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My wife and I will going traveling to Chicago to renew her passport under her married name and report our marriage.  We are going to the Philippine Consulate in Chicago at the end of this month to get this all taken care of.  We are told by her filipina friend that lives in California, that we can disregard the the affidavit for delayed registration and they will just keep her name on her passport as her maiden name and there won't be any problem if we don't bring that paper and just bring our marriage certificate.  They said they use to require this but don't anymore.  Is this accurate?  It has been over 3 yrs since we've been married and my wife is planning on going back to the Philippines later this year.  I just want to make sure there won't be any problems with her boarding an international flight with a passport that does not have her legal name. Maybe if she just books the plane ticket under her maiden name, there won't be any issues?  Can anyone confirm the affidavit for delayed registration is no longer required?  I was not aware of her having to report our marriage was Philippine law.  I take it no consequences for not reporting your marriage right away?  Thank you so very much for any and all responses.

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We recently submitted our Report of Marriage too. Since Massachusetts is in the jurisdiction of the Phil. Consulate General in New York, we followed their requirements from their website. They require an affidavit for delayed report of marriage, so we submitted one too.

 

Since you're from Chicago, you may have to follow the requirements of the Philippine General Consulate in Chicago: http://www.chicagopcg.com/services_consular.html (Report of Marriage PDF, PAGE 2). Hope it helps.

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48 minutes ago, dynm said:

We recently submitted our Report of Marriage too. Since Massachusetts is in the jurisdiction of the Phil. Consulate General in New York, we followed their requirements from their website. They require an affidavit for delayed report of marriage, so we submitted one too.

 

Since you're from Chicago, you may have to follow the requirements of the Philippine General Consulate in Chicago: http://www.chicagopcg.com/services_consular.html (Report of Marriage PDF, PAGE 2). Hope it helps.

yea it shows on the Chicago site that it is required but doesn't seem like my wife is going to comply since her friend is telling her it's not needed and they'll take her paperwork without it...  so that's what I thought too...  not sure what will happen if she doesn't take the affidavit.  My other question was since it's been over the 12 months, what will our excuse me for not doing it sooner when I just learned she could have mailed it in and that would have been just as good...

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9 minutes ago, Cmptrsdeal said:

yea it shows on the Chicago site that it is required but doesn't seem like my wife is going to comply since her friend is telling her it's not needed and they'll take her paperwork without it... 

I'm not sure about that. From what I gather while doing research on this paperwork, Philippine consulates don't have the same requirements. So, if her friend from California claims it's not needed, then maybe she's referring to the requirements of the Philippine Consulate in California. Thankfully, the Philippine consulate in NY has a Facebook account and when I messaged them on FB, they responded that the Affidavit for delayed registration of Marriage has to be signed by both spouses, which seems like the requirements are not all the same; it depends on the state/consulate.

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AOS timeline - 6/26/2015 - applied for SS card (in my MAIDEN name) > 7/6/2015 - received SS card in the mail > 7/3/2015 - Sent AOS packet > 7/14/2015 - Got confirmation text/email from USCIS > 7/20/2015 - Received NOAs for I-485 & I-765 > Aug. 2015 - Received EADMar. 2016 Received conditional GC (no interview) expires March 2018

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Jan. 25, 2018 Submitted I-751 paperwork to remove GC conditions > Feb. '18 Received I-797 > Mar. '18 Received appointment for bio-metrics / biometrics done.

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P.S. we went ahead with the Report of Marriage paperwork so that in case we're travelling and my passport/marriage cert both get lost and we need the passport re-issued, it could be in my married name.


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AOS timeline - 6/26/2015 - applied for SS card (in my MAIDEN name) > 7/6/2015 - received SS card in the mail > 7/3/2015 - Sent AOS packet > 7/14/2015 - Got confirmation text/email from USCIS > 7/20/2015 - Received NOAs for I-485 & I-765 > Aug. 2015 - Received EADMar. 2016 Received conditional GC (no interview) expires March 2018

GC (ROC) timeline

Jan. 25, 2018 Submitted I-751 paperwork to remove GC conditions > Feb. '18 Received I-797 > Mar. '18 Received appointment for bio-metrics / biometrics done.

