Im going to be petitioning for my wife soon and submiting the I-130 , i see that it asks if she used another name before, she has a first and middle name along with 2 last names on her legal papers but she has used only her middle name and first last name for a lot of things (i,e. work, etc) ... for example her passport reads "Ana Elena Marquez Gomez", but she has always gone by "Elena Marquez", would that be considered using another name if she only used parts of her name or? . Do I need to mark it on the application as another name? thanks
Yes. If her name is listed any other way in any documentation (whether in government-issued or not), list that name under "Other Names Used" to ensure that the right information is pulled for immigration purposes. Be sure to consult an immigration attorney if she has used her various last names and middle names in different orders.
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