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Changing first name

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Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to file my I-485 for adjustment of status. I am wondering since I'm going change my last name, can I change my FIRST name as well. My name is hard to pronounce so I decided to go with an English name. The problem is that nothing on any of my legal document has that English on them. Should I just stay with my non-English name? I'd really love to use JUST my English name though to avoid a long name like Shiao-mei Cindy W. Shaw.

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My ex came over on a fiancee visa ( not from me ) and her name was not pleasant to her so she changed her first name. Not really sure of the process as she was also adopted as an adult over here... but I know it can be done.


Just when we thought we winning the rat race... along comes a faster rat (i.e USCIS)

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Hi everyone,

I'm getting ready to file my I-485 for adjustment of status. I am wondering since I'm going change my last name, can I change my FIRST name as well. My name is hard to pronounce so I decided to go with an English name. The problem is that nothing on any of my legal document has that English on them. Should I just stay with my non-English name? I'd really love to use JUST my English name though to avoid a long name like Shiao-mei Cindy W. Shaw.

Name change is not a federal immigration issue but a state law issue... google "name change marriage <state>"...

In MN it is very easy to do when you marry... My wife changed the spelling of her first name, adopted a middle name and changed her last name... In other states the process maybe anywhere from simple to complicated

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YMMV

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