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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So my fiance and I are about to file our package and one question I have is regarding her legal name change. She (the US Citizen) was previously married and took her husbands last name. Since she was divorced she has not reverted back to her maiden name and her passport/drivers licence is still in her married name.

When we filled out all the forms we have used her current married name and not her maiden name so would we be responsible to provide a certificate showing a legal name change given that all forms and supporting material use that same married name? We provided photocopies of her passport instead of her birth certificate for this specific reason.


Visa Timeline

09/04/2008 - We met online

02/01/2011 - We became a couple

06/09/2011 - We met for the first time

06/21/2012 - We got engaged

10/26/12 - I-129F Sent

11/1/12 - NOA1

04/23/13 - NOA2

05/16/13 - Consulate Received Package

06/7/13 - Package 3 Sent

6/14/13 - Medical Interview

6/25/13 - Interview Scheduled - APPROVED

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No, I filled my petition the same way as I did not change my name back as well. Since all of her legal docs show her married name. The divorce decree is all that is really needed as there is no need to show the marriage license which is what allowed the name change. Of course along with all of docs requested for the petition. I even included a copy of my birth certificate, and passport and I did not receive a RFE for it.


Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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