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Hello, 

We are ready to file for AOS - for the K1 and K3 Visa. We got married in Virginia but my wife's last name on the Marriage license is not changed to the married last name. My questions is when I fill the form would I go by the last name on the marriage license or can I put her last name as my last name?  This is very confusing, I called the USCIS and they keep saying you have to use your last name on the license.  Does any body has any information or input on this? Thank you so much. 

 

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K-1 and K-3 visa? 

 

Just fill the the papers out in the new name. 


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                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Do you mean k1 and k2?  The k2 xhild will keep their birth name unless the usc adopts them or is the biological child.  For k1 you simply fill out paperwork with your married name. The marriage certificate allows you to use your spouse's surname. 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Did the wife legally change her name through the court system first?


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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1 hour ago, WeGuyGal said:

Did the wife legally change her name through the court system first?

No my wife has not legally changed her name - We were under the impression that after marriage the last name can be assumed. We were able to apply for last name change at SSN office and all they asked was the marriage certificate. 

Thanks for your reply. 

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13 hours ago, NikLR said:

Do you mean k1 and k2?  The k2 xhild will keep their birth name unless the usc adopts them or is the biological child.  For k1 you simply fill out paperwork with your married name. The marriage certificate allows you to use your spouse's surname. 

So does that mean that I should leave the child's last name as his birth last name? 

13 hours ago, Georgia16 said:

K-1 and K-3 visa? 

 

Just fill the the papers out in the new name. 

Thanks for the response.What about the K3 visa- my step sons last name? 

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11 minutes ago, WhatAWait! said:

Thanks for the response.What about the K3 visa- my step sons last name? 

I believe you mean K-2. His name will not be able to be changed unless you do it through the courts I believe. The easiest course would have probably been to change your name, but since she changed her's at SS that ship has sailed.

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1 hour ago, WhatAWait! said:

So does that mean that I should leave the child's last name as his birth last name? 

Thanks for the response.What about the K3 visa- my step sons last name? 

He would be a K-2. 

 

He will have to change name in court first so for now you will have to put his name as it was on the visa. 


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                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC from K-1 + K-2:

12/08/18....ROC window opens

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, WhatAWait! said:

So does that mean that I should leave the child's last name as his birth last name? 

Thanks for the response.What about the K3 visa- my step sons last name? 

Your wife can assume your surname.  

 

Your stepson is a k2, not a k3.  A k3 is a spousal visa.  He will need to use his birth name unless you are legally allowed to adopt him or his mother changes his name in the court system.  


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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