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Hey all, I have an odd question and I'm going to use a dummy name to illustrate it because I don't want my full name on the internet. I was born Mary Jane Smith, but have always gone by Jane Smith. I married Bob Jones and filed my immigration papers as Jane Smith Jones. My EAD and thus SS card and CA ID say Jane Smith Jones. At our interview on Tuesday, the lady said that marriage only changes your last name and so my name is legally Mary Jane Jones and that's what my green card will say. She said to just wait the 2 conditional years before doing a legal name change to Jane Smith Jones because I'll need to get a new green card then anyway. But if I get my passport, it will have to say Mary Jane Jones, and I'm concerned that having different names on my SS card and green card/passport is going to cause problems. Should I just go through with the name change now and re-order a green card?


September 18, 2011 - Married!!! <3

November 8, 2011 - AOS filed (I-130/I-485/I-765)

November 15, 2011 - Email/text NOAs received

November 18, 2011 - Hardcopy NOAs received (dated 11/14)

December 19, 2011 - Biometrics Appt Notice received for 1/11

December 28, 2011 - Biometrics Walk-in

February 9, 2012 - RFE :(

February 27, 2012 - RFE #2 because of innacurate info given from the customer service line!

March 26, 2012 - EAD FINALLY approved, card production ordered, woohoo!!

March 29, 2012 - EAD card production notice #2

March 30, 2012 - EAD card mailed

April 2, 2012 - EAD card in hand!

April 4, 2012 - Interview notice for May 8, 2012

April 9, 2012 - applied for SSN

April 16, 2012 - SSN card received :D

April 17, 2012 - Driving permit obtained!

April 23, 2012 - CA ID received in the mail

May 8, 2012 - Interview - approved!! :D

May 16, 2012 - Green Card in hand!

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If you want. Its up to you. Your going to wait 4-6 months to get your need green card and you have to send your other one away. Keep that in mind.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Oh geez, I didn't know that. Well, is it going to be a problem if the names don't match for a while?


September 18, 2011 - Married!!! <3

November 8, 2011 - AOS filed (I-130/I-485/I-765)

November 15, 2011 - Email/text NOAs received

November 18, 2011 - Hardcopy NOAs received (dated 11/14)

December 19, 2011 - Biometrics Appt Notice received for 1/11

December 28, 2011 - Biometrics Walk-in

February 9, 2012 - RFE :(

February 27, 2012 - RFE #2 because of innacurate info given from the customer service line!

March 26, 2012 - EAD FINALLY approved, card production ordered, woohoo!!

March 29, 2012 - EAD card production notice #2

March 30, 2012 - EAD card mailed

April 2, 2012 - EAD card in hand!

April 4, 2012 - Interview notice for May 8, 2012

April 9, 2012 - applied for SSN

April 16, 2012 - SSN card received :D

April 17, 2012 - Driving permit obtained!

April 23, 2012 - CA ID received in the mail

May 8, 2012 - Interview - approved!! :D

May 16, 2012 - Green Card in hand!

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Hey all, I have an odd question and I'm going to use a dummy name to illustrate it because I don't want my full name on the internet. I was born Mary Jane Smith, but have always gone by Jane Smith. I married Bob Jones and filed my immigration papers as Jane Smith Jones. My EAD and thus SS card and CA ID say Jane Smith Jones. At our interview on Tuesday, the lady said that marriage only changes your last name and so my name is legally Mary Jane Jones and that's what my green card will say. She said to just wait the 2 conditional years before doing a legal name change to Jane Smith Jones because I'll need to get a new green card then anyway. But if I get my passport, it will have to say Mary Jane Jones, and I'm concerned that having different names on my SS card and green card/passport is going to cause problems. Should I just go through with the name change now and re-order a green card?

LOL

That's what's happening to my wife.

We did ask the officer why not use her married name.

In short, the officer told us that she must change all her SS, ID and Marriage Certificate to the same name as on the Green Card.

So we must start all over again.

I called the county here to change her name on our marriage certificate because she needs it to reentry the country (her name on her passport and married certificate is different).

