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Another Newbie Question for the Forum :help: ,On the I-130 and the I-129F sections that pertain to my wife's information they want to know her family name.Would we write her maiden or her Married(my-name)name?They also want to know her family name on the immigrant and the non immigrant visa applications-Do we write her married or her maiden on the applications? In the process of doing all of this, a copy of her passport is asked for.If her last name on the applications is different than the last name on the passport can we simply include a copy of the marriage certificate to prove that the two names are the same person? Also-Before the K-3 visa interview do we need to get her passport changed to have her married name on it .If we dont need to change the name on her passport what do we need when going through customs because her Visa would have a different name than her passport.Thanks-Gary

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I'm in kinda same situation...

when i filed I-130 & I-129F, i used her name before marriage

she made a new passport under my name & it has my middle & last name on it...

so, I'm also confused myself...

but I know, on DS-156 & DS-157, her name must match with the name in her passport...

but i don't know if this would be a problem on the interview day...

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I'm in kinda same situation...

when i filed I-130 & I-129F, i used her name before marriage

she made a new passport under my name & it has my middle & last name on it...

so, I'm also confused myself...

but I know, on DS-156 & DS-157, her name must match with the name in her passport...

but i don't know if this would be a problem on the interview day...

I sure hope someone will give us some clarification(is that spelled right? :lol: )I have looked for hours and hours it seems like to find info on this matter.Can I ask-"How long did it take to get her passport changed to having her married name on it?" Please anyone-Helllllllllllpppppppp

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Gary and desi,

The questions on the forms are a bit more specific than your posts indicate, and there are multiple questions that ask about surname (and first and middle names on DS-156). Try comparing the multiple questions on each form to help determine what each question wants, then if you still need help then post again identifying the specific question that still concerns you.

My wife has not changed her passport to show her new surname, nor does she intend to change it. (Actually, it is more correct to say that she intends to use a different surname in the USA than she does in her country.)

Yodrak

Another Newbie Question for the Forum :help: ,On the I-130 and the I-129F sections that pertain to my wife's information they want to know her family name.Would we write her maiden or her Married(my-name)name?They also want to know her family name on the immigrant and the non immigrant visa applications-Do we write her married or her maiden on the applications? In the process of doing all of this, a copy of her passport is asked for.If her last name on the applications is different than the last name on the passport can we simply include a copy of the marriage certificate to prove that the two names are the same person? Also-Before the K-3 visa interview do we need to get her passport changed to have her married name on it .If we dont need to change the name on her passport what do we need when going through customs because her Visa would have a different name than her passport.Thanks-Gary
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it took her about 1 month to get a new passport...She simply took the marriage certificate, and the copy of my US passport to the passport office & got a new passport...Contact ur local passport office to find out how this can be done...

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Sorry about that Yodrak-I will be try to be more specific.

On form 129F Part B (information about your alien fience/spouse)Question #1-Name (Family name in CAPS) (First) (Middle), do we write my wifes married last name or her maiden last name where they ask for her Family name in CAPS?,Note:her passport is in her maiden name at this time.

On form I-130 Part C.Information about your relative.Question #1-Name (Family name in CAPS) (First) (Middle), do we write my wifes married last name or her maiden last name where they ask for her Family name in CAPS?

On the G-325A,Biographic Information it asks for (Family Name) on top of the form.I know we both have to fill 4 of these forms out but I would like to know if she writes her married last name or her Maiden last name where it asks for(Family Name)

On forms DS-230 Part 1 and Part 2 I am sure that she writes her married name where it asks for her family name-Am I correct?because on the next line below, it says to put her maiden name.

One more thing :D On the DS-156 as far as the name goes it is looks like it is pretty much self explained,BUT-let me throw this at you.She allready has her passport and it is in her maiden name. On Question #6.It ask for-Surnames (As in Passport)so I would assume we put her passport name as it says to,but as of now her passport name isnt her married name.Is this going to mess things up or do we need to get her passport changed to have my name on it before we fill out the DS-156 form.

