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Okay, so I have a court order to change my name. I want the DMV to give me a new license in my new name, but the problem here is... my green card is in my old name. So they denied me. 

 

I know they put those stamps on your passport to show proof of residency, but, my green card has not expired and my passport expired years ago.

 

I just recently filed my N-400 with my new name. Is there ANYTHING that USCIS can give me that I can show to the DMV that will allow me to get a new license in my new name? Or do I just have to wait till the oath ceremony?

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I am not sure why your dmv denied it but all they need is certified court order and old license. I was able to do it. Once I had new license with updated name, I went to SSN office to update my SSN card. You may want to try new DMV office. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

You will need something official.  At this point, a green card with your new name is the only option. 

 

Certified court order is his official document to prove his name change. 

 

For example, for Texas check this link: https://www.dmv.org/tx-texas/changing-your-name.php

 

 

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33 minutes ago, robhostein said:

Okay, so I have a court order to change my name. I want the DMV to give me a new license in my new name, but the problem here is... my green card is in my old name. So they denied me. 

 

I know they put those stamps on your passport to show proof of residency, but, my green card has not expired and my passport expired years ago.

 

I just recently filed my N-400 with my new name. Is there ANYTHING that USCIS can give me that I can show to the DMV that will allow me to get a new license in my new name? Or do I just have to wait till the oath ceremony?

You need your old driver's license, your Green Card, and a legal court order showing your name was legally changed.  If you presented those items, and they denied you......then go to a different DMV office.


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here is my story.

 After becoming LPR, i changed my legal name through local county court order(paid $) and paid extra $ for certified copy of the court order document signed by the Judge. this is sufficient enough for any situation where you are asked to prove the name change including dealing with state and federal government in the U.S. 

i went to DMV with my green card( old name),court order and valid driver license. and asked for a new license replacement. they accepted it and received new license(new name) in 3 weeks. i didnt want to apply for Green Card replacement because it costs a year and $$ . Before becoming U.S. citizen,  if the name on the green card is different from my home country passport, it will also lead to new problem when i travel abroad. 

 


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

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if you ever thought about changing  your legal name somewhere in your immigration journey down to becoming US citizen,  there is something you wanted to change names before or after becoming USC. Both have pro/con.   i did name change after  becoming LPR  and updated all my ID ,financial account ,etc for years before applying for USC. put new legal name on the form N400 and didnt have additional waiting time for oath scheduling  unlike many others requesting for name change on the N400.


ATTENTION!!!   Minneapolis N400 filers,  please use the link below to review others or update your status .!  Changes will be saved automatically. Best luck to all of us! 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1q2WooojyQKVxbF_N6bxO8muQM8QjybXZVv5QzSqDWAk/edit?usp=sharing

 

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On 12/5/2018 at 1:37 PM, marcusa said:

here is my story.

 After becoming LPR, i changed my legal name through local county court order...

 

i went to DMV with my green card( old name),court order and valid driver license. and asked for a new license replacement. they accepted it and received new license(new name) in 3 weeks. ...

 

Thank you for your story. I guess you were lucky.

 

On 12/5/2018 at 12:21 PM, missileman said:

You need your old driver's license, your Green Card, and a legal court order showing your name was legally changed.  If you presented those items, and they denied you......then go to a different DMV office.

Since I created this thread, I have been to two different DMV branches in my city. They both said the same thing as the branch I talked about in my OP. They denied me. So I have given up and will just wait till my oath ceremony.

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