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So this issue I am having is when I got married in the United States we used the American standard name change. Which is just dropping my maiden name and using my husbands name. All of my license and ID , social security etc is in this new name. But now I'm trying to get dual citizenship and they are telling me I have to change my marriage certificate to follow philippine name law. Which is dropping my middle name using my maiden name as my new middle and then using my husbands last name. We have been married over 4 years and this would cause a big mess with all our assets and titles and everything. So the question is can I correct my marriage license to reflect both names and follow philippine law? Example. At birth I was Jane Sanchez Garcia. I married john smith. Currently my marriage license says Jane Sanchez Smith. Philippine law says it must be Jane Garcia Smith. Can I correct the license to Jane Sanchez Garcia Smith and be in regulation with Philippine law and at the same time be able to keep all my licenses and ID cards unchanged? Thanks a lot and sorry for the long explanation.


08-17-2018 10:46 Am Mailed I-129F to Dallas, TX

08-20-2018 3:56 Pm Delivered to Dallas, TX

08-23-2018 06:24 Am USCIS Charge $535 to card

08-23-2018 05:48 Pm USCIS Text with Receipt #

08-23-2018 08:51 Pm USCIS Email with Receipt # and transfer to California Service Center

08-27-2018 Received NOA1 Hard Copy

09-12-2018 USCIS Email stating they are still reviewing my case and last took action on 29 August 2018. 

11-21-2018 CFO Interview- Passed. Received certificate and Receipt.


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So this issue I am having is when I got married in the United States we used the American standard name change. Which is just dropping my maiden name and using my husbands name. All of my license and ID , social security etc is in this new name. But now I'm trying to get dual citizenship and they are telling me I have to change my marriage certificate to follow philippine name law. Which is dropping my middle name using my maiden name as my new middle and then using my husbands last name. We have been married over 4 years and this would cause a big mess with all our assets and titles and everything. So the question is can I correct my marriage license to reflect both names and follow philippine law? Example. At birth I was Jane Sanchez Garcia. I married john smith. Currently my marriage license says Jane Sanchez Smith. Philippine law says it must be Jane Garcia Smith. Can I correct the license to Jane Sanchez Garcia Smith and be in regulation with Philippine law and at the same time be able to keep all my licenses and ID cards unchanged? Thanks a lot and sorry for the long explanation.

Only option I see is doing a legal name change... not the answer you want to hear.


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No, I have already contacted records office regarding correcting the marriage certificate. It's just one form and they will correct it no problems. I just need to know if correcting to reflect my maiden name with my husbands name at the end will meet philippine law specifications, or is it mandatory to drop my middle name completely from the marriage certificate and shift my maiden name to my middle name. Thanks again.


08-17-2018 10:46 Am Mailed I-129F to Dallas, TX

08-20-2018 3:56 Pm Delivered to Dallas, TX

08-23-2018 06:24 Am USCIS Charge $535 to card

08-23-2018 05:48 Pm USCIS Text with Receipt #

08-23-2018 08:51 Pm USCIS Email with Receipt # and transfer to California Service Center

08-27-2018 Received NOA1 Hard Copy

09-12-2018 USCIS Email stating they are still reviewing my case and last took action on 29 August 2018. 

11-21-2018 CFO Interview- Passed. Received certificate and Receipt.


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I am impressed they will issue you a new marriage certificate showing your "new" married name.

You should know the correct format, every couple that gets married in the Philippines follows it... since ... well .. forever. Your maiden name become your middle name, your husband's surname becomes your's. (BTW your previous middle name was your mother's maiden name)


Hank

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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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I knew that but I was just trying to avoid dropping my mothers maiden name completely and just having two middle names. Since all my documentation has my mothers maiden name as my middle instead of my fathers sir name. With my husbands last name. If it can't be avoided then it won't be to hard to have it all corrected once the correction form is processed by the records office. Just a hassle. I have also asked the consulate that would process our report of marriage but they are taking a bit longer to reply.


08-17-2018 10:46 Am Mailed I-129F to Dallas, TX

08-20-2018 3:56 Pm Delivered to Dallas, TX

08-23-2018 06:24 Am USCIS Charge $535 to card

08-23-2018 05:48 Pm USCIS Text with Receipt #

08-23-2018 08:51 Pm USCIS Email with Receipt # and transfer to California Service Center

08-27-2018 Received NOA1 Hard Copy

09-12-2018 USCIS Email stating they are still reviewing my case and last took action on 29 August 2018. 

11-21-2018 CFO Interview- Passed. Received certificate and Receipt.


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