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AOS for K1 Questions about medical and name change

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I just want to make sure I am clear about the medical examination and name change.

My husband took his medical examination at the embassy but they did not give him any shots therefore he must get his here, right? Anyways, do we get those done before sending in our AOS package and if so how? If not, do we send in the package and wait to get the notification about going to see the civil surgeon??

Also, my husband and I have changed our names since we married. We both had two second last names and now just have his and have of course kept our first and middle names. Now that we are filing our the AOS do we fill out everything with the new information of our names?

for example:

Before we filled out our application with the names Frida S. S. I And his Ricardo A. E. C. each of the initials representing names. Now I am just Frida S. E. (adopting his last name) and he is Ricardo A. E. dropping his second last name.

Please, any help and guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the AOS/Family-Based main forum -- OP is past the K-1 phase. ***


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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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See this thread about the vaccinations > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/551080-immunizations-ds-3025-or-i-693/

As for name change, if it is legal in the state you married for you to drop a name through marriage, then yes, you can just fill out the AOS forms with the new names. If is not legal to do a name change in that way in your state through marriage, then you will need a court-ordered name change first.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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