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SSN, name change, and filing taxes

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Hello all,

Soon we will be preparing for tax season, and want to file joint return but my Wife's SSN still in her maiden name (we just sent AOS packet last week) - is it true she can't change her name on SSN card until she gets her EAD or green card? Does anyone know if we can still file the tax forms if her name on SSN hasn't been changed yet?

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Yes you can still file taxes if her SS card shows her maiden name.

I don't know about the EAD cars being needed to change her name or not. You could always just go to the SS office near you and inquire. Take all documents with you.

Edited by LionessDeon

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I haven't been able to change mine, I went in to do it after we were married and again when I didn't hear anything 6 weeks later to be told that they get locked out of making changes once the AOS is in process and to wait until I have my GC. However, I have heard that you can change your name once you have your EAD but I haven't gone back yet. I may do tomorrow and see what different things I get told then!

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Hi I was able to change my last name. We just present our marriage certificate and I-94 (at least 2 weeks before it will expire). And, they were able to change my last name into my married name on my SSN card.

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Success! after two hours of waiting...

We decided to go to SSN office yesterday to see if she could change it, there were no problems and said her new card should arrive in 2 weeks or less. They only asked for her original documents and marriage certificate.

SSA office in Conroe, Texas...

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