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N-400 Evidence of your name change -- what can I use?

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I am submitting an application for Naturalization (N-400). I am having trouble with this evidence I need to provide:



Evidence of your name change

If you have legally changed your name, upload a readable image of the legal document that formally changed your name. Some examples include:


  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce decree
  • Court document


I came to America on an i-129f - K1 fiance visa. After we got married I submitted an i-485 to get my Greencard. My marriage certificate does not include a name change because the state I got married in did not do them there. So my marriage certificate has my maiden name. I put my new name on the i-485 and my Greencard has my new name.


So I am not sure what form to submit here. Any assistance is appreciated? 


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Your marriage certificate, I know it doesn’t make sense when you didn’t put your married name on it but as it shows your spouses name it effectively gave you the permission to use their name after marriage. That is unless you changed something other than your last (family) name at the same time as the marriage certificate only permits the change of the last (family) name and only to the other spouses or a hyphenated version of your two names.


I was the same, married in Nevada where you put your maiden name on the marriage certificate, and I used my marriage certificate for my evidence of name change when I did my naturalization.

Edited by Illiria

K-1 Met:2002 Dating :2003 I-129F Sent : 2013-06-01 I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20 Medical: 2013-12-20 Interview Date : 2014-01-22 POE: 2014-02-19 Wedding: 2014-03-18

AOS/EAD Date Filed : 2014-04-04 BioAppt: 2014-05-13 EAD in Production: 2014-07-08 Interview date: 2014-07-14 Green Card received: 2014-07-19

ROC Date Filed: 2016-04-26 Cheque Cashed: 2016-05-10 NOA1: 2016-04-28 Biometrics: 2016-06-30 Approved: 11-08-2016 Green Card Received: 11-18-2016


Citizenship Date Filed: 2017-04-18 Cheque Cashed: 2017-04-24- NOA1:2017-04-21  Biometrics: 2017-05-19 Inline: 2017-07-12 Interview Date: 2018-02-13 Oath: 2018-03-15

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