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09-28-2000, 11:05 AM
Do we have to include our wife's name in the passport. It is one of the fields on the last pages of our passport.
I have not included my wife's name and don't know if it is really required.
09-28-2000, 12:16 PM
09-28-2000, 01:10 PM
The OF169-Supplement, recieved from NVC, says the following:
"If you are married, your passport should be amended
to reflect your marriage"
I understand that this supplement is not talking about the spouse name change, but merely getting the passport updated about the marriage. Currently my wife has the marriage cert. stapled to the passport when she got the H1, and we are also maintaining her maiden name.
Now is this statement to be ignored, or to be treated something like the sailing permit ( "whereby, it is not required, but nobody wants to be the first one to find out")
Thanks for your prompt responses,
09-28-2000, 01:42 PM
Its confusing and hence I asked mumbai consulate
and got following reply.
If you wants your wife's immigrant visa to be issued under married name than
you must make necessary amendment in your wife's passport. If your wife
passport is in her maiden name than she will be issued Immigrant visa under
her maiden name.
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent:        Wednesday, September 20, 2000 2:49 AM
> To:        MUMBAIIV@state.gov
> Subject:        passport
> The supplement to form OF-169 says
> If you are married , your passport should be ammended to
> reflect your marriage"
> 1> Now I am married, but I think that ammendment should be done on my
> wife's passport and not mine. Is that right.
> 2> In my wife's passport her name is maiden and also on all forms
> submitted to you and INS her maiden name is used.So then still
> do we need to ammend her passport ?
> 3> If answer to 2> is yes then What needs to be ammended in passport
> (If Indian Consulate here just writes on one of the blank pages
> of passport that ".......... is married to ........". Is this good
> Your help /advice on this will be greatly appreaciated as the
> our attorney is not very clear on this