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So my wife arrived April 8 2015 and we got married June 21 2015. We got her a SS card shortly after arriving that is in her maiden name. We went to SS today to do the change but they told us that because her I-94 was expired they could not process the change. We didn't receive the certified copy of the marriage certificate from Orange County FL until after the I-94 was expired so we had no choice but to try to do it today.

My wife is being told many different things from a FB forum of girls from the Philippines. Can anyone tell me what should we do now? Do we file the AOS in the new married name or do we need to file the AOS of her given name( the same name that is on her current SS card)

Also Her name is a bit of a concern. She wants to drop her middle name and make her maiden last name her middle name and then take my last name as her last name. Will this cause us problems?

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File AOS in the name she will use. The marriage certificate acts as a legal name change document. She can take just your last name, move her maiden name to her middle name and take your last name, or keep her name the same as it was. She cannot change her first name as the marriage certificate is not valid for this.

So again, file the AOS in the name she wishes to use. When she receives her EAD she can get the SS card name changed.

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You file the AOS in her married name. Also, the format of her name change is of no concern because it is typical Filipino style: First name, Maiden name, Husband's last name.

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