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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi I have a question, since we're same sex couple here (both females) is it ok if I don't carry my fiancées last name after we get married? (I'm the beneficiary) will I have any issues once we file my aos? Thanks :)

*assuming that we will be approved of our k1visa application*

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Moving to the US & Your New Life forum -- topic fits better in that area. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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Hi I have a question, since we're same sex couple here (both females) is it ok if I don't carry my fiancées last name after we get married? (I'm the beneficiary) will I have any issues once we file my aos? Thanks :)

*assuming that we will be approved of our k1visa application*

Not sure if there is any issues with the name change, but i really don't see why would there be a problem.

There are a lot of couples that I have met over the years where the wives kept their maiden name. I happened to work with a music school in admissions, and am often having a hard time matching the name on the check with a name of the child, due to mothers keeping their maiden name.

So, if there is an option to keep, add or change your name after you get married... The USCIS should not pose the problem.

Congratulations :)

Edited by SerbtoCali

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Hi I have a question, since we're same sex couple here (both females) is it ok if I don't carry my fiancées last name after we get married? (I'm the beneficiary) will I have any issues once we file my aos? Thanks :)

*assuming that we will be approved of our k1visa application*

From personal experience as one who did not change to my husband's name after marriage, I can tell you there were no issues for us with USCIS.

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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