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Hi, im in the process of completing K-1 for my wife. She already entered US on a K-1 visa and we got married so Im starting to file I-485 and I have 2 questions:

 

1. Do I start filing I-485 under her new married last name or her old maiden name?

2. When do we go to SS office to get her SS number?

 

Thanks for any input.

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6 minutes ago, tomlagodz said:

Hi, im in the process of completing K-1 for my wife. She already entered US on a K-1 visa and we got married so Im starting to file I-485 and I have 2 questions:

 

1. Do I start filing I-485 under her new married last name or her old maiden name?

2. When do we go to SS office to get her SS number?

 

Thanks for any input.

I was originally told to get the SSN before the wedding in the maiden name and do a name change after the wedding.  

The new EAD process includes SSN now.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/new-uscis-form-streamlines-process-obtain-work-authorization-document-and-social-security-number-simultaneously

 

I would get the SSN ASAP as long as she is already in the system.  I hear that takes a few weeks.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 11, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, tomlagodz said:

1. Do I start filing I-485 under her new married last name or her old maiden name?

does she want to change her name? if yes, then fill out all the forms in her married name.

2. When do we go to SS office to get her SS number?

i got my ssn the day after i arrived. but like poster above said, the new AOS forms have a section for SSN application built in.

 


I-129F     17-Feb Petition sent via FedEx ~ 21-Feb Case received ~ 24-Feb NOA1 ~ 30-May NOA2 12-Jun NVC received / Case and Invoice numbers assigned ~ 20-Jun NVC left

K1 Visa   28-Jun Case ready (No packet 3 received) ~ 22-Jul Medical ~ 02-Aug Interview (APPROVED!) ~ 03-Aug Visa "Issued" ~ 08-Aug VOH ~ 14-Sep POE (Abu Dhabi) ~ 01-Oct Got married! 

EAD/AP   13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 09-Jan Approved ~ 13-Jan Notice received ~ 18-Jan Combo card received

AOS         13-Oct Application sent via FedEx ~ 17-Oct Case received ~ 24-Oct Fingerprint fee received ~ 25-Oct NOA1 ~ 17-Nov Biometrics ~ 23-Nov Status "We are scheduling your interview" 

                 24-Jul-18 Status "We have scheduled your interview" ~ 28-Jul-18 Interview notice received in the mail ~ 29-Aug-18 Interview 30-Aug-18 Status "Case was approved"

 

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I went to Social Security right after we got married. Then I filed with my married name & SSN but included my maiden name in the "Part 3" of the I-485"

 


K1 Visa
08/15/14 - Filed
08/25/14 - Acceptance email sent
08/26/14 - Alien Registration Number changed.
10/17/14 RFE was received
10/23/14 RFE/I-195F mailed back to USCIS
11/05/14 I-129F Petition Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!
12/10/14 U.S. Consulate received case in the mail!!
12/19/14 Submitted DS-160 online form.
01/15/15 Submitted Package 3 Checklist for a request for interview!
01/16/15 Consulate sent me packet to prepare for my interview/medical!
02/20/15 Physical
02/24/15 Visa Interview/APPROVED!!!!!!! (6 months!!)
_________________________________________

AOS

05/16/15 - Filed for Adjustment of Status and Work Permit

05/22/15 - Acceptance email sent along with NOA’s mailed.

06/16/15 Biometrics Appointment
1/22/2016: INTERVIEW!!/APPROVED!!!
2/2016: Received GREEN CARD!!! (8 months)

______________________________________________

I-751 - ROC

11/1/2016: Filed

11/3/2016: NOA

11/19/2016: NOA 2

12/06/2016 Biometrics Appointment

1/17/2018: Info Pass - Passport Stamped

5/31/2018: Emailed received that GC is being mailed. 

 

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