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Hi,

 

I just received my green card 3 weeks ago. However, the way they listed my name on the card concerns me.

For example, my previous name was James Kingsley (only first and last, no middle name).

When I got married I took my partners last name.

Now my legal name is James (first) Kingsley (middle) Jones (last).

That's how I list my name on all my application forms (i-485, i-131, i-130, i-765). 

 

On my green card, there are only 'Surname' and 'Given Name', where they listed my surname correctly (Jones). But under given name they wrote 'James K'. I wonder if that creates any problem for me? As K is my middle initial, would people falsifying that as part of my first name, and question me when I travel?

For people who got their green cards recently, do you have your full middle names listed on the card? 

 

More importantly, for those who received their green cards recently, do you have your full middle name on the card? 

Thanks in advance! My attorney suggested filing a i-90 and USCIS to list my full middle name instead, but my green card is a temporary one, which needs condition removal in 2 years anyway, so I would prefer not to go through the hassle of filing i-90. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Errors

09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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My husband has 2 middle names and I just checked his GC and it lists his first name and only the initial of his "first" middle name.  You should be fine.


Mar 2014 - Married

5/7/14?? - Attorney mailed paperwork

5/15/14 DHS cashed check

5/19/14 - NOA1 received with PD 5/12/14

10/17/14 - NOA2 received

10/28/14 - Email received that file has been sent to NVC

11/13/14 - NVC received file

12/10/14 - NVC Assigned case number

12/12/14 - AOS Fee Invoiced

12/13/14 - Submit email to NVC to remove attorney as DS-261 Agent

12/16/14 - AOS Fee showing as Paid

12/17/14 - IV Fee invoiced

12/20/14 - IV fee available and paid

12/27/14 - DS-260 submitted

1/2/15 - AOS and IV packages sent to NVC

1/5/15 - USPS delivered packages to NVC

1/7/15 - NVC scanned in packages. Let the countdown begin...

1/30/15 - FINALLY got a reply to my email to remove the attorney from the DS-261

3/9/15 - Called NVC and they have checklisted us for an "incorrect" decree absolute from the UK, even though it is the legal official document. Have requested a supervisor review.

4/28/15 - Called and NVC said supervisor had reviewed and now claimed that the decree absolute was not included. After disagreeing with the less than helpful lady on the phone, and her not being able to get the review time right. (She kept changing her story between 42 days and 30 days).

4/30/15 - Sent the same copy of the decree absolute to the NVC from the UK, highlighting the "decree absolute" wording with a letter stating that this is the only document provided by the UK government.

5/6/15 - Scan date for checklist received.

6/5/15 - Case complete!!!

6/12/15 - Called and interview is scheduled for July 1!

6/14/15 - Received email with interview date and instructions.

6/19/15 - Case showing as ready on CEAC.

7/1/15 - Approved at interview!!!

7/6/15 - CEAC changed to Administrative Processing

7/7/15 - CEAC changed to Issued!!!!!

7/10/15 - Passport and packet delivered!

7/29/15 - Husband entered with visa at Dallas/Fort Worth airport

9/29/15 - GC delivered!!!

5/4/17 - ROC packet sent via USPS

5/9/17 - Tracking shows delivered

5/17/17 - Check cashed

5/19/17 - NOA1 received with date of 5/8/17

5/27/17 - Biometrics appt received 6/8/17

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3 minutes ago, mlh said:

My husband has 2 middle names and I just checked his GC and it lists his first name and only the initial of his "first" middle name.  You should be fine.

Thank you so very much! I have been fretting about this for days...


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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43 minutes ago, itsdonealready said:

Hi,

 

I just received my green card 3 weeks ago. However, the way they listed my name on the card concerns me.

For example, my previous name was James Kingsley (only first and last, no middle name).

When I got married I took my partners last name.

Now my legal name is James (first) Kingsley (middle) Jones (last).

That's how I list my name on all my application forms (i-485, i-131, i-130, i-765). 

 

On my green card, there are only 'Surname' and 'Given Name', where they listed my surname correctly (Jones). But under given name they wrote 'James K'. I wonder if that creates any problem for me? As K is my middle initial, would people falsifying that as part of my first name, and question me when I travel?

