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Hi Everyone, 

 

I have a quick question regarding to the next steps in the process of applying for my green card in the usa.

 

I entered America on Dec 1 with my k1 visa. I then got my SSN in Florida under my maiden name.  My now husband and I got married on January 11th and are just waiting our original copy of our marriage certificate in the mail.  We have not gone through with processing my name change yet, but I was wondering if when I apply for the AOS to get my green card will I have to do it under my married name and therefore, do my name change with the SSN office and then apply for my AOS?

 

Thanks 

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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You file for AOS package under married name. Then after you get your EAD or GC whichever is earlier, you go back to SS office to change the name.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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6 minutes ago, arken said:

You file for AOS package under married name. Then after you get your EAD or GC whichever is earlier, you go back to SS office to change the name.

Okay, my understanding with how name changes work in Florida is you do it through the SS office. So does that mean that when I file my AOS package in my married name it doesn't have to be "official" in any way? 

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6 minutes ago, bcyr9 said:

Okay, my understanding with how name changes work in Florida is you do it through the SS office. So does that mean that when I file my AOS package in my married name it doesn't have to be "official" in any way? 

Gud thing SS and USCIS are not state related but federal departments.

Your marriage certificate is the official evidence for the name change. Using your married name in AOS is the official way of changing the name. You get GC and EAD in the married name. Then you change your name in the SS. 
 

 


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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2 minutes ago, arken said:

Gud thing SS and USCIS are not state related but federal departments.

Your marriage certificate is the official evidence for the name change. Using your married name in AOS is the official way of changing the name. You get GC and EAD in the married name. Then you change your name in the SS. 
 

 

When we filled out our marriage certificate we filled it out with my Maiden name, not with a married name. Was this incorrect?

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6 minutes ago, bcyr9 said:

When we filled out our marriage certificate we filled it out with my Maiden name, not with a married name. Was this incorrect?

That was correct.

Jane Doe married with Peter King and became Jane King.

 

Not like Jane King married Peter King.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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~~MOved to AOS Family K1/K3, from the Canada forum - as the Topic is about AOS.~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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