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Marriage Certificate has hyphenated surname, green card *might* not

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Hi, guys! I’m new here so I’m sorry if I’m not posting on the right board... I’m so anxious right now! More than a year ago, we filed for my AOS. My application had a hyphenated last name as that’s how my new surname is on the Marriage Certificate. Since then, USCIS has been sending letters/mail to me showing a surname that is NOT hyphenated. More than a year ago, when I first brought it up to our lawyer, we were told it’s not an issue as hyphens are, for some reason, typically overlooked/maybe even ignored by USCIS.


Today, we had my interview and I was approved for the green card (yay!!!). The interview went great. Our IO was amazing... Asked me to state my name to him and just said it (without mentioning that there’s a hyphen). Our IO didn’t ask me how I want my name on my Green Card so I had completely forgotten to ask about the hyphenation! :( My green card might get printed without the hyphen :( Now I’m worried if Border Patrol at airports would flag me for my green card not matching my Marriage Certificate?


Is it possibly going to be an issue? In case my Green Card doesn’t show a hyphenated surname, what should I do? :( am I just overthinking it? :( my license and social security are all following my marriage certificate (which shows my hyphenated surname)


thank you for the help!

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