in it.

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