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Hi All -

My fiance arrived in the US on a K1 visa, and we have since gotten married, and with that she has changed her last name.

We have a marriage certificate that reflects her new last name.

We wanted to change her name on her foreign passport too.

Has anyone encountered problems with doing this?

We will file for AOS soon, so we were specifically worried that changing her passport at this stage might cause some confusion for USCIS since we have always been providing them with copies of her current ( pre-name change ) passport thus far.

Thanks!

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Hi All -

My fiance arrived in the US on a K1 visa, and we have since gotten married, and with that she has changed her last name.

We have a marriage certificate that reflects her new last name.

We wanted to change her name on her foreign passport too.

Has anyone encountered problems with doing this?

We will file for AOS soon, so we were specifically worried that changing her passport at this stage might cause some confusion for USCIS since we have always been providing them with copies of her current ( pre-name change ) passport thus far.

Thanks!

You can do it before or after. No problem either way. only issue will be how long it takes your to get your new passport back and whether they take the old one (in case you have a interview).

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Whether or not you apply for a new Indian passport is entirely your decision. USCIS doesn't give a rodent's behind about this. If you do that I suggest you do it after the AOS has been adjudicated though. The USCIS folks like to see the "old" passport with the visa and entry stamp in it. Frankly, if it was me, I wouldn't apply for a new passport until the old one is about to apply anyway. Why wasting money on a document that is perfectly fine for the purpose it was created: international travel.


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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Whether or not you apply for a new Indian passport is entirely your decision. USCIS doesn't give a rodent's behind about this. If you do that I suggest you do it after the AOS has been adjudicated though. The USCIS folks like to see the "old" passport with the visa and entry stamp in it. Frankly, if it was me, I wouldn't apply for a new passport until the old one is about to apply anyway. Why wasting money on a document that is perfectly fine for the purpose it was created: international travel.

some countries (like Australia) offer a free renewal if based on marriage and applied for within a year of marriage. It retains the original expiration date. totally worth it for me.

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The US does the same. If the passport was issued within a year and a new one is applied for because of a name change, it's free of charge.


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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Related question: once you get a green card does anyone at POE checks original passport? Because my wife will have her married name on GC and maiden name on the passport. Do we need to take marriage certificate while traveling?

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Related question: once you get a green card does anyone at POE checks original passport? Because my wife will have her married name on GC and maiden name on the passport. Do we need to take marriage certificate while traveling?

Yes,

they will check the passport. What you describe is not a problem and quite common, actually. You really don't need to but it may be a good idea to put a copy of the marriage certificate in the back of the passport when traveling internationally.


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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Yes,

they will check the passport. What you describe is not a problem and quite common, actually. You really don't need to but it may be a good idea to put a copy of the marriage certificate in the back of the passport when traveling internationally.

Thank you!

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