They said it's not necessary and they can't do it and we must go to court to change it :o

She'll travel out of the country in 2 weeks. Her names on her passport, marriage certificate and green card are different, somewhat similar with part of her name and my last name.. LOL

Really hope she wouldn't get any problem coming back here.

Any suggestions?


* Met online in January 2009

* Got married in November 2011

* Filed for Immigration purposes (AOS) on in January 2012 (sent the documents altogether with the children's)

* Check cashed on January 30th, 2012 (for my wife)

* Checks cashed on February 14th, 2012 (for my 2 step children)

* Biometric for my wife on February 27th, 2012

* Kids' cases transferred to CSC on Feb 28th, 2012

* Biometric for the children on March 14th, 2012

* Received EAD for my wife on March 30th, 2012

* Received EAD for the children on April 4th, 2012

* Interview for my wife on April 13th, 2012 (APPROVED on the spot)

* Still waiting for my step children's cases :(

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Oh my goodness! Luckily our marriage certificate doesn't have my married name (the lady said to just apply for an SS card and license, etc. with my new name), so I guess that's a little less complicated. Please let me know how your experience goes! I would muuuch rather not have to go to court (it's a lengthy process that costs ~$700 in CA, ugh), at least not for awhile. I'm so over dealing with government agencies :lol:


September 18, 2011 - Married!!! <3

November 8, 2011 - AOS filed (I-130/I-485/I-765)

November 15, 2011 - Email/text NOAs received

November 18, 2011 - Hardcopy NOAs received (dated 11/14)

December 19, 2011 - Biometrics Appt Notice received for 1/11

December 28, 2011 - Biometrics Walk-in

February 9, 2012 - RFE :(

February 27, 2012 - RFE #2 because of innacurate info given from the customer service line!

March 26, 2012 - EAD FINALLY approved, card production ordered, woohoo!!

March 29, 2012 - EAD card production notice #2

March 30, 2012 - EAD card mailed

April 2, 2012 - EAD card in hand!

April 4, 2012 - Interview notice for May 8, 2012

April 9, 2012 - applied for SSN

April 16, 2012 - SSN card received :D

April 17, 2012 - Driving permit obtained!

April 23, 2012 - CA ID received in the mail

May 8, 2012 - Interview - approved!! :D

May 16, 2012 - Green Card in hand!

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Oh my goodness! Luckily our marriage certificate doesn't have my married name (the lady said to just apply for an SS card and license, etc. with my new name), so I guess that's a little less complicated. Please let me know how your experience goes! I would muuuch rather not have to go to court (it's a lengthy process that costs ~$700 in CA, ugh), at least not for awhile. I'm so over dealing with government agencies :lol:

You're so right! We really didn't know that the officer would put a different name on her GC.

With the time and more money to spend, I think we'd better wait until the cost could be free.. LOL

I'll surely let you know how it goes.

Thank you!


* Met online in January 2009

* Got married in November 2011

* Filed for Immigration purposes (AOS) on in January 2012 (sent the documents altogether with the children's)

* Check cashed on January 30th, 2012 (for my wife)

* Checks cashed on February 14th, 2012 (for my 2 step children)

* Biometric for my wife on February 27th, 2012

* Kids' cases transferred to CSC on Feb 28th, 2012

* Biometric for the children on March 14th, 2012

* Received EAD for my wife on March 30th, 2012

* Received EAD for the children on April 4th, 2012

* Interview for my wife on April 13th, 2012 (APPROVED on the spot)

* Still waiting for my step children's cases :(

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I had no idea either - honestly, the idea never even crossed my mind. When she asked if I'd been to court to change my name, we both gave her puzzled looks LOL oh well, thanks to you too, and good luck!


September 18, 2011 - Married!!! <3

November 8, 2011 - AOS filed (I-130/I-485/I-765)

November 15, 2011 - Email/text NOAs received

November 18, 2011 - Hardcopy NOAs received (dated 11/14)

December 19, 2011 - Biometrics Appt Notice received for 1/11

December 28, 2011 - Biometrics Walk-in

February 9, 2012 - RFE :(

February 27, 2012 - RFE #2 because of innacurate info given from the customer service line!

March 26, 2012 - EAD FINALLY approved, card production ordered, woohoo!!

