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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

I am filling out my N400 application and have a bit of a question on what to put name wise. 

So I have a middle name, that is on my birth certificate from Canada, but I never really used it in Canada, my drivers license, passport, etc. only have my first and last name.

When I did the I-130 I did put my middle name on everything but my visa, and my PR card are all just with first and last name, as I am pretty sure they just match what is on my Canadian passport. 

So what should I put on the N400? Do I put middle name? Do I put anything under other names used?

All my documents in the US (drivers license etc.) are only with my First and Last Name.




2015-02-02: Sent I-130

2015-02-04: USCIS Received and transferred to NSC

2015-02-06: NOA1

2015-06-19: NOA2 Email. 133 days between NOA1 and NOA2

2015-06-26: USCIS update that case was sent to NVC





2015-07-02: Case received by NVC

2015-07-14: Case number assigned when calling on 2015-07-20 but couldn't give emails as case was locked still

2015-07-27: Called and was able to give emails

2015-07-27: Submit DS-261

2015-07-27: Pay AOS Fee

2015-08-25: Receive IV bill

2015-08-26: Pay IV Fee

2015-09-05: Submit DS-260

2015-09-07: Sent AOS and IV package via EP

2015-10-11: Resubmit via EP after being told to do so on 2015-10-09 as it looked like our original emails were lost

2015-10-16: Received email for scan date of 2015-10-12. Told that basically nothing can be done and we need to wait 30 days from 2015-10-12 (30+ days lost because they lost our emails)

2015-10-26: Told case is basically complete but that they are building my electronic file. Told there is no timeline for this.

2015-10-30 & 2015-11-13: Still told no update. Building electronic file still and no timeline.

2015-11-17: Case Complete

2015-12-03: Receive packet 4

2015-12-15: Medical

2015-12-18: Medical picked up results

2016-01-12: Interview - Approved!

2016-02-03: POE



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I would put your full name with the middle name in the “other names used” section.


Be aware - when it comes to naturalization what is on your birth certificate, not all the other documentation, is what will be on your citizenship document unless you choose to have a name change. This may not be an issue for you. I was the other way round - while all my documentation had my middle name on it, my birth certificate did not, so I have now officially lost my middle name since I didn’t want to wait for a name change naturalization ceremony which in my area is done in court.

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