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Not sure where the OP lives but if time is not critical why not wait until they do an outreach to your state?  Much more convenient in most cases than going to Chicago.  My wife's passport renewal with name change took under 2 months to complete.


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Not sure where the OP lives but if time is not critical why not wait until they do an outreach to your state?  Much more convenient in most cases than going to Chicago.  My wife's passport renewal with name change took under 2 months to complete.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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6 hours ago, Cmptrsdeal said:

My wife and I will going traveling to Chicago to renew her passport under her married name and report our marriage.  We are going to the Philippine Consulate in Chicago at the end of this month to get this all taken care of.  We are told by her filipina friend that lives in California, that we can disregard the the affidavit for delayed registration and they will just keep her name on her passport as her maiden name and there won't be any problem if we don't bring that paper and just bring our marriage certificate.  They said they use to require this but don't anymore.  Is this accurate?  It has been over 3 yrs since we've been married and my wife is planning on going back to the Philippines later this year.  I just want to make sure there won't be any problems with her boarding an international flight with a passport that does not have her legal name. Maybe if she just books the plane ticket under her maiden name, there won't be any issues?  Can anyone confirm the affidavit for delayed registration is no longer required?  I was not aware of her having to report our marriage was Philippine law.  I take it no consequences for not reporting your marriage right away?  Thank you so very much for any and all responses.

We live in California and my wife completed her ROM last summer, at the Philippine Consulate in Los Angeles.  The Affidavit for Delayed Registration was required.  It is clearly stated on their website.  I would trust the directions on the official website over a "filipina friend".

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10 hours ago, Cmptrsdeal said:

My wife and I will going traveling to Chicago to renew her passport under her married name and report our marriage.  We are going to the Philippine Consulate in Chicago at the end of this month to get this all taken care of.  We are told by her filipina friend that lives in California, that we can disregard the the affidavit for delayed registration and they will just keep her name on her passport as her maiden name and there won't be any problem if we don't bring that paper and just bring our marriage certificate.  They said they use to require this but don't anymore.  Is this accurate?  It has been over 3 yrs since we've been married and my wife is planning on going back to the Philippines later this year.  I just want to make sure there won't be any problems with her boarding an international flight with a passport that does not have her legal name. Maybe if she just books the plane ticket under her maiden name, there won't be any issues?  Can anyone confirm the affidavit for delayed registration is no longer required?  I was not aware of her having to report our marriage was Philippine law.  I take it no consequences for not reporting your marriage right away?  Thank you so very much for any and all responses.

When traveling internationally the airline ticket MUST match the name in the passport.   

 

There is no issue with the passport and airfare being in your wife's maiden name, simply carry a copy of your marriage certificate should there be a question regarding the name difference between the green card and other documents (many before you have done this without issue)

 

 

9 hours ago, Cmptrsdeal said:

yea it shows on the Chicago site that it is required but doesn't seem like my wife is going to comply since her friend is telling her it's not needed and they'll take her paperwork without it...  so that's what I thought too...  not sure what will happen if she doesn't take the affidavit.  My other question was since it's been over the 12 months, what will our excuse me for not doing it sooner when I just learned she could have mailed it in and that would have been just as good...

Worse advice is when it contradicts what the embassy states.  Do not follow "the friends" advice, follow the requirements as stated on the embassy/consulate website.

 

What will your excuse be?    Don't know, why didn't you do it earlier, that is your excuse?

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I'm glad your wife had a change of heart and decided to file the late registration.  If you'll had shown up and they required it, then your trying to paddle up that creek with no paddle.  It's best to follow the requirements as posted at the Consulate you are required to file with.  We have seen different requirements from different jurisdictions. Hey, it's the Philippines.

 

For those who are traveling if you carry your marriage certificate then you have proof of your identity even if your passport shows a different name.  Many have used this without any problems.


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