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I was planning on changing my name on Canadian passport so I booked flights in my married name. The same one that's on my Greencard. Now I'm thinking that I'd rather save the money until it comes up for renewal in 5 years. But since I already booked my flights in my married name, do I HAVE to change it, or can I carry my old passport, my greencard, and my marriage certificate?

Thanks!


June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png


June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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I've been looking into the process of how to change my last name on my passport for when the time comes, and everything I've read states you MUST change your name on your passport if you plan to travel with that name. AKA that you booked your flight in your married name, your passport should read the same or chances are that you won't be able to get on that flight. Let me know though, I'm curious too!!

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I was planning on changing my name on Canadian passport so I booked flights in my married name. The same one that's on my Greencard. Now I'm thinking that I'd rather save the money until it comes up for renewal in 5 years. But since I already booked my flights in my married name, do I HAVE to change it, or can I carry my old passport, my greencard, and my marriage certificate?

Thanks!

The name on your ticket HAS to match whatever is on your passport...it's a TSA requirement. You will need to change it. It's better to get it done and overwith anyway. :) I know it's expensive though. I still have to change mine as well before we travel out of the country.


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Ok I was just looking into it more.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm

"Non-US/Canadian citizens are not required to carry their passports if they have documents issued by the U.S. government such as Permanent Resident Cards. Those who do not should be carrying their passports while visiting the U.S."

I think since I have a Green card in my married name, than that will count as my ID that matches my ticket.

Now, I think if I was flying in and out of Canada, I'd probably want my name changed on my CAD passport, but since I'm flying in and out of the US I should be ok with the ID they've issued me.

Anyone think that's not correct?


June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png


June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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Ok I was just looking into it more.

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/acceptable_documents.shtm

"Non-US/Canadian citizens are not required to carry their passports if they have documents issued by the U.S. government such as Permanent Resident Cards. Those who do not should be carrying their passports while visiting the U.S."

I think since I have a Green card in my married name, than that will count as my ID that matches my ticket.

Now, I think if I was flying in and out of Canada, I'd probably want my name changed on my CAD passport, but since I'm flying in and out of the US I should be ok with the ID they've issued me.

Anyone think that's not correct?

Yes, you should be fine if traveling within the states. That's correct.


Men are like stars ~ there are a million of them, but only ONE can make your dreams come true. I found my STAR...

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~K E N Y A~

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Yes, you should be fine if traveling within the states. That's correct.

Sorry, correction, I'm flying out of the States to Mexico, and then back into the States. Does that make a difference?


June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png


June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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Sorry, correction, I'm flying out of the States to Mexico, and then back into the States. Does that make a difference?

My educated guess would be, yes, it will make a difference (someone can correct me if I am wrong). I would change it now...it's going to have to be done sooner or later. My passport is fairly new (issued in 2010)...and I still have to change my name, ughhhhh. I feel like I just went through getting it! :blink:

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~K E N Y A~

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Ok I decided to look on my airlines policy and it says this:

Before Your Trip - Travel Documents

"One non-expired government-issued photo ID, such as:

Driver's License

State ID Card

Military ID Card

Passport

Resident Alien Card

Native American Tribal ID

Photo Employment ID issued by county, state, or federal agency

Two pieces of ID (no photos required), one of which is non-expired government-issued, such as:

Social Security Card and Credit Card

Goverment-issued Birth Certificate and Health Club Membership Card

Voter Registration Card and Check Cashing Card

Airman's Certificate and Other Airline ID"

So I think I'll be ok :)

Thanks for helping me work through it!

EDIT: Actually that's for domestic flights. UGH ok I'm just going to change it.

Edited by AlinaH

June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png


June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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LOL, yes, you will need your Passport because it's out of the country. UGH, I know. You'll be happy you changed it sooner rather than later ~ it's all good. :D Have a fun trip!


Men are like stars ~ there are a million of them, but only ONE can make your dreams come true. I found my STAR...

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~K E N Y A~

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I have the same problem.The name on my passport is my maiden name and the name on my residance card is my married name.I still haven't buy a ticket but I plan to do it soon and I intend to use my maiden name,as it is on the passport.When I go to my country I will issue new passport with my married name and I will request to keep my old pass under which my ticket will be.I will bring with me my marriage certificate in which both names are written.Also I would like to mention that I kept my whole name and added with dash my husband last name(ex. Sue Gary Smith to Sue Gary Smith-Jones) Do you think it will be a problem to enter USA as my ticket will be under my maiden name and my residance card is under my married name? Thanks in advance for the answers:)

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I went overseas with my passport in my maiden name and it was not a problem. You will need to take your marriage certificate with you so that when you re-enter USA and you have to show your GC, they can match it up with your maiden name on the passport/marriage certificate.

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