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Hi everybody,

hopefully you can help me out with my questions. Your help is appreciated, I did not find the right info in any of the other threads :-(

Question 1:

When I studied in the United States 2001-2003, I received a SSN which enabled me to work on campus. This SSN is in my original (maiden) name. When I will get married, I would like to change my name. How can I change the name on my SSN since it is already in my maiden name and has existed so many years in my maiden name?

Question 2:

Also, WHEN do you change your name in your country of citizenship (in my case Germany)? Do I have to do it right away or can I wait a couple of months? Can I do it at the embassy of my home country in the US?

Thank y'all sooooooooooo much for your help in advance.

Thanksthanksthanks again!

best,

Dodobird*

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Hi everybody,

hopefully you can help me out with my questions. Your help is appreciated, I did not find the right info in any of the other threads :-(

Question 1:

When I studied in the United States 2001-2003, I received a SSN which enabled me to work on campus. This SSN is in my original (maiden) name. When I will get married, I would like to change my name. How can I change the name on my SSN since it is already in my maiden name and has existed so many years in my maiden name?

Question 2:

Also, WHEN do you change your name in your country of citizenship (in my case Germany)? Do I have to do it right away or can I wait a couple of months? Can I do it at the embassy of my home country in the US?

Thank y'all sooooooooooo much for your help in advance.

Thanksthanksthanks again!

best,

Dodobird*

Question 1: as soon as you have your marriage certificate showing that you changed name after the marriage, you go to the SSA field office near your house and you can change your name. They will send you a new card with the new name. Make sure that you bring your passport and show the visa/unexpired I-94, because they might give you a hard time on that. Also, I don't know what your previous SS card stated, but you will receive a card valid to work only with work authorization, i.e. the EAD that you will apply for after the marriage, or your green card.

Question 2: I don't know, hopefully someone will help you on this.

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I never changed my document names in Canada and probably never will unless I move back there.


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Hi, I used to work also in a U.S. territory and they issued me a Social Security (valid for work only with DHS authorization).Does it means I dont need to go to the SSA office after 10days of entry to the U.S.A and I'll just have to go to the SSA office to have my name change aftr marriage?thanks for any info... :)

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Question 1:

When I studied in the United States 2001-2003, I received a SSN which enabled me to work on campus. This SSN is in my original (maiden) name. When I will get married, I would like to change my name. How can I change the name on my SSN since it is already in my maiden name and has existed so many years in my maiden name?

Question 2:

Also, WHEN do you change your name in your country of citizenship (in my case Germany)? Do I have to do it right away or can I wait a couple of months? Can I do it at the embassy of my home country in the US?

Thank y'all sooooooooooo much for your help in advance.

Thanksthanksthanks again!

1. Easily. Take your marriage certificate to the SSA and apply for the name change.

2. You can change your name in your home country whenever you want to, never if that is your choice. I personally changed all my docs when I went there in person for a visit. Another way would be to do it in the US. Here's a german link that might help: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/04__Legal/02__Directory__Services/03__Passport/__Passport.html but I have to admit I didn't look to far into it. I personally think in Germany would be best and easiest.

Hi, I used to work also in a U.S. territory and they issued me a Social Security (valid for work only with DHS authorization).Does it means I dont need to go to the SSA office after 10days of entry to the U.S.A and I'll just have to go to the SSA office to have my name change aftr marriage?thanks for any info... :)

You already have a SSN so all you need to do is change your name on it when the time comes, and you can also take your GC when you get it to have the "DHS authorisation required" removed. You don't need to change the name on your SSN until you have an EAD or even GC. I personally waited till I had the GC so I could do the name change and "authorisation" removed at the same time. Had I wanted/needed a job once I got the EAD I would have done the name change then.

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