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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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We just got married and my wife & me are filing I130 & I485 for me. I just saw that she has her biological fathers name on her Birth certificate. Her biological dad divorced and split from family when she was 2 and passed away 5 yrs back. But when we got married she gave her current dad's name which is on marriage certificate. The reason she gave her step dads name was coz she considered him to be her father all her life. Now all the forms we have filled and marriage certificate has her step dads name but Birth Certificate has real dads name. Will there be a problem? What should we do now? Thanks,

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Could be a problem. Was she ever officially adopted?


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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It doesn't matter who she considers to be her dad. I believe immigration is interested in biological or legally adopted. If asked, then correct it. That is an understandable error; however, it can delay the process a bit.


STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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She should maybe contact the issuing state for the marriage certificate and see if there is a way to correct the info.

She should have put her fathers name on the document. I want J-Lo to be my mommy, but I couldn't put her name on there. :rofl:


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Since we haven't sent the docs yet, i think i can update all forms. The only discrepancy would be between marriage certificate and birth certificate. Do you think marriage certificate can be updated with real dads name?

That's what I am suggesting she all the licensing state for. They would be the best ones to get an answer on that from. I would imagine its not the first time info needed corrected so they may have some process for it.

Unless she was actually adopted that is - I don't think you responded to that question. That may change things.

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July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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That's what I am suggesting she all the licensing state for. They would be the best ones to get an answer on that from. I would imagine its not the first time info needed corrected so they may have some process for it.

Unless she was actually adopted that is - I don't think you responded to that question. That may change things.

I dont think she was adopted in 89. She was 2 yrs old and her mom just married and her new husband automatically became her father. So wherever she went she used his name. Could there be a way to get a certified letter or something from her current dad which cud help lol

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Doesn't matter, he's not her father if she wasn't legally adopted. Letters don't matter. Try to get the marriage cert. changed and above all put the correct info on all USCIS forms.

Edited by jdh

July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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ughh! I guess im not sending docs for another week now :(

I actually had a similar situation. Not step-father and birth father, exactly,

But there was a slight difference in my dad's name on my birth certificate, and the one I put down to be on our marriage certificate.

This was because, my whole life I thought that my dad's name was a nick name and his full name was something else.

Just for illustration: everyone reffered to him as Jack Doe and so I always assumed his full name was John Doe.

Well I double checked with my mother and his name was legally Jack Doe :bonk:

So we went back to the town hall to ask for a corrected certificate.

Luckily they hadn't sent it away to the main office for filing yet, so it was just a matter of retyping a new one.

So the corrected one was what we sent with the AOS forms.


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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I actually had a similar situation. Not step-father and birth father, exactly,

But there was a slight difference in my dad's name on my birth certificate, and the one I put down to be on our marriage certificate.

This was because, my whole life I thought that my dad's name was a nick name and his full name was something else.

Just for illustration: everyone reffered to him as Jack Doe and so I always assumed his full name was John Doe.

Well I double checked with my mother and his name was legally Jack Doe :bonk:

So we went back to the town hall to ask for a corrected certificate.

Luckily they hadn't sent it away to the main office for filing yet, so it was just a matter of retyping a new one.

So the corrected one was what we sent with the AOS forms.

My wife suggested me to send her mom's marriage certificate along with application as that would have step dad's name on it and that should clarify situation to USCIS but im not sure if thats the right way to go about it. Should i just send her mom's marriage certificate or i shud go and get the name fixed?

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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My wife suggested me to send her mom's marriage certificate along with application as that would have step dad's name on it and that should clarify situation to USCIS but im not sure if thats the right way to go about it. Should i just send her mom's marriage certificate or i shud go and get the name fixed?

Get the name fixed! They don't care who her step dad is - they want info on her father! It's about security and background checking.

Sending a second marriage certificate with your package will accomplish nothing except maybe creating confusion.

Correct the info. Why is this a big deal?

Edited by jdh

July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: H-1B Visa Country: India
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Get the name fixed! They don't care who her step dad is - they want info on her father! It's about security and background checking.

Sending a second marriage certificate with your package will accomplish nothing except maybe creating confusion.

Correct the info. Why is this a big deal?

Besides going late to work it's not :P I'm gonna get it fixed, was trying to find a easy fix. But in the end if it delays my application with a RFE then its not worth it. Ill just fix it

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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Besides going late to work it's not :P I'm gonna get it fixed, was trying to find a easy fix. But in the end if it delays my application with a RFE then its not worth it. Ill just fix it

Always the best bet! Do it right the first time and you don't have to worry the whole time you are waiting! :thumbs:


July 2005 - met my awesome, hot, amazing love in Lousiana.
July 2006 - Married said love and moved to Canada.
June 2011 - Entered US to visit family, decided to stay.
Feb. 2012 - Sent paperwork to Chicago.

May 2012 - Received green card.

Day 0 - Package sent to Chicago Lockbox - 02/27/2012
Day 2 - UPS Tracking Confirmation - 02/29/2012
Day 4 - NOA Emails Received - 03/02/2012
Day 7 - All Checks Cashed - 03/05/2012
Day 11 - Hard Copy NOA's Received - 03/09/2012
Day 11 - Biometrics Appointment Received - 03/09/2012
--------- - Booked for - 04/03/2012 (day 36)
Day 35 - Early Biometricts Walk-in - 04/02/2012
Day 44 - Received Appointment Letter - 04/11/2012
Day 58 - EAD Approval Online - 04/25/2012
Day 63 - EAD in the mail - 04/30/2012
Day 65 - EAD in hand - 05/02/2012
Day 77 - AOS Interview - 05/14/2012
Day 77 - AOS Approved!
Day 84 - Green Card In Hand - 05/21/2012

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Indonesia
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Besides going late to work it's not :P I'm gonna get it fixed, was trying to find a easy fix. But in the end if it delays my application with a RFE then its not worth it. Ill just fix it

Yesss, I vote for fixing the marriage certificate also!

That's what we did and no problems from thereon out!

Good luck.


AOS 05/08/10 - sent05/14/10 - receipt date on NOAs - transferred to National Benefits Center06/14/10 - Biometrics Done - Lawrence, MA (original appt)07/26/10 - Interview - APPROVED!!07/30/10 - Welcome letter rec'd (notice date: 07/26)08/05/10 - Green Card (&EAD) Received! - 2 months and 28 days total!ROC 04/28/12 - ROC package sent05/03/12 - check cashed05/04/12 - NOA1 received - dated 05/01/1206/07/12 - Biometrics done02/07/13 - Approved (status update via text msg)02/14/13 - Ten year Green card receivedNaturalization07/26/13 - eligible (90 day window opened 4/27/13)02/24/14 - N-400 sent to Dallas03/04/14 - Check cashed & case accepted (update via txt & email)03/10/14 - Biometrics appt letter rec'd (scheduled for 03/28/13)03/28/14 - Biometrics done04/01/14 - In line for interview 04/03/14 - Case status change to scheduled for interview04/10/14 - interview letter rec'd 5/13/14 - interview 6/3/14 - in line for oath 6/30/14 - Scheduled for oath

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