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Hi All!

 

My wife is looking to renew her passport. She is not using my surname. My wife is still using her original last name. Will she still require a Report of Marriage authenticated by PSA?

 

If we require a ROM, we were married in the United States (South Carolina). Would we be able process the ROM at the San Francisco consulate, even if South carolina is outside of SF jurisdiction?

 

How long does it take to process the ROM and passport? We're hoping to have a renewed passport by Holy week next year (April 2019). Thanks!


I-129F Sent : 2014-11-10

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I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-23

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ROM is not needed to renew the passport in the old name.

 

ROM must be filed in the jurisdiction of the embassy/consulate where the marriage occurred (even if that's not not a current residence).

 

If you send the ROM by mail, expect a couple/few weeks. If done in person, it's same day I believe.

I'll defer to others on passport processing timelines.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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19 minutes ago, crazyculo89 said:

Hi All!

My wife is looking to renew her passport. She is not using my surname. My wife is still using her original last name. Will she still require a Report of Marriage authenticated by PSA?

If we require a ROM, we were married in the United States (South Carolina). Would we be able process the ROM at the San Francisco consulate, even if South carolina is outside of SF jurisdiction?

How long does it take to process the ROM and passport? We're hoping to have a renewed passport by Holy week next year (April 2019). Thanks!

Ok, you have a couple of things going on here that I will help you out with:

 

Your asawa can renew her passport in her maiden name with no issues whatsoever without having to do ROM.

 

If you want to do the ROM then you will have to go through the US Embassy in Washington DC even though you are in California right now I take it. This happened to my wife and I as well since we got married in NC and then moved out to Los Angeles at the time. So we had to mail the ROM paperwork to the US Embassy in DC. The SF Consulate WILL NOT touch it at all unfortunately. 

 

If you send the ROM paperwork now then you will get it back within 4-6 weeks at best. Then you can take that paperwork to the Consulate in SF. If you hurry up then you might it have it back by then. 

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54 minutes ago, crazyculo89 said:

Hi All!

 

My wife is looking to renew her passport. She is not using my surname. My wife is still using her original last name. Will she still require a Report of Marriage authenticated by PSA?

 

If we require a ROM, we were married in the United States (South Carolina). Would we be able process the ROM at the San Francisco consulate, even if South carolina is outside of SF jurisdiction?

 

How long does it take to process the ROM and passport? We're hoping to have a renewed passport by Holy week next year (April 2019). Thanks!

Ist is not required to complete ROM with the Philippines.    Only if she wants to use her married name with official documents in the Philippines is ROM needed.

 

She can renew your passport in her maiden name without issue.

 

 

 

http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consular-services-dc/faq-dc/#marriage

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Thanks everyone for the info! Sounds like the consensus is that we should be ok without the ROM for passport renewal. What benefits are there to processing the ROM in the future?


I-129F Sent : 2014-11-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-11-17

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-12-23

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4 minutes ago, crazyculo89 said:

Thanks everyone for the info! Sounds like the consensus is that we should be ok without the ROM for passport renewal. What benefits are there to processing the ROM in the future?

She can get a passport in the married name and the registration of birth.

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6 minutes ago, crazyculo89 said:

Thanks everyone for the info! Sounds like the consensus is that we should be ok without the ROM for passport renewal. What benefits are there to processing the ROM in the future?

Minimal .. passport in married name is about it.   Oh, and if you have a child the consulate will want ROM to have been completed before filing ROB

 

 

4 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

She can get a passport in the married name and the registration of birth.

Dang I am slow today ... :lol:  


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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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question: to all usc that has filipino spouse/Filipino women.. if i will do my ROM in person Do i need to set an appointment and do some forms? what time are we supposed to be in the building?(i saw that they only have limited time) is there any requirements? i did some reading but PH embassy/consulate has a Philippines diseases like submitting a bunch of requirements like original copies of marriage certificate..i only got one original marriage certificate..and they said no credit must pay cash(sounds like Philippines disease to me/scam)😂😂 Thanks

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18 minutes ago, icanbenobody said:

question: to all usc that has filipino spouse/Filipino women.. if i will do my ROM in person Do i need to set an appointment and do some forms? what time are we supposed to be in the building?(i saw that they only have limited time) is there any requirements? i did some reading but PH embassy/consulate has a Philippines diseases like submitting a bunch of requirements like original copies of marriage certificate..i only got one original marriage certificate..and they said no credit must pay cash(sounds like Philippines disease to me/scam)😂😂 Thanks....i read the website again and phew! glad i just misreading it(they basically want to see original and give it back to you and they need 4 copies of it)

 

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1 hour ago, icanbenobody said:

question: to all usc that has filipino spouse/Filipino women.. if i will do my ROM in person Do i need to set an appointment and do some forms? what time are we supposed to be in the building?(i saw that they only have limited time) is there any requirements? i did some reading but PH embassy/consulate has a Philippines diseases like submitting a bunch of requirements like original copies of marriage certificate..i only got one original marriage certificate..and they said no credit must pay cash(sounds like Philippines disease to me/scam)😂😂 Thanks

You don't submit your original marriage certificate, you  would get certified copies from the county where you recorded your marriage.

 

Why not just mail the forms, you won't save any time by going there in person, the forms still have to be sent to PSA in the Philippines .. then a stamped copy is returned to you.  Takes about 6-8 weeks


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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37 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

You don't submit your original marriage certificate, you  would get certified copies from the county where you recorded your marriage.

 

Why not just mail the forms, you won't save any time by going there in person, the forms still have to be sent to PSA in the Philippines .. then a stamped copy is returned to you.  Takes about 6-8 weeks

we didnt get a certified copy just an original ..maybe we could still request for that from our county?

 

And yea im thinking to just send it via mail ..i want to renew my passport too into my married name(passport will expired 2020)but i found out i need the ROM so i guess it is not really worth it to go to Washington for ROM.

 

Thanks Hank

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8 minutes ago, icanbenobody said:

we didnt get a certified copy just an original ..maybe we could still request for that from our county?

 

And yea im thinking to just send it via mail ..i want to renew my passport too into my married name(passport will expired 2020)but i found out i need the ROM so i guess it is not really worth it to go to Washington for ROM.

 

Thanks Hank

Yes you have to request the certified copies.

 

 


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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