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Can I change my wife last name now?

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decided not to change my wife last name to that of mine at this stage to avoid any confusions and thought of doing at a later time. we also took the marriage certificate in my wife's original last name instead of using my last name. In the future at some point we both want to have same last names, is it good idea to change it now since i read that it is complex to do at a later time? or should i just withdraw the petition and get the marriage certificate using my last name and then ask her to get a new passport in her new last name, then file taxes using her new last name which would be same as mine and then file a fresh I130?

or can we just change it at the time of Naturalization whenever she decides to take US citizenship? (my only concern with this route is that some people mentioned that the home country will not have a track that she changed her last name officially in US and if at all we decide to go back to our home country I don't know if at all they will accept the US evidence as proof of legally changing the last name?

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decided not to change my wife last name to that of mine at this stage to avoid any confusions and thought of doing at a later time. we also took the marriage certificate in my wife's original last name instead of using my last name. In the future at some point we both want to have same last names, is it good idea to change it now since i read that it is complex to do at a later time? or should i just withdraw the petition and get the marriage certificate using my last name and then ask her to get a new passport in her new last name, then file taxes using her new last name which would be same as mine and then file a fresh I130?

or can we just change it at the time of Naturalization whenever she decides to take US citizenship? (my only concern with this route is that some people mentioned that the home country will not have a track that she changed her last name officially in US and if at all we decide to go back to our home country I don't know if at all they will accept the US evidence as proof of legally changing the last name?

Name change at naturalisation is perfectly fine. If the home country is one where you forfeit citizenship when you naturalise to another country, in theory they won't need a record (in practice, more complex, especially in the case of India since 2008/11/27) of name-change.

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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suggest you keep all in passport name.

she could change her passport name NOW, however - and then make changes with some letter of explanation submitted with the DS-230.

Why is this an issue? not so customary to 'change name' these days, and for immigration stuff, is a PITA.


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