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After marriage, I took my husband's surname. My social security card uses his surname.

 

But my Ukraine passport uses my given surname.

 

Now as we are filing the I-130, I am unsure which surname to list for myself and my daughter.

 

What is the correct surname to use?

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37 minutes ago, Vikki - Kikki said