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Hello everyone! Hopefully someone can help me. I am a Filipina under K1 visa and I have two first names which is Sharmaine Mari then my middle is my mom's last name and my last name is that of my dad's because that's how it is in the Philippines. But I know here in the US middle name is considered as the second first name so for my marriage certificate my husband and I agreed that we put my new name as.. 

 

First name: Sharmaine
Middle name: Mari
Last name: Miranda (husband's last name)

 

I haven't applied for my AOS yet but I already applied for my SSN and there I also put Mari as my middle name and my last name is my father's last name because I am still single when I applied for it. My question is will I have any problems renewing my passport back in the Philippines if I did my name like this? And on my AOS application, what format should I use? Lastly is it ok if we cannot file for the AOS right away even if my I-94 or visa duartion is already expired? Thank you so much to anyone who will answer. I would really appreciate it. 

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Can't specify as to any issues with the passport because of the name thing; but you don't have to change it you know. My husband has two first names also, we filed everything like that and had no problems.

 

Also, you can file for AOS anytime. Sooner the better really.


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not filing AOS puts you out of protected status once your i94 expires. its not really a big deal. unless of course, something happens and it BECOMES a big deal. odds are it wouldnt, but.....

 

filing sooner is highly recommended, but no, not a requirement.


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9 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

Can't specify as to any issues with the passport because of the name thing; but you don't have to change it you know. My husband has two first names also, we filed everything like that and had no problems.

 

Also, you can file for AOS anytime. Sooner the better really.

Thank you for your answers. Is your husband also a Filipino? If so did he dropped his middle name (mom's last name) and his dad's last name on your marriage certificate too? And replace it with your last name? Or did he maintained either one of it as his middle name? I'm just really confuse and I don't wanna encounter any problems with my documents 🙈

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3 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

not filing AOS puts you out of protected status once your i94 expires. its not really a big deal. unless of course, something happens and it BECOMES a big deal. odds are it wouldnt, but.....

 

filing sooner is highly recommended, but no, not a requirement.

Thank you so much. I feel relieved now cause my I-94 will expire tomorrow 😅

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I’m a Filipina, but I only have one name, so when I got married what was once my middle name, which is my moms middle name got dropped and my dads last name is now my middle name and my husbands last name as my last name. Just like what @ben&zian said you really didn’t have to change it you could have just put Sharmaine Mari ( your dad’s last name) Miranda. When you apply for your AOS use the new name you have on your marriage certificate.

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5 minutes ago, Pengunista said:

I’m a Filipina, but I only have one name, so when I got married what was once my middle name, which is my moms middle name got dropped and my dads last name is now my middle name and my husbands last name as my last name. Just like what @ben&zian said you really didn’t have to change it you could have just put Sharmaine Mari ( your dad’s last name) Miranda. When you apply for your AOS use the new name you have on your marriage certificate.

I know 😞 I only realized it now. But do you think if I renew my passport and have my name change I would encounter any problems? Thank you for answering. 

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25 minutes ago, Mike & Chai said:

Thank you for your answers. Is your husband also a Filipino? If so did he dropped his middle name (mom's last name) and his dad's last name on your marriage certificate too? And replace it with your last name? Or did he maintained either one of it as his middle name? I'm just really confuse and I don't wanna encounter any problems with my documents 🙈

 

He maintained his full original name. We didn't change or add anything like my last name. We didn't feel it necessary, so he still just has legally "First First Middle Last"

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06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

He maintained his full original name. We didn't change or add anything like my last name. We didn't feel it necessary, so he still just has legally "First First Middle Last"

Oh ok. I understand now. Thank you so much for answering my questions ☺️

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7 minutes ago, Pengunista said:

Your Philippine passport you mean? No, when will your passport expire? You can renew your passport here, but before you do you need to do the report of marriage and there they will see that you did a name change based on your marriage certificate. 

Oh really? Wow i didn't know that. I thought that I have to go back to our country for that. But yeah i'm just gonna stick to using my second first name as my middle name here. There are some forums where I read that the USCIS doesn't allow that unless you are a US Citizen. That we should still stick to our original middle name that is indicated on our passports. It's really confusing 😞😞  Thank you so much for everything 😊 

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2 hours ago, Mike & Chai said:

Oh really? Wow i didn't know that. I thought that I have to go back to our country for that. But yeah i'm just gonna stick to using my second first name as my middle name here. There are some forums where I read that the USCIS doesn't allow that unless you are a US Citizen. That we should still stick to our original middle name that is indicated on our passports. It's really confusing 😞😞  Thank you so much for everything 😊 

The US does allow it if you start using it right after you get married. So you can start by getting a SSN in that name and then a license later on. 

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4 hours ago, Mike & Chai said:

 

Hello everyone! Hopefully someone can help me. I am a Filipina under K1 visa and I have two first names which is Sharmaine Mari then my middle is my mom's last name and my last name is that of my dad's because that's how it is in the Philippines. But I know here in the US middle name is considered as the second first name so for my marriage certificate my husband and I agreed that we put my new name as.. 

 

First name: Sharmaine
Middle name: Mari
Last name: Miranda (husband's last name)

 

I haven't applied for my AOS yet but I already applied for my SSN and there I also put Mari as my middle name and my last name is my father's last name because I am still single when I applied for it. My question is will I have any problems renewing my passport back in the Philippines if I did my name like this? And on my AOS application, what format should I use? Lastly is it ok if we cannot file for the AOS right away even if my I-94 or visa duartion is already expired? Thank you so much to anyone who will answer. I would really appreciate it. 

 

Have you completed Report of Marriage through the Philippine consulate yet?  That will be your first rock in the road as they will want to use Philippine traditional naming format.  Then later with DFA and renewing your passport in your married name, DFA will use traditional name format also.   So that would be a YES to having problems if think you can use your new non-traditional name for the Philippine  passport

 

No it shouldn't be a problem.  Technically you are out of status because the 90 days of the I-94 expired and you are still in the USA without adjusting status.   But reality is the moment you file the I-485 all is forgiven .. ;)  :)  


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2 hours ago, Hank_ said:

 

Have you completed Report of Marriage through the Philippine consulate yet?  That will be your first rock in the road as they will want to use Philippine traditional naming format.  Then later with DFA and renewing your passport in your married name, DFA will use traditional name format also.   So that would be a YES to having problems if think you can use your new non-traditional name for the Philippine  passport

 

No it shouldn't be a problem.  Technically you are out of status because the 90 days of the I-94 expired and you are still in the USA without adjusting status.   But reality is the moment you file the I-485 all is forgiven .. ;)  :)  

Omg really?? Wow now that is what i'm worried about. Do you think there's some other way we can fix that problem with my name? Thank you. 

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