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first name and last name change after marriage on K1 visa

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Hey all.

I just entered US last month, we applied for SSN and got married already. I change both my first name and last name. I know a lot of people change their last name when getting married. we accidently discuss about change name in a group, and they say change first name gonna have a lot of issue while I travel to other countried and travel back in US. because the custom probaly can't identify me since the name on the travel document and on my passport are totally different.

but I think it will be all right.I live in Iowa, here cange name through marriage is legally, and on the marriage certificate it specifically lists both my name before marriage and name after marriage. and even have information of our birth date ,birth place, parents' names.

I am gonna submit I-485 form for AOS next week. so my qustion is , in my case, is it all right to use my new first name and last name? what is the possible issues gonna be if I do so? Please....SOS!!

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If it is legal in your state to change the first name as well as the last through marriage, then yes, you can file for AOS and your EAD/AP in your new married name.

If you travel later with the AP or green card being in the new married name but passport still in maiden name, then use the name on the passport so the tickets match the passport name and bring a copy of your marriage certificate to show why the name is different on your AP or green card when re-entering the US.


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 it is legal in your state to change the first name as well as the last through marriage, then yes, you can file for AOS and your EAD/AP in your new married name.

If you travel later with the AP or green card being in the new married name but passport still in maiden name, then use the name on the passport so the tickets match the passport name and bring a copy of your marriage certificate to show why the name is different on your AP or green card when re-entering the US.

Thanx for your answer, Kay. I also heard that when the green card is issued, we can bring our passport and green card to the Embassy to have the new name remarked on the passport. is that true? or maybe it is just Chinese thing! :goofy:

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