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Divorce, name change with 10 year green card

#1 mogalima

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:39 PM

Hello,

Just a simple question... So I have been married to my US citizen husband for almost 4 years. We've been living in the different states for numerous reasons (my work and his work/he's got a house to sell in different state) even while we were applying for ROC. We always traveled back and forth to see each other, we have a joint bank account, we always filed jointly for tax etc... They approved the case and I got my 10 year GC in Sept 10.

Long story short, he's done so much damage to our marriage and we now decided to get a divorce after all. I have hyphenated my maiden name and his last name. If I change my last name back to my maiden name, do I use I-90 form for name change? Does that affect on my status as a 10 year GC holder at all?

I really appreciate your help.
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#2 Y&E

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:02 PM

Yes, you use the I-90 and you pay the fee for the name change if you have received your 10year greencard.
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#3 mogalima

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:48 AM

Yes, you use the I-90 and you pay the fee for the name change if you have received your 10year greencard.


Okay. I can do that, easy enough. Thanks for your help!
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#4 Brother Hesekiel

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:18 PM

Or, you save yourself the $450.00 that it costs to change the name on a card that lives in a dark place somewhere in a drawer, file cabinet, or safe, and change your name when you become a US citizen, free of charge.
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There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

#5 mogalima

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 01:40 PM

Or, you save yourself the $450.00 that it costs to change the name on a card that lives in a dark place somewhere in a drawer, file cabinet, or safe, and change your name when you become a US citizen, free of charge.


Yes, I realize that it'll cost a good amount of money... I am not sure if I wanna get a citizenship, haven't even thought about it since my country don't allow dual citizenship... Anyhow, if I change on all the other documents like my social, driver's license, tax info etc, don't I need to change it on GC as well...????
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#6 Brother Hesekiel

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

Well, all your "official" documents should match. Getting a new SS card cost $0, so that's not an issue. A new driver license probably costs about $20, so that's no big deal either. Only the Green Card costs $450, and if you don't want to apply for naturalization, you may indeed bit the bullet now, unless you want to wait 10 years until it dies a natural death and you'll need to renew it.

So you are either from India, Denmark, China, or Russia, right?
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There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

#7 mogalima

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:40 PM

Well, all your "official" documents should match. Getting a new SS card cost $0, so that's not an issue. A new driver license probably costs about $20, so that's no big deal either. Only the Green Card costs $450, and if you don't want to apply for naturalization, you may indeed bit the bullet now, unless you want to wait 10 years until it dies a natural death and you'll need to renew it.

So you are either from India, Denmark, China, or Russia, right?


Yeah I know, it's just something like "ahhhhhhh", for me renewing every other documents are just as nightmare as paying 450 bucks because I'm from New York City. I have time to think about it though. And to answer your question, I am from Japan.

Thanks for all your help!
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