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Recent Divorce - Use Passport with Married name of change to maiden.

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I have a very close friend who wants to apply for Tourist Visa in Brazil. She is recently divorced and her passport has her married name. She wants to change to her maiden name before applying for the Tourist Visa. Also, IF the timing does not work to get a new passport in time for her trip (June 30) should she book her flight with her married name or book the flight with her maiden name and carry her Brazilian divorce papers with her, for what ever reason. As for the Tourist Visa interview - should she make application using her married name or maiden name and carry her divorce papers with her to the interview? Ideally all docs should have the same last name (passport, application, flight tix). Also, if anyone has information on HOW to make a change in Brazil for a Brazilian passport please provide. Many thanks! Muito obrigado.


MARRIED December 14, 2012 in Natal, Brazil

USCIS:
01/10/2013 - I-130 Sent
01/17/2013 - NOA1 (Vermont Service Center)
03/15/2013 - NOA2

NVC:
03/25/2013 - Received
04/08/2013 - NVC case # generated
04/09/2013 - AOS Invoice Received
04/09/2013 - Paid AOS Bill
04/10/2013 - Sent DS-3023
04/19/2013 - DS-3032 Accepted
04/27/2013 - AOS Package Sent - USPS Express Mail

04/30/2012 - AOS Delivered
04/19/2013 - IV Invoice Received
08/22/2013 - IV Package Received at NVC

09/10/2013 - RFE Received at NVC

09/19/2013 - RFE - Completed NEW Online Form DS-260

10/04/2013 - RFE - NEW Police Report required
11/22/2013 - Case Complete

Consulate
01/02/2014 - Medical - cutting it close
01/06/2014 - Interview Rio de Janeiro - APPROVED!!!!!
06/27/2014 - POE Charlotte

ADVISE "TAKE YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TO THE AIRPORT WHEN LEAVING BRAZIL. GOL AIRLINES DID NOT BELIEVE WE WERE MARRIED AND ALMOST DID NOT ISSUE A BOARDING PASS FOR MY WIFE. MY WIFE HAD TO SHOW HER BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTS SHOWING HER LAST NAME AS MINE"

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** Update ** The DS-160 was completed and submitted using her maiden name. Fingers crossed.


MARRIED December 14, 2012 in Natal, Brazil

USCIS:
01/10/2013 - I-130 Sent
01/17/2013 - NOA1 (Vermont Service Center)
03/15/2013 - NOA2

NVC:
03/25/2013 - Received
04/08/2013 - NVC case # generated
04/09/2013 - AOS Invoice Received
04/09/2013 - Paid AOS Bill
04/10/2013 - Sent DS-3023
04/19/2013 - DS-3032 Accepted
04/27/2013 - AOS Package Sent - USPS Express Mail

04/30/2012 - AOS Delivered
04/19/2013 - IV Invoice Received
08/22/2013 - IV Package Received at NVC

09/10/2013 - RFE Received at NVC

09/19/2013 - RFE - Completed NEW Online Form DS-260

10/04/2013 - RFE - NEW Police Report required
11/22/2013 - Case Complete

Consulate
01/02/2014 - Medical - cutting it close
01/06/2014 - Interview Rio de Janeiro - APPROVED!!!!!
06/27/2014 - POE Charlotte

ADVISE "TAKE YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TO THE AIRPORT WHEN LEAVING BRAZIL. GOL AIRLINES DID NOT BELIEVE WE WERE MARRIED AND ALMOST DID NOT ISSUE A BOARDING PASS FOR MY WIFE. MY WIFE HAD TO SHOW HER BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTS SHOWING HER LAST NAME AS MINE"

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ADVICE? We have not scheduled her Tourist Visa interview yet. She submitted her DS-160 with her maiden name although her passport is with married name. SHOULD we submit a new DS-160 with her married name to match that of her passport? When I book her flight the tickets will match her passport (married name). Embassy interviewer may (probably) notice discrepancy in DS-160 application with tickets/passport. What to do?

Thanks to all VJ!!!!!


