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In the Philippines when you are married (We're married) the Wife's last name becomes her middle name, and the Husband's last name becomes her last name. My question is, on the I-130 -- Do we put her original full name, or her married full name? Thank you..any help would be appreciated.

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26 minutes ago, Ardyn said:

In the Philippines when you are married (We're married) the Wife's last name becomes her middle name, and the Husband's last name becomes her last name. My question is, on the I-130 -- Do we put her original full name, or her married full name? Thank you..any help would be appreciated.

You married na right? So it's the married name. 

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Once married, does the name automatically change? Or are there other procedures that must be undergone? I'm not finding a lot of answers while searching the net. I really don't want to have any mistakes on the forms that will cause delay. Thanks for any advice...

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Hello all...

 

   My question -- I and my wife are married (Married in the Philippines) and filing the I-130 so she's able to come here to the U.S. Should the name printed on the forms be her original full name? Or her married name? She has never undergone any legal proceedings to change her name after we were married. Of course, in the Philippines, when you marry your Husband, his last name becomes your last name, and the Wife's last name becomes her middle name. (However, again, she has never underwent any legal proceedings to change said names) We are both confused on this subject. She and I are both wondering about this, because we do not want to have any mistakes that delay our forms once sent. Anyway, any and all advice is welcome. Thank you in advance.

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There's no "legal" proceeding for a name change using the husband's last name. You can change all your ID's and passport into your married name. All you have to do is present the NSO/PSA marriage certificate. 

On the i130, there's a question for all other names used, that's where she write her maiden name. 

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1 minute ago, apple21 said:

The beneficiary's passport won't be needed until the NVC stage so she has enough time to get that. Good luck!

And it’s much easier to get the new passport while she is in her country 

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2 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

And it’s much easier to get the new passport while she is in her country 

True. So the visa will be issued in her married name and she'll get the GC in her married name as well. 

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37 minutes ago, Ardyn said:

Hello all...

 

   My question -- I and my wife are married (Married in the Philippines) and filing the I-130 so she's able to come here to the U.S. Should the name printed on the forms be her original full name? Or her married name? She has never undergone any legal proceedings to change her name after we were married. Of course, in the Philippines, when you marry your Husband, his last name becomes your last name, and the Wife's last name becomes her middle name. (However, again, she has never underwent any legal proceedings to change said names) We are both confused on this subject. She and I are both wondering about this, because we do not want to have any mistakes that delay our forms once sent. Anyway, any and all advice is welcome. Thank you in advance.

Did you get married legally in the Philippines? If so then use the married name. 

 

Also I answered your question in your previous thread so there was no need to start a new thread. 

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2 hours ago, Ardyn said:

Once married, does the name automatically change? Or are there other procedures that must be undergone? I'm not finding a lot of answers while searching the net. I really don't want to have any mistakes on the forms that will cause delay. Thanks for any advice...

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On 8/8/2019 at 7:43 PM, Ardyn said:

In the Philippines when you are married (We're married) the Wife's last name becomes her middle name, and the Husband's last name becomes her last name. My question is, on the I-130 -- Do we put her original full name, or her married full name? Thank you..any help would be appreciated.

 

9 hours ago, Ardyn said:

Hello all...

 

   My question -- I and my wife are married (Married in the Philippines) and filing the I-130 so she's able to come here to the U.S. Should the name printed on the forms be her original full name? Or her married name? She has never undergone any legal proceedings to change her name after we were married. Of course, in the Philippines, when you marry your Husband, his last name becomes your last name, and the Wife's last name becomes her middle name. (However, again, she has never underwent any legal proceedings to change said names) We are both confused on this subject. She and I are both wondering about this, because we do not want to have any mistakes that delay our forms once sent. Anyway, any and all advice is welcome. Thank you in advance.

File in married name.      There isn't a process for changing the name, the marriage certificate is all that is needed.

 

You have the PSA marriage certificate?

 

Did she renew her passport in her married name?   If not done yet, get that done.   DFA will require a CFO-GCP seminar certificate when renewing the passport in her marriage name.

 

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