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Hi Everyone,

Please offer advice and experiences. My fiance is American and I am Singaporean. He is petitioning a K1 Visa for me.

I have done a name change in 1997. The name on my Birth Certificate is different from the one in my passport, driver's licence and Identity card. Unfortunately, I have lost the Deed poll and has no photocopies of it too. I have approach many lawyers and they all said the same thing, that only the Law firm that issued my Deed poll can give me a replacement copy. However, I cannot remember which Law firm it is as it is way back in 1997.

So now I have no Deed poll and cannot get a replacement. My second option is to a Statutory Declaration stating I have done a name change and has lost my deed poll etc. I emailed the USA Consulate in Singapore about my situation and asked if a Statutory Declaration is allowed. If not, what alternatives or secondary evidence can I provide. Their reply is Statutory Declaration is NOT allowed and they need a Deed Poll. So they did not give me any alternatives and I am stuck. I went down personally to the US consulate but the security guards would not let me in. They said I can only call or email. So I called them but the lady cannot answer my question and redirected to another line which end up in an answering machine. I left a message and no one calls back.

I find it so hard to get to them. They do not give me any alternatives but just keep saying they want a Deed Poll. If a do a new Deed Poll, the date on the Deed poll will be today's date. Every lawyer I asked said no backdate to 1997 allowed. Is a new Deed poll with today's date allowed?

Please advise. I am so frustrated and end up arguing with my fiance about this. :(

Thank you

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*** Country-specific thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Asia/East & Pacific regional forum. ***


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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was it possible the deed poll document, or a copy of it, was kept at a school or employer? yes? no? if yes, then the name of the law firm is on that copy. seek out school, schools, employers, and ask, face to face (setting up appointments via phone prior)


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Unfortunately no. The only time I submitted my Deed poll is to change my name in the Passport and Identity card at the Singapore Immigration. And I have been there twice, they do not have a copy in 1997. They only started keeping records of the Deed poll in the last 5 years.

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ok - why did you change your name ? i ask, because maybe it will trigger (in my brain) other avenues for you.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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