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Can I put my maiden name as my (new) second middle name?

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Hi all,

 

I am planning to get married in Colorado next month.  In filing my I-485, I am planning to put my husband last name as my current last name.
Let's say my name is Alpha Bravo Charlie and my husband name is Echo Delta Foxtrout.
1. Can I put Alpha Bravo Charlie Foxtrout as my current name (#1)?
2. Do I put Alpha Bravo Charlie for "Other name I have ever used" (#2)?
3. If I have my foreign passport renewed after the wedding, but before the immigration interview, will it be a problem if my name in my passport is (still) Alpha Bravo Charlie?

Thank you very much for your help in answering my question.

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15 minutes ago, ColoradoBeauty said:

Hi all,

 

I am planning to get married in Colorado next month.  In filing my I-485, I am planning to put my husband last name as my current last name.
Let's say my name is Alpha Bravo Charlie and my husband name is Echo Delta Foxtrout.
1. Can I put Alpha Bravo Charlie Foxtrout as my current name (#1)?
2. Do I put Alpha Bravo Charlie for "Other name I have ever used" (#2)?
3. If I have my foreign passport renewed after the wedding, but before the immigration interview, will it be a problem if my name in my passport is (still) Alpha Bravo Charlie?

Thank you very much for your help in answering my question.

Hey! I did the same thing, turned my two former last names as my middle names and included my husband's as my current last name. So yeah:

 

1. Yes

2. Yes

3. I don't think it would be a problem, as long as you have your marriage certificate with you in case you're going traveling. Just make sure that when you buy a flight ticket that the name on the ticket matches the name on the passport =)

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2 minutes ago, izavox said:

Hey! I did the same thing, turned my two former last names as my middle names and included my husband's as my current last name. So yeah:

 

1. Yes

2. Yes

3. I don't think it would be a problem, as long as you have your marriage certificate with you in case you're going traveling. Just make sure that when you buy a flight ticket that the name on the ticket matches the name on the passport =)

Hi, Thank you very much for answering my question. :)

Just to confirm I understand you correctly, I am planning to do:

Last Name: Foxtrout

Middle Name: Bravo Charlie

First Name: Alpha

 

I am just worried/afraid they will ask about my reason to maintain my maiden name in my passport.

 

Did you file for GC first (I-130,I-130a, I-131, I-485, I-693, I-765,G-325a) before updating SS, DL, bank account, etc?

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39 minutes ago, ColoradoBeauty said:

Hi, Thank you very much for answering my question. :)

Just to confirm I understand you correctly, I am planning to do:

Last Name: Foxtrout

Middle Name: Bravo Charlie

First Name: Alpha

 

I am just worried/afraid they will ask about my reason to maintain my maiden name in my passport.

 

Did you file for GC first (I-130,I-130a, I-131, I-485, I-693, I-765,G-325a) before updating SS, DL, bank account, etc?

Yeah, that's how I did it =) in terms of maintaining your maiden name on your passport, just say you're still working on updating it. I'm actually on the process right now of getting a new passport with my married name but I don't think it would be an issue for you at the interview or collecting the paperwork for the AoS packet if your passport is in your maiden name.

 

Regarding your last question, I filed the GC packet first but had updated my name for our bank account beforehand because it was a joint bank account. In terms of SS and DL unfortunately I can't update it without having my EAD so they're still in my maiden name. For the DL I was instructed by the DMV to drive with a copy of my marriage certificate in case I get pulled over or something. It's a bit of a hassle but just keep a simple copy in your wallet after you get married. Then when you get your EAD you can proceed to update the SS and then DL

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8 minutes ago, izavox said:

Yeah, that's how I did it =) in terms of maintaining your maiden name on your passport, just say you're still working on updating it. I'm actually on the process right now of getting a new passport with my married name but I don't think it would be an issue for you at the interview or collecting the paperwork for the AoS packet if your passport is in your maiden name.

 

Regarding your last question, I filed the GC packet first but had updated my name for our bank account beforehand because it was a joint bank account. In terms of SS and DL unfortunately I can't update it without having my EAD so they're still in my maiden name. For the DL I was instructed by the DMV to drive with a copy of my marriage certificate in case I get pulled over or something. It's a bit of a hassle but just keep a simple copy in your wallet after you get married. Then when you get your EAD you can proceed to update the SS and then DL

Thank you for sharing your experience. Did you make the joint bank account after getting married?

 

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