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I am the USC looking to submit the I-129f petition.

My fiance has a current legal  name which is completely different than what is on her divorce decree.

She took a different first name and her husband's last name during the period of her marriage and now she is back to using her maiden name.

 

I want to submit a statement of explanation for this name change along with a government gazette circular that shows her name change from the husband's name to the maiden name.

 

Are there any sample name change letters?

Does this have to be a court affidavit or just a letter written by her shall be suffice along  with a copy of the government gazette circular?

 

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I'm not familiar with the legal name change process in India. But any documentation of a legal name change that doesn't match the I-129F or her documentation should be provided. I don't have info on what qualifies as a valid name change document in India (divorce decree note it? just using the maiden name after divorce?), sorry.

 

if you want, I can move the thread to the India regional forum and hopefully somebody more familiar with the process there can chime in.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 hour ago, JeanneAdil said:

You can explain on a separate sheet when telling your story

But if you look at the I 129 and section for beneficary,  question 3 says to list all other names she has used

I see. So you are saying i can attach a separate sheet signed by her- explaining the name change . Also I will mention her earlier name on the form I-129. 

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45 minutes ago, geowrian said:

I'm not familiar with the legal name change process in India. But any documentation of a legal name change that doesn't match the I-129F or her documentation should be provided. I don't have info on what qualifies as a valid name change document in India (divorce decree note it? just using the maiden name after divorce?), sorry.

 

if you want, I can move the thread to the India regional forum and hopefully somebody more familiar with the process there can chime in.

Thanks Geowrian. Yes can you please move it there? 

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* Moved from K-1 P&P to India regional forum for more specific answers about name changes in India *


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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8 hours ago, Vabsmith said:

I see. So you are saying i can attach a separate sheet signed by her- explaining the name change . Also I will mention her earlier name on the form I-129. 

yes,  mention it in your cover story that you will send with the I 129 but question 3 on her bio asks for all names previously used 

this is maiden name,  and  married names and any name she changed legally in the court for other reasons

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