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JourneyBefore posted a topic in Tourist VisasHello everyone, I reside in Canada and I have a valid B1 (tourist) visa, and it is valid until 2025. I am not yet a Canadian citizen, so I required a visa to go through/to the US. The valid B1 visa is stamped in my OLD passport. As I have changed names to my married name, I got a new passport showing my married name. I have to fly through the States to visit my home country in December, and I realize this might pose a problem. I have researched online, and information on different embassy/consulates say more or less different things. Some official FAQs say bringing the old passport with the B1 stamp, my new passport and my name change document should be enough (which is what I am hoping to do). The US Embassy in Vancouver's website (I reside in Vancouver) says the following: If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered name change, you will need to obtain a new passport. Once you have a new passport, the Department of State recommends that you apply for a new U.S. visa to make it easier for you to travel to and from the United States. From this wording, I gather that, while they RECOMMEND I get a new visa, it is not REQUIRED, meaning I could use my old passport, new passport and name change document (even though they would clearly prefer I had a new visa). I would not mind getting a new one, had I not already applied for my Canadian citizenship, meaning that by June next year (at the latest) I will probably be visa exempt to enter the US anyway. I would prefer to avoid spending $160 US, plus taking time off to go do an interview (required for people from my Country), not to mention the annoying bureaucracy etc. Also, in almost 7 years residing in Canada, I have literally only entered the States in transit to another place- I don't really visit south of the border, I won't have any other entries into the US before June 2019 (when I expect to get my Canadian passport) I have tried emailing the Embassy directly, but they replied with a link to their FAQ (which I had already read, quoted above). I would appreciate any thoughts/insights/similar experiences anyone might have. Thank you in advance :)
Hi everyone, I am getting extremely confused with this and cannot find a consistent answer online, having just recently renewed my Philippine Passport with my married name on it and planning to visit the Philippines this coming January. I understand I don't need to undergo the CFO seminar again since I have my CFO certificate with me and the CFO Sticker is in my old passport (the one with my maiden name). Anyway, I have a 2-yr or conditional green card now and have been on fiance visa to enter the US. I have a few questions: 1. Do you need an appointment and visit the CFO Office again in Manila to get a new sticker and pay for it again? 2. Can you just use and show the CFO Sticker in your old passport every time you return to the US? 3. What is the use of CFO certificate? Is it only to be able to get your new passport re-stamp again with the CFO Sticker? Like a proof you have already went through the seminar. Please enlighten me especially from the ones who have experience it first-hand or have the same cases as mine. Since, I will be finalizing my Philippines trip and will be booking plane tickets very soon or anytime really. I need to know if it's really necessary for me to visit Manila since my address in Philippines is in the province. I am just trying to save here big bucks. So thank you so much in advance for anyone here who will provide me some pertinent information.