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Do I have to change my passport to my married name in order to travel to Canada with advanced parole

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Hi everyone,

I moved to the US from Canada with a k-1 visa. I just received Advanced Parole and would like to travel home by car. My understanding is that I will need both a passport and my advanced parole in order to come back into the US. However, my passport is still in my maiden name and my Advanced Parole is in my married name. If I bring a copy of my marriage certificate will that be sufficient to come back into the U.S. or do I have to change my name on the passport to my married name? If I do have to change my name, what is the easiest way to do this? If I have to apply for a new passport, how do I get a Canadian guarantor? What will happen to my k1 visa?

Thank you!

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Bring your marriage certificate. You are not required to change a name on the passport but it does make things a lot easier for traveling and not having to bring your marriage certificate all the time.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Bring your marriage certificate. You are not required to change a name on the passport but it does make things a lot easier for traveling and not having to bring your marriage certificate all the time.

Your K-1 visa is useless - you already used it.

If you choose to get a new passport request the old one back and they will mail it back with the new one. Keep the old one in a safe box.

Canadian guarantor - I asked a friend of mine that I had known for 2 years (she also moved from Canada to the USA on a K-1 visa right around the same time I did) , she signed the photos and papers etc. They had no issue.

Guarantor information - http://www.ppt.gc.ca...=eng&region=USA

For Canadians living in the USA (applying from inside the US ) - http://www.ppt.gc.ca...=eng&region=USA took about 20days from the start to finish to get mine back via FEDEX.

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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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I used my brother as the guarantor - when I visit back home, my family lives in a town with Passport processing center. I went in person so they gave my old passport back (with the corner cut off) and a receipt right away. I crossed back into the US with my GC (of course) and the old passport with teh corner cutoff. Since most time teh US border guys don;t need the Cdn passport, there was no issue. I was ready with my recent recipt from the Cdn Passport office if the US guys wanted to know why it had the corner cut-off.

Your marriage certificate is enough to show the proof of name change if you don;t feel like changing your Cdn passport just yet.


Wiz(USC) and Udella(Cdn & USC!)

Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Your marriage certificate is sufficient. I crossed back and forth multiple times with a passport in my maiden name and AP/greencard in my married name and had no problems at all. The Air Canada ticket counter person tried to give me trouble and tell me that customs was going to give to me trouble, but I knew that they wouldn't care (since I had already done it 3-4 times previous) and I was right.

I didn't even have to show my marriage certificate. They must have passports/greencards linked or something in their system!


Removing Conditions

Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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I think you're right Sapphire. I traveled to Canada 2 weeks ago with my passport in my maiden name, expired green card, and extension letter in my married name. They didn't even ask about the name difference. That's actually the only time I've ever been asked for my passport in almost 3 years, but I always travel by land.

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