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Help please! I have questions about filing AOS. I want to use my husband’s last name for my current legal name cuz we already got married. my whole name is:

First name: DIMPNA ROSE

Middle name: CASTROMAYOR

Last name: CABRILES

my married last name now is: TARR

 

now i wanted to file my current legal name as:

First name: DIMPNA

Middle name: ROSE

Last name: TARR

So it would appear like this: Dimpna Rose Tarr

 

Now my question is, is it posible to use as my current legal name DIMPNA ROSE TARR and/even i get rid of my middle name and maiden name? 

I just wanted to use that 3 names of mine and get rid my middle name and maiden name. Thank you for your help! I appreciate it. 

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Others may know better, but I believe you can only change your last name through a valid marriage certificate at the AOS stage.  If your birth certificate shows your first an middle names as you showed, then I think you have to keep those, but you can change your family name.  If you continue on to naturalization, then you can also ask for a legal name change at that time.

 

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Permissible name changes due to marriage vary by state. That said, changing part of your given name, your entire middle name, and your entire last name is probably not on the list. Check your state's rules for specifics.

Option 2 is to change your name(s) via the local court.

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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:

Spoiler

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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49 minutes ago, Dimpna said:

Help please! I have questions about filing AOS. I want to use my husband’s last name for my current legal name cuz we already got married. my whole name is:

First name: DIMPNA ROSE

Middle name: CASTROMAYOR

Last name: CABRILES

my married last name now is: TARR

 

now i wanted to file my current legal name as:

First name: DIMPNA

Middle name: ROSE

Last name: TARR

So it would appear like this: Dimpna Rose Tarr

 

Now my question is, is it posible to use as my current legal name DIMPNA ROSE TARR and/even i get rid of my middle name and maiden name? 

I just wanted to use that 3 names of mine and get rid my middle name and maiden name. Thank you for your help! I appreciate it. 

Hello! It might very with state so I’m only speaking from experience in California. I’m also from the Philippines and had 2 first names as well so I know how it is haha While filling with our lawyer I dropped my middle and maiden name all together and did exactly as you are wanting. I was advised to always bring my marriage certificate to any USCIS appointments/medical exams since all my identification is in my maiden name.

I hope that helps! 

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6 hours ago, geowrian said:

Permissible name changes due to marriage vary by state. That said, changing part of your given name, your entire middle name, and your entire last name is probably not on the list. Check your state's rules for specifics.

Option 2 is to change your name(s) via the local court.

Hello! Im from PA. Dod you know where to check those rules? Thank you

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Google "change name marriage + your state."

 

Usually, you can take your spouse's last name based on marriage.  Sometimes, you can take your maiden name as your new middle name.

 

You can not change your first name or your middle name (to something beside your maiden name) based on marriage.  You would need a court order.  

 

 

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6 hours ago, Soul Mate said:

Hello! It might very with state so I’m only speaking from experience in California. I’m also from the Philippines and had 2 first names as well so I know how it is haha While filling with our lawyer I dropped my middle and maiden name all together and did exactly as you are wanting. I was advised to always bring my marriage certificate to any USCIS appointments/medical exams since all my identification is in my maiden name.

I hope that helps! 

Ow thank you! Im from PA. How about your marriage cert? How did you fill up? Was your entire full name indicated there with your two first name and middle name? Cuz my MC shows my entire name i usually used when im still in the phil. Did you do something about it? Or you just file your AOS using your new name without your middle name and last name without any local court assistance/change name? Argh! I really don’t know. 

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3 hours ago, Dimpna said:

Ow thank you! Im from PA. How about your marriage cert? How did you fill up? Was your entire full name indicated there with your two first name and middle name? Cuz my MC shows my entire name i usually used when im still in the phil. Did you do something about it? Or you just file your AOS using your new name without your middle name and last name without any local court assistance/change name? Argh! I really don’t know. 

On my marriage license I had put my full birth name, so all 4 names.

Example- 

first name: Mary Ann

middle mane: Markle 

last name : Middleton 

 

now or that I’m married for my AOS I put

first name: Mary

middle name: Ann 

last name: Hemssworth (taking my husband’s name) 

Dropped my middle and maiden last name. 

 

I didnt have have to go to a local court, only changing it while filing for AOS

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4 hours ago, Dimpna said:

Hello! Im from PA. Dod you know where to check those rules? Thank you

From unofficial sources, I saw changes to the first name not being possible via a marriage certificate.

From official sources I only saw a couple variations permitted:

  • No change in name
  • Adopt either partner's last name
  • Hyphenate the partner's last name

While I did NOT see this being permitted in official sources, I do know immigrants who married in PA that successfully changed their middle name to their maiden name, then adopted one of the above last name changes.

e.g. Jane Marie Smith marrying John Jones adopting the name Jane Smith Jones


Timelines:

Spoiler

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:

Spoiler

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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On 12/29/2018 at 2:49 PM, geowrian said:

From unofficial sources, I saw changes to the first name not being possible via a marriage certificate.

From official sources I only saw a couple variations permitted:

  • No change in name
  • Adopt either partner's last name
  • Hyphenate the partner's last name

While I did NOT see this being permitted in official sources, I do know immigrants who married in PA that successfully changed their middle name to their maiden name, then adopted one of the above last name changes.

e.g. Jane Marie Smith marrying John Jones adopting the name Jane Smith Jones

Thank you! So it means, i can rid my old middle name and change my maiden name as my new middle name following by my husband’s last name? So PA will allow the change of maiden name as my new middle name?! Thank you for the clarification. Cause i read some in google, They won’t allow to change middlename, you can only change your maiden name to your husband’s last name. First name and middlename as is

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3 minutes ago, Dimpna said:

Thank you! So it means, i can rid my old middle name and change my maiden name as my new middle name following by my husband’s last name? So PA will allow the change of maiden name as my new middle name?! Thank you for the clarification. Cause i read some in google, They won’t allow to change middlename, you can only change your maiden name to your husband’s last name. First name and middlename as is

Honestly, I'd consider it a gray area. Official sources I've seen agree with what you read...it's not a permitted change. But I also personally know immigrants who have done exactly that and live and and married in PA, and have a Social Security card, driver's license, and green card in that name.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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:

Spoiler

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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I’ll might go as well wth that change of my middle to my maiden name and no change on m first/given names. I do the same thing with the person you knew personnally. Thanks for the help and Happy New Year 😊😊 sorry i visited your profile for awhile and your from PA too. Lol!

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4 hours ago, Dimpna said:

I’ll might go as well wth that change of my middle to my maiden name and no change on m first/given names. I do the same thing with the person you knew personnally. Thanks for the help and Happy New Year 😊😊 sorry i visited your profile for awhile and your from PA too. Lol!

No problem! Best wishes and a happy new year!


Timelines:

Spoiler

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:

Spoiler

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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