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Hi, I just got married to a man(USC) i love after five years of dating. My status before was F-1 visa(OPT). Shortly after our wedding, we filed forms for AOS.

When we were applying for the marriage certificate and AOS, we put down my new name (my first name, and my husband's last name).

Yes, I know I have changed my legal name by putting a new name on those forms.

Now, my question is after I get my green card, do I have to change my names on my social security card and DL? I got my SSC when I got my EAD as a student. yes, it says "Valid only with DHS authorization." If i'm right, I shouldn't have any restriction with my green card although it says that statement on my SSC.

I don't want to go to social security office to get a new card if i don't have to.(because numbers will be the same)

I also want to continue using my maiden name professionally as it says on my SSC and DL for working, and stuff.

However, I'm afraid that when I apply for a job or file a tax it might cause a problem since my names on my SSC and DL don't match with the new name on Green Card.

Is there anyone who has been through same/similar experience?

You legally changed your name when you married (on immigration paper, Green card )but kept your maiden name on everything else(SSC, DL, applying for work, and etc...)?

Thanks for reading.... I know it is a rare case but I hope i can find some help!!!!

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Hi

I have not been through this exact situation as I am the US citizen in my case, but when I got married and changed my name I was required to change my SS card and drivers license. Green card or not I imagine this is a must, but have you looked into filing paperwork through the mail? I changed my name on everything that way, it made it so much easier.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Spain
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You could always keep your maiden name as a middle name and then add new last name... So if your last name is good for job purposes you still keep it some way.

I think it may be complicated at some point using 2 identities, like what names do you use in bank....or if you get a check... For a rent...to buy a house... Utilities... and USCIS sometimes ask to see those things too..

You could just change everything and keep introducing at work with your maiden name if that's how they know you.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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I think females are causing themselves a lot of trouble by taking their husbands name and putting it on various documents.

Keep your maiden name on all documents. Then you won't have to worry about changing passports, drivers license, ss card, etc.

This maiden name will already be on all your university transcripts, property you may own in your home country, etc.

Your maiden served you well for all these years . . . keep it.

There will only be a very few instances while living in USA that you may have to show a marriage license to prove that you are married to Mr. Important.

And when you receive mail and invitations addressed to Mr and Mrs Important or Mrs Angela Important, just go with it; no harm done.

And think of the problems you avoid when the divorce is finalized.



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10 YEAR GREEN CARD PROCESS

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: We approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, 

December 4, 2018, ordered your new card for Receipt # EAC17297003XX, and will mail to the address you gave.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

December 12, 2018 Ten year Green Card received from Lees Summit, MO

499 days from NOA issued by VSC until Green Card received.

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted N-400 application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

December 11, 2018 saw in 'Documents' section of USCIS that Bio scheduled for 24 December 2018.

December 21, 2018 saw on USCIS website that they will be closed 24 December 2018 as extra holiday.

January 9, 2019 went for re-scheduled BIO appointment.  33 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

February 19, 2019 received letter in US mail that Citizenship interview scheduled for 26 March 2019. 74 days after submission on-line.

March 26, 2019 Citizenship interview scheduled for.  109 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

March 26, 2019 Passed Citizenship interview.

April 12, 2019  Received notice that Oath Ceremony had been scheduled for 24 April 2019.  17 days after interview.

April 24, 2019  Oath Ceremony completed.  29 days after interview.     139 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

April 25, 2019  USA Passport Application submitted.

May 3, 2019     USA Passport received.    149 days after N-400 submitted on-line.

May 9, 2019     Certificate of Naturalization and Citizenship returned in mail.

 

 

 

 

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I think females are causing themselves a lot of trouble by taking their husbands name and putting it on various documents.

Keep your maiden name on all documents. Then you won't have to worry about changing passports, drivers license, ss card, etc.

This maiden name will already be on all your university transcripts, property you may own in your home country, etc.

Your maiden served you well for all these years . . . keep it.

There will only be a very few instances while living in USA that you may have to show a marriage license to prove that you are married to Mr. Important.

And when you receive mail and invitations addressed to Mr and Mrs Important or Mrs Angela Important, just go with it; no harm done.

And think of the problems you avoid when the divorce is finalized.

I changed my name before my divorce by personal choice and it was a pain in the rear. You can take his name symbolically without taking it directly.

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