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Hey all! Its so surreal to be back after a few months lol I have a question after attempting my SSN name change this morning.

I got my social security card about 2 weeks after arriving in October on my K-1. My I-94 expires on Jan 10th and I was married on December 22nd (last week). We went in to the SSA today to attempt the name change before filing our AOS next week. The lady we were dealing with was very sweet and explained that when she put in my information it showed that we are within 2 weeks of the I-94 expiry and the system won't allow her to proceed with the application. Apparently it doesn't allow name changes within that 2 week window.

So from what I gather (and from what she told me), I should go ahead and file for AOS and go back to change my name on my SSN when I get my EAD or greencard. But I have a couple questions -

1) If my name isn't changed on my SSN yet, am I allowed to use my married name for any official business I may be conducting (bank, etc)? Its very confusing....although I'm married with certificate and everything, I have no idea what actually makes my new last name "official".

2) Am I allowed to file my AOS paperwork with my married name?

3) Will my EAD, travel document and greencard be done with my maiden or married name?

After a blissful few months with no stress.....the blood rushed straight to my head at the SSA office this morning! The next round of this process has officially begun....lol -_-


03/11/16 - Engaged!

09/27/16 – Interview Date – Approved

10/13/16 – POE Houston

12/22/16 - HAPPILY MARRIED!!!!

01/09/17 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

01/23/17 - NOA1 texts and emails received

01/27/17 - NOA1 hardcopies received 

02/11/17 - Biometrics appointment letter received

02/21/17 - Biometrics appointment

04/17/17 - EAD status changed to New Card Being Produced

04/21/17 - NOA2 hardcopies for EAD and AP received 

04/26/17 - EAD/AP combo card received

05/26/17 - RFE Received (I-485)

06/12/17 - RFE Response Received at Houston Field office

06/22/17 - I-485 approved, Card being produced

06/29/17 - Hardcopy I-485  approval notice received

07/01/17 - Greencard in hand

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You are married now so you will file everything in your married name. Wait until you get your EAD and then go back to change your name. There is a lot of conflicting information on here about this as it seems not every office is the same. I was told exactly what you were. I file everything in my married because that is my name. The AOS, everything. I'm going to change my name on mine although I was told at the office to wait until I had my GC. It's different info at every turn.


I will not look back on this journey with fond memories, but I will look back knowing that every step was worth it, whatever the outcome.

K-1

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I-129f sent - December 30 2015
NOA1 received - January 4 2016
Hard copy received - January 11 2016
RFE notice - February 29 2016 (56 days)
Hard copy received - March 4 2016
RFE receipt - March 09 2016 (9 days)

NOA2 received - March 16 2016 (72 days from NOA1)

NVC received - April 06 2016 (21 days from NOA2)

Medical - April 15 2016

Packet 3 received - April 16 2016

Interview - June 01 2016 (wedding postponed) - APPROVED!!

Visa in hand - June 09 2016

Flying home - June 17 2016 - POE JFK - check out my POE review for details

Wedding - July 14 2016

 

AOS

I-485 - 08/24/16

NOA1 - 09/01/16

Biometrics - 09/26/16

EAD - 11/04/16

AP - 11/05/16

Card delivered - 11/19/16

Driving license - 11/30/16

New job - 12/01/16

I-485 approved - 02/10/17 - Interview waived

 

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Hey all! Its so surreal to be back after a few months lol I have a question after attempting my SSN name change this morning.

I got my social security card about 2 weeks after arriving in October on my K-1. My I-94 expires on Jan 10th and I was married on December 22nd (last week). We went in to the SSA today to attempt the name change before filing our AOS next week. The lady we were dealing with was very sweet and explained that when she put in my information it showed that we are within 2 weeks of the I-94 expiry and the system won't allow her to proceed with the application. Apparently it doesn't allow name changes within that 2 week window.

