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Green Card Married name - passport maiden name

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So we just got my wife's permanent GC (never received the 2 year one - long story for another time). Anyway, we applied and received the GC with her married name, however her passport has her maiden name. While I am guessing we could go to the Costa Rican embassy in DC to have a new passport issued, that just isn't feasible for us.

So, that being said. Will we encounter any problems while traveling out of the country? I know from personal experience that Costa Rica doesn't fully understand the immigration process and have been hassled a lot while trying to leave the country (Costa Rica), but I am wondering if anyone has any real world experience with traveling in our situation.


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You book all your flights with the name on the passports ALWAYS. You only need the Greencard during reentry into the United states . It would be advisable to also go with your marriage certificate just incase you encounter an airline staff who needs more clarification.

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