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Middle name not on marriage certificate, should I include it on my AOS forms? [merged threads]

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20 hours ago, saj2016 said:

Hello guys!

My I-94, SSN card and marriage certificate don't have my middle name. My question is, should I use my middle name when I fill out the AOS, EAD and AP forms?

Thank you!

Why don't your SSN and marriage certificate have all your names? Usually they ask you to fill out all your names when you apply for both. Are your middle names on your passport? If so, I would include them on the papers since they have to match your ID and include a letter explaining why those names don't appear on the marriage certificate, just to be sure. (you don't send a copy of your SSN card so you don't have to give an explanation for that)

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3 hours ago, C90 said:

Why don't your SSN and marriage certificate have all your names? Usually they ask you to fill out all your names when you apply for both. Are your middle names on your passport? If so, I would include them on the papers since they have to match your ID and include a letter explaining why those names don't appear on the marriage certificate, just to be sure. (you don't send a copy of your SSN card so you don't have to give an explanation for that)

My I-94 doesn't have my middle name so the staff at the SSA Office where I went to said that they have to go with what's on the I-94, same with the marriage certificate. 

2 hours ago, aaron2020 said:

Yes.  Give complete information when asked to provide it.  Just because your middle name is missing on some documents, it doesn't mean you should continue the mistakes.  

Yes, but isn't the middle name important here in the US?

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3 minutes ago, saj2016 said:

Yes, but isn't the middle name important here in the US?

Go with the form of ID (I would guess that's your passport) that you send. If that has your middle then fill out your middle name and send an explanation why your marriage certificate doesn't have it. Worst case scenario USCIS decides to not use your middle name, but you avoid a RFE.

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19 minutes ago, C90 said:

Go with the form of ID (I would guess that's your passport) that you send. If that has your middle then fill out your middle name and send an explanation why your marriage certificate doesn't have it. Worst case scenario USCIS decides to not use your middle name, but you avoid a RFE.

I think I'm fine with dropping my middle name.

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I'm a male foreigner who came here on a K1 visa and married a US citizen. My passport, birth certificate and K1 visa have my middle name on them so basically my legal name is [First Name][Middle Name][Last Name]. However, my I-94 doesn't have it, so when I applied for SSN, they also had to omit my middle name as they had to follow my name on the I-94. And then, I've just realized that my marriage certificate doesn't include my middle name either. My questions are..

 

1. Would I have a problem because of these inconsistencies?

2. Would I have a problem with the USCIS when I file for Adjustment of Status because my marriage certificate doesn't have my middle name?

3. When I fill out the AOS form (I-485), should I include my middle name as a part of my legal name?

4. When I fill out the AOS form (I-485) and include my middle name in my legal name, do I have to write the name shown on the marriage certificate on the "Other Names Used" section of the form?

 

I'm so nervous because of this. I hope someone can answer my questions.

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Hi.. I have the same situation as you... my middle name is missing in my marriage certificate and I-94 too... but I didn’t have any problems with my AOS application.. I just filled in the “Other names used” and provided a copy of my Passport and K1Visa (which has my Middles Names on it)- proofs that you are the same person. I filed my AOS without a SSN yet.

I already had my interview and they never asked anything about my SSN or my Middle name missing.. 

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On 1/20/2019 at 1:40 PM, saj2016 said:

Hello guys!

My I-94, SSN card and marriage certificate don't have my middle name. My question is, should I use my middle name when I fill out the AOS, EAD and AP forms?

Thank you!

Hi.. I have the same situation, my middle name is missing in my marriage certificate and I-94 as well... I just filled out the AOS and EAD forms with Other Names Used and provided a copy of my passport and Visa (with my middle names on it) proof that you’re the same person. I filed my AOS without an SSN yet..

i already had my interview and they never asked anything about it... Green card received already without any issues

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10 minutes ago, lovemeow said:

Hi.. I have the same situation as you... my middle name is missing in my marriage certificate and I-94 too... but I didn’t have any problems with my AOS application.. I just filled in the “Other names used” and provided a copy of my Passport and K1Visa (which has my Middles Names on it)- proofs that you are the same person. I filed my AOS without a SSN yet.

I already had my interview and they never asked anything about my SSN or my Middle name missing.. 

Thank God I’m not alone in this. Anyway, is your name on your marriage certificate your single name or your married name? 

 

Did you change your last name on your AOS forms? 

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