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Hi everyone!

Just have a quick question for you DCF'ers out there, who have been there and done that :) I used my married name on the I-130 and G-325A forms when we started the CR-1 visa process through the Montreal Consulate. After the final interview, will my visa be issued in my married name or maiden name? Is there a certain point where you can choose or notify which name you'd like on the visa? I would like to keep my maiden name on my Canadian passport (as well as all canadian IDs), and I'm wondering if the issued paper visa for POE (and the greencard eventually) will need to match my passport name. Any info would be super appreciated!

PS. I am at the stage in the process where I have received the packet 3 letter but have not yet mailed back the DS-230 and checklist. Should I fill out that form using my maiden name if I want that on the visa? or continue using the married name I have already used on the I-130 etc? ack! :)

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The visa must match the name in the passport where the visa will be attached. That name ought to be the same that you've used with USCIS during the process.


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ahh thanks for the info!

sadly it would seem changing the name on my passport would require a lot of hassle-- is there a way to notify USCIS that i would like to use my maiden name in the process instead?

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/46339-changing-maiden-name-to-married-name-on-ds-230/

i'm reading in this thread that it seems the name you use on the DS-230 is the one that would need to match the passport.. in that case, since i haven't submitted the DS-230 yet, would using my maiden name on that ensure the name on the visa would be maiden? sorry for all the inquiries, any help appreciated :)

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New passport is not too hard.

You just need to apply for a new passport in married name ( cant use the simplified form have to use the regular one ) and include a copy of the marriage certificate =)

Thats IF you wanted to use it in married name, don't have to tho!


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New passport is not too hard.

You just need to apply for a new passport in married name ( cant use the simplified form have to use the regular one ) and include a copy of the marriage certificate =)

Thats IF you wanted to use it in married name, don't have to tho!

Ah, I'm reading on the Passport Canada page that I'd need supporting government identification in my married name, which I don't have. I would have to go change my name on those things as well (health card, etc)

do you have experience using your old ID cards in your maiden name and just showing them your marriage certificate? If so, it won't be such a hassle and I'll just get my passport changed :) Thanks for the help !

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