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So once my fiancee' and I are married when we travel back to the Philippines to visit her family what will happen with her passport?  Her last name and middle name is going to be different so will this be an issue?  Do we need to get a new passport somehow before we travel back?  Thanks.


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1 hour ago, Tokenfreak said:

So once my fiancee' and I are married when we travel back to the Philippines to visit her family what will happen with her passport?  Her last name and middle name is going to be different so will this be an issue?  Do we need to get a new passport somehow before we travel back?  Thanks.

When you travel you will ALWAYS use the name that is in the passport. She will carry her GC and her marriage certificate for further proof of her identity if needed. Once you complete ROM (registration of marriage) with the Philippines Embassy in Washington DC she can apply for a new passport. Sometimes this can be done together the filing of the ROM and the application for a new passport. Use the link to search for additional information on this subject.

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10 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

When you travel you will ALWAYS use the name that is in the passport. She will carry her GC and her marriage certificate for further proof of her identity if needed. Once you complete ROM (registration of marriage) with the Philippines Embassy in Washington DC she can apply for a new passport. Sometimes this can be done together the filing of the ROM and the application for a new passport. Use the link to search for additional information on this subject.

Ok thanks @Greenbaum for the link!  So after we are married we need to complete the ROM and submit that.  Then, we have to apply for a new passport to get the name changed or can it just be a renewal and get the name changed? Also, it seems she must appear in person for the passport?  So does that mean we would have to fly to Washington, D.C.?  Thanks again.


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K-1 Visa: I-129F Petition

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site

11/10/2017:  Met in person (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed; Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview Approved

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to picked up sticker on 10/03/2018)

10/01/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/??/2018:  Received SSN Card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

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2 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

Ok thanks @Greenbaum for the link!  So after we are married we need to complete the ROM and submit that.  Then, we have to apply for a new passport to get the name changed YES or can it just be a renewal and get the name changed?  NO Also, it seems she must appear in person for the passport?  So does that mean we would have to fly to Washington, D.C.? Yes and NO Thanks again.

They have what is called outreach programs by which the consulate will come to a city (Charleston normally for you and maybe another city but I am not sure) for a Friday and Saturday meeting whereby you can bring all your documents that need updating or renewed or get new documents without having to go to D.C. Search on the website for "outreach" and you should see more information.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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1 minute ago, Greenbaum said:

They have what is called outreach programs by which the consulate will come to a city (Charleston normally for you and maybe another city but I am not sure) for a Friday and Saturday meeting whereby you can bring all your documents that need updating or renewed or get new documents without having to go to D.C. Search on the website for "outreach" and you should see more information.

OK will do thanks.


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K-1 Visa: I-129F Petition

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site

11/10/2017:  Met in person (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed; Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview Approved

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to picked up sticker on 10/03/2018)

10/01/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/??/2018:  Received SSN Card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

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2 hours ago, Tokenfreak said:

So once my fiancee' and I are married when we travel back to the Philippines to visit her family what will happen with her passport?  Her last name and middle name is going to be different so will this be an issue?  Do we need to get a new passport somehow before we travel back?  Thanks.

No your wife will not need a new passport in her married name to travel, it has been advised many times to carry a copy of the marriage certificate to "show why the green card and passport have different names".

 

Airfare must be in the name in the passport!

 

Of course life is simpler if you complete ROM and renew the passport in her married  name.


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57 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

Ok thanks @Greenbaum for the link!  So after we are married we need to complete the ROM and submit that.  Then, we have to apply for a new passport to get the name changed or can it just be a renewal and get the name changed? Also, it seems she must appear in person for the passport?  So does that mean we would have to fly to Washington, D.C.?  Thanks again.

Both ROM and renewing the passport can be completed at the same time during an outreach event or in person at the consulate.


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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

They have what is called outreach programs by which the consulate will come to a city (Charleston normally for you and maybe another city but I am not sure) for a Friday and Saturday meeting whereby you can bring all your documents that need updating or renewed or get new documents without having to go to D.C. Search on the website for "outreach" and you should see more information.

we used this method (outreach) for my wife's passport renewal, it cost about $60 and we received the passport in about 4 weeks. This was for Ohio but the process will be the same, saved a lot of time and expense by not having to travel to the consulate, it was pretty efficient


 

 

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Hello.. I have the same worries too.. thankfully they are having consular outreach here in Minnesota this coming Nov 17-18.. I am doing my ROM and renew(change to my married name) my ph passport at the same time.. I looked online  for outreach schedules for your City and seems like they did it last August.. The closest City to you that is going to have consular outreach is in Miami Florida which will be on Nov 16-17... If you might be interested, you can check this link of the said outreach.. http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/news/6473/589/ANNOUNCEMENT-Consular-Outreach-Mission-to-be-held-in-Miami-FL-on-16-17-November-2018/d,phildet/

 

 


 

03/30/17: I-129F sent USCIS Dallas Lockbox

04/03/17: Delivered to USCIS

04/06/17: NOA1 date, assigned to CSC

04/07/17: Received a text from USCIS

04/12/17: Received our NOA1 hardcopy via mail.

11/21/17: NOA2 Date and email received
01/11/18: NVC Received I-129F 
xx/xx/18: Case Status Ready

xx/xx/18: Embassy Received. 
xx/xx/18: Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC
xx/xx/18: Medical

xx/xx/18: Interview 
xx/xx/18: APPROVED!
xx/xx/18: Visa in Hand =)

xx/xx/18: CFO
xx/xx/18: Bound to my Fiance's Arms

xx/xx/18: Marriage Day

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2 hours ago, JosephRose said:

Hello.. I have the same worries too.. thankfully they are having consular outreach here in Minnesota this coming Nov 17-18.. I am doing my ROM and renew(change to my married name) my ph passport at the same time.. I looked online  for outreach schedules for your City and seems like they did it last August.. The closest City to you that is going to have consular outreach is in Miami Florida which will be on Nov 16-17... If you might be interested, you can check this link of the said outreach.. http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/news/6473/589/ANNOUNCEMENT-Consular-Outreach-Mission-to-be-held-in-Miami-FL-on-16-17-November-2018/d,phildet/

 

 

Do make sure to get signed up for the outreach event.


Hank

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      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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We were able to do this yesterday at the LA Consulate.  You can do both in one day.  You do the ROM first in the morning, and they will give you an official copy of the ROM later in the day (we waited 2.5 hours) which you need for the passport renewal.  Then you apply for the for the passport name change.  That process will take a few hours as well.  We were in at 9 am and out around 2:30 pm.

 

Make sure you have all the required documents, forms, and copies they request so things will go smoothly.  We did not have any issues, but my wife is a widow, so that adds a couple extra layers of stupid.

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