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Hi fellow VJ-ers,

Background: My fiancee who lives in Montreal had her K1 interview a couple of weeks ago (at the Montreal consulate), and the consular officer asked her for a legal change of name document from her country of origin (India). The problem is that her name in her new passport is different from her old passport (she changed her name 6 months ago). He gave her a 221g and asked her to provide this doc.

She wrote to the Indian High Commission in Canada asking for a "Change of name certificate" buy they will not give any other letter or certificate to prove the change of name, because according to them, the updated passport is proof of change of name.

Question to my fellow VJers from India : Is it possible to get such a doc from India ? Any tips on where specifically to get this doc from ?

Thanks in advance!

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The CO is looking for evidence your fiance changed her name legally from her old passport to the new one. She should be prepared to document the reason behind the name change. Being as yet unmarried discounts a change from maiden to a married name.

Suggest providing copies of the document(s) she submitted as proof 6 months ago with the passport office.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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