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my husband is Moroccan, we want to begin the process of CR1 visa, just wanna know : when should i change my last name, for taxes, and insurance and other documents, and the whole process. or i can keep my last name i have now.


This one comes up all the time. You will get those that say you MUST change your name when you get married. Others will tell you other things. First. what last name do YOU want to use after getting married? Fill out the forms using that last name so all the documents match your desired lastname--the exception will be your foreign passport which is most likely in your current lastname. Just remember that for international travel the tickets must match the name in the passport. Since you are fling for teh CR-1/IR-1, you could change your passport after getting married should you chose to do so while waiting for the NVC to process the application.

To me this is a personal choice and up to you which lastname you want to use after marriage. There are pros and cons to both approaches, but those have no bearing on the immigration process.

Good luck,


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