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Name without hyphen on the Green Card

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Hello guys,

When I got married I decided to keep my last name and hyphanated with my husband last name, so I have two last names. ie: Jane Doe-Smith

So, I updated my DL, my passport and I completed all the AOS forms with this name.

My combo card also has the name hyphanated and my GC just arrived and I noticed that is not hyphanated there.

My question is: if I leave the card how it is now, will I have any problem when I tried to return to the US when I leave the country?

I going to my homecountry on the 22nd, I already booked my flight and I am afraid if ask to change my name it will take too long to arrive.

I tried to call the national costumer service but I haven't get an representative to speak to me.

Thank you so much!

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My husband (and myself) have a hyphenated last name immigration has picked and chosen when they want to use it or not . Why I'm not sure but I don't think it will be too much of an issue my credits cards wouldn't put it and so on so we just leave a space instead never caused us issues .

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My husband (and myself) have a hyphenated last name immigration has picked and chosen when they want to use it or not . Why I'm not sure but I don't think it will be too much of an issue my credits cards wouldn't put it and so on so we just leave a space instead never caused us issues .

Morgana,

Have you ever had problem trying to re-enter the country?

Thank you so much! =)

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I'm the usc but I've never had problems with anything in regards with them checking Ids vs credit cards and so on a lot of times the U.S. Just ignores hyphens they can put two and two together, it's not hyphenated on my husbands passport and we've traveled to other countries with no questions .

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Hello,

So..., GC without hyphen does not cause any trouble at the re-entry point with immigration, correct?

I just received my GC back after claiming "Renewal (Re-issue)" and months of waiting for the new card, because the card given to me in January had no hyphen in my married last name (between my old last name and husband's last name) and, instead they put a space.

They sent me a piece of paper saying that because USCIS system does not allow hyphens in names, they put a space and therefore it was not their error. They simply returned my card back as is.

O-K-...

Well... I had my Japan passport display my legal US name which has "hyphened" last name added next to my JP original name in parenthesis() for the re-entry purposes. like.. Kimiko Yamamoto (Kimiko Yamamoto-Howard)

So, I want to know, my new GC with no hyphen won't cause any problem at re-entry...

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