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Maiden name or new marriage name on paper work?

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I am the petitioner (and us citizen by birth) for my now husband am planning on using his last name as my new last name. I did not go through any steps such as getting a new social security card yet, but worked on the paper work for the adjustment of status for him before we got married. All the paper work says my name with my maiden name, and not with my new last name. Should I change my name to his last name before filling the AOS packet? Should I keep it as my maiden name and keep using this name throughout his process?

Not sure if this is a big issue or not.

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Not a big issue, but if you are married your name is changed (if you want). You can use the new name now. I would redo the forms with married name to keep things simple and consistent. You will have to see USCIS again in 2ish years, and again if you want to go for naturalization.

Edited by Harpa Timsah

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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