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Hi, I'm a 10 year green card holder and recently divorce. I also have a court order of name change after divorce since I wanted to use my maiden name again. My question is do I need to change my name in my green card now or can I just wait until my naturalization? I also wanted to save some money since I know filing for i-90 will cost a lot. Hope I get some answer, advice and help. Thank you!

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1 minute ago, Veejoyce said:

Hi, I'm a 10 year green card holder and recently divorce. I also have a court order of name change after divorce since I wanted to use my maiden name again. My question is do I need to change my name in my green card now or can I just wait until my naturalization? I also wanted to save some money since I know filing for i-90 will cost a lot. Hope I get some answer, advice and help. Thank you!

apply for citizenship and wait. Don't really know what it means for immigration if you change your name and don't do it for your GC, but file concurrently for naturalization. They would still be informed that you had a name change when you file for N-400


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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9 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

apply for citizenship and wait. Don't really know what it means for immigration if you change your name and don't do it for your GC, but file concurrently for naturalization. They would still be informed that you had a name change when you file for N-400

Thanks for the reply! I am worried that it will affect my application for naturalization if i didn't change my name in my green card now since I have an approved name change by court.

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5 hours ago, Veejoyce said:

Thanks for the reply! I am worried that it will affect my application for naturalization if i didn't change my name in my green card now since I have an approved name change by court.

this is a more common thing among women, because they change their name more often than men. If i where in your place, I would make an infopass appointment and get an answer from the horses mouth (USCIS). Personally, i don't think it will matter at this point if you are trying to file for naturalization or already did


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

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On 10/22/2018 at 4:00 PM, Alabamak1 said:

this is a more common thing among women, because they change their name more often than men. If i where in your place, I would make an infopass appointment and get an answer from the horses mouth (USCIS). Personally, i don't think it will matter at this point if you are trying to file for naturalization or already did

I actually need to wait for 2 more years before I file for naturalization. Since you mention infopass I am actually thinking of that option. Thanks again!

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