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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines

My wife is traveling back to the Philippines for a few weeks without me. Unfortunately I am unable to travel with her due to work schedule and finances.

The travel agency that booked her flight requested the name on her passport, which we haven't updated yet, and that is the name they put on her tickets.

She will be traveling with both her Philippine passport as well as her green card, both are still valid and not dated to expire for a while after she returns home.

What other documents will she need to return home and not run into issues when reentering the country? She heard a story that came word of mouth from a friend of a friend.. etc, that told her to bring an official copy of our marriage license because the person the story was about was almost denied re-entry using just their passport and greencard.

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Well when i was back to the States after vacationing in my country (Indonesia), all they asked at the airport was only my Passport and Green Card, note : i already changed my last name to my husband's so the name on both my Passport and Green Card are the same.

If i were your wife, since you said she hasn't updated her name yet on the Passport, right? means she still use her maiden name? and what about her Green Card? if she has your last name on her Green Card and her maiden name on her Passport, i would definitely bring the certified copy of my marriage license.

Maybe that was the case that happenned to her friend when she was almost denied re-entry.

Hope this helps and have a safe trip for your wife!!smile.gif

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She heard a story that came word of mouth from a friend of a friend.. etc, that told her to bring an official copy of our marriage license because the person the story was about was almost denied re-entry using just their passport and greencard.

I love stories! I don't have such a wild one about a Green Card and passport being insufficient to enter the United States, but I heard a story that one involved a space ship and a woman who at the last minute ripped off her face and underneath was a greenish, slimish, reptile-like creature with glowing orange eyes. Just when you thought, uhh. . . .an alien, she ripped off the green face and underneath was that of Michelle Obama.



There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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