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What are the downside of not getting the last name change in passport after marriage? In any way will it slow down the I-130 process or will it make things complicated in future travels? Just want to know so I don't need to rush (if I can) to get last name change (I have Indian passport presently) after getting married later this year.

2nd question related to the same is how long it will take to get the last name change done in US and how much approx. would that cost?

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Your green card will be issued in the name in your passport. Not sure what the fee would be to get it changed.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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just remember, the police certiicate must be in all names used, married and maiden. If you don't change your name then it is not an issue.

However, if you do plan on changing your name, it is loads cheaper to do it before you arrive in the US as changing the name in the green card is frustrating, time consuming, and expensive

Good luck

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Definitely cheaper to change it before your green card is issued as it will cost $370 to apply for a new green card due to name change through a I-90 application!

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Thanks for the replies. What if last name is not changed at all? Does that complicates thing when you travel or file for tax or something as wife's last name is diff. then husband's last name?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Thanks for the replies. What if last name is not changed at all? Does that complicates thing when you travel or file for tax or something as wife's last name is diff. then husband's last name?

Not at all! Many women choose to keep their maiden names and it is not an issue at all. I believe for air travel you need to book your tickets in the name on your identification but that isn't really a problem, No issues for taxes either. Do what is comfortable for you. Good luck!


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I just want to clarify one point. Not all countries issue a Police Certificate in ALL names used. As an example, the United Kingdom issues the ACPO Police Certificate in only one name, the name on your Passport.

You can check the Note on Page 2 of the ACPO application form

You are required however, to provide all prior names used on the application form so the police can do a thorough and complete background check.

Some countries like Canada will print all names ever used on the Police Certificate, other countries may print a note stating "All names used have been cleared" and still other countries only issue the Police Certificate in one name (the name on your passport).


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I just want to clarify one point. Not all countries issue a Police Certificate in ALL names used. As an example, the United Kingdom issues the ACPO Police Certificate in only one name, the name on your Passport.

You can check the Note on Page 2 of the ACPO application form

You are required however, to provide all prior names used on the application form so the police can do a thorough and complete background check.

Some countries like Canada will print all names ever used on the Police Certificate, other countries may print a note stating "All names used have been cleared" and still other countries only issue the Police Certificate in one name (the name on your passport).

Good to know. Thanks for the info. :thumbs:


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NOA1 08/19/08

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NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

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05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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