For people who got their green cards recently, do you have your full middle names listed on the card? 

 

More importantly, for those who received their green cards recently, do you have your full middle name on the card? 

Thanks in advance! My attorney suggested filing a i-90 and USCIS to list my full middle name instead, but my green card is a temporary one, which needs condition removal in 2 years anyway, so I would prefer not to go through the hassle of filing i-90. 

 

Thanks in advance!

Whats kinda confusing me is, that you put your old name as the middle name now? 

I mean idk how it is in the US but if you marry in germany and keep your previous name, then they both count as Surnames. Like Kingsley-Jones etc.

 

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8 minutes ago, Pengunista said:

@Toastbear some countries do it that way, I’m from the Philippines and when I got married my last name when I was single now becomes my middle name after I got married.

 

Oh i never knew this. Thank you for letting me know!

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Both our GCs look like that! You are fine :) 


K-1 + K-2:                                                                                                                                AOS from K-1 + K-2:

02/02/16....I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX                                                                       08/25/16....AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

02/03/16....Delivered at Lewisville, TX                                                                               08/26/16....Delivered at Chicago, IL

02/08/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail. Case sent to CSC                                                         09/01/16....NOA1 Text & E-mail

02/12/16....NOA1 Hard copy received                                                                               09/09/16....NOA1 Hard copy received

03/24/16....NOA2 (45 days)                                                                                                 09/15/16....Bio-letter received for K-1/K-2 for Sep. 26th

03/29/16....NOA2 Hard copy received                                                                               09/19/16....Bio appointment done (Walk-in)

03/31/16....Medical                                                                                                              11/01/16.....EAD/AP approved

05/26/16....Interview                                                                                                            11/16/16.....EAD/AP card received

06/10/16....Visa in hand                                                                                                       03/08/17.....AOS Approved - No interview

06/21/16....POE Atlanta                                                                                                       03/15/17.....Green cards in hand

07/30/16....Wedding                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       12/08/18.....ROC window opens

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/13/18....I-751 mailed to Lewisville, TX

12/14/18....Delivered at Lewisville, TX

12/19/18....Official NOA1 day

12/20/18....Text with case number. TX service center

12/24/18....NOA1/Extension letter received

 

 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Toastbear said:

Whats kinda confusing me is, that you put your old name as the middle name now? 

I mean idk how it is in the US but if you marry in germany and keep your previous name, then they both count as Surnames. Like Kingsley-Jones etc.

 

As of 2016, No, you could NOT do that according to the Social Security name change rules. You could literally have ANY OTHER combination of last names on the marriage license, but you could not change your middle name. So maybe that has changed in the last two years?


K-1

4/20/16: Application Mailed

4/26/16: NOA1 (Hard Copy Received: 4/30/16)

7/11/16: NOA2 (Hard Copy Received: 7/14/16)

7/28/16: NVC Case# Received!

9/27/16: Interview (APPROVED)

10/28/16: POE

11/26/16: Wedding

AOS

Spoiler

 

12/9/16: Package Delivered to Chicago

12/14/16: Check Cashed

12/15/17: NOA1 (All cases)

1/13/17: Biometrics Appointment

1/20/17: Status Changed (I485): Ready to schedule Interview

3/10/17: Service Request (I765) by phone (91 days)

3/10/17: EAD Approved ("New Card is Being Produced")

3/16/17: Received EAD/AP Approval notices in mail

3/21/17: EAD Status Changed: "Card has been mailed to me"

3/21/17: EAD/AP Combo Card received in the mail (102 days) (YAYYYY)

9/13/17: Date of Interview (Approved!)

9/13/17: Status changed to Card in production

9/14/17: Status changed to Case Approved

9/19/17: Green Card in Hand :D

 

 
 

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2 hours ago, itsdonealready said:

But under given name they wrote 'James K'. I wonder if that creates any problem for me?

Is your full middle name on the code on the back side? In the image below "Void" is the middle name. On the front its represented as "V". On the code on the back its listed as "Void".

