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Hi all,

Just wanted to check, what happens if I want to take on my husband's family name?

Given my K1 visa, passport is in my own family name.....

what do i do in the event i want to take my husband's family name after the wedding ceremony?

Do i need to get a new passport with his family name?

The social security number form should be in his family name?

Please advise.

Cheers,

Venetia

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Hi all,

Just wanted to check, what happens if I want to take on my husband's family name?

Given my K1 visa, passport is in my own family name.....

This is common, so it does not cause any issues.

what do i do in the event i want to take my husband's family name after the wedding ceremony?

Once married - you will be filing for your PR/Green Card (AOS) and perhaps EAD&AP. All you need to do is complete all of these forms in your (now) married name. How ever it appears on your marriage certificate.

Do i need to get a new passport with his family name?

Not needed at first - eventually you may want to get a new one issued in your (now) married name. (Personally, I would wait until after the PR/Green Card is issued - or the passport is about to expire.)

The social security number form should be in his family name?

You may apply for everything in your (now) married name, yes.

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Hi all,

Just wanted to check, what happens if I want to take on my husband's family name?

Given my K1 visa, passport is in my own family name.....

what do i do in the event i want to take my husband's family name after the wedding ceremony?

Do i need to get a new passport with his family name?

The social security number form should be in his family name?

Please advise.

Cheers,

Venetia

Hi! Just wanted to share my experience.. My SSN is in my maiden name because I applied before marriage, and I don't plan to have it changed until I get the GC so that I can kill two birds with one stone (change name and remove restrictions).

I used my hubby's last name as my surname on all my AOS forms..

And as for the passport, check with your consulate. The Philippine Consulate has guidelines for Report of Marriage and Amendment of Passport and it took me about two weeks to do. You may want to try something like that, or you can just let your passport expire and then when you renew it you can use your married name? But if you don't change your passport name, remember to book your flights with the name that matches your passport and just bring your marriage certificate with you. :)

Hope that helps!


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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