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Hi all,

 

We've just submitted our i-130, and I have started the process of having my national ID and passport updated with my married name.

 

Here in Singapore, the maiden name is not replaced, but rather the married name is inserted. So my name will appear as:

 

<maiden name>

Mrs <married name>

 

I was looking at the DS-260 form and it says in the Personal Information section that all data has to match my passport exactly. 

 

There is a blank for all surnames listed, another blank for all given names, and then a separate space for other names used.

 

My question is - in my case, since both names are listed on my passport, would I have to list both sets of surnames in the first blank, or could I get away with only listing my married surname there, and then having my maiden name in the designated "other names used" box? This question is really trivial, I know, but I would hate to trip up on a technicality like this!

 

Any insight would be appreciated, thank you!


30-Nov-15 - Met on reddit

01-May-16 - Visited him in the States

30-Dec-16 - Visited him again, and we got married!! 

11-Jan-16 - Mailed out I-130 packet

13-Jan-17 - Delivered to Chicago Lockbox, also our Priority Date

20-Jan-17 - NOA1 Notice Date, case routed to Potomac Service Centre

24-May-17 - Submitted a Congressional Inquiry request to the office of Senator Richard Durbin

01-Jun-17 - Informed by staffer that an inquiry had been submitted for us

06-Jun-17 - Received status update email from senator's office - according to Potomac Service Centre, our case was currently being reviewed by an officer

07-Jun-17 - NOA2 Approval date (coincidence?)

12-Jun-17 - Hard copy of NOA2 received (no update online)

13-Jun-17 - Case sent to NVC

16-Jun-17 - Case received by NVC 

29-Jun-17 - Case number assigned

03-Jul-17 - DS-261 unlocked and submitted

06-Jul-17 - AOS fee unlocked and paid 

13-Jul-17 - Called NVC to review DS-261 over phone (call early when they just open) 

14-Jul-17 - IV fee invoiced (email)

16-Jul-17 - IV fee unlocked and paid

-delay as NVC said they're having problems processing payments

01-Aug-17 - IV fee said "Pay Now"again, paid

03-Aug-17 - DS-260 unlocked and submitted

04-Aug-17 - AOS and IV package submitted

09-Aug-17 - Scan date

06-Oct-17 - IV fee finally shows paid. Thanks, NVC.

25-Oct-17 - 11-week mark crossed, called NVC and case sent in for supervisor review

02-Nov-17 - Case complete 

04-Nov-17 - Email checklist received for missing W-2, to take to interview

09-Nov-17 - Case complete letter received

01-Dec-17 - Interview letter received

04-Dec-17 - Case in transit to consulate

08-Dec-17 - Case status Ready

18-Dec-17 - Medical check-up

17-Jan-18 - Interview date (was 24th, but got a call from embassy in early Jan asking to reschedule for an earlier date)

22-Jan-18 - Administrative Processing

23-Jan-18 - Issued

24-Jan-18 - Picked up passport and visa packet from Aramex

13-Mar-18 - POE

27-Apr-18 - Green card received

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Oops, I meant this to go under CR-1 Process and Procedures, not Filing and Progress Reports. Sorry, mods!


30-Nov-15 - Met on reddit

01-May-16 - Visited him in the States

30-Dec-16 - Visited him again, and we got married!! 

11-Jan-16 - Mailed out I-130 packet

13-Jan-17 - Delivered to Chicago Lockbox, also our Priority Date

20-Jan-17 - NOA1 Notice Date, case routed to Potomac Service Centre

24-May-17 - Submitted a Congressional Inquiry request to the office of Senator Richard Durbin

01-Jun-17 - Informed by staffer that an inquiry had been submitted for us

06-Jun-17 - Received status update email from senator's office - according to Potomac Service Centre, our case was currently being reviewed by an officer

07-Jun-17 - NOA2 Approval date (coincidence?)

12-Jun-17 - Hard copy of NOA2 received (no update online)

13-Jun-17 - Case sent to NVC

16-Jun-17 - Case received by NVC 

29-Jun-17 - Case number assigned

03-Jul-17 - DS-261 unlocked and submitted

06-Jul-17 - AOS fee unlocked and paid 

13-Jul-17 - Called NVC to review DS-261 over phone (call early when they just open) 

14-Jul-17 - IV fee invoiced (email)

16-Jul-17 - IV fee unlocked and paid

-delay as NVC said they're having problems processing payments

01-Aug-17 - IV fee said "Pay Now"again, paid

03-Aug-17 - DS-260 unlocked and submitted

04-Aug-17 - AOS and IV package submitted

09-Aug-17 - Scan date

06-Oct-17 - IV fee finally shows paid. Thanks, NVC.