Last Question(I promise) :lol: Do we need to also fill out the DS-156K form? We are married and this form says its for a fience.Here it also ask for family name.

To kinda put everything in simple terms,When a form ask for my alien spouses family name-does it mean her Married name or her Maiden name,If it can be answered that simply?

I hope this will help to answer my questions Yodrak,I appreciate your help with this,I know its alot to ask so a BIG THANKS to ya if you can help me out.Thanks Again-Gary

Gary and desi,

The questions on the forms are a bit more specific than your posts indicate, and there are multiple questions that ask about surname (and first and middle names on DS-156). Try comparing the multiple questions on each form to help determine what each question wants, then if you still need help then post again identifying the specific question that still concerns you.

My wife has not changed her passport to show her new surname, nor does she intend to change it. (Actually, it is more correct to say that she intends to use a different surname in the USA than she does in her country.)

Yodrak

Another Newbie Question for the Forum :help: ,On the I-130 and the I-129F sections that pertain to my wife's information they want to know her family name.Would we write her maiden or her Married(my-name)name?They also want to know her family name on the immigrant and the non immigrant visa applications-Do we write her married or her maiden on the applications? In the process of doing all of this, a copy of her passport is asked for.If her last name on the applications is different than the last name on the passport can we simply include a copy of the marriage certificate to prove that the two names are the same person? Also-Before the K-3 visa interview do we need to get her passport changed to have her married name on it .If we dont need to change the name on her passport what do we need when going through customs because her Visa would have a different name than her passport.Thanks-Gary

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Gary,

I-129f B.7 asks for "Other Names Used (including maiden name)". For B.1 put the one name that B.7 does not ask for - the name currently used.

I-130 C.7 asks...

Do you see what I meant about comparing the multiple 'name' questions on a form? (And that what we might call the 'primary' name question on a form refers to the name currently being used?)

The different K-visa applicants all submit the same forms, except perhaps that K2 and K4 may not need DS-230 as K1 and K3 do, and may not need some other forms or supporting materials that are not age-appropriate. (And some consulates use DS-157 for women as well as men.)

Yodrak

Sorry about that Yodrak-I will be try to be more specific.

On form 129F Part B (information about your alien fience/spouse)Question #1-Name (Family name in CAPS) (First) (Middle), do we write my wifes married last name or her maiden last name where they ask for her Family name in CAPS?,Note:her passport is in her maiden name at this time.

On form I-130 Part C.Information about your relative.Question #1-Name (Family name in CAPS) (First) (Middle), do we write my wifes married last name or her maiden last name where they ask for her Family name in CAPS?

On the G-325A,Biographic Information it asks for (Family Name) on top of the form.I know we both have to fill 4 of these forms out but I would like to know if she writes her married last name or her Maiden last name where it asks for(Family Name)

On forms DS-230 Part 1 and Part 2 I am sure that she writes her married name where it asks for her family name-Am I correct?because on the next line below, it says to put her maiden name.

One more thing :D On the DS-156 as far as the name goes it is looks like it is pretty much self explained,BUT-let me throw this at you.She allready has her passport and it is in her maiden name. On Question #6.It ask for-Surnames (As in Passport)so I would assume we put her passport name as it says to,but as of now her passport name isnt her married name.Is this going to mess things up or do we need to get her passport changed to have my name on it before we fill out the DS-156 form.

Last Question(I promise) :lol: Do we need to also fill out the DS-156K form? We are married and this form says its for a fience.Here it also ask for family name.

To kinda put everything in simple terms,When a form ask for my alien spouses family name-does it mean her Married name or her Maiden name,If it can be answered that simply?

I hope this will help to answer my questions Yodrak,I appreciate your help with this,I know its alot to ask so a BIG THANKS to ya if you can help me out.Thanks Again-Gary

Gary and desi,

The questions on the forms are a bit more specific than your posts indicate, and there are multiple questions that ask about surname (and first and middle names on DS-156). Try comparing the multiple questions on each form to help determine what each question wants, then if you still need help then post again identifying the specific question that still concerns you.

