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Hey guys. I have one of those traditional questions - how to fix the last name during ROC.

 

TL;DR - USCIS dropped a hyphen from my married name on my conditional GC, said it's best to fix it during ROC, and I just want to make sure I understand what name goes where on I-751.

 

After getting married, I added my husband's name to my last name, with a hyphen. So if my maiden name is Wife, and his last name is Husband, I went for Wife-Husband. I then updated alllll my stuff to show that name, and a few months later we applies for AOS.

 

USCIS were pretty good until the interview invitation. I hadn't noticed it at the time, but they suddenly wrote my last name on it as Wife Husband. I noticed that only after getting the card in mail. Had an infopass appointment, and they said "just do it during ROC, it will be quicker". So I kept the hyphenated name on all my accounts. Even my EAD card (which I still have - is that bad?) has my last name the way I intended.

 

Now we moved to a different state, and when I was converting my DL, the DMV here went by what's on the GC - which, I see the logic. I still want to fix the hyphenation though. What's the best way to go about it? Do I put: 

  • Wife-Husband, as I want it, in field 1a
  • the incorrect Wife Husband that I have on my GC and DL in field 2a
  • the maiden Wife in field 3a?

 

(I understand that it's not really that big of a deal, but I really don't want to go changing all of my stuff again, and since I don't have a middle name, I know that people will start using the maiden part of my last name as my middle name, and it's just going to be weird.)

 

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07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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Any ideas? 🤔


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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Adding a hyphen is a very minor change to make but you are most definitely entitled to make such a change. Its your name and it should be the way you want it. What you posted above is all the correct way to do it IMO BUT I really urge you to include a letter explaining how you want this hyphen and how it was not processed with a hyphen on the original GC, and you want them to make sure they include a hyphen this time so there is one on the new GC issued- which you can then use to update your others IDs. I worry that if you just fill it out with the hyphen and no letter it will be overlooked because it is such a minor change. USCIS may not notice you added a hyphen and process your ROC with out one. 

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Ah, great point about including that explanation. Thanks!


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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