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Divorced with name change, but GC and Passport still in Married name
4:22 pm March 11, 2022



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I have been divorced since 2019, my name was changed back to my maiden name with the social security office, and my state drivers license etc is all in my married name. I decided to wait for when I file for citizenship to change it on my GC, as the cost is restrictive. Now I am wanting to travel back to NZ to see my family but my Covid vaccination card is in my maiden name. Does this name change invalidate my current GC? I have all of my documents together showing my name change, eg, divorce decree, letter from social security office, drivers license in my married name, marriage certificate, and I got a letter notarized saying that I am Samantha (maiden last name), and that it changed from Samantha (married last name) due to divorce. I called USCIS after my divorce to confirm that I could travel as long as I had proof of the marriage and subsequent divorce, and they said yes. Now with having to provide my vaccination card, and the name doesn't match my GC or passport has me worried that I may not be safe to travel with those documents. I don't want to get stuck in NZ. I tried calling USCIS again today to see if it'll be okay with my documents proving my name change, but the automated system wasn't helpful at all. I'm at a loss right now.

Thanks in advance!

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Travel to New Zealand
3:53 pm March 11, 2022



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Hi all,

I am finally able to get back to New Zealand to visit my family. I have been looking on the CDC website and I don't see anything definitive about if travel from NZ is banned or not right now? I know they're in Level 4/Red - Do Not Travel status with their case rate being insane. I am wanting to go back at the end of my semester in May, so not right now while Omicron is peaking. Before I book my tickets I wanted to make sure that I will be able to get back home at the end of my visit. I am an LPR that is fully vaccinated, boostered and will do any and all of the testing required for both directions.

Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks!

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DS260 Civil Docs question
6:39 pm February 25, 2022



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We have recently received our NOA2 and so collating all our documents for the NVC stage.

I see that for the 'civic documents' step they want birth certificates and passports for "You and each family member immigrating with you..."

I am the beneficiary (New Zealand Citizen) and my wife is the petitioner (USC). We are planning to move to the US together with out 2 year old son (both US and NZ Citizen) once I receive my visa (all going well).

My question is are my son and wife 'family members immigrating with me' (and hence I need to include copies of their passports and birth certificates? Or because they are not immigrants (i.e. will enter on US passports) there is no need to include their documents?

My feeling was that I would not need to include their documents, but would love some clarity from someone who understands a bit more than me.

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So complicated
4:07 am February 20, 2022


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Hi my son has been offered a job as a scuba instructor in Hawaii. We have no idea of the process re visas. Has anyone done something similar and can give advice. We are New Zealanders.

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Social Security Number
9:54 pm January 31, 2022

kas & jewel

Kas & jewel

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Hi Everyone,

I recently entered the states on a K1 visa, and I have an appointment for a SSN a week on Friday, however, I saw this on the form I'm supposed to be filling out for the appointment:



I have to tick the "Legal Alien Not Allowed to Work Box" but I'm not sure how to explain why I need one? Other than the fact I can't open a bank account or get a driving licence without one.
Did anyone else run into this issue? If so which agency did you ask to explain why you needed one?

Thanks for your help in advance :)

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