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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hello,

I am in the middle of filing I-130 to get my wife from India. She does not have any last name (family name) on her passport. She only has a first name. Is that going to be an issue? Do I just leave the field of Last name as blank on the form?

Has any one had any issues when there is no last name?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Hello,

I am in the middle of filing I-130 to get my wife from India. She does not have any last name (family name) on her passport. She only has a first name. Is that going to be an issue? Do I just leave the field of Last name as blank on the form?

Has any one had any issues when there is no last name?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks!!

I dont believe its going to be an issue as long as it matches her name in birth certificate too not just the passport.


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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i also don't have a last name in my passport. while filing out i-129 i put my dad's last name so my interview letter came with last name too and my case is currently in the process of returning to USCIS. i don't want to scare you but i would recommend just keep the same name as mentioned on her passport.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Do I just leave the field of Last name as blank on the form?

Do not leave that field blank, instead put dashes through that field. Like this: --------


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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i also don't have a last name in my passport. while filing out i-129 i put my dad's last name so my interview letter came with last name too and my case is currently in the process of returning to USCIS. i don't want to scare you but i would recommend just keep the same name as mentioned on her passport.

Yeah, that's what I am going to do. I will just keep her last name blank for now, as that's how it is on her passport. The problem is that on some of her other documents such as driver's license, voters id, etc, she does have a last name. But those documents are not required right now with I-130. But this could definitely become an issue later on.

Anyone seen such cases?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Yeah, that's what I am going to do. I will just keep her last name blank for now, as that's how it is on her passport. The problem is that on some of her other documents such as driver's license, voters id, etc, she does have a last name. But those documents are not required right now with I-130. But this could definitely become an issue later on.

Anyone seen such cases?

all u need for this process is passport and birth certificate nothing else so make sure that the full name on forms matches what she has in passport and birth certificate. later on maybe she ll need international driver to be able to use it here and it depends on which state you are at some states wont even let u use international driver license


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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Yeah, that's what I am going to do. I will just keep her last name blank for now, as that's how it is on her passport. The problem is that on some of her other documents such as driver's license, voters id, etc, she does have a last name. But those documents are not required right now with I-130. But this could definitely become an issue later on.

Anyone seen such cases?

If you read the India consulate reviews, you will find multiple instances of people being asked to provide their voter ID and voting record. Not too often, but it has happened. I don't know how this will affect you, but you may want to contact VFS and have them ask the embassy if you'll need any supplemental proof such as whatever your wife provided that convinced the passport office they should issue a passport with one name even thought she appears to have an actual last name.


Bec & Dipu

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : New Delhi, India

I-129F Sent : 2010-11-22

I-129F NOA1 : 2010-12-01

I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-21

NVC Received : 2011-04-27

NVC Left : 2011-05-05

Embassy Rcvd : 2011-05-08

Pack 3 Rcvd : 2011-05-11

Pack 3 Sent : 2011-06-23

Pack 4 Rcvd : 2011-07-08

Interview : 2011-08-03

Visa Received : 2011-11-09

POE : 2012-01-13

Marriage : 2012-01-21

AOS/EAD Sent : 2012-02-13

NOA1 : 2012-02-22

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hello,

I am in the middle of filing I-130 to get my wife from India. She does not have any last name (family name) on her passport. She only has a first name. Is that going to be an issue? Do I just leave the field of Last name as blank on the form?

Has any one had any issues when there is no last name?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks!!

Since you're just getting started, why don't you ask your wife to renew her passport in her married name? You can still send across a copy of your wife's old passport along with the I-130 application, but when time comes to submit copies to VFS, you can submit copies of the new passport. That's what I did. All you've gotta do is submit a copy of the marriage certificate when she re-applies for a change in name.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Hello,

I am in the middle of filing I-130 to get my wife from India. She does not have any last name (family name) on her passport. She only has a first name. Is that going to be an issue? Do I just leave the field of Last name as blank on the form?

Has any one had any issues when there is no last name?

