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Filed: Country: South Korea
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I want to ask something, i filled the DS 260 on saturday but something just popped into my mind. On the page of spouse/petitioner's name which is my wife, i put her name with her new last name which is my last name but she started the whole petition with her former last name but she has since changed her last name to mine ever since and she bears the new last name in all her profile at work, insurance, bank etc. Did i make a mistake putting her new last name instead of the former one? I went back to the DS 260 this morning just to change it back to her former last name but i couldn't edit the page anymore, guess because i have submitted and completed it. What do you think please?

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
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Well your wife should've informed them of a name change to begin with. Anytime anything changes like a name, address, employment by the petitioner or beneficiary during a visa process, you should inform USCIS/the IV unit of the embassy.

I don't know what's going to happen. I wouldn't worry too much about it as it can be explained in a written statement by your wife, but for things to move smoothly and quickly in the processing of your paperwork, you should always notify them ahead of time so that they get the memo and can add it to the stack of papers already accumulated. Less chance of an RFE that way, and the person reviewing your file doesn't have to scratch their head about anything.


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(B-2 Journey):

 

 

-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!

 

(IR-1 Journey):

 

 

-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014
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-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.

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