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My wife and I are going on a vacation during the holidays. She arrived through the k1 visa whose current status is legal permanent resident eligible for removal of conditions on Green Card next year. We bought the plane ticket in her married name. She is planning on boarding and traveling with driver's license and green card only. Will this be enough documentation or does she need to bring her passport with maiden name? Also should I bring copies of marriage certificates and USCIS notices? We'll be traveling to southern New Mexico to visit my father for the holidays, an area close to the border. This will be our first flight together in US so I was wondering if we're going with all the correct identification.

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No problem at all. She only needs one form of photo ID to travel domestically so the drivers license would be enough but she should also carry her GC with her anyway wherever she's going.

Enjoy your trip!

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Be sure to have the green card available to give to CBP if (when) you encounter checkpoints in New Mexico.


The agents will be thick there.

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Be sure to have the green card available to give to CBP if (when) you encounter checkpoints in New Mexico.

The agents will be thick there.

I'm anticipating check points since we plan on visiting White Sands National Park and Carlsbad Caverns which are basically right on the border. She always has green card on her anyway but we have never been through any checkpoints before so we will be ready to provide everything possibly needed. If the weather permits we may just skip going south and go to the Grand Canyon instead and avoid the hastle.

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I'm anticipating check points since we plan on visiting White Sands National Park and Carlsbad Caverns which are basically right on the border. She always has green card on her anyway but we have never been through any checkpoints before so we will be ready to provide everything possibly needed. If the weather permits we may just skip going south and go to the Grand Canyon instead and avoid the hastle.

Ahhhh, don't let the prospect of a CBP checkpoint deter your travel plans. :protest: You just have to be prepared as others have indicated, and you sound prepared. Dealing with these DHS shenanigans is nothing if you have your ducks in a row, you two have earned it after dealing with all of the immigration nonsense. You are a USC and she is now a LPR.

When my wife (LPR) and I (USC) car travel, we always bring her valid passport, her GC, a copy of our marriage certificate, and my passport card, and our WA State DLs. No muss, no fuss.

Enjoy your trip.

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