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My fiancé is Hindu currently and has a Hindu sounding name. In her earlier marriage she married a muslim person and changed her name to a muslim name . She then got divorced . 

Her divorce judgement is in muslim language and shows her muslim name in the judgement. 

What do I need to do to address this while applying for her K1 visa?? 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Vabsmith said:

My fiancé is Hindu currently and has a Hindu sounding name. In her earlier marriage she married a muslim person and changed her name to a muslim name . She then got divorced . 

Her divorce judgement is in muslim language and shows her muslim name in the judgement. 

What do I need to do to address this while applying for her K1 visa?? 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

Begins with completing your profile so we know what embassy. Each may handle this issue differently.

 

Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline OR your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine their Embassy. The country that should be used is the country where the interview will take place.

 

So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.

 

Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.

 

Once you finish that then return and you will see a flag in your profile. Select it and see what wonderful information will open up for you.

 

Thanks

Thank you Greenbaum for that detailed explanation. I have filled in the info as much as I can at this point. I am yet to file the K1 petition so I have left certain info unfilled. What else can I do to know if this kind of issue was delat with before and how best I can prepare my application to avoid the confusion about my fiance's name?

 

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Not sure what you’re actually asking, but whatever her legal name is currently must be used on the I-129f.  If I remember correctly, it does ask for previously used names.

 

Any documents submitted with the petition will need to be translated into English of course.

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19 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Not sure what you’re actually asking, but whatever her legal name is currently must be used on the I-129f.  If I remember correctly, it does ask for previously used names.

 

Any documents submitted with the petition will need to be translated into English of course.

Thanks i understand  that. My concern is that her divorce decree when translated in English will show her old name which is completely different from her current legal name. Will this be a cause of confusion when I file the petition  ? 

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13 hours ago, Vabsmith said:

Thanks i understand  that. My concern is that her divorce decree when translated in English will show her old name which is completely different from her current legal name. Will this be a cause of confusion when I file the petition  ? 

Then you need to also submit whatever document pertains to her legal name change.  

 

Foe example, in the US if a divorcing woman who took her husband’s name wants to return to her maiden name, that is requested via the court with the divorce documents, and becomes part of the final decree.

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4 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

Then you need to also submit whatever document pertains to her legal name change.  

 

Foe example, in the US if a divorcing woman who took her husband’s name wants to return to her maiden name, that is requested via the court with the divorce documents, and becomes part of the final decree.

Thanks for the answer. In her case however, the name change to her maiden name was done via a separate government circular and it is not part of the divorce decree . I hope that should still be okay. I was thinking of filling her signed affidavit attaching the local government document that shows her name change from ex-husband’s name to her maiden name. Would that be okay? 

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Just now, Vabsmith said:

Thanks for the answer. In her case however, the name change to her maiden name was done via a separate government circular and it is not part of the divorce decree . I hope that should still be okay. I was thinking of filling her signed affidavit attaching the local government document that shows her name change from ex-husband’s name to her maiden name. Would that be okay? 

You could try that.  Affidavit probably isn't going to carry much weight, but she could write a brief statement of explanation, and attach that to the document that shows the legal name change.  

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32 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

You could try that.  Affidavit probably isn't going to carry much weight, but she could write a brief statement of explanation, and attach that to the document that shows the legal name change.  

Thanks Jorge. This statement of explanation-  can it be on a stamp paper signed by her in the presence of a local lawyer? I mean would that carry any more weight than just her signing the statement herself. 

Since you mentioned “try it “ I am wondering if anyone else has had such issue before and had addressed successfully .  I Would imagine other applicants might have faced this before as women change both their first and last name after marriage in many countries and that may or may not be part of the divorce decree. 

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3 minutes ago, Vabsmith said:

Thanks Jorge. This statement of explanation-  can it be on a stamp paper signed by her in the presence of a local lawyer? I mean would that carry any more weight than just her signing the statement herself. 

Since you mentioned “try it “ I am wondering if anyone else has had such issue before and had addressed successfully .  I Would imagine other applicants might have faced this before as women change both their first and last name after marriage in many countries and that may or may not be part of the divorce decree. 

The rule of thumb is you need to provide all names used and the need to tie back to the BC. So systematically go through her names changes and have the documents to prove that they were all legal name changes.


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Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

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Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

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Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

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Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

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50 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

The rule of thumb is you need to provide all names used and the need to tie back to the BC. So systematically go through her names changes and have the documents to prove that they were all legal name changes.

Thanks. Sorry stupid question what is BC? 

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June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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