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My Green Card is in my married name and my passport is in my old name. I am assuming that if I carry my marriage certificate I wont have any problems at the POE on return. Tickets are in my Passport name.

I have a UK Passport and I thought I would leave it to near the expiry date before I get my name changed on it.

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My Green Card is in my married name and my passport is in my old name. I am assuming that if I carry my marriage certificate I wont have any problems at the POE on return. Tickets are in my Passport name.

I have a UK Passport and I thought I would leave it to near the expiry date before I get my name changed on it.

You would assume that carrying your marriage certificate would be proof enough...and it should be but, you never know....I can imagine some comments at re-entry like "Ma'am, you need to get your passport ammended". The only other person checking immigration validity is at the check in counter before departing to the U.S. - they might wonder, too.

My wife is the USC and therefore did have her U.S. passport ammended - of course immigration doesn't give her any grief but it is always at the check in counter...bording passes are - of course - in our common last name.

Have a good trip,

Daniel

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Well I got back 3 weeks ago from Europe with my french passport...

And had my maiden name on my passport and my green card with my married name.

When I left the US the lady asked me to see my green card and passport... I shown her my marriage certificate to....

I didn t have any problem coming back to the US ....

Many of us done this to come back to the US ...

Bring your marriage certificate with you...

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Hi there,

I kept my old passport in my maiden name and used that as the woman at the INS did not change my name, the person I talked to on the BCIS phone line said its best to have them in both, I hope you get thru alright!!!! Have fun though!!!!! :dance:


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Hi there,

I kept my old passport in my maiden name and used that as the woman at the INS did not change my name, the person I talked to on the BCIS phone line said its best to have them in both, I hope you get thru alright!!!! Have fun though!!!!! :dance:

Hi! I would like to add some information here.

If you don;t wanna have any problem with your last names at all you should send your passport to the Consulate of the country you are from which located here in the United States with the request for to stamp your passport on the last page with your married name. I;ve personally already done that and they've charged some sort of fee for that ,so you should call your embassy here and ask them about the fee and the rest.

My consulate did that for me.

Hope this information will help. :)

Take Care!.

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Hi there,

I kept my old passport in my maiden name and used that as the woman at the INS did not change my name, the person I talked to on the BCIS phone line said its best to have them in both, I hope you get thru alright!!!! Have fun though!!!!! :dance:

Hi! I would like to add some information here.

If you don;t wanna have any problem with your last names at all you should send your passport to the Consulate of the country you are from which located here in the United States with the request for to stamp your passport on the last page with your married name. I;ve personally already done that and they've charged some sort of fee for that ,so you should call your embassy here and ask them about the fee and the rest.

My consulate did that for me.

Hope this information will help. :)

Take Care!.

I travelled with American Airlines to and from the UK last month and I had booked my ticket in my married name but my passport was still in my single name. We were marrried 6 months before and there was no problem at any stage during my trip - I had my original marriage certificate with me throughout the journey and that did the trick. And before anyone tells me ... yes, I do realise that some people believe that the airlines don't or shouldn't do that since 9/11 ... but the fact is that some do, regularly and without any fuss or bother. In fact it was the airline that suggested I book in my married name to match the updated name on my airmile account! :thumbs:

You certainly can get your UK passport 'amended'. However, as I understand it anyway, (having briefly checked into that idea before my trip because I wanted to do the same as the OP (my UK passport is less than 9 months old) - you have to pay the same as you would to get a new one, so there's little point in just getting an amendment, you might as well have the new one instead. Mind you ... if they would simply add the new name and leave the old name in there too ... well I guess that would be more worthwhile because it would still be ID for certain UK based things ... I maintain a UK credit card and use it from time to time here in the States to buy secret prezzies for my love. :luv: Hmm, perhaps I'll look into the amendment option again. :reading:

Anyone else from the UK have any personal experience?

All the best,

Sheila

Edited by Tex'n'Brit

All the best,

Sheila

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I should have mentioned though ...

If you decide not to change your passport, I suggest that there are two critical things you do need to do as soon as you can, and prior to booking anything -

1: Call your preferred airline/s and check their policies regarding these issues - if they'll let you on their planes you're all set because USCIS don't care about any of that as long as you have your valid Green Card when you present yourself at the US POE on the way back.

2: Take your original marriage certificate with you on the trip for the airline check in process (assuming that it does actually show both your married and single names of course!)

Anyone else from the UK have any personal experience regarding the passport amendment thing?

All the best,

Sheila

Edited by Tex'n'Brit

All the best,

Sheila

(AKA Brit)

=======================================

Jun 01-2005: I-129F is at TSC

Sep 21-2005: K-1 Visa!

Oct 16-2005: Moved To DFW!

Oct 23-2005:
Wedding!

Mar 09-2006:
Green Card!

Mar 07-2008: I-751 (Lifting conditions) sent

Apr 17-2008: Biometrics Appt

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When I travelled with my Advance Parole it was in my married name. My Passport and tickets were in my old name. I didnt have any trouble with the airline and I am using the same one again. They looked at my AP quite casually on leaving the UK. I guess at the POE they can look on the computer anyway and check your status, I am sure previous name details are shown there.

I am worried about letting my Passport out of my hands for renewal incase I have to travel in an emergency (I have an elderly mother).

Also does it matter that the new one wouldnt show my dates of entry to the US etc and my K1 visa?

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When I travelled with my Advance Parole it was in my married name. My Passport and tickets were in my old name. I didnt have any trouble with the airline and I am using the same one again. They looked at my AP quite casually on leaving the UK. I guess at the POE they can look on the computer anyway and check your status, I am sure previous name details are shown there.

I am worried about letting my Passport out of my hands for renewal incase I have to travel in an emergency (I have an elderly mother).

Also does it matter that the new one wouldnt show my dates of entry to the US etc and my K1 visa?

it shouldn't matter at all - your K1 is irrelevant now that you're married anyway. When re-entering the US, the POE staff are more interested in your AP or Green Card, and you're right, they have got the records available if they want to check. Travelling through non-US airports, the security staff are checking the passport is yours and is still valid for travel. If in doubt however, take your old passport and marriage certificate along for the ride too! :)

All the best,

Sheila

Edited by Tex'n'Brit

All the best,

Sheila

(AKA Brit)

=======================================

Jun 01-2005: I-129F is at TSC

Sep 21-2005: K-1 Visa!

Oct 16-2005: Moved To DFW!

Oct 23-2005:
Wedding!

Mar 09-2006:
Green Card!

Mar 07-2008: I-751 (Lifting conditions) sent

Apr 17-2008: Biometrics Appt

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