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EAD/AP card with maiden name and passport with married name. Can I travel aboard?

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Hi guys

I have my EAD/AP card with maiden name and passport with married name. Can I travel aboard without any issues? I have searched here and only found a couple of topics about GC with maiden name. Not sure if I could refer the advice from those.

Please give me advice. Thank you in advanced.

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If you changed your name, why did you not file the AOS forms in your married name so your EAD/AP and green card will come in the new married name you plan to use? Why did you only change your passport?

The usual problem is having a passport in maiden name and receiving the EAD/AP and green card in married name. In those cases you purchase the ticket to match the name on the passport and provide your marriage certificate if asked about EAD/AP or green card showing a different last name.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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If you changed your name, why did you not file the AOS forms in your married name so your EAD/AP and green card will come in the new married name you plan to use? Why did you only change your passport?

The usual problem is having a passport in maiden name and receiving the EAD/AP and green card in married name. In those cases you purchase the ticket to match the name on the passport and provide your marriage certificate if asked about EAD/AP or green card showing a different last name.

Totally agree, sounds like you rushed your forms.

Take your marriage certificate along with you, I would also be wary of where you are going at this moment as to not go to a country that your unfamiliar with.

Also try and get this corrected, I have seen in other forums and even in other topics on this site where the applicants were able to tell their interviewing officer that they want the married name on the green card.


12/24/2014.................forms i130, i485, i765, i131 mailed via usps12/26/2014.................forms delivered01/05/2015.................NOA1 for all forms wth 26th dec as priority date01/24/2015.................bio apt received for 02/0601/26/2015................. walk in bio failed, supervisor said that the office is way to busy to come back closer to my apt date02/06/2015................. completed biometrics02/11/2015.................Aos status update 'case is ready to be scheduled for an interview'<p>02/24/2015................EAD updated to 'card in production' AP updated to case approved

09/17/2015....... interview scheduled for OCT 21st.

10/21/2015....... attended interview, approved on the spot, also received updates on case status.

10/23/2015...... green card mailed

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