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1 hour ago, Dotagirlandboy said:

As of 2016, No, you could NOT do that according to the Social Security name change rules. You could literally have ANY OTHER combination of last names on the marriage license, but you could not change your middle name. So maybe that has changed in the last two years?

I assume each county has their own rules. In the county I applied for marriage license, I could literally put anything there as my new name. First name, middle name, last name, I could change all of them. I have friends who got completely new names after getting married. 


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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2 minutes ago, lummo said:

Is your full middle name on the code on the back side? In the image below "Void" is the middle name. On the front its represented as "V". On the code on the back its listed as "Void".

clip_image001.jpg

wow I did not pay attention to this at all. Thank you! 


09/28/2017: Package delivered to USCIS

10/04/2017: Priority Date

10/05/2017: SMS/Email Confirmation at 11:34pm CST

10/10/2017: 4 NOA's received in Mail

10/16/2017: Received biometrics appointment letter

?/?/2017: Received letter asking for I-693

10/26/2017: Biometrics appointment

11/01/2017: I-485 case status 'Ready to be scheduled for an interview'

12/28/2017: Inquiry for EAD (via attorney)

01/08/2018: EAD/AP status 'Case was approved' (102 Days)

01/12/2018: EAD/AP Card & approval notice received in mail

09/17/2018: Case status changed to 'Interview Scheduled' (354 days)

11/05/2018: Interview, not approved on-site

11/09/2018: I-485 case status 'New card is being produced' (407 days)

11/13/2018: both I-485 and I-130 case status showing 'Case was approved'

11/16/2018: I-485 case status 'Card was Mailed' with tracking number

11/17/2018: Green card delivered. I-485 case status 'Card was delivered' (415 days)

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35 minutes ago, itsdonealready said:

I assume each county has their own rules. In the county I applied for marriage license, I could literally put anything there as my new name. First name, middle name, last name, I could change all of them. I have friends who got completely new names after getting married. 

Sure, that's why I said with SSA that you can't do that.


K-1

4/20/16: Application Mailed

4/26/16: NOA1 (Hard Copy Received: 4/30/16)

7/11/16: NOA2 (Hard Copy Received: 7/14/16)

7/28/16: NVC Case# Received!

9/27/16: Interview (APPROVED)

10/28/16: POE

11/26/16: Wedding

AOS

Spoiler

 

12/9/16: Package Delivered to Chicago

12/14/16: Check Cashed

12/15/17: NOA1 (All cases)

1/13/17: Biometrics Appointment

1/20/17: Status Changed (I485): Ready to schedule Interview

3/10/17: Service Request (I765) by phone (91 days)

3/10/17: EAD Approved ("New Card is Being Produced")

3/16/17: Received EAD/AP Approval notices in mail

3/21/17: EAD Status Changed: "Card has been mailed to me"

3/21/17: EAD/AP Combo Card received in the mail (102 days) (YAYYYY)

9/13/17: Date of Interview (Approved!)

9/13/17: Status changed to Card in production

9/14/17: Status changed to Case Approved

9/19/17: Green Card in Hand :D

 

 
 

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On 12/11/2018 at 1:45 PM, Toastbear said:

Whats kinda confusing me is, that you put your old name as the middle name now? 

I mean idk how it is in the US but if you marry in germany and keep your previous name, then they both count as Surnames. Like Kingsley-Jones etc.

 

In Malaysia, your father's FIRST name is your LAST name. And your FIRST name then becomes your child's LAST name.  Every country has their own way of assigning names. 

 

We considered making my husband's last name my middle name and then he would take my last name. Then, we chose to live our names as they are. 


Marriage-based AOS - Concurrent filing.
03/14/2018 - AOS package sent via FedEx to Chicago Lockbox.
03/16/2018 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS.
03/28/2018 - Four Email/Text notifications 11:18pm; 11:21pm; 11:24pm; 11:27pm.
04/02/2018 - Four I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail.
04/06/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/18/17.
04/12/2018 - Biometrics Walk-in - Mission accomplished.
04/13/2018 - "We reviewed your biometrics and are still processing your case" - updated 04/15/2018

04/23/2018 - "Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview"

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