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I'm a Portuguese citizen and got my permanent residence under my first name and husband's last name, as US naming conventions go. 

 

While trying to obtain a passport in my new name, Portugal has told me I have to follow naming conventions in Portugal meaning I have to maintain a parent's name. With this change, it does mean new green card, SS card and driver's license right? 

 

I'm basically having to add another last name. 


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It sounds like you just need a valid Portuguese Identification Card or Citizen Card to nenew. 

http://www.embassyportugal-us.org/instructions-for-passport-emission/

If you get a passport without your married name you can just keep a copy of your marriage certificate. 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

It sounds like you just need a valid Portuguese Identification Card or Citizen Card to nenew. 

http://www.embassyportugal-us.org/instructions-for-passport-emission/

If you get a passport without your married name you can just keep a copy of your marriage certificate. 

So my passport can be in my old name? Even when it's time to remove conditions and they require a current passport? I'm planning on getting the renewed Portuguese ID after I register my marriage in Portugal. 

 

Could I technically travel with my current passport and reenter the US with my green card? 


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09/22/2017 - Wedding!

 

12/28/2017 - Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485

01/08/2018 - Rejection of I-485 based on incorrect payment (forgot biometrics fee!) 

 

03/05/2018 - Re-submitting of I-130 and I-485

03/07/2018 - Package received at Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2018 - NOA1 received by email

03/23/2018 - Form 179-C received for I-130, I-131, I-485, and I-765

03/27/2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received for appointment on 04/13

04/13/2018 - Biometrics appointment

05/23/2018 - Interview scheduled for 06/27

06/11/2018 - Medical exam done

06/27/2018 - Interview (no decision)

06/29/2018 - APPROVED!

07/06/2018 - GC in hand!

 

ROC Earliest Date - 03/31/2020

 

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1 minute ago, CatP said:

Could I technically travel with my current passport and reenter the US with my green card? 

That is how it works today.  Your flights need to be in the name on your passport.

 

3 minutes ago, CatP said:

I register my marriage in Portugal.

You didn't register your marriage is why they won't change your name on the passport.    They would also be able to do that at the Embassy in Washington.

 

My wife is Filipina and couldn't use her married name on her (new) Passport or other things until the Report of Marriage.   Her passport also has her maiden name on it  as her middle name.   But it is not on her green card.  


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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14 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

That is how it works today.  Your flights need to be in the name on your passport.

 

You didn't register your marriage is why they won't change your name on the passport.    They would also be able to do that at the Embassy in Washington.

 

My wife is Filipina and couldn't use her married name on her (new) Passport or other things until the Report of Marriage.   Her passport also has her maiden name on it  as her middle name.   But it is not on her green card.  

I have emailed with whoever deals with name changes in Portugal (the registry?) and they said it's simply a name convention and I will have to have a parent's name when I register. It's good to know I don't need that name on my green card and can go about life here. Thanks! 


AOS

Spoiler

09/22/2017 - Wedding!

 

12/28/2017 - Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485

01/08/2018 - Rejection of I-485 based on incorrect payment (forgot biometrics fee!) 

 

03/05/2018 - Re-submitting of I-130 and I-485

03/07/2018 - Package received at Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2018 - NOA1 received by email

03/23/2018 - Form 179-C received for I-130, I-131, I-485, and I-765

03/27/2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received for appointment on 04/13

04/13/2018 - Biometrics appointment

05/23/2018 - Interview scheduled for 06/27

06/11/2018 - Medical exam done

06/27/2018 - Interview (no decision)

06/29/2018 - APPROVED!

07/06/2018 - GC in hand!

 

ROC Earliest Date - 03/31/2020

 

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Save yourself some hassel and contact the citizens services part of the Portugal Embassy in Washington DC.  They know about US / Portuguese requirements and and in your same time zone.  You should be able to get everything done there.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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17 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Save yourself some hassel and contact the citizens services part of the Portugal Embassy in Washington DC.  They know about US / Portuguese requirements and and in your same time zone.  You should be able to get everything done there.

Thank you, I decided to call USCIS to see what they have to say about names not matching but either way, I know what the process of getting the new passport will entail. 


AOS

Spoiler

09/22/2017 - Wedding!

 

12/28/2017 - Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485

01/08/2018 - Rejection of I-485 based on incorrect payment (forgot biometrics fee!) 

 

03/05/2018 - Re-submitting of I-130 and I-485

03/07/2018 - Package received at Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2018 - NOA1 received by email

03/23/2018 - Form 179-C received for I-130, I-131, I-485, and I-765

03/27/2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received for appointment on 04/13

04/13/2018 - Biometrics appointment

05/23/2018 - Interview scheduled for 06/27

06/11/2018 - Medical exam done

06/27/2018 - Interview (no decision)

06/29/2018 - APPROVED!

07/06/2018 - GC in hand!

 

ROC Earliest Date - 03/31/2020

 

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