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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Croatia
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I've tried asking the same question in the travel-related forum, but so far I have not heard from anyone who has done it, and I believe I am not alone here. I need to purchase a return ticket ASAP. Here is my story, as well as my question.

I will be traveling back to Croatia mid September. I have been in the US for a year now, married and living happily with a new name.

In order to get from the US to Croatia and back, I need both my Croatian passport and my US green card.

** My Croatian passport is in my old, maiden name.

** My US green card is in my new, married last name.

** All Croatian documents, IDs and the like, are in my old, maiden name.

** I also have an US drivers licence, issued in my new, married name.

** I own a marriage certificate, of course, explaining what happened about a year ago.

Now the question is: Which name do I use when I am booking my plane tickets?

I need to register my marriage and name change with the Croatian authorities while there, so on my way back to the US, all my Croatian documents will have my new name on them, too.

Thank you all in advance.


I-129F Sent: Aug 20th 2008

Interview Date: April 8th 2009, 10:30 - APPROVED!

K-1 Visa Received: April 9th 2009

POE: Aug 8th 2009, Minneapolis

Wedding: Aug 28th 2009

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Our I-129f was approved in 107 days from our NOA1 date.

Our I-129f was approved in 114 days from our filing date.

Our case spent 52 days being chewed by NVC.

Our interview took 224 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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AOS, AP, EAD filed: Oct 15th 2009

Biometrics: Nov 24th 2009

AP received: Dec 14th 2009

EAD received: Dec 17th 2009

Green Card received: Dec 18th 2009

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I would suggest that for an international flight, you book the tickets in the name in the passport. Then use your green card to enter the US again. Bring your marriage certificate so crossing back into the US will be easier.

Good luck


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Canadian wife is correct. You have to book your tickets in the name stated in you passport. But if you get your new passport in Croatia make sure that you take your old passport with you to prove your name and your marriage cert etc. Alternatively, you could book your outbound ticket in your maiden name and book a separate return ticket in your married name (2 one way tickets).

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Croatia
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Getting two tickets would be way too expensive, so I will do what the American Embassy in Croatia said I should - book the tickets in my maiden name and then make sure to have both passports, marriage certificate and green card available on my way back. They do not anticipate problems.

(It's just me, not trusting any system. :) )

Thanks!


I-129F Sent: Aug 20th 2008

Interview Date: April 8th 2009, 10:30 - APPROVED!

K-1 Visa Received: April 9th 2009

POE: Aug 8th 2009, Minneapolis

Wedding: Aug 28th 2009

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Our I-129f was approved in 107 days from our NOA1 date.

Our I-129f was approved in 114 days from our filing date.

Our case spent 52 days being chewed by NVC.

Our interview took 224 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

AOS, AP, EAD filed: Oct 15th 2009

Biometrics: Nov 24th 2009

AP received: Dec 14th 2009

EAD received: Dec 17th 2009

Green Card received: Dec 18th 2009

-------------------------------------------------------------------

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Filed: Other Timeline

You need a passport in the name matching the ticket in order to leave the US.

You need a Green Card in order to reenter the US again.

The only problem is, and more and more airlines are jumping on this train as time marches on, that many of them require not only matching names on ticket and passport, but -- when trying to enter a plane to the US -- a matching name on the Green Card (more specifically: the document allowing to enter the US) as well.

In most cases, the marriage certificate will do. But for the future you should try to get all the documents to match.

Edited by Just Bob

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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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Croatia
Timeline

That's what I am trying to do - getting to Croatia and then changing the remaining bits of my documents to match my American ones. This will be my first trip home, so I hope I will get away with all the...mixandmatch things I have.

Thank you!


I-129F Sent: Aug 20th 2008

Interview Date: April 8th 2009, 10:30 - APPROVED!

K-1 Visa Received: April 9th 2009

POE: Aug 8th 2009, Minneapolis

Wedding: Aug 28th 2009

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Our I-129f was approved in 107 days from our NOA1 date.

Our I-129f was approved in 114 days from our filing date.

Our case spent 52 days being chewed by NVC.

Our interview took 224 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

AOS, AP, EAD filed: Oct 15th 2009

Biometrics: Nov 24th 2009

AP received: Dec 14th 2009

EAD received: Dec 17th 2009

Green Card received: Dec 18th 2009

-------------------------------------------------------------------

http://www.badgerella.com/forum

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