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So my LPR interview is currently being scheduled, has been for about 4 months. Now because of everything that occurred shortly after filing our (i-485 etc) paperwork back in February, I hung onto my passport that I used to enter the US as a form of ID, as it's the only form of ID I have, and I was concerned about passport processing back in my own country due to lock down (on top of the worry of being without it should anything bad have happened). The passport has my Maiden name on it, I took my husband's name when I married. It's valid for a few more years yet. My home country requires you send the passport back to them in order to get a new one sent out, with which I believe they return the old one also.

 

Ive just had all my employment authorization stuff come through including the card.

 

So my question is, for the interview, does the passport need to have my new name on it? And if I was to send it off, is it possible to use this new EA card as a form of ID should I need to? (ofc I have no plans of travel outside the US).

Thanks!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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It's fine to have your maiden name on your passport for an AOS interview; my wife did (and still does, and may always, as going through the hoops to get your name changed on your passport in Russia apparently can be tricky and has some steps that have to be done in Russia).

 

Usually you haven't gotten a new passport by then.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03     EAD/AP In Hand: 2019-09-16
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28   GC Interview Date: 2019-09-25
Interview date: 2019-02-14      GC In Hand: 2019-10-02
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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1 hour ago, skepticalmoose said:

Hey all!

So my LPR interview is currently being scheduled, has been for about 4 months. Now because of everything that occurred shortly after filing our (i-485 etc) paperwork back in February, I hung onto my passport that I used to enter the US as a form of ID, as it's the only form of ID I have, and I was concerned about passport processing back in my own country due to lock down (on top of the worry of being without it should anything bad have happened). The passport has my Maiden name on it, I took my husband's name when I married. It's valid for a few more years yet. My home country requires you send the passport back to them in order to get a new one sent out, with which I believe they return the old one also.

 

Ive just had all my employment authorization stuff come through including the card.

 

So my question is, for the interview, does the passport need to have my new name on it? And if I was to send it off, is it possible to use this new EA card as a form of ID should I need to? (ofc I have no plans of travel outside the US).

Thanks!

What country are you from originally? 

 

If you go to the interview with your maiden passport then it won't be a problem. My wife didn't get her passport changed until she had to renew it and that was after being here 5 years.

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28 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

What country are you from originally? 

 

If you go to the interview with your maiden passport then it won't be a problem. My wife didn't get her passport changed until she had to renew it and that was after being here 5 years.

Originally, UK. Think it should take a couple months to renew now they're out of lockdown should I choose to.

I've also just read that, in the state in which I'm living, an EAC is considered primary ID also according to their website, so that answers that, too.

 

Thanks for your replies, that's one less thing to worry about!

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