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Talked about numerous times around here...

 

tickets should be bought in passport name, green card is used to re enter the US. Carry marriage certificate copy in case it’s asked.


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It will be no problem.  All she has to do is present her Brazilian passport when she goes through the Alfandega at the airport in Brazil.    When you guys fly home she presents her GC to the US authorities in the Brazilian airport on her way out.  Also you guys will probably be in separate lines when you land in Brazil.  She will be in a Brazilian citizen line and you will be in a foreigner line.  

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Not an issue, just need to be careful with the name on the ticket.

 

The ticket must be in the passport name. 

 

Is she using the return portion of the flight out here or buying a new ticket?

 

 


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8 minutes ago, Ben & Katy said:

It will be no problem.  All she has to do is present her Brazilian passport when she goes through the Alfandega at the airport in Brazil.    When you guys fly home she presents her GC to the US authorities in the Brazilian airport on her way out.  Also you guys will probably be in separate lines when you land in Brazil.  She will be in a Brazilian citizen line and you will be in a foreigner line.  

The problem will be re-entering the US with a passport and a GC which don't match.  She should present her passport, her Green Card, and her marriage certificate which connects the 2 names.


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Please update your timeline, it says your Adjustment of Status is still pending.

 

I also have plans to visit Brazil later this year but I have decided to simply get a new passport with my married name. Worth the peace of mind, IMO.

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4 hours ago, Nat&Amy said:

Please update your timeline, it says your Adjustment of Status is still pending.

 

I also have plans to visit Brazil later this year but I have decided to simply get a new passport with my married name. Worth the peace of mind, IMO.

It’s such a hassle to first register your marriage in a consulate, then changing the passport... having Brazilian authorities take your name change as well, since it’s so different there. 


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07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

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08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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19 hours ago, p-ana said:

It’s such a hassle to first register your marriage in a consulate, then changing the passport... having Brazilian authorities take your name change as well, since it’s so different there. 

It is a hassle, but I’d rather do it now than later. My mother is a foreign national who never registered her marriage in the Consulate and when it was my turn to apply for citizenship, it caused me all kinds of trouble. It is what it is. Changes in marital status, changes in names.... Ultimately it is our responsibility to keep all our info updated even if we see no use/need for it in the foreseeable future.

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53 minutes ago, Nat&Amy said:

It is a hassle, but I’d rather do it now than later. My mother is a foreign national who never registered her marriage in the Consulate and when it was my turn to apply for citizenship, it caused me all kinds of trouble. It is what it is. Changes in marital status, changes in names.... Ultimately it is our responsibility to keep all our info updated even if we see no use/need for it in the foreseeable future.

Brazilian consulates make it harder to do that here, since you have to appear in person, with your spouse and often times their locations are very far away. Just my personal experience, I tried twice and still couldn’t sort everything out. 


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07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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On 2/20/2019 at 8:35 AM, missileman said:

The problem will be re-entering the US with a passport and a GC which don't match.  She should present her passport, her Green Card, and her marriage certificate which connects the 2 names.

From Brazil they don't care about presenting the passport to re enter the US only the Green Card they are concerned about.  I know because I used to be married with someone from Brazil.  She entered Brazil with her passport that had her maiden name and left Brazil presenting the GC with her married name. 

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On 2/20/2019 at 2:33 PM, p-ana said:

It’s such a hassle to first register your marriage in a consulate, then changing the passport... having Brazilian authorities take your name change as well, since it’s so different there. 

Even more so with Brazil.  That consulate only works a couple of hours a day it seems like and they are very rude to Brazilians.  In my first marriage it was to a Brazilian and we tried to get the marriage registered down there.  It was such a pain in the butt that we just let it go.  People have no idea of the burocracy down there.  I am a Brazilian citizen myself, well dual citizen now which made it even more complicated to get the marriage validated in Brazil.  They wanted me to get a brand new Brazilian birth certificate.  After weeks it came in the mail with my parents names all misspelled LOL.  So even if we wanted to continue it was not worth it.  So she kept the Brazilian docs in her original name and kept USA documents with married name.  

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