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  1. babybabycakes

    PHILIPPINES - Middle Name?

    Hi guys, I was just wondering what my name will turn out to be after marrying my fiancé here in the US? I mean for some of you who might not know, in Philippines “middle name” is our mother’s maiden surname. And for females, once married, our maiden surname will become our middle name. For example: Maiden name: Maria Castro Gomez once married: Maria Gomez Kidman That’s how it’ll be (traditionally) in the Philippines. And I don’t feel like using it here in the US. Any ideas how I will deal with this? Can I leave my middle name blank? or do I have to stick with the middle name used in my k1 visa? ooooor, do I need to follow Philippines tradition? Your reply will be highly appreciated! Thanks a lot in advance!!
  2. Hi , I plan on applying to the DV-2019 but I'm confused as to how I should write my name For example: (This is not my real personal data) name in a passport James D. (M.R.) Smith first name : James father name : D. (the problem is this name is Abbreviation and contains some characters (Dot) ). grandfather name : (M.R.) (the problem is this name is Abbreviation and contains some characters (Dot , brackets)). family name : Smith So, I'm not sure should I skip writing middle name or how to fill the middle name in the DV-2019 ?
  3. Hello guys, I just received my 10 year green card and noticed what may cause some trouble: Example : In passport Given name -Jane Surname - Smith Doe In 2 year green card (expired): Given name -Jane Surname - Smith Doe In 10 year green card: Give name - Jane S Surname - Doe Does anyone have this same problem? I saw that to correct it I have to send it back...which sounds like a terrible idea... Please let me know of your experiences. Thank you!
  4. Hello guys, I'm new to this site and need some advice. My background story: I'm an Indonesian and I've lived in Singapore between age 10 to 17. I then continued my study in the States where I met my fiancé. We dated for 7.5 years, 4 years while I was in the States and then a 3.5 year of long-distance relationship while I was living in China, Taiwan and South Korea for a year each. We took a 2-year break when I went back to Indonesia in early 2015 before we decided we wanted to be together. We've met 3 times in the last 1.5 year and we just got engaged. 1) I've been trying to find out on all the documents needed, and it says that I'll be needing police certificates from all the countries I've lived in for 12 months or more from 16 years old. So basically, I'll be needing at least 5 police certificates from 5 countries: Indonesia, Singapore, China, Taiwan and South Korea. I don't think I'll have any problem getting from Indonesia and Singapore, but my worry lies on getting from China, Taiwan and South Korea. I've read here on this forum that says I won't be able to obtain one if I'm not currently living in South Korea, getting one from China is really complicated and I’m not too sure about Taiwan. Do you think if I can provide a request letter from the Indonesian US Embassy it'll make things easier to obtain? If anyone had any experiences with getting police certificate from these countries please give some advice. And also, would I need one from the US too, because I've lived there before? 2) Another thing is my birth certificate and passport has my middle and last name typed together, but all of my US student identifications and SSN has my middle and last name separated. For example, my dad's family name is Smith. My brother's name is John Aiden Smith, but my name is Jane Doesmith. Basically I did not have a middle name when I was born. When my brother and I both applied for I-20, we wanted to avoid confusion and have the same last name. And so, we applied mine as Jane Doe Smith. I’ve also recently found out that my Indonesian ID and driver’s license have them separated too. Now I'm worried that this will be an issue. What do you guys think? Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  5. Hi, I'm filing an I-130 for my spouse and she has five names on all her documents in her home country, that is a first name and then four other names which follow, each representing her father grand father great grandfather etc. Can I choose to only put the first name and the very last name when filing the I-130 and leave the middle name box blank? For ex, her name is Maya Alex Bob John Anna Leigh, can I put Maya as first name and Leigh as last name and ditch all the other middle names? Also, her passport separates Leigh from Ann (ex: Leigh<<Anna<<John<<Bob<<Alex<<Maya) but the marriage certificate states the family name as Anna Leigh. I hope I didn't confuse you, but some guidance would be much appreciated and thank you very much.