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Middle name confusion in Marriage Certificate, advice please

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Hello, I know there's a lot of discussions regarding my situation but I'm still caught up with a confusion whether I'll do an action regarding my middle name issues.

 

I'm a Filipina having traditional 2 given names, as it appears on my PH Passport (my Maiden name), as I came here as K1 visa.

Given Name: Katherine Grace

Middle Name: Antiquiera (my mother's maiden surname)

Last Name: Silva

 

Got married in California and Marriage certificate (Wife Details) appears: (I've read as per US naming, second given name becomes the Middle name) and that's what concerns me as I don't want to drop my second given name as that is what I have in all of my PH documents and ID's (First Name: Katherine Grace)

First Name: Katherine

Middle Name: Grace

Last Name: Silva

then on the last part of my Marriage Certificate (Change Name appears) which I think that California MC's only have...

First Name: Katherine

Middle Name: Silva

Last Name: Fernandez (my husband's surname)

 

*to add, my husband also is a former Filipino and naturalized US citizen, with 2 traditional names too, and in our Marriage Certificate (husband details) appears:

which not like mine and as I wanted to be

First name: John Robert

Middle name: Rosal (his mother's maiden surname)

Surname: Fernandez

 

I never got an issue with getting my SSN (before filing my AOS, they used my married name at once) as it appears.. Katherine Grace Silva Fernandez

 

I initially got an issue with my DOD ID (Military Dependent ID)... as they said my Marriage certificate doesn't match my Passport or any PH gov't issued ID's (Professional license and NBI) because of the first and middle name issue, they won't accept my SS ID as an ID because they wanted a Photo ID... so they didn't issue me a dependent ID, and I had to wait until I receive my EAD and GC cards (hoping that there would be no issues with it) then..

 

I never got an issue with my State ID, EAD and GC as it appears.. 

Last Name: Fernandez

Given Name: Katherine Grace S

 

and finally got my DOD ID (Military ID) and because they were so confused for me having so many names it now appears as:

Silva Fernandez, Katherine Grace

 

Now, 9 months married, I will file a Report of Marriage in PH Embassy SFO, CA and I am concerned if they will make an issue out of my Marriage Certificate, filed in NSO PH as it is, and later might be a discrepancy in all of my PH documents as I still have properties and licenses in the PH (in my maiden name, so later I have to change my status to married name) and in my renewal of Passport.

 

As of now, I am thinking of having my Marriage Certificate corrected in the City Hall, but I am still in doubt because my husband and my mom in law is telling me not to anymore because our MC is as per US naming and that I am just overthinking too much this..

 

Anyone who encountered my situation, or any advices please..Thanks so much

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If the names above are all real names (not false ones), immediately hit the "Report Post" button so that a site moderator can mask the names or remove your post from this VERY public forum.  This is for safety purposes.

 

If you want to post this thread again with made-up names, that's fine, so save a copy of it on an e-mail clipboard or somewhere so that you can falsify the names without having to retype everything else.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Good for you!  I'm relieved on your behalf.

 

Is your concern chiefly Philippines-related?  If so, we can move your thread into the Philippines forum for advice there.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Thread is moved from Off Topic to the Philippines forum, in hopes of insightful advice there.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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4 hours ago, lovemeow said:

i think so, coz I quite know that PH is strict when it comes to names... as I want to file my ROM in PH Embassy and to renew my passport so I was thinking if I need to have my MC corrected. Thank you

Your husband and mom-in-law are correct .. you are overthinking this.    Doubt you can get your MC corrected anyway, but then it shouldn't be an issue for filing ROM as that form uses your maiden name anyway.   

 

As for the land deeds in the Phils, not a big issue that they are in your maiden name, my wife has land deeds in her maiden name that she has not changed .. the paper trail handles any questions.   

 

Professional licenses I  would think will need to be updated .. eventually


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that is why they always ask the applicants to double check the information if its correct.

 

for me i think what matter is your profile here in America and not Philippines. Hank is right ROM is in maiden name anyway. and there are papers that will prove your name change.

 

i also have this problem..not like yours though i didnt follow Philippines naming tradition.. instead dropping my maiden middle name i drop maiden last name as thats how america naming way work. Im ready to send ROM soon and im not worried with this Philippines naming tradition..if they wont accept the name we use here in the US then its not our fault. We can change our name to whatever name we want anyway when time comes that we are US citizenship.

 

 

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