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We got married April 18 2015 ...I went to change my last name on my drivers license but I was told I had to wait until my AOS was complete. ..is this correct ?

Historically that seems to be the case since the DMV uses your social security to verify your ID. So most people have to wait till they receive the green card/combo card showing the new married name. Then you can change the name on your SSC which allows you to change your name on your drivers license. Although it does vary state by state. Some can change the last name just by showing your marriage certificate with the new last name.



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We got married April 18 2015 ...I went to change my last name on my drivers license but I was told I had to wait until my AOS was complete. ..is this correct ?

Wait for your EAD (Employment Authorization Document) to arrive and then go back and have your name changed on your drivers license. Also, take a certified copy of marriage certificate with you, that is the proof that both name belongs to you.

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I got married on the 1st of May and also went to the DMV to get a new drivers license in my married name.

They told me besides the 6 points of identification you need to wait for your EAD (Employment authorisation) and then you can go ahead and get your license.

The lady I talked to also checked up with her supervisor.

I live in NJ. It may be different in another state.

Good luck

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