My wife has not changed her passport to show her new surname, nor does she intend to change it. (Actually, it is more correct to say that she intends to use a different surname in the USA than she does in her country.)

Yodrak

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The rule of thumb I'm using is to list the current legal name whenever the forms ask for Family Name. In other words, if your wife's legal name is still her maiden name, use that name. If she has legally changed over to her married name already, then use that name instead.

In either case, you must still list any other names used in question 7 on the I-130 and I-129F. (Just because they say "including maiden name" doesn't mean you are forced to put a married name in question 1, just so that you can enter a maiden name in question 7...remember, some women never change their names after marriage at all! USCIS can't "require" them to enter a "married" name they never intend to use.) Just be honest and straight-forward with what name your wife is using legally vs. other names she might use less formally. Case in point...my legal name is still my maiden name, so I put that in question 1. However, I "use" and am known as my married name in my new job, so I entered my married name in question 7.

Remember also that you will provide your marriage certificate alongside the I-130 and I-129F applications...that should list your name and your wife's maiden name. USCIS will have the proof they need when combining this with all other documents you submit.

Again, I'm fairly new to the process, too, so don't hold me to this advice. I could be wrong! Still, this is the advice we've been given and we've had no problems.

Hope this helps!


I-130F:

13 Feb. 2006 - sent I-130; 14 Feb. 2006 - I-130 received at Nebraska

28 Feb. 2006 - NOA-1

2 Mar. 2006 - RFE for payment problem; 3 Mar. - corrected & mailed; 6 Mar. - USCIS rec'd payment

12 June 2006 - APPROVED! (NOA-2)

20 June 2006 - case number assigned

3 July 2006 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee bill generated; 6 July - emailed DS-3032 Choice of Agent

13 July 2006 - Received DS-3032 (UK)

14 July 2006 - DS-3032 mailed to NVC

17 July 2006 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee received in mail

19 July 2006 - mailed Fee bill to NVC; recieved at NVC St. Louis facility 20 July

24 July 2006 - Received NVC choice of agent confirmation email

4th-8th Aug 2006 - Recieve IV bill. (non specific date recieved/away vacation)

10th Aug 2006 - NVC recieve IV Bill.

11th Aug 2006 - Recieved I-864 package / mailed back 15th Aug

I-129F:

6 Mar. 2006 - sent I-129F; 8 Mar. 2006 - I-129F received at USCIS

16 Mar. 2006 - NOA1

3 July 2006 - received RFE (IMBRA); 5 July 2006 - mailed RFE response

10 July 2006 - received USCIS email confirming receipt of RFE response

13 July 2006 - received RFE (IMBRA) AGAIN

17 July 2006 - mailed 2nd RFE response; received by USCIS 19 July

27 July 2006 - APPROVED!

7 Aug 2006 - case number assigned at NVC

11 Aug 2006 - Recieved NVC letter confirming case sent to london

23 Aug 2006 - Received Packet 3 / 25 Aug 2006 - Mailed back

04 Sep 2006 - Medical completed.

08 Sep 2006 - Interview date assigned for 2nd October

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Thankyou Metinspain and Thankyou Yodrak,You all have been very helpful,Now it all makes sense to me,I think I was just looking at it all to hard and to long.Thanks again -Im sure I will be back with more questions.

Just so we are all on the same page. "Marie" (Thats my Honey :D(L) ) and I are not married yet,I have downloaded all the forms and instructions and we are preparing everything before my return trip to the Philippines at which time we will get married.This way after the marriage I can send in the I-130 right away,and then the I-129F,and then when she gets her DS-2001, her DS-230 and her DS-156 she will have the copy's finished already and any documents that she may have had a hard time with, she can deal with before they are due to be filled out.This is why I have been refering to her as my wife.I am not trying to be deceptive, its just that the questions I have all refer to questions about a spouse and/or a K-3 Visa.So anyway- thats the scoop.

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