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Hi guys,

 

I was just wondering what my name will turn out to be after marrying my fiancé here in the US?

 

I mean for some of you who might not know, in Philippines  “middle name” is our mother’s maiden surname.

And for females, once married, our maiden surname will become our middle name.

 

For example:

Maiden name: Maria Castro Gomez

once married: Maria Gomez Kidman

 

That’s how it’ll be (traditionally) in the Philippines.

 

And I don’t feel like using it here in the US. Any ideas how I will deal with this?

Can I leave my middle name blank?

or do I have to stick with the middle name used in my k1 visa?

ooooor, do I need to follow Philippines tradition?

 

Your reply will be highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance!!

 

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27 minutes ago, babybabycakes said:

Hi guys,

 

I was just wondering what my name will turn out to be after marrying my fiancé here in the US?

 

I mean for some of you who might not know, in Philippines  “middle name” is our mother’s maiden surname.

And for females, once married, our maiden surname will become our middle name.

 

For example:

Maiden name: Maria Castro Gomez

once married: Maria Gomez Kidman

 

That’s how it’ll be (traditionally) in the Philippines.

 

And I don’t feel like using it here in the US. Any ideas how I will deal with this?

Can I leave my middle name blank?

or do I have to stick with the middle name used in my k1 visa?

ooooor, do I need to follow Philippines tradition?

 

Your reply will be highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance!!

 

You can stick with the middle name used in your K1 visa if you want to.

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4 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

You can stick with the middle name used in your K1 visa if you want to.

Hello, what if I don’t want to and wants to follow the Philippine tradition?

i’ve read threads saying when I renew my passport, PH consulate will have me follow PH rules, and this results with a different name of GC.

 

i’m so confused. Hope someone can walk me thru who experienced the same thing.

 

thanks

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20 minutes ago, babybabycakes said:

Hello, what if I don’t want to and wants to follow the Philippine tradition?

i’ve read threads saying when I renew my passport, PH consulate will have me follow PH rules, and this results with a different name of GC.

i’m so confused. Hope someone can walk me thru who experienced the same thing.

thanks

When you get married to your asawa, you will then have to file a Recognition Of Marriage(ROM) with the embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction over the area where you got married. Once that happens you can renew your passport in the name that is on your GC. 

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1 hour ago, babybabycakes said:

Hi guys,

 

I was just wondering what my name will turn out to be after marrying my fiancé here in the US?

 

I mean for some of you who might not know, in Philippines  “middle name” is our mother’s maiden surname.

And for females, once married, our maiden surname will become our middle name.

 

For example:

Maiden name: Maria Castro Gomez

once married: Maria Gomez Kidman

 

That’s how it’ll be (traditionally) in the Philippines.

 

And I don’t feel like using it here in the US. Any ideas how I will deal with this?

Can I leave my middle name blank?

or do I have to stick with the middle name used in my k1 visa?

ooooor, do I need to follow Philippines tradition?

 

Your reply will be highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance!!

 

There is no requirement in the USA that your follow Philippine traditional naming.  You can do as you please with your married name in the USA.   Do note that many/most states only allow for changing your last name with marriage ..    

 

USCIS may have issue with you leaving out your middle name for AOS.   I know of some that changed their middle along with their surname at marriage and USCIS corrected the middle name back to as shown on the visa.

 

A perk with completing citizenship through naturalization (after 3 years as an LPR) is that you can legally change your name at this time.    Then you can omit your middle name if you want .. legally .. as part of the citizenship process.

 

 

46 minutes ago, babybabycakes said:

Hello, what if I don’t want to and wants to follow the Philippine tradition?

i’ve read threads saying when I renew my passport, PH consulate will have me follow PH rules, and this results with a different name of GC.

 

i’m so confused. Hope someone can walk me thru who experienced the same thing.

 

thanks

When dealing with the Philippines you will run into issues if you did not follow traditional naming format.   You would need to file ROM to renew your passport in your married name.   <<  Here you can expect issues if you try using a name different than what the Philippines requires.

 

 


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mine is a big problem😅 I use the same middle name when apply for aos..my maiden name was  Gen Masola Galan when i apply aos my name was Gen Masola Skinner..i know filipino name tradition but im gonna deal with it later..sigh

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5 hours ago, babybabycakes said:

Hi guys,

 

I was just wondering what my name will turn out to be after marrying my fiancé here in the US?

 

I mean for some of you who might not know, in Philippines  “middle name” is our mother’s maiden surname.

And for females, once married, our maiden surname will become our middle name.

 

For example:

Maiden name: Maria Castro Gomez

once married: Maria Gomez Kidman

 

That’s how it’ll be (traditionally) in the Philippines.

 

And I don’t feel like using it here in the US. Any ideas how I will deal with this?

Can I leave my middle name blank?

or do I have to stick with the middle name used in my k1 visa?

ooooor, do I need to follow Philippines tradition?

 

Your reply will be highly appreciated!

Thanks a lot in advance!!

 

Hi,

I used mine following the Filipino tradition like yours and encountered no problems at all. I even have 2 first names ( ex. Maiden name: Mary Rose Uy Ramos Married name: Mary Rose Ramos Smith ) but as long as if other government agencies such as Social security, RMV or at work ask you, you simply have to tell your name as what you decided on and stick with it until you gain naturalization/citizenship. You need to submit ROM in the Philippine Consulate Embassy too but they're not gonna question you once you placed your name on your Marriage license. They're also right, once you have your naturalization, they will ask you if you want to change your legal name. Regards.


