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Should I use my new last name?

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Hi everyone! It's a great forum! Helps a lot. I'm new here and was able to find a lot of unswers but now stuck with a simple question.

I've just married a US citizen and we've started an adjustment of status process from B1/B2 for me. In our marriage certificate we say that I'm taking my husband's last name.

So what last name should I use in all the immigration forms? The one I still have in my passport or the new one from the marriage certificate?

And also can I change my russian foreign passport being here in the US?

And when should I provide my new passport with the new last name to the uscis? Is it better for me to change the passport first or to file the immigration forms first?

Thanks a lot!

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I filled out all of the forms with my new name, but used the copy of my passport with my old name. I don't know what the rules are for changing your Russian passport while you are in US. hopefully someone will reply who knows. :)

Hi everyone! It's a great forum! Helps a lot. I'm new here and was able to find a lot of unswers but now stuck with a simple question.

I've just married a US citizen and we've started an adjustment of status process from B1/B2 for me. In our marriage certificate we say that I'm taking my husband's last name.

So what last name should I use in all the immigration forms? The one I still have in my passport or the new one from the marriage certificate?

And also can I change my russian foreign passport being here in the US?

And when should I provide my new passport with the new last name to the uscis? Is it better for me to change the passport first or to file the immigration forms first?

Thanks a lot!

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I filled out all of the forms with my new name, but used the copy of my passport with my old name. I don't know what the rules are for changing your Russian passport while you are in US. hopefully someone will reply who knows. :)

Thank you! This is what I'll probably do.

And if I'll have a chance to change my passport during the process of AOS do you know how to notify the uscis about the changes?

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Fill out the forms in your new married name. Then your green card will come in your current name. USCIS are used to name changes due to marriage while adjusting status. You alien number will tie your old and new names together. Plus you'll be including a copy of the marriage certificate.

You'll have to contact your country's consulate to find out the process for changing your passport name. Many marriage based immigrants wait to change their passport name until its time to renew them. The only headache is having to carry a copy of the marriage certificate when they travel out of the country to show the passport and green card are one in the same person. Some country's, such as my wife's, require registering the marriage abroad before changing the passport name to. The Russian specific group could probably give you the best answers on your home country's procedures.

Hi everyone! It's a great forum! Helps a lot. I'm new here and was able to find a lot of unswers but now stuck with a simple question.

I've just married a US citizen and we've started an adjustment of status process from B1/B2 for me. In our marriage certificate we say that I'm taking my husband's last name.

So what last name should I use in all the immigration forms? The one I still have in my passport or the new one from the marriage certificate?

And also can I change my russian foreign passport being here in the US?

And when should I provide my new passport with the new last name to the uscis? Is it better for me to change the passport first or to file the immigration forms first?

Thanks a lot!


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