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Changing of Last Name (K1 visa)

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Hi everyone. I would like to seek your opinion about changing of last name under K1 visa.  I applied for AOS recently and changed my last name to my married name and put my maiden last name as my middle name. But during my biometrics the officer told me that I should use  my maiden middle name. Any Filipina here who has the same case as mine? Thank you for your reply. 

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My wife, a Filipina, did the same thing.  She tried to use her previous last name as her "new" middle name.  She got through Biometrics, but, at the AOS interview, it was changed back to her original middle name.  The Officer noted that only the last name can change at this point.  When she files for citizenship, she can change it to whatever she wants.  This occurred yesterday btw.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Edit:  You can try the Philippine sub-forum to see if there other cases.

Edited by Talako

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Your country of origin does not matter here

 

Was your name changed legally?  The name change is driven by the state of marriage. Some states allow only the last name to change while others allow the entire name to change.

 

My ex changed the spelling on her first name, adopted a new middle name and changed her last name.  This is allowed in MN but may not be in your state.

 

We applied for AOS with her NEW legal name and had no issues

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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2 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Was your name changed legally?  The name change is driven by the state of marriage. Some states allow only the last name to change while others allow the entire name to change.

 

My ex changed the spelling on her first name, adopted a new middle name and changed her last name.  This is allowed in MN but may not be in your state.

 

We applied for AOS with her NEW legal name and had no issues

Yes, I got married this year. My only issue here is the middle name because I put my maiden last name. I just learned today that Filipino custom is not same as here.

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6 minutes ago, texascowgirl said:

Yes, I got married this year. My only issue here is the middle name because I put my maiden last name. I just learned today that Filipino custom is not same as here.

The USA does NOT have any custom as to allowed names so it is not a Filipino thing.  You must follow whatever the state allows upon marriage.  If the state upon marriage only allows a last name change then you will need to petition the court to change your name to what you want.  My ex adopted her maiden name as her middle name but that is because upon marriage, Minnesota allows any of the names to change.

 

In Texas you are only allowed to change your Surname upon marriage

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YMMV

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Thread about post-K-1 issues is moved from the K-1 Case Progress subforum to the Moving to the US forum.


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Not sure the state you got married, but this may help you.

https://www.marriagenamechange.com/blog

 

and for others that did not got married yet, this may be good to read.

https://www.marriagenamechange.com/blog/name-change-options/

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4 minutes ago, VanDerFran said:

Not sure the state you got married, but this may help you.

https://www.marriagenamechange.com/blog

 

and for others that did not got married yet, this may be good to read.

https://www.marriagenamechange.com/blog/name-change-options/

Thank you. 

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