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After my wife found out she was approved on her NOA 2 she changed her name to our family / married name as this is what we had planned to do. I just did not want her to do this until we were completly through the process! NVC has not received the application yet as it is still in transit.

We still need to get some documents like the Police certificate, medical etc and it would be under her name and this won't match everything else.

What should we do? Just not pay the NVC fees and cancel? Do we have to refile the I-130 application or can I just show the name change certificate? The wait time for I-130 approval is only 2 weeks for me as they expedite processing.

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After my wife found out she was approved on her NOA 2 she changed her name to our family / married name as this is what we had planned to do. I just did not want her to do this until we were completly through the process! NVC has not received the application yet as it is still in transit.

We still need to get some documents like the Police certificate, medical etc and it would be under her name and this won't match everything else.

What should we do? Just not pay the NVC fees and cancel? Do we have to refile the I-130 application or can I just show the name change certificate? The wait time for I-130 approval is only 2 weeks for me as they expedite processing.

The documents will be in her maiden name. The police letter can be in the name shown on her NOA 1 or 2. She can present her new Thai I D to show them what her married name is.

She should get a new Thai I D in her married name. Then use that & the other needed docs to get her passport in that name. This is exactly what my husband had me do. Doing this helped me in many ways at that time & after I came to the USA.

Having those new docs will result in the visa placed in her new passport which will end the drama. Until then she will have to explain what happened a few times but its not a big deal.

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The documents will be in her maiden name. The police letter can be in the name shown on her NOA 1 or 2. She can present her new Thai I D to show them what her married name is.

She should get a new Thai I D in her married name. Then use that & the other needed docs to get her passport in that name. This is exactly what my husband had me do. Doing this helped me in many ways at that time & after I came to the USA.

Having those new docs will result in the visa placed in her new passport which will end the drama. Until then she will have to explain what happened a few times but its not a big deal.

Thanks but won't the Thai Police certificate show her married name since this will be the name she applies for the Police Certificate under?

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Thanks but won't the Thai Police certificate show her married name since this will be the name she applies for the Police Certificate under?

Its Thailand so these things are difficult to say at times. However her police record or lack of it will carry her maiden name so I would guess the letter will too. Mine was done in my maiden name but I had been married for two years. I had no record in my married name of course or in any name for that matter.

In her request she could let then know she has a new name & ask that the letter be done using that name. That will cause a lot of discussion & I couldnt tell you what the outcome might be. I would keep all this as simple as possible especially when dealing with Thai agencys.

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Thanks but won't the Thai Police certificate show her married name since this will be the name she applies for the Police Certificate under?

Have her obtain a police certificates in each name. No problem.


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