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Just married, now what!? Name change?

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My now husband and I married last friday. Therefore we are starting to put together everything we need for the AOS. After looking at numberous of guides, I think I have a basic idea of what we need. However, I am still unsure.

Forms I filled out so far...

  1. g-325a
  2. i-485
  3. i-765
  4. g-1145
  5. i-864
  6. i-864a

I know I need...

  • 2 passport pictures
  • passport copies (mine/ husbands)
  • NOA2 copy
  • i-94 copy
  • copy of marriage license

....anything else I need?

Also, because of his mom re-marring many times, my husband has decided to take my name. Anyone know what I need to do to change his name? He also wants to make his current name his middle name. Is it the same process?

Thank you in adance!!!


Our Journey
2007: Met at the University of Florida at a Japanese Language table session.
Dec 13 2007: Officially became a couple
May 27, 2012: Engaged

The K-1 Visa Journey
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-07
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-02-06
Packet 3 received: 2013-04-28

Interview Date: 2013-05-07

K-1 Visa recieved from Japan: 2013-05-14

US POE: 2013-10-07

Wedding: 2013-12-13

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Make it a copy of your marriage certificate, rather than marriage license -- there's a distinction. I'd order multiple copies.

Changing your husband's name is not that frequent a topic here. Search for it by means of the "advanced search" function (link atop every VJ page at far upper right); or, better, consult your state and county websites. It's also not unrealistic to suggest that you consult with an attorney, if you don't get clear answers from other sources.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Read over this: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

You don't need to submit a certified copy of the Marriage cert, just a clear b/w or even better a color copy.

You'll need the supporting evidence for the i-864 as well. I'm not sure if you need the i-864a form, we didn't need it when we applied in October.

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Thank you everyone for you advice!!


Our Journey
2007: Met at the University of Florida at a Japanese Language table session.
Dec 13 2007: Officially became a couple
May 27, 2012: Engaged

The K-1 Visa Journey
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-31
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-06-07
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-02-06
Packet 3 received: 2013-04-28

Interview Date: 2013-05-07

K-1 Visa recieved from Japan: 2013-05-14

US POE: 2013-10-07

Wedding: 2013-12-13

ieFim5.png

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