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About HaruBK

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    Rochester Hills
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  • Immigration Status
    K-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    California Service Center
  • Local Office
    Chicago IL
  • Country
    South Korea

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  1. Hi VJ members, We had our interview 7/10 and got approved. We received a text that card is being produced within 20 min of leaving USCIS, NOA in mail 7/15 + text that card has been mailed, and finally card is in our hands today 7/18. Very thankful how fast our Detroit office has processed our AOS and best of luck to all who are still waiting. I will more than likely be back in couple years when the time comes for ROC ^^
  2. Hello VJ members, We had our interview today and got approved!!! We got text within 30 min of leaving USCIS that our case was updated and verified tin case tracker that our card is being produced. Very glad and grateful that everything went smooth and well thus far. Wish the best of luck to all others who are going through the process ^^
  3. Thanks for the reply, and I agree. While we are not going to play with AOS interview date, we also were not 100% sure if rescheduling was permitted for non-emergency and if that would be a negative (to the sight of USCIS and to us if we need to blindly wait again)
  4. Hello VJ members, We finally got our mail with our scheduled interview date (7/3) and we are very happy and grateful. The interview date however was a bit of disappointment to us because there is a major christian conference we signed up for which is from 7/1 ~ 7/5. The conference is held once a year but because they have special programs for married couples (newly weds) we had high expectations to attend. That being said, as much as we don't want to fiddle with the interview date, I wanted to get some opinion of the consequences after requesting for reschedule. Will we be placed back to the same group awaiting for schedule (assuming those after biometrics) and have to wait not knowing when to be scheduled next? Of course at this time we are going to cancel our attendance to the conference and commit to the interview, but were curious if rescheduling interview was not such uncommon thing and perhaps no big consequences. Thank you and have a blessed weekend!
  5. Happy Friday~ We just got mail for biometrics appointment on 5/16/19
  6. Hello Everyone, We just sent out our packet yesterday. Glad to join this thread
  7. Thank you all for the clarification. Yes, I am grateful for my wife being to do anything in her maiden name, but we were trying to save time later in having to change last name again.
  8. Hello VisaJourney members, My wife entered the US via K-1 visa on 3/1/19 and we got married on 3/27/19. We applied for her SSN card before our marriage in hope to get her driver's license as soon as possible. Her SSN card (in her maiden name) came in mail on 3/30/19. Because we now have the marriage certificate (Not certified, but 1 of 3 copies given back to us) we wanted to apply the license with the married last name. However, the agent at secretary of state told us that we can only apply with the last name on SSN card (maiden name) and that we should go the social security administration to change to married name. This was all good until we visited SSA again which a non-friendly lady told us that marriage certificate will do no good and that they need to see in system my wife's new name and legal status. We told her that my wife came through K-1 and that we just got married last week. She kept ranting on that our next step is for her to apply for EAD and only then that SSA can adjust the last name. I explained to her in a calm way that we will be submitting for AOS I-485, but she will not apply for EAD as she does not need to work. The lady kept mentioning that EAD is the next step and that I should stop arguing with her about American law (hmm....) Anyways here are my questions: My wife got her SSN with her maiden last name but we now have marriage certificate with married last name. 1. In all forms to USCIS (I-485, 131, 765) do we use the married last name? 2. Can she request to change last name to married name for SSN card at SSA? Without waiting for NOA for I-485? 3. Can she apply for driver's license with married last name at secretary of state? Thank you for the time in reading this thread and hope everyone has a blessed week.
  9. Hello All, Glad to join this topic as we live in Michigan as well. My fiancee just came to the States via K-1 last Friday. We are currently gathering all documentation to submit for AOS and scheduled our marriage for 3/27/19. At this time we have her I-94 ready and waiting for the 10 business day from POE date to apply for her SSN. May not be relevant to this topic, but I do have couple questions if any can kindly answer ^^ 1. Will it reflect negatively if wife does not take on the husband's last name? 2. If she wants to have an American name as her legal name, at what stage will be most convenient to do free of hassle? We'd like to apply for SSN after diving deep to the above couple questions and submitting our AOS.
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