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Name change confusion, please help!

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Hi VJers!

My husband and I have kind of a complicated situation and were wondering if anyone can help. We might need to go to an immigration lawyer. I'm kind of at a loss.

When we first got married and filed for AOS, I didn't think it was possible to do a name change because of how complicated our name change would be.

My husband's legal name is a name the Cambodian govt forced him to buy, thus though we use it on all his legal paperwork, he still goes by Tee (the name is mother gave him)

I want to change my name to Megan "Tee", but was told that I can't change it to Megan Tee unless his name was changed. But during AoS, I didn't know it would be possible to change his name back to Tee, so we submitted all our AOS paperwork under the name the Cambodian govt forced him to buy.

Now that we've gotten our heads on our shoulders and have had more time to think about it, we'd really like to figure out how to change both our last names to "Tee."

But if we want to change his name after we've already filed for AOs, is that going to be massively complicated? The Social Security office said I can't change my name to Tee until he does. But how can we change his name after we've filed for AOS? Thoughts VJ family? Thank you all so much.


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Petition sent: 03/27/2014

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AP approved! 2/26/2015

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Get a court ordered name change. To change the name on the green card will cost you $450 though. You could get the court ordered name change closer to when you would need to file for ROC and then just use the new name, providing copy of name change order, and not pay any extra fee for changing the name on the green card.


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