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Hey first post here and hope many to come

I have a question reg my wifes petiiton i m filing this month

I have a question about her name on passport right now she has her maiden name on passport i was planning to change her name on passport to married name but this process will take atleast a month in India . Now i have 2 question

1 - If i file for I130 now with her current maiden name and then later in the process can i let the uscis or nvc know about her name chnage on the passport to her married name ??

2 - if i dont change her name to married name jus do all the process in maiden name and when she enters in usa i belive she will get her green card , ssn card etc in her maiden name so can i change her name from maiden to married name once she is here in US.

What do you suggest is the best way to file i dont want to delay more i wish to file it next week but new passport with name change takes month time.

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1 - If i file for I130 now with her current maiden name and then later in the process can i let the uscis or nvc know about her name chnage on the passport to her married name ??

If she has a new passport with her married when the time comes to submit the DS-230 to the NVC, then she would use her married name on the DS-230.

2 - if i dont change her name to married name jus do all the process in maiden name and when she enters in usa i belive she will get her green card , ssn card etc in her maiden name so can i change her name from maiden to married name once she is here in US.

You are correct, the name on her green card will reflect the name in her passport at the time the visa is issued. It is possible to change the name from maiden to married after the green card is issued; however, a fee will have to be paid in order to accomplish that.


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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If she has a new passport with her married when the time comes to submit the DS-230 to the NVC, then she would use her married name on the DS-230.

You are correct, the name on her green card will reflect the name in her passport at the time the visa is issued. It is possible to change the name from maiden to married after the green card is issued; however, a fee will have to be paid in order to accomplish that.

1 - So basically i can fill up the I130 form with her maiden name and when i submit form DS-230 ill put her married name on the form . Now when do i have to send the new passport xerox copies do i send as soon as i make her new passport or and also when she has to sumbit her original passport shud i send both passports.

2 - I read somwhere that they take your green card when u change your name on the card for a very long time , anyone know how long it takes to change the name to married name on green card once she is in US.

3 - Overall which process is best in my case

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1 - So basically i can fill up the I130 form with her maiden name and when i submit form DS-230 ill put her married name on the form . Now when do i have to send the new passport xerox copies do i send as soon as i make her new passport or and also when she has to sumbit her original passport shud i send both passports.

A copy of her passport's bio page is included with the DS-230, she brings her actual passport to the interview.


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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