So from what I gather (and from what she told me), I should go ahead and file for AOS and go back to change my name on my SSN when I get my EAD or greencard. But I have a couple questions -

1) If my name isn't changed on my SSN yet, am I allowed to use my married name for any official business I may be conducting (bank, etc)? Its very confusing....although I'm married with certificate and everything, I have no idea what actually makes my new last name "official".

2) Am I allowed to file my AOS paperwork with my married name?

3) Will my EAD, travel document and greencard be done with my maiden or married name?

After a blissful few months with no stress.....the blood rushed straight to my head at the SSA office this morning! The next round of this process has officially begun....lol -_-

Congrats Mrs Newlywed! (L)

1) Yes you are allowed. The marriage certificate is your proof of name change document until you have something else.

2) & 3) Applying for AOS with your married name is actually what will put it on your EAD/AP and GC :)

Good luck :)


K1 Visa & AOS

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2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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You are married now so you will file everything in your married name. Wait until you get your EAD and then go back to change your name. There is a lot of conflicting information on here about this as it seems not every office is the same. I was told exactly what you were. I file everything in my married because that is my name. The AOS, everything. I'm going to change my name on mine although I was told at the office to wait until I had my GC. It's different info at every turn.

Did you ask specifically for changing with EAD? Sometimes the offices don't think about this document :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Did you ask specifically for changing with EAD? Sometimes the offices don't think about this document :)

No, because I didn't know to mention it anyway. I just went with what they said.


I will not look back on this journey with fond memories, but I will look back knowing that every step was worth it, whatever the outcome.

K-1

Spoiler

 

I-129f sent - December 30 2015
NOA1 received - January 4 2016
Hard copy received - January 11 2016
RFE notice - February 29 2016 (56 days)
Hard copy received - March 4 2016
RFE receipt - March 09 2016 (9 days)

NOA2 received - March 16 2016 (72 days from NOA1)

NVC received - April 06 2016 (21 days from NOA2)

Medical - April 15 2016

Packet 3 received - April 16 2016

Interview - June 01 2016 (wedding postponed) - APPROVED!!

Visa in hand - June 09 2016

Flying home - June 17 2016 - POE JFK - check out my POE review for details

Wedding - July 14 2016

 

AOS

I-485 - 08/24/16

NOA1 - 09/01/16

Biometrics - 09/26/16

EAD - 11/04/16

AP - 11/05/16

Card delivered - 11/19/16

Driving license - 11/30/16

New job - 12/01/16

I-485 approved - 02/10/17 - Interview waived

 

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Well I hope we can change it with the EAD as thats not toooo long a wait! People seem to be able to do it with the EAD (I saw this on some very old threads) but you just never know what each office will take. Thanks for the help guys!


03/11/16 - Engaged!

09/27/16 – Interview Date – Approved

10/13/16 – POE Houston

12/22/16 - HAPPILY MARRIED!!!!

01/09/17 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

01/23/17 - NOA1 texts and emails received

01/27/17 - NOA1 hardcopies received 

02/11/17 - Biometrics appointment letter received

02/21/17 - Biometrics appointment

04/17/17 - EAD status changed to New Card Being Produced

04/21/17 - NOA2 hardcopies for EAD and AP received 

04/26/17 - EAD/AP combo card received

05/26/17 - RFE Received (I-485)

06/12/17 - RFE Response Received at Houston Field office

06/22/17 - I-485 approved, Card being produced

06/29/17 - Hardcopy I-485  approval notice received

07/01/17 - Greencard in hand

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No, because I didn't know to mention it anyway. I just went with what they said.

yea, i think most of them just automatically thinks about the gc since it's so much more common to apply for SSN with this. But the EAD is going to be your most recent immigration document with proof of your new name being recorded with USCIS.

Well I hope we can change it with the EAD as thats not toooo long a wait! People seem to be able to do it with the EAD (I saw this on some very old threads) but you just never know what each office will take. Thanks for the help guys!

You should have no problem and IF you do ask to speak with a supervisor. Good luck to you again :)


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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