25-Oct-17 - 11-week mark crossed, called NVC and case sent in for supervisor review

02-Nov-17 - Case complete 

04-Nov-17 - Email checklist received for missing W-2, to take to interview

09-Nov-17 - Case complete letter received

01-Dec-17 - Interview letter received

04-Dec-17 - Case in transit to consulate

08-Dec-17 - Case status Ready

18-Dec-17 - Medical check-up

17-Jan-18 - Interview date (was 24th, but got a call from embassy in early Jan asking to reschedule for an earlier date)

22-Jan-18 - Administrative Processing

23-Jan-18 - Issued

24-Jan-18 - Picked up passport and visa packet from Aramex

13-Mar-18 - POE

27-Apr-18 - Green card received

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let say my maiden name is ERVIE MENDEZ CO when I get Married it became ERVIE CO CHUA. I did list my name at i130 as to my married name. In the other names I put my entire maiden name.

 

Not sure if that;s the case for Singaporean or did u mean it would be like ERVIE MENDEZ CO CHUA. Then that I dont know how it should be then.


USCIS Process:
Sent I-130 (via USPS): April 28 2016
NOA1 hardcopy received: May 7, 2016
NOA2 approval text & email: July 6, 2016 (60 days from NOA1) :dancing:
Petition Recieved by NVC text & email: July 18, 2016

NVC Process:
Case number and IIN Assigned: August 3, 2016
Choice of Agent (DS-261) completed: August 3, 2016
AOS Fee Invoiced: August 4, 2016
Pay AOS Fee: August 4, 2016
AOS Fee appeared as PAID: August 5, 2016
IV Fee Invoiced: August 5, 2016
Pay IV Fee: August 10, 2016
IV Fee appeared as PAID: August 12, 2016
IV application (DS-260) completed: August 20, 2016
Sent AOS & IV packets (via Express Mail Singapore Post): September 23, 2016
Scan date: September 29,2016

3 NA in CEAC site: October 17, 2016 :dancing:
CC through phone: October 17, 2016
Confirmation of CC email received: October 24, 2016

Case "in transit": November 8,2016

Case "ready": November 17,2016

 

Interview Process:
Interview letter/P4 received via email: November 1, 2016

Medical (Singapore): November 11, 2016

Medical Sent to consulate: November 25, 2016

Interview Date: December 27, 2016

Interview Result: 221g for missing documents

Submit Documents: January 17, 2017

First Update: January 19, 2017

Submit Documents 2nd time : January 22, 2017 ( Approaching Chinese New Year )

Second Update : Feb 2, 2017

Ceac Status AP: until February 5, 2017

Ceac Status ISSUED: February 6, 2017

Visa ON HAND: February 7, 2017

POE: Philadelphia International Airport

US Entry: Feb 24, 2017

SS # received : Mar. 11, 2017

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I didn't opt for a hyphenated surname, so there are literally 2 names on my ID. 

 

SARAH MAIDENSURNAME and MRS SARAH MARRIEDSURNAME

Yeah, i-130 wasn't a problem. I did the same as you, but I'm just wondering if the ds-260 will be any different since they want the info to match the ID exactly. Thanks for your input! :)


30-Nov-15 - Met on reddit

01-May-16 - Visited him in the States

30-Dec-16 - Visited him again, and we got married!! 

11-Jan-16 - Mailed out I-130 packet

13-Jan-17 - Delivered to Chicago Lockbox, also our Priority Date

20-Jan-17 - NOA1 Notice Date, case routed to Potomac Service Centre

24-May-17 - Submitted a Congressional Inquiry request to the office of Senator Richard Durbin

01-Jun-17 - Informed by staffer that an inquiry had been submitted for us

06-Jun-17 - Received status update email from senator's office - according to Potomac Service Centre, our case was currently being reviewed by an officer

07-Jun-17 - NOA2 Approval date (coincidence?)

