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Do I Need to Change my Name Back in Australia?

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Hey everyone,

Apologies if this question is in the wrong thread, I wasn't quite sure where to ask it. I came to the USA on the K1 visa and married my husband, and now have my 2 year green card. I am going to be changing to my married name in the next week or two, and wanted to know if it is necessary for me to change to my married name back in Australia as well? Can I travel with my passport in my maiden name? Will it cause issues with banking in Australia? Has any one had any issues with this, or do I need to go through the process to get it changed back in Australia as well?

Thank you so much for any guidance :)


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I dont know about Australia its self, but in general if you are planning on changing your name on your GC then I would also go ahead and file the same for your passport through the Australian embassy, that way the passport and green card are both in the same name to avoid any problems at boarders which will be a lot more stressful than resolving maiden name at the bank.

Once you go through your embassy to change your name on the passport when you get back to Australia everything should be easy to update.

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