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I got married abroad. In my marriage certificate is not indicated that i am taking my husband name. I would like to change my name now but in Zags i was told that i can do so but based just on my right to change name and not based on marriage because it took place abroad.

My question is: did anyone went through this procedure?

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My wife's maiden name is on our marriage certificate as well. You have the right to change your name to your husband's surname. Your marriage certificate is your proof of taking on his surname. To legally change your name, simply list your husband's surname on all your initial paperwork, including your green card, SSN, etc.

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My marriage certificate did not reflect a name change either, however, I went to the social security office with my marriage certificate and changed my last name, no problems.


Met in and lived in beneficiary's country 2010-2012

Applied 2012-Approved K1 in 2013 (approx 8 months Noa1-approval)- decided to postpone marriage and live together in beneficiary's country before marriage.

Married 11/30/13 -lived together until filing

Filed for K3-04/06/2015

Noa1 04/06/15

Noa2 08/06/15

NVC case # 09/18/2015-case became CR1 (it's true what they say K3 is obsolete-don't even attempt it)

Paid AOS 09/18/2015

Paid 261 09/23/2015

Sent AOS and IV packed 10/07/15

Scan date 10/08/15

DS-260 10/14/2015

11/10/2015 Found out I had a checklist

11/18/2015 Scan date for information they needed after talking to someone over the phone regarding checklist

11/19/2015 FINALLY recieved actual checklist

11/30/2015 Sent one more extra tax transcript to avoid any possible further checklists

12/16/2015 Requested an Expedite

12/29/2015 Expedite approved, case being sent immediately to Embassy/awaiting interview date

12/31/2015- CEAC shows case as IN TRANSIT

1/11/2016- CEAC shows READY

1/14/2016-Received interview date/packet-case became IR1 (married more then 2 years)

Medical Scheduled 1/22/2016

Medical Completed

Interview Scheduled 2/18/2016

VISA APPROVED 2/18/2016

2/19/2016 VISA ISSUED

3/05/2016 ENTERED USA!!!!

3/16/2016-Paid GC fee

4/25/2016-Received GC in mail!!!!

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I got married abroad. In my marriage certificate is not indicated that i am taking my husband name. I would like to change my name now but in Zags i was told that i can do so but based just on my right to change name and not based on marriage because it took place abroad.

My question is: did anyone went through this procedure?

You've been told the truth - in Ukraine, if your Marriage License doesn't indicate that the name after marriage has been changed into XXXXXX, they (Zagses) don't recognize the Marriage License as a basis for a such change :(

You can do that, based on your right to change the name. But as far as I know it's a long and exhausting process. First, you have to apply for "permission" to change your name. Zags will consider your application. It can take up to 6 months. When (or IF) your application got approved, only then you can start the "eternal" process of changing your name in all docs - internal passport, travel doc and etc..

Whatever you decide - GOOD LUCK!!!!

Edited by Ksenia_O

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