12-Jun-17 - Hard copy of NOA2 received (no update online)

13-Jun-17 - Case sent to NVC

16-Jun-17 - Case received by NVC 

29-Jun-17 - Case number assigned

03-Jul-17 - DS-261 unlocked and submitted

06-Jul-17 - AOS fee unlocked and paid 

13-Jul-17 - Called NVC to review DS-261 over phone (call early when they just open) 

14-Jul-17 - IV fee invoiced (email)

16-Jul-17 - IV fee unlocked and paid

-delay as NVC said they're having problems processing payments

01-Aug-17 - IV fee said "Pay Now"again, paid

03-Aug-17 - DS-260 unlocked and submitted

04-Aug-17 - AOS and IV package submitted

09-Aug-17 - Scan date

06-Oct-17 - IV fee finally shows paid. Thanks, NVC.

25-Oct-17 - 11-week mark crossed, called NVC and case sent in for supervisor review

02-Nov-17 - Case complete 

04-Nov-17 - Email checklist received for missing W-2, to take to interview

09-Nov-17 - Case complete letter received

01-Dec-17 - Interview letter received

04-Dec-17 - Case in transit to consulate

08-Dec-17 - Case status Ready

18-Dec-17 - Medical check-up

17-Jan-18 - Interview date (was 24th, but got a call from embassy in early Jan asking to reschedule for an earlier date)

22-Jan-18 - Administrative Processing

23-Jan-18 - Issued

24-Jan-18 - Picked up passport and visa packet from Aramex

13-Mar-18 - POE

27-Apr-18 - Green card received

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On 1/12/2017 at 5:53 PM, synthrian said:

Oops, I meant this to go under CR-1 Process and Procedures, not Filing and Progress Reports. Sorry, mods!

 

~Moved and no apology necessary.~


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Visa comes in passport name, green card in visa name.  So however you want your name to look on the green card, if you can get your passport to look like you want your green card to look, thats ideal but may not happen.  


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Thanks for replying. Yeah, I figured it would be like that, but wasn't quite sure what the requirement would be if a person has 2 names listed on their passport. I might have to just call the NVC/consulate and ask when the time comes!


30-Nov-15 - Met on reddit

01-May-16 - Visited him in the States

30-Dec-16 - Visited him again, and we got married!! 

11-Jan-16 - Mailed out I-130 packet

13-Jan-17 - Delivered to Chicago Lockbox, also our Priority Date

20-Jan-17 - NOA1 Notice Date, case routed to Potomac Service Centre

24-May-17 - Submitted a Congressional Inquiry request to the office of Senator Richard Durbin

01-Jun-17 - Informed by staffer that an inquiry had been submitted for us

06-Jun-17 - Received status update email from senator's office - according to Potomac Service Centre, our case was currently being reviewed by an officer

07-Jun-17 - NOA2 Approval date (coincidence?)

12-Jun-17 - Hard copy of NOA2 received (no update online)

13-Jun-17 - Case sent to NVC

16-Jun-17 - Case received by NVC 

29-Jun-17 - Case number assigned

03-Jul-17 - DS-261 unlocked and submitted

06-Jul-17 - AOS fee unlocked and paid 

13-Jul-17 - Called NVC to review DS-261 over phone (call early when they just open) 

14-Jul-17 - IV fee invoiced (email)

16-Jul-17 - IV fee unlocked and paid

-delay as NVC said they're having problems processing payments

01-Aug-17 - IV fee said "Pay Now"again, paid

03-Aug-17 - DS-260 unlocked and submitted

04-Aug-17 - AOS and IV package submitted

09-Aug-17 - Scan date

06-Oct-17 - IV fee finally shows paid. Thanks, NVC.

25-Oct-17 - 11-week mark crossed, called NVC and case sent in for supervisor review

02-Nov-17 - Case complete 

04-Nov-17 - Email checklist received for missing W-2, to take to interview

09-Nov-17 - Case complete letter received

01-Dec-17 - Interview letter received

04-Dec-17 - Case in transit to consulate

08-Dec-17 - Case status Ready

18-Dec-17 - Medical check-up

17-Jan-18 - Interview date (was 24th, but got a call from embassy in early Jan asking to reschedule for an earlier date)

22-Jan-18 - Administrative Processing

23-Jan-18 - Issued

24-Jan-18 - Picked up passport and visa packet from Aramex

13-Mar-18 - POE

27-Apr-18 - Green card received

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