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Hello Everyone I hope somebody can help me answer on our problem.

 

We live in Bahrain and I am married to a US NAVY. We will be PCS-ing in Japan and he will go first because I still need to stay in Bahrain to finish our case with our Baby’s Birth Certificate Issue. We cannot fly him out of the country without obtaining his Bahrain Birth Certificate.


We filled our case online Last May 31, 2021. And even though my passport is still on my maiden name, we applied using my married name because I have read that in Between NOA1 and NOA2 i can use that time to update my Passport into my married name.

 

But now, He is on the process of finalizing his orders  and including me and my baby in his orders. And he submitted the current passport that I have which is my maiden name.
 

My Questions is:

 If i renew and use my married name and renew my passport   later will there be a problem because in his orders is not the same?

He will be leaving in July 2 and I cannot rush to renew my passport because Our marriage contract needs to be Apostilled in the Philippines and it will take time to get it done before he leaves. 
 

How will we change my name on his orders once my passport will be updated.

 I hope someone can answer me.

Thanks in Advance!

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On 6/12/2021 at 5:54 AM, Mrs Pike said:

He will be leaving in July 2 and I cannot rush to renew my passport because Our marriage contract needs to be Apostilled in the Philippines and it will take time to get it done before he leaves. 

 

Are you a Philippine passport holder?  In which country was your marriage certificate issued?

 

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17 hours ago, Chancy said:

 

Are you a Philippine passport holder?  In which country was your marriage certificate issued?

 

And, why do you think your marriage certificate needs to be apostilled?  He can request a change to his orders, as needed.

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On 6/13/2021 at 8:17 AM, Chancy said:

 

Are you a Philippine passport holder?  In which country was your marriage certificate issued?

 

Yes. We got married in Bahrain via Armed Forces Double Proxy Marriage.

Out marriage is issued in Montana USA. Thats in our paperwork.

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14 hours ago, pushbrk said:

And, why do you think your marriage certificate needs to be apostilled?  He can request a change to his orders, as needed.

The Philippine Embassy in Bahrain needs the DFA Apostilled Marriage certificate because I also registered our marriage in the Philippines. 
The Embassy here needs the PSA copy for the change in married name.

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5 hours ago, Mrs Pike said:

The Philippine Embassy in Bahrain needs the DFA Apostilled Marriage certificate because I also registered our marriage in the Philippines. 

 

By "registered our marriage in the Philippines", do you mean that you and your husband filed the paperwork for the Report of Marriage (ROM) process?

 

Assuming you used the ROM paperwork in renewing your Philippine passport, you will likely have your married name listed on the passport in time for your visa interview.  In that case, as far as your US immigration is concerned, there's no problem even if some of your documents (like your husband's military orders) still list your maiden name.  For your US visa, file the DS-260 form using the name listed on your new passport, then list your maiden name under the section for "Other Names Used".

 

Also, if you need to renew your NBI clearance, make sure to list your maiden name in the AKA field.

 

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On 6/14/2021 at 11:06 PM, Chancy said:

 

By "registered our marriage in the Philippines", do you mean that you and your husband filed the paperwork for the Report of Marriage (ROM) process?

 

Assuming you used the ROM paperwork in renewing your Philippine passport, you will likely have your married name listed on the passport in time for your visa interview.  In that case, as far as your US immigration is concerned, there's no problem even if some of your documents (like your husband's military orders) still list your maiden name.  For your US visa, file the DS-260 form using the name listed on your new passport, then list your maiden name under the section for "Other Names Used".

 

Also, if you need to renew your NBI clearance, make sure to list your maiden name in the AKA field.

 

I see ok got it thanks 

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