MARRIED December 14, 2012 in Natal, Brazil

USCIS:
01/10/2013 - I-130 Sent
01/17/2013 - NOA1 (Vermont Service Center)
03/15/2013 - NOA2

NVC:
03/25/2013 - Received
04/08/2013 - NVC case # generated
04/09/2013 - AOS Invoice Received
04/09/2013 - Paid AOS Bill
04/10/2013 - Sent DS-3023
04/19/2013 - DS-3032 Accepted
04/27/2013 - AOS Package Sent - USPS Express Mail

04/30/2012 - AOS Delivered
04/19/2013 - IV Invoice Received
08/22/2013 - IV Package Received at NVC

09/10/2013 - RFE Received at NVC

09/19/2013 - RFE - Completed NEW Online Form DS-260

10/04/2013 - RFE - NEW Police Report required
11/22/2013 - Case Complete

Consulate
01/02/2014 - Medical - cutting it close
01/06/2014 - Interview Rio de Janeiro - APPROVED!!!!!
06/27/2014 - POE Charlotte

ADVISE "TAKE YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TO THE AIRPORT WHEN LEAVING BRAZIL. GOL AIRLINES DID NOT BELIEVE WE WERE MARRIED AND ALMOST DID NOT ISSUE A BOARDING PASS FOR MY WIFE. MY WIFE HAD TO SHOW HER BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTS SHOWING HER LAST NAME AS MINE"

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I would stick with the married name to match current passport at this point and take care of the name change paperwork after the trip.

Btw DS-160 asks for all names, so she will get a chance to mention her maiden name in "other names used" section.


Naturalization
2013-02-02 - N-400 Sent
2013-02-04 - N-400 Delivered
2013-02-06 - NOA Date
2013-02-07 - Check Cashed
2013-02-07 - Biometrics Letter Date
2013-02-09 - Biometrics Letter Received
2013-02-13 - NOA Received
2013-03-01 - Biometrics Appointment
2013-03-05 - Case Status -> In Line for Inteview
2013-03-23 - Yellow letter for Tax Returns
2013-04-04 - Case Status -> Scheduled for interview
2013-04-10 - Interview Letter in Mail
2013-05-09 - Interview
2013-08-09 - Case Status -> Placed in Oath Scheduling Queue

2013-09-06 - Case Status -> Oath Ceremony Scheduled

2013-09-09 - Oath Ceremony Letter in Mail

2013-09-24 - Oath Ceremony

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** UPDATE **

Sent inquiry to RacifeVisa@state.com on this subject. Their response as quoted:

"Good morning.

She can bring her divorce decree with her for the interview, however she needs a passport that matches her current name.

Sincerely,"

Good news and hopefully helpful to others.

Best of luck to all.


MARRIED December 14, 2012 in Natal, Brazil

USCIS:
01/10/2013 - I-130 Sent
01/17/2013 - NOA1 (Vermont Service Center)
03/15/2013 - NOA2

NVC:
03/25/2013 - Received
04/08/2013 - NVC case # generated
04/09/2013 - AOS Invoice Received
04/09/2013 - Paid AOS Bill
04/10/2013 - Sent DS-3023
04/19/2013 - DS-3032 Accepted
04/27/2013 - AOS Package Sent - USPS Express Mail

04/30/2012 - AOS Delivered
04/19/2013 - IV Invoice Received
08/22/2013 - IV Package Received at NVC

09/10/2013 - RFE Received at NVC

09/19/2013 - RFE - Completed NEW Online Form DS-260

10/04/2013 - RFE - NEW Police Report required
11/22/2013 - Case Complete

Consulate
01/02/2014 - Medical - cutting it close
01/06/2014 - Interview Rio de Janeiro - APPROVED!!!!!
06/27/2014 - POE Charlotte

ADVISE "TAKE YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE TO THE AIRPORT WHEN LEAVING BRAZIL. GOL AIRLINES DID NOT BELIEVE WE WERE MARRIED AND ALMOST DID NOT ISSUE A BOARDING PASS FOR MY WIFE. MY WIFE HAD TO SHOW HER BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTS SHOWING HER LAST NAME AS MINE"

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