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Getting married, then what?

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Hi everyone!

In 16 days my fiance and I will tie the knot. I am currently holding a F1 visa, and my fiance is a US Citizen. we have been together and live together for the last 3 years. I finished my studies last Dec 2014. and graduated in May 2015. I applied for an OPT, and I wasn't able to find a job. My OPT expired after 3 months according to what I was told, May 10, 2015 last day, according to the issued date.I have always filled my taxes since I moved here with my F1 visa.

  • So I guess my current status here is ____ ?

My visa and passport are not expired they both expire in 2018.

I have a social security card, because I used to work in college while I was a student. I never had a drivers license. We have a joint bank account. We both live in Florida.

I want to change my last name to his. I have a couple of questions about this procedure.

  • Since I have no legal status right now, how can I change my name in the social security office?
  • How should I fill the I-360 and I-485, with my maiden name or with my new last name?

Thank you for helping me!

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You are currently out of status. You can write something like "F1 out of status" on the forms if you want.

If you change your name as part of the marriage, then after marriage, the new name is your name. You should use that new name on all your forms. You will be filing I-130 and I-485.

Not sure about name change for Social Security

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