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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1 hour ago, sweet01 said:

Hi,

I used mine following the Filipino tradition like yours and encountered no problems at all. I even have 2 first names ( ex. Maiden name: Mary Rose Uy Ramos Married name: Mary Rose Ramos Smith ) but as long as if other government agencies such as Social security, RMV or at work ask you, you simply have to tell your name as what you decided on and stick with it until you gain naturalization/citizenship. You need to submit ROM in the Philippine Consulate Embassy too but they're not gonna question you once you placed your name on your Marriage license. They're also right, once you have your naturalization, they will ask you if you want to change your legal name. Regards.

I just noticed your citizenship has been approved!!   Congrats!!

 

Do you miss Tucson or you use to the cooler weather now?

 

Are you going to complete dual citizenship next?


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      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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1 hour ago, Hank_ said:

I just noticed your citizenship has been approved!!   Congrats!!

 

Do you miss Tucson or you use to the cooler weather now?

 

Are you going to complete dual citizenship next?

Hi Hank! 

 

How are you? Thank you so much! You've been very helpful to me on my journey through Citizenship :) I do miss AZ A LOT! We will visit Tucson in December and oh no, I still wear 2-3 layers of clothing during Winter LOL! Regarding dual citizenship, that's what I'm thinking too but I will be visiting the Philippines around summer next year so I'm really considering it. :) Regards to you Hank! 


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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1 hour ago, sweet01 said:

Hi Hank! 

 

How are you? Thank you so much! You've been very helpful to me on my journey through Citizenship :) I do miss AZ A LOT! We will visit Tucson in December and oh no, I still wear 2-3 layers of clothing during Winter LOL! Regarding dual citizenship, that's what I'm thinking too but I will be visiting the Philippines around summer next year so I'm really considering it. :) Regards to you Hank! 

We are good.

 

Tucson for Christmas .. get some fresh made tamales.  ;)    I top mine with salsa and sour cream  

 

My wife completed her dual citizenship while we were in the Phils .. process took 3 months ..  made us wish we had done it in the U.S.   Luckily we were staying for about 6 months.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      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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Okay, so it looks like I have to deal with name change one way or another.

 

So right now, for SS and other US ids, I would just follow US way to avoid problems with USCIS.

 

And later on, probably few years from now, I will just deal with amending my “middle name” on everything in Philippine way, specially once I renew my passport.

 

Does this sounds like how everyone did?

thanks a lot!

 

 

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3 hours ago, babybabycakes said:

Okay, so it looks like I have to deal with name change one way or another.

 

So right now, for SS and other US ids, I would just follow US way to avoid problems with USCIS.

 

And later on, probably few years from now, I will just deal with amending my “middle name” on everything in Philippine way, specially once I renew my passport.

 

Does this sounds like how everyone did?

thanks a lot!

 

 

Yes, It’s really up to you if you want to change name but really there’s no issue with USCIS as long as you explained to it properly and used it to all your paperworks. 😊 It’s just hard to keep on changing your name since you’re establishing your life here and will be using your name to every government ids, credit cards or memberships but again it’s all up to you there’s no right or wrong. 😊 Goodluck! 


710-23-2014 - K1 interview (Phils): Approved
10-31-2014 - K1 Visa received
01-20-2015 - POE
02-20-2015 - Marriage
03-20-2015 - AOS/EAD/AP Packet Submission (day 0) ** date I submitted ***
03-24-2015 - NOA1 received (day 4)
03-27-2015 - NOA1 hard copies received (day 7)
04-06-2015 - Biometrics letter hard copy received (day 17)
04-16-2015 - Biometrics Appointment (day 27)
05-01-2015 - USCIS changed to Interview is scheduled (day 42)
05-06-2015 - Hardcopy of interview notice received ( I-797 C, NOA) (day 46)
06-02-2015- Conditional GC got approved (day 82) 
06-08-2015- Hard copy of Welcome notice received via mail (day 88)
06-10-2015- Actual GC received via mail  (day 90)
ROC
4/06/17 - Sent package (day 0)
4/7/17 -  USCIS received package (day 1) NOA date
4/14/17 - check encashed (day 😎
4/15/17 - NOA 1 received (day 9)
4/22/17 - Biometrics notice date (day 16)
4/29/17 - Biometrics notice letter received (day 23)
5/9/17 - Biometrics done (day 33)
3/19/18 - Case approved
3/23/18 - Approval letter received
4/6/18 - Actual 10-yr GC received 
N400 (under 3-year rule)
4/27/18 - filed N400 online (Friday) (day 0)
4/27/18 - paid/payment received (day 0)
4/27/18 - NOA date
5/21/18 - Biometrics done
7/25/18 - Interview letter date
8/31/18 - Scheduled interview. Got approved!
9/20/18 - Naturalization ceremony in Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 
"Seasons of waiting are designed to prepare you, stretch your faith, and get you ready for everything that's coming next" - curiano quotes life

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7 hours ago, babybabycakes said:

Okay, so it looks like I have to deal with name change one way or another.

 

So right now, for SS and other US ids, I would just follow US way to avoid problems with USCIS.

 

And later on, probably few years from now, I will just deal with amending my “middle name” on everything in Philippine way, specially once I renew my passport.

 

Does this sounds like how everyone did?

thanks a lot!

 

 

 

Actually most use the traditional naming format for the Philippines, what you seem to want to avoid.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      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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11 hours ago, babybabycakes said:

Okay, so it looks like I have to deal with name change one way or another.

 

So right now, for SS and other US ids, I would just follow US way to avoid problems with USCIS.

 

And later on, probably few years from now, I will just deal with amending my “middle name” on everything in Philippine way, specially once I renew my passport.

 

Does this sounds like how everyone did?

thanks a lot!

 

 

We just went through this.  The consulate required that she use the Philippine naming convention for her name on the ROM and her new passport.  She originally tried to use her new "Philippine" name for AOS, but USCIS made her change her middle name back.  She will have this mismatch between her GC/SS/DL and her Passport until she can change her name when she applies for citizenship. 

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