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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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My wife and I got married 2 months ago on a K1 visa that expires in a week. We are sending the AOS form out today or tomorrow.

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Question: My wife has an SSN in her maiden name. We are applying for her AOS (Green Card) and EAD in her married name.

Assuming that we get her EAD approved in a month, but the AOS much later, will she have problems working? Of course we have the marriage certificate as part of the paper trail, but is this enough?

As I understood we could not get her SSN changed until she has legal identification again (and the K1 visa expries very soon). I guess that the EAD is not identification, so she couldn't just change the SSN after getting the EAD - she would have to wait for the AOS to be fully approved.

Can someone please advise us?


K1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Ukraine

I-129F Sent : 2014-03-28

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-04-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-05-06

NVC Received : 2014-05-20

NVC Sent to Embassy: 2014-05-26

Kyiv interview: June 23th (Approved)

POE date: July 22nd

Wedding date: August 10th

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ukraine
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My wife and I got married 2 months ago on a K1 visa that expires in a week. We are sending the AOS form out today or tomorrow.

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Question: My wife has an SSN in her maiden name. We are applying for her AOS (Green Card) and EAD in her married name.

Assuming that we get her EAD approved in a month, but the AOS much later, will she have problems working? Of course we have the marriage certificate as part of the paper trail, but is this enough?

As I understood we could not get her SSN changed until she has legal identification again (and the K1 visa expries very soon). I guess that the EAD is not identification, so she couldn't just change the SSN after getting the EAD - she would have to wait for the AOS to be fully approved.

Can someone please advise us?

Sorry i don't know the answer to most of your questions but i do know that most people on here went back to the SSN office with their marriage license and that is how they changed their name on the SS card. There is even a step for that in the K1 flow chart. See my attachment below:

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Edited by VFittipaldi

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Germany
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She can change it with her EAD. It did so without any problems.


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Thanks!


K1 Visa

Service Center : California Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Ukraine

I-129F Sent : 2014-03-28

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-04-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-05-06

NVC Received : 2014-05-20

NVC Sent to Embassy: 2014-05-26

Kyiv interview: June 23th (Approved)

POE date: July 22nd

Wedding date: August 10th

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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BTW: OP- The K1 visa is a one-way, one-time visa that was voided once the beneficiary went through their US POE.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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My wife and I got married 2 months ago on a K1 visa that expires in a week. We are sending the AOS form out today or tomorrow.

Congratulations!

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Question: My wife has an SSN in her maiden name. We are applying for her AOS (Green Card) and EAD in her married name.

Every bride who takes her husband's last name (citizens and immigrants alike) have to go through the process of changing all their official documents (driver's license, SSC, employment information, passports, etc).

Assuming that we get her EAD approved in a month, but the AOS much later, will she have problems working? Of course we have the marriage certificate as part of the paper trail, but is this enough?

You and your wife can apply to have her SSC changed with evidence of the wedding license and her passport, it only takes a short time, and is easy enough. There should be no issues with her working so long as she gets her EAD, and updates her SSC. If she wants to work prior to the SSC update, she can simply show the evidence of her wedding license, however it should be updated ASAP.

As I understood we could not get her SSN changed until she has legal identification again (and the K1 visa expires very soon). I guess that the EAD is not identification, so she couldn't just change the SSN after getting the EAD - she would have to wait for the AOS to be fully approved.

The wedding license will be enough evidence as to why the name should be changed and a valid passport, along with her original SSC is more than sufficient for updating her SSC. You could bring the I-94 just in case as well, but it shouldn't be an issue.

Can someone please advise us?

Edited by d3adc0d3

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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from the main AOS/Family-Based forum to the "Working & Traveling" forum -- topic involves working rather than an AOS issue. ***


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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My wife and I got married 2 months ago on a K1 visa that expires in a week. We are sending the AOS form out today or tomorrow.

.

Question: My wife has an SSN in her maiden name. We are applying for her AOS (Green Card) and EAD in her married name.

Assuming that we get her EAD approved in a month, but the AOS much later, will she have problems working? Of course we have the marriage certificate as part of the paper trail, but is this enough?

As I understood we could not get her SSN changed until she has legal identification again (and the K1 visa expries very soon). I guess that the EAD is not identification, so she couldn't just change the SSN after getting the EAD - she would have to wait for the AOS to be fully approved.

Can someone please advise us?

I had my SSN on maiden name too. Steps to take:

1. Wait for EAD/AP card, fill out another SSN form, than go to SS office.

2. On basis EAD/AP they change last name.

BUT

USCIS MUST upload ur wife's new name into the system so social security can see her new name. In my case, i got EAD/AP and SS accepted my new SSN form, but could not release SSN under married name, until USCIS uploads it into the sistem. I went to USCIS field office, asked them to fix the problem. Last update: went to SS and they said USICS released my new name (i got letter from SS saying in 2 weeks i will have my card)......still waiting.........


K-1 timeline:

11-07-2013 - I-129F form sent ---> 11-15-2013 - NOA1 - e-mail received, transferred to California Service Center.

11-20-2013 - Alien registration number changed.

11-22-2013 - NOA1 hardcopy (I-797C)

12-13-2013 - NOA2 approval notification ---> 12-20-2013 - NOA2 hardcopy

01-08-2014 - NVC recieved ---->01-09-2014 - NVC left

01-13-2014 - Consulate recieved ----> 01-14-2014 - E-mail from the Consulate

01-16-2014 - NVC letter hardcopy ----> 01-23-2014- Medical done

02-18-2014- Interview (Approved) ----> 02-20-2014- Visa issued ----> 02-24-2014- Visa in hand

03-02-2014- US entry --->03-20-2014 - Social Security Number recieved --->04-24-2014 - Wedding

AOS timeline:

05-13-2014 - AOS package sent ---> 05-21-2014- NOA1 - e-mail received

05-24-2014 - NOA1 hardcopy (I-797C)

06-03-2014 - Biometrics appointment letter (for June 13)

06-12-2014 - USCIS web status for RFE

06-13-2014 - Biometrics done

06-16-2014 - RFE hardcopy in mail ---> 06-18-2014 - RFE answer sent by mail ---> 06-20-2014 - RFE delivered

08-05-2014 - EAD/ AP - APPROVED!!!! ---> 08-13-2014 - EAD/AP card delivered

09-05-2014 - InfoPass due to RFE and SSN (RFE delievered June 23 to NBC).

10-17-2014 - SSN recieved on married name ---> 12-12-2014 - update on USCIS web (RFE received on June 23), the case could not be tracked

02-17-2015 - GC approved (no interview) ---> 02-26-2015 - GC RECEIVED

08-13-2016 - address change via web --->09-13-2016 - Address change via mail (web failed to change correctly) --->10-06-2016 - Address change of sponsor

ROC:

11-21-2016 - package sent to CSC ---> 11-22-2016 - package delivered to CSC ---> 11-25-2016 - check cashed--->11-28-2016- NOA1 (dated 11/22/16) --->12-20-2016 -Biometrics appointment

07-18-2017-address change-> 05-10-2018 - GC Approved

N-400:

02-15-18 - Applied -> 03-09-18 - Bio app-> 04-04-18-interview notice-> 05-09-18-interview->05-10-18 - approved -> 06-07-18 - Oath appt notice -> 06-27-18 - Oath ceremony

 

 

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