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Thanks!!

you dont need to do anything _here is how you fill the I 130 correctly

Name : Fill in full name here that she will legally use in USA so hopefully this is the "first name and Last name"

Other names used: Here you fill in the first name only and any other name variations

Visa will be issued under first name and last name and Indian authorities dont have any issue when you go thru exit immigration at airport as long as first name on visa matches the first name on passport

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Do not leave that field blank, instead put dashes through that field. Like this: --------

This is generally my recommendation for names that don't exist too but for places like Indonesia where people often have only a single given name, I suggest typing "given name only" or use the dashes and hand print "given name only" on the forms so, it's clear.

Never heard of this in India. News to me.


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Since you're just getting started, why don't you ask your wife to renew her passport in her married name? You can still send across a copy of your wife's old passport along with the I-130 application, but when time comes to submit copies to VFS, you can submit copies of the new passport. That's what I did. All you've gotta do is submit a copy of the marriage certificate when she re-applies for a change in name.

I agree with this.

Since you are in initial stage and have ample time,you must consider addition of last name in Passport.I have a reason to believe this.

Don't know about other Passport offices, but when I, the beneficiary, went to apply for passport PCC at Chandigarh Passport office, I was told to include my spouse name first in the passport. According to them, if you are married , your passport must show your spouse name,than only you can apply for PCC or reissue.

I argued but officer explained it mandatory as I was unmarried when I got my passport and now my circumstances has changed(unmarried to married) my passport is not up to date.

I always thought, passport PCC is one day job,so I was relaxed and was waiting for NVC notification before I get my PCC done.And when NVC demanded paper, I came to know I have to apply for reissue and than PCC, this whole procedure took me 25 days or you can say I delayed my case by 25 days.

Since you have ample time, you must consider this step or check with your local passport office. I had other option to get PCC, to populate my martial status as "single " in PCC form but my conscience never allowed me to do so.

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you dont need to do anything _here is how you fill the I 130 correctly

Name : Fill in full name here that she will legally use in USA so hopefully this is the "first name and Last name"

Other names used: Here you fill in the first name only and any other name variations

Visa will be issued under first name and last name and Indian authorities dont have any issue when you go thru exit immigration at airport as long as first name on visa matches the first name on passport

If I do put a last name on I-130 application, wouldn't that cause any issues, since she does not have any last name on the marriage certificate?

I would like to use the same name everywhere as it is currently on her Indian passport which is just her first name to avoid any confusion at all. The only problem that I can foresee is that during this whole process, if for any reason she has to submit any other form of ID such as indian driver's license, voter's id, etc, then the name will not match exactly to her passport or marriage certificate.

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I agree with this.

Since you are in initial stage and have ample time,you must consider addition of last name in Passport.I have a reason to believe this.

Don't know about other Passport offices, but when I, the beneficiary, went to apply for passport PCC at Chandigarh Passport office, I was told to include my spouse name first in the passport. According to them, if you are married , your passport must show your spouse name,than only you can apply for PCC or reissue.

I argued but officer explained it mandatory as I was unmarried when I got my passport and now my circumstances has changed(unmarried to married) my passport is not up to date.

I always thought, passport PCC is one day job,so I was relaxed and was waiting for NVC notification before I get my PCC done.And when NVC demanded paper, I came to know I have to apply for reissue and than PCC, this whole procedure took me 25 days or you can say I delayed my case by 25 days.

Since you have ample time, you must consider this step or check with your local passport office. I had other option to get PCC, to populate my martial status as "single " in PCC form but my conscience never allowed me to do so.

Thank you sir. I have a few basic questions:

1) Can I still continue filling out I-130, and use only her first name in the application or are you recommending to get the name change in the passport first, and then fill out I-130 after that.

2) What is passport PCC?

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If I do put a last name on I-130 application, wouldn't that cause any issues, since she does not have any last name on the marriage certificate?

I would like to use the same name everywhere as it is currently on her Indian passport which is just her first name to avoid any confusion at all. The only problem that I can foresee is that during this whole process, if for any reason she has to submit any other form of ID such as indian driver's license, voter's id, etc, then the name will not match exactly to her passport or marriage certificate.

No, it will not cause a problem unless you fail to change the passport to match prior to the interview. The clean and easiest way to deal with the issue is to change the name in the passport to the name she will use going forward and do all future paperwork in that name.


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