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  1. Hello all, I got an SSN before I got married, and now I'm thinking of going to the Social Security office to have my info updated to my married name. However, I found this on the Social Security website: " Corrected Card for a Noncitizen Adult If you change your name, become a U.S. citizen, or your immigration status or work authorization has changed, you need to tell Social Security so we can update our records and when necessary, issue a new card. " Source: https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm The thing is, my AOS packet is still pending. Once my applications come through, am I supposed to "declare" to Social Security that AOS and EAD have been approved? Does that mean I shouldn't have my name updated until then? Because I might be wasting a whole trip/process if I'd have to come back after approval anyways. Need advice on the matter.
  2. Hi guys. I got my green card in the mail this morning and I have a concern with the name on it. I am totally confused on what to do now because I changed my name when I get here in the US and I've been using the new name ever since. I got the new name on every identification card that I have. To make it more understandable, here is how and when I changed my name. FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES, I WILL NOT USE MY OWN NAME AND JUST MAKE UP A NEW ONE. Any name similarities is not intended. > Before I got to the US and got married, the legal name from the foreign country is: "Michael Douglas, Alexander, Smith" (First name, Middle, Surname) > When I got married, I decided to drop the other name (Douglas) from the first name, use my surname as my new middle name, and get my spouse's last name as my last name as well. New name is: "Michael Smith Stiller" > I used "Michael Smith Stiller" as the new legal name for every identification card I applied for in the US including the application for AOS I-485 as the new legal name. > When we got to my AOS interview, the person who interviewed us said that the name on the green card can only be the name on the birth certificate (Michael Douglas Alexander Smith). But because of marriage they can change only the surname. Hence, they can go with Michael Douglas Alexander Stiller. This is the name written on my green card right now. I need some advice from you guys for this. I am happy that I got my spouse's last name in my green card but I am worried that all my other identification cards will not be in the same name as the green card. I understand that the green card is the main identification for getting a job and all that. Even my EAD card before I got my green card is in "Michael Smith Stiller." I want my green card to be the same name as my other cards and I find out that only birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, and court name change document are the only documentations allowed with the form I-90. I don't have a court name change document but all the other documents are all in my original full name. Any advice for me out there? Will the court allow me to change my name even though it's been almost 9 months since I have been using my new name after marriage? I just don't like sitting this one out and leave it like that because I may be committing something unlawful for having two different names in different federal IDs. Thank you for the advice.
  3. Currently stuck on this part of I-130 form. The question posed is "What is your current spouse's legal name?". Below are the beneficiary's passport details: Passport Details: Surname: ______ (it is blank) Given Name: Jane Smith On the I-130 I have filled it out in the following way, is this correct? First Name: Jane Middle Name Last Name: Smith
  4. I thought I'd start this forum for people stuck at USCIS because of a pending background check. Our NOA1 is 10/06/2016. Around the middle of April, I started calling USCIS customer service to talk to to a tier 2 about our case. I was told that a background check started on April 11, 2017 and that we are waiting on this before our case can move forward. I'm wondering how many other people also are waiting for the background check. I'm also looking to see if there are any common factors that we have that would trigger a longer background check. These are some of the other details of our case: -We're both divorced, but neither of us has applied for immigration benefits before. -My wife had been to the US on a J1 visa before, but she didn't have the two year limit. (she's from Japan). - She had interviewed for an E2 visa, but was denied during her interview at the Tokyo Embassy. She was denied because she wasn't able to answer some questions about the company's management. - She has never overstayed a visa.
  5. Hi all newbie here i'm querying for a family friend i130 petition for brother / sister and their family they have received email from NVC to start process of fees and documents. now the problem is when they log into CEAC the child name has a spelling mistake as well as FNU written and another family member has year of birth mistake. can i have some advice here as to 1- the year of birth difference? the document the sent with initial application has the real DOB all documents have real DOB.is this a problem? should they contact to change now or just go when the interview to the US embassy and explain there. 2. same again for name, shall the contact to change now or just go when the interview to the US embassy and explain there? or stick with the name on CEAC even though its different to birth certificate. will appreciate your responses.
  6. Has any K1 beneficiary changed their first name before filing for the green card application? Did you run into any issues?
  7. My wife is at the end of the naturalization process. From K-1 to now. Early on, we used an "initial only" for her middle name. SSN card, state ID, and on all federal forms. In her last meeting (English proficiency, civics quiz), an officer reviewed her documents and said: In Russian society the middle name is a title, literally, "son of" or "daughter of" with Father's name. A bit annoying. I wasn't in the room during her "quiz" so I couldn't interject. Any thoughts? Is it legal to have a single letter as your full legal name? Supposedly, Harry S Truman did this. Why would an officer throw a "wrench" into a finalized process (literally, there is an 8in stack of paperwork in my wife's file)?
  8. Hey guys. I have one of those traditional questions - how to fix the last name during ROC. TL;DR - USCIS dropped a hyphen from my married name on my conditional GC, said it's best to fix it during ROC, and I just want to make sure I understand what name goes where on I-751. After getting married, I added my husband's name to my last name, with a hyphen. So if my maiden name is Wife, and his last name is Husband, I went for Wife-Husband. I then updated alllll my stuff to show that name, and a few months later we applies for AOS. USCIS were pretty good until the interview invitation. I hadn't noticed it at the time, but they suddenly wrote my last name on it as Wife Husband. I noticed that only after getting the card in mail. Had an infopass appointment, and they said "just do it during ROC, it will be quicker". So I kept the hyphenated name on all my accounts. Even my EAD card (which I still have - is that bad?) has my last name the way I intended. Now we moved to a different state, and when I was converting my DL, the DMV here went by what's on the GC - which, I see the logic. I still want to fix the hyphenation though. What's the best way to go about it? Do I put: Wife-Husband, as I want it, in field 1a the incorrect Wife Husband that I have on my GC and DL in field 2a the maiden Wife in field 3a? (I understand that it's not really that big of a deal, but I really don't want to go changing all of my stuff again, and since I don't have a middle name, I know that people will start using the maiden part of my last name as my middle name, and it's just going to be weird.)
  9. Hi All, I'm currently helping my sister apply for N400, got stuck on a name part which I can't figure out an answer. The current name is "Ja ne Kim" where Ja ne being the first name and Kim being the last name. She has no middle name. She would like to remove the space and have an official name as Jane Kim. Need a bit of advice on how we should fill out the form, maybe request name change just to be safe? Confirmed that full Ja ne is entered as the first name on all her current documents (License, passport, etc.). Any advice is appreciated! Thank you!
  10. Hi all, I came to the US on K1, we've gotten married and I'd like to add a middle name to my name since I have none. My wife will use my last name (that's another story) and I'd like to use her original last name as my middle name - meaning going from <first name> (no middle name) <last name> to <first name> <wife's last name> <family name>. I can not find any legal instructions / obligations of what to do. Can I just file for SSN and AOS with my "new" middle name in the forms? Do I have to report it anywhere? Marriage certificate has our "original names" without any changes and the state we are in is PA. Thanks.
  11. Hi, My spouse and I got married last week. We wanted to start a new lineage with a completely different last name. That was not possible here in California so I took his last name and kept mine as my middle name. My question is, when can we change both our last names? Will it interfere with my adjustment of status (I am filing in late February)? Will it confuse immigration if I file with my current married name and while the package is processed, I go ahead and start the court process to change our names. Thanks.
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