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SO FRUSTRATED!

I went down to the SSA office to change my last name on my Social Security card. I was informed that my name on my green card does not match my SSN. My green card states Firstname M. Lastname (M being my middle initial). On all of my immigration forms I put my full middle name (which is May), in the middle name spot on the applications. When I got my SSN the first time, the guy got upset with me stating that I don't have a middle name, and that I shouldn't put May as that, when it is part of my first name. Well that was news to me! As far as I was aware, and my mom (because I asked her that night), I do have a middle name, and only ONE first name. I guess the way it is on my passport states Firstname May, Lastname. So, I don't know what the heck happened! I don't know if USCIS entered my name incorrectly, or the SSA.

They sent my info to homeland security for review. They said I should hear in 3-4 weeks. Has this happened to anyone else? I did a search but found mostly people who lived here before, or came on different visa (work related) then got married and wanted to change their name.

UGH.


formerly sherrybaby

ROC Process

12-13-2013 * 90 day window to apply opens

02-24-2014 * ROC package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-25-2014 * ROC package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-26-2014 * NOA1 notice date

02-28-2014 * Cheque cashed

03-05-2014 * Biometrics notice date

03-28-2014 * Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore

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USCIS has to issue your green card with your full name as it appears on your birth certificate. The only change they will make is if you want to take your husband's last name. My GC also just has my middle name's initial, not the full name.

SSA has no right to tell you what is your name vs what is your middle name. Your birth certificate proves what your name is. It's likely to be a clerical error on their end (like your middle name not being entered in the right slot in their system). Unless USCIS did not use your name as it appears on your birth certificate, they made no mistake. I would go back to SSA with your GC and birth certificate and talk to someone else to see if the clerk was just clueless. Or wait 4 weeks. As you already have your #, you can still continue to use it meanwhile.

Edited by SF2007

US citizen since April 2016

ROC completed April 2014

AOS from K1 completed February 2012

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Well, the lady asked her supervisor, and he told her what to do, and told her if that didn't work thwn they need to go through homeland security. This lady was much more helpful, whereas the guy who helped me when I first got it was a complete jerk who made me tear up.

I am more concerned about our taxes. We are filing jointly, but does my husband put my maiden name with my SSN? Since my maiden seems to be tied in with my SSN at the moment. Should I have him put both my maiden name and married name?


formerly sherrybaby

ROC Process

12-13-2013 * 90 day window to apply opens

02-24-2014 * ROC package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-25-2014 * ROC package received at USCIS Vermont Service Center

02-26-2014 * NOA1 notice date

02-28-2014 * Cheque cashed

03-05-2014 * Biometrics notice date

03-28-2014 * Biometrics Appointment in Baltimore

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