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


Prenote: I am a US Citizen, my wife is not. We were married before applying for any type of visa.

On the I-129, I-130 and I-485 I wrote my wife's family name as her maiden name. In the "other names used" I wrote my last name, her married name. I should have did this in reverse. I should have wrote her family name as my last name (the Husband) and her maiden name in the other names used... Yeah, real smart I know...

Anyway, I was wondering if this can be fixed. Or would it take 8 extra months just to process the paperwork? What do I need to do to fix this? Now all of her legal documents in the US, ie social security card, etc. have to be done with her maiden last name?

Thanks for your help in advance.

5.26.23: Wedding

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

You could ask at theAOS interview if they will change the name to the new married name (it may work.) If they do then the Greencard will be in the married name and you just go to the SSN office to get a new SSN card with the married name and to the DMV for a new license. If not then you have to change all the names etc. after you get the Green card and PAY for it! Good Luck



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

Your best bet is to probably contact USCIS and see if they can update the forms; wait until the AOS interview; or schedule an InfoPass appointment to do it.

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Filed: Country: Canada
Your best bet is to probably contact USCIS and see if they can update the forms; wait until the AOS interview; or schedule an InfoPass appointment to do it.

There is nothing that you can do now.. All you can do is wait for the interview and request to make the change then... However, this could cause a delay in your case as they may have to run all the background checks again in the new name.

If your case is sent to the CSC to be processed you're SOL. To change the name, you'd have to file an I-90 after you have received the GC to have the name changed.

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