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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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I apologize if this has been answered somewhere. This website has so much info and I've read so much these last few weeks getting read to get married and to file spouse visa. I'm American, my man is English. We're getting married in England on February 12 and taking a short honeymoon. I'm flying home on February 18 (he'll stay in England) and I intend to mail the spouse visa form I-130 and I-130A on the 19th. I will not have legally changed my name to his last name when I submit the application so I think when I sign the I-130 I should sign my current last name, Blair. He thinks maybe I should sign his last name since while it hasn't been changed we will be legally married at the time of filing. Thoughts and thank you so much for helping.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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If you plan on changing your last name (+ of course getting your documents such as passport and drivers license changed to the new name as well) you can use the new married name for all intents and purposes on the form, your marriage certificate serves as your proof of name change 


Our CR1 Journey:

 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 14 2019: NOA1 (NSC)
  • July 31 2019: I129f NOA1
  • Sep 19 2019: I129f NOA2 (Denied - 50 days from NOA1)
  • Sep 19 2019: I130 NOA2 (Approved - 217 days from NOA1)

 

NVC Stage:

  • Sep 27 2019: Sent to Department of State
  • Oct 31 2019: Case number received (34 days since sent)
  • Nov 1 2019: IV & AOS fees received & paid
  • Nov 14 2019: IV & AOS submitted
  • Dec 18 2019: All docs accepted, but one additional doc requested (5 weeks from submission)
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  • Feb 19 2020: Documentarily Qualified (9 weeks from 2nd submission, 14 weeks from first submission)

 

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  • Mar 11 2020: Interview letter received
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5 minutes ago, LilyJ said:

If you plan on changing your last name (+ of course getting your documents such as passport and drivers license changed to the new name as well) you can use the new married name for all intents and purposes on the form, your marriage certificate serves as your proof of name change 

Does the US takes a foreign marriedge cert as a legal document backing up the name change? 

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7 minutes ago, ineedadisplayname said:

Does the US takes a foreign marriedge cert as a legal document backing up the name change? 

Yes, as long as the marriage was performed legally in the jurisdiction it occurred. 


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Hungary
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Do you have the special visa needed to get married in the UK?


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

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Filed: FB-2 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Same here. I got married recently and want to know which name to use. The marriage certificate now has my last name as his, but I plan on using MyLastName-HisLastName on the appilcation.


*** Father Immigrated with 9 y/o sister in 2009

  • I-130: October 2010  //  NVC appr: Nov 28, 2010 // RFE rec'd: May 14, 2014 // RFE returned with DNA test Jul 28, 2014  // I-130 approval rec'd August 18, 2014 // NVC rec'd Oct31, 2014 // Welcome letter recd Feb 22, 2016 // AOS bill / IV bill paid Mar 27, 2016 //  Sent in supporting docs, Aug 11, 2016

*** Father became naturalized Citizen in Nov 2016, sent in opt-out request, received Nov. 2016, 

  • Case complete Nov 11, 2016 // Interview Package rec'd May 5, 2017 //   Medical May 17 ,2017 // Interview: Jun 2, 2017 // Passport rec'd Jun 8, 2017 // POE: Jun 22, 2017 // SSN changed Oct 08, 2017 // GC/I-551 rec'd - Jul 15, 2017

*** Filing for foreign spouse

  • Married Jan 2020 // I-130/IOE #, Mar 10, 2020

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Filed: Other Country: China
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6 hours ago, LilyJ said:

If you plan on changing your last name (+ of course getting your documents such as passport and drivers license changed to the new name as well) you can use the new married name for all intents and purposes on the form, your marriage certificate serves as your proof of name change 

This would also be my advice.  Submit the I-130 in the name you intend to use going forward, and sign accordingly.  Take care of changing your ID in a timely manner.


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