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Aloha from Hawaii!

My case is, I'm from Indonesia and I enter US with K1-Visa (fiance visa)

I changed my maiden name into my husband's last name on my marriage certificate, and filed all the papers with my new name.

I called Indonesian consulate before i did that, and they confirmed that they will be able to change my last name when i renew my passport.

But then when i renew my passport after i got my Green Card, SSN, Driver License and insurance under my (brand new) name,

the Indonesian Consulate send me my new passport with 2 last name (my maiden name and my husband's last name). :bonk:

I found that he didn't understand perfectly what I wanted, and they ask me to go to the court in Indonesia if i want to change my name matched with my Green Card. :wow:

My questions are,

1. Will there any problem for me to travel with a different name on my Green Card and Passport?

As we're thinking to visit Indonesia this month and will stay over in Japan for a night.

2. Will it be difficult for me to enter US with unmatch name on GC and Passport?

3. Should I go to the court when I'm in Indonesia and have my name changed?

Thanks in advance to helping me in this case,

Syelvia :help:

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Aloha from Hawaii!

My case is, I'm from Indonesia and I enter US with K1-Visa (fiance visa)

I changed my maiden name into my husband's last name on my marriage certificate, and filed all the papers with my new name.

I called Indonesian consulate before i did that, and they confirmed that they will be able to change my last name when i renew my passport.

But then when i renew my passport after i got my Green Card, SSN, Driver License and insurance under my (brand new) name,

the Indonesian Consulate send me my new passport with 2 last name (my maiden name and my husband's last name). :bonk:

I found that he didn't understand perfectly what I wanted, and they ask me to go to the court in Indonesia if i want to change my name matched with my Green Card. :wow:

My questions are,

1. Will there any problem for me to travel with a different name on my Green Card and Passport?

As we're thinking to visit Indonesia this month and will stay over in Japan for a night.

2. Will it be difficult for me to enter US with unmatch name on GC and Passport?

3. Should I go to the court when I'm in Indonesia and have my name changed?

Thanks in advance to helping me in this case,

Syelvia :help:

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Doesn't matter if it doesn't match. Mine don't match and I didn't have any troubles when I went overseas. Just make sure to book your air ticket in your passport name


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Aloha from Hawaii!

My case is, I'm from Indonesia and I enter US with K1-Visa (fiance visa)

I changed my maiden name into my husband's last name on my marriage certificate, and filed all the papers with my new name.

I called Indonesian consulate before i did that, and they confirmed that they will be able to change my last name when i renew my passport.

But then when i renew my passport after i got my Green Card, SSN, Driver License and insurance under my (brand new) name,

the Indonesian Consulate send me my new passport with 2 last name (my maiden name and my husband's last name). :bonk:

I found that he didn't understand perfectly what I wanted, and they ask me to go to the court in Indonesia if i want to change my name matched with my Green Card. :wow:

My questions are,

1. Will there any problem for me to travel with a different name on my Green Card and Passport?

As we're thinking to visit Indonesia this month and will stay over in Japan for a night.

2. Will it be difficult for me to enter US with unmatch name on GC and Passport?

3. Should I go to the court when I'm in Indonesia and have my name changed?

Thanks in advance to helping me in this case,

Syelvia :help:

1. No, for international travel use the name in your passport in the tickets. For domestic travel you can use your state id/drivers license.

2. Nope, you can bring a copy of your marriage certificate in case, but last time we traveled we didn't do that.

3. That's up to you. Indonesia does not automatically recognize marriages that occur outside of Indonesia. The process to have your marriage recognized is a bit of a pain from what I understand. (Which I am assuming would be needed to change your name in the passport). Doing so is really only helpful if you plan to live in Indonesia for any period of time.


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