Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Anja_and_Henry

Last name change?

5 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany
Timeline

Hello,

I will enter the US on a K-1. Can I keep my last name after we get married? Our son has both last names, without a "-" between the names. I believe it is less hassle and less spelling problems... We will live in WA.

Thanks Anja


08/10/2009 - sent off I-751 to CA service center

08/16/2009 - check cashed

08/28/2009 - received NOA1

09/11/2009 - biometrics in Portland

03/30/2010 - done for the next 10 years.............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline

with my experience in the US about name changes (as opposed to canada, where you have to go and file for a name change), all you have to do is show your marriage certificate to the dmv, banks, etc, and they'll change it right there. in the same way, you can keep your name exactly the way it is by not doing anything at all. the only thing is... you've got to decide which way YOU want it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline
Hello,

I will enter the US on a K-1. Can I keep my last name after we get married? Our son has both last names, without a "-" between the names. I believe it is less hassle and less spelling problems... We will live in WA.

Just remember you will need to work and file taxes with that name. Just about every state verifies driver's license (DL) application info against the SSN record, so you will need to have your maiden name on your DL too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...