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My wife came on a k1 visa and we married May 15th, 2 weeks
Hi, my wife came on a k1 visa and we married May 15th, 2 weeks after her arrival. We got the marriage license and Social security number in my last name because she changed it. We tried at the DMV to … read more
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Judith! Thank you response. It was very informative. Given
Hi Judith! Thank you for your response. It was very informative. Given that the turnaround time from filing of the I-129F until receiving the green card and work permit could be 6-10 months, I am now … read more
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Our marriage license uses my wife's maiden name, but she
Our marriage license uses my wife's maiden name, but she wanted to use my last name going forward. The instructions for adopting a married name were not indicated on the marriage license and as such w… read more
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, I married a US Citizen this October and is about to
My name is***** married a US Citizen this October and is about to start the process. I intend to file I-130 and I-485 & I-765 while being in US.I have a valid Visit Visa, currently I am based in Dubai ,I want to come over for few days to LA and file all the documents and leave like 3 days, but the problem of not being their while one files I-485. What is the best way to go about it … read more
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I have a question regarding changing my last name. I am
Hi Jennifer, I have a question regarding changing my last name. I am currently in the process of getting the family-based green card following my marriage. I have not changed my last name to my husban… read more
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Judith. We spoke a couple months ago in regard to the
Hi, Judith. We spoke a couple months ago in regard to the getting the process started for I-130 and I-485 form to start my wife's immigration status. I have a quick question to ask. Since we got marri… read more
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I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION I just noticed now looking trough
I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION I just noticed now looking trough the papers that that the immigration lawyer , in much of his correspondence with the immigration department used my last name for my wife, thi… read more
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, I am an Indian citizen who is getting married to a US citizen in August 2015. I would
Hi, I am an Indian citizen who is getting married to a US citizen in August 2015. I would like to know the time of CR1 processing for India - Michigan combination. Also if this delay is more, I am try… read more
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Hello. My name is Jason. I had asked you a question several
Hello. My name is Jason. I had asked you a question several years back, we are now going to follow through with it. I now live in Australia with wife and family and want to apply for my green card. I … read more
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what happens if my K1 Visa wife(married before 90 days) returns
what happens if my K1 Visa wife(married before 90 days) returns back to Vietnam for emergency family issues before the 1-131 and I-485 was approved, can she return to the USA… read more
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Our son is in the u s Army, how complicated is it if he marries
Our son is in the u s Army, how complicated is it if he marries an English girl to bring her here to the usa ?… read more
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We got my wife (K1, no children - entered US Nov 1, 2012, married
We got my wife (K1, no children - entered US Nov 1, 2012, married in SC Nov 7) a social security card in her maiden name, to expedite health insurance. Now I am concerned about getting her name change… read more
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Hi how many letters from friends should we get as proof that
Hi how many letters from friends should we get as proof that we were in a relationship before we got married , what sort of information should they include, do the need to be witnessed by anyone in au… read more
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I purchased an Alaska Airlines ticket for my grand-daughter
I purchased an Alaska Airlines ticket for my grand-daughter in-law for a trip with us. I did not realize that everything she does is in her maiden name. Her drivers license, passport, etc. is all in t… read more
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You said there is place on the I 485 to enter her maiden name.
You said there is place on the I 485 to enter her maiden name. I don't seem to see it, what section and number ?… read more
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My wife and I (age 51) been married for 30 years. I am U.S.
My wife and I (age 51) been married for 30 years. I am U.S. born and my wife came into the U.S. when she was 8 years old from Macau (Portugal territory at that time). She holds a green card with no ex… read more
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My wife is waiting for I-485 adjustment of status and already
My wife is waiting for I-485 adjustment of status and already has her Employment Authorization card which USCIS issued in her maiden name. We took this to Social Security and got her a Social Security… read more
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My fiance entered the US on a K1 visa. We married within ...
My fiance entered the US on a K1 visa. We married within the 90 days and are filling out the forms for adjustment of status. On the I-485 do we use her maiden name which is on her passport and visa, o… read more
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