March 29, 2012 - EAD card production notice #2

March 30, 2012 - EAD card mailed

April 2, 2012 - EAD card in hand!

April 4, 2012 - Interview notice for May 8, 2012

April 9, 2012 - applied for SSN

April 16, 2012 - SSN card received :D

April 17, 2012 - Driving permit obtained!

April 23, 2012 - CA ID received in the mail

May 8, 2012 - Interview - approved!! :D

May 16, 2012 - Green Card in hand!

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I have a "name" question too!!

Hopefully somebody can help

I didn't change my name after got married coz I think that will make my AOS easier since there are no different names.

I am planning to change it after I get my GC

Can anybody tell me where to start once I get my GC? Who should I go talk to first?

I am so confused with all these SS card, GC, Drivers license, marriage certificate etc..

Thanks


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AOS from F1:
Day0 -- 2012.05.08 Sent packet through USPS
Day1 -- 2012.05.09 Packet delivered at 1:29pm
Day7 -- 2012.05.15 Emails/texts acceptance confirmation at 5:16pm
Day8 -- 2012.05.16 Checks been cashed in the morning
Day11--2012.05.19 I-797C 4 hard copies received.
Day14--2012.05.22 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for June 5th.
Day15--2012.05.23 Biometrics Completed at 1:30pm (2 weeks earlier than the scheduled date)
Day27--2012.06.04 Card production ordered for EAD&AP
Day28--2012.06.05 Second card production ordered email received for EAD.(why?)
Day30--2012.06.07 EAD&AP Combo Card mailed
Day32--2012.06.09 EAD&AP Combo Card received
Day98--2012.08.14 Interview scheduled for Sep.18th @12:30pm(thank god I don't have school that day)
Day100-2012.08.16 Interview notice hard copy received
Day133-2012.09.18 Interview!! I-485 updated to Card Production around 3:30pm
Day134-2012.09.19 Online Update: I-130 approved; I-485 New permanent Resident Status Registered.
Day136-2012.09.21 Second Card production Email.
Day141-2012.09.26 GreenCard received. (Done for 2 years!)

ROC:

Day0 -- 2014.07.07 Sent package to CSC by USPS

Day1 -- 2014.07.08 Package delivered

Day3 -- 2014.07.10 Check has been cashed

Day4 -- 2014.07.11 I-797 Hard Copy Received

Day12--2014.07.19 Biometrics Appointment received. Scheduled for Aug 5th.

Day23--2014.07.30 Biometrics Completed @1pm (6 days early)

Day95--2014.10.10 Card Production

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I have a "name" question too!!

Hopefully somebody can help

I didn't change my name after got married coz I think that will make my AOS easier since there are no different names.

I am planning to change it after I get my GC

Can anybody tell me where to start once I get my GC? Who should I go talk to first?

I am so confused with all these SS card, GC, Drivers license, marriage certificate etc..

Thanks

Thats a waste of money and your time, like I said above. You must file for an I-90 and change the name on your green card by using your marriage certificate. It will take 4-6 months you have to send your green card to them and you have to pay MORE for it. another 400 ish $

You should have just put your married name on the AOS.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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So update - I just got another SSN card with the same name that's on my green card to make things easier as far as payroll once I start work.


September 18, 2011 - Married!!! <3

November 8, 2011 - AOS filed (I-130/I-485/I-765)

November 15, 2011 - Email/text NOAs received

November 18, 2011 - Hardcopy NOAs received (dated 11/14)

December 19, 2011 - Biometrics Appt Notice received for 1/11

December 28, 2011 - Biometrics Walk-in

February 9, 2012 - RFE :(

February 27, 2012 - RFE #2 because of innacurate info given from the customer service line!

March 26, 2012 - EAD FINALLY approved, card production ordered, woohoo!!

March 29, 2012 - EAD card production notice #2

March 30, 2012 - EAD card mailed

April 2, 2012 - EAD card in hand!

April 4, 2012 - Interview notice for May 8, 2012

April 9, 2012 - applied for SSN

April 16, 2012 - SSN card received :D

April 17, 2012 - Driving permit obtained!

April 23, 2012 - CA ID received in the mail

May 8, 2012 - Interview - approved!! :D

May 16, 2012 - Green Card in hand!

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