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I will be going to my interview next month. It seems like people are asked to bring their driver's license.

My full legal name is first name, middle name, father's last and mother's last as it is done in many Latin American countries.

My driver's license does not have my mother's last name. My passport and green card do.

Two choices. Leave it alone or get my driver's license to match exactly.

Opinions welcome. Thanks


N-400 5 year 2/21/2012

District Office: Hartford, CT

Mailed Date: 12/21/2011

Received Date/Piority Date: 12/23/2011

Check cleared/Notice Date: 12/28/2011

FP Notice: 1/6/2012

FP Appointment: 1/18/2012

Received Yellow Letter: 2/13/2012

In line for interview: 2/21/2012

Interview letter email received: 3/6/2012

Interview Letter: 3/9/2012

Interview Date: 4/12/2012

Oath Letter: 4/12/2012

Oath Date: 4/20/2012

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I will be going to my interview next month. It seems like people are asked to bring their driver's license.

My full legal name is first name, middle name, father's last and mother's last as it is done in many Latin American countries.

My driver's license does not have my mother's last name. My passport and green card do.

Two choices. Leave it alone or get my driver's license to match exactly.

Opinions welcome. Thanks

Bring it as ID. The situation with the last names does not matter at all.


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Filed I-129: Dec 3rd 2010
Interview: July 6th 2011 APPROVED!


AOS
Filed: Oct 4th 2011
AOS Interview: Feb 7th 2012 - RFE sad.png
AOS Approved: Feb 9th - without sending RFE
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Approved: March 13th 2014

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If your state allowed you to get your license with just your father's family name, then you should be fine with it that way. Here in FL they will not issue a license without it matching exactly to my SS card and my husband's name as written on our marriage certificate. Even though I only wanted to use his father's family as my last name, I had to return to the SSA and change the name on my SS card to include his second last name. It was a pain, but it is the law in FL for the DMV.

Like I said, if your state laws allow you to get your license that way, then it seems perfectly legal and legit and I cannot see a reason to change it now for your interview.


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If your state allowed you to get your license with just your father's family name, then you should be fine with it that way. Here in FL they will not issue a license without it matching exactly to my SS card and my husband's name as written on our marriage certificate. Even though I only wanted to use his father's family as my last name, I had to return to the SSA and change the name on my SS card to include his second last name. It was a pain, but it is the law in FL for the DMV.

Like I said, if your state laws allow you to get your license that way, then it seems perfectly legal and legit and I cannot see a reason to change it now for your interview.

Same here in Cali.

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Sounds familiar, fathers surname as a second middle name, new married name lost somewhere in the middle of that, mothers maiden name at the end. Wife was able to drop those extra names at her interview, guess she thought she had to use those, I didn't know the difference at the time. But with her drivers' license, her credit cards, bank statements, didn't have that space to include all those extra names, so no choice but to drop them.

Never was a problem for her, not even dropping those extra names at her interview, was just dropped, no court order, was no problem with SS either, they could use two lines, issued her a new card with just her married name on it.

Our phone company listed her last name as her fathers name, far far away from me, no one could find her in the phone book, got that changed as well. Now she just has her first, middle, and married last name, life is a lot simpler now.

I didn't have space to type in her full last name when I added her name to my home deed and vehicle titles, explained that to her that we don't do that here. So all of her paper work is in order. Just leave that home country behind you.

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They will probably look at your DL for a second photo ID type of thing.. your GC and the N-400 is what matters at this point


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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I will be going to my interview next month. It seems like people are asked to bring their driver's license.

My full legal name is first name, middle name, father's last and mother's last as it is done in many Latin American countries.

My driver's license does not have my mother's last name. My passport and green card do.

Two choices. Leave it alone or get my driver's license to match exactly.

Opinions welcome. Thanks

If you put your DL name as an alias on your N-400 you should have no problem showing them your license. Since the DL has your picture and not a completely different name my guess is you shouldn't have any problems taking the interview. The IO might even work with you to add it on your N-400 as an alias if needed. It depends on the IO. Pre-interview there is not anything you can do about it.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your interview!


N-400 application timeline

02-22-2012-- (00): documents sent

02-23-2012-- (01): NOA date

02-27-2012-- (05): check cashed

03-02-2012-- (09): bio appointment notice sent, bio date 03-15 (23)

03-05-2012-- (12): bio notice received

03-06-2012-- (13): early bio

03-12-2012-- (19): in line for interview scheduling

03-21-2012-- (28): scheduled for interview

03-28-2012-- (35): interview notice received

05-02-2012-- (70): interview. Rec. for Approval!

05-16-2012-- (84): in line for oath scheduling

06-19-2012-(118): scheduled for oath

06-21-2012-(120): oath letter received

07-06-2012-(135): oath

Passport application timeline

07-10-2012-- (00): application sent (card+book/routine service)

07-17-2012-- (07): application status online

07-26-2012-- (16): application on hold (name too long)

07-28-2012-- (18): RFI Tucson passport center (proposed shortened name) letter received

07-30-2012-- (20): reply sent to Tucson passport center

08-18-2012-- (39): passport book received

08-21-2012-- (42): passport card received

08-21-2012-- (42): CON received

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Thnk you all for your responses.


N-400 5 year 2/21/2012

District Office: Hartford, CT

Mailed Date: 12/21/2011

Received Date/Piority Date: 12/23/2011

Check cleared/Notice Date: 12/28/2011

FP Notice: 1/6/2012

FP Appointment: 1/18/2012

Received Yellow Letter: 2/13/2012

In line for interview: 2/21/2012

Interview letter email received: 3/6/2012

Interview Letter: 3/9/2012

Interview Date: 4/12/2012

Oath Letter: 4/12/2012

Oath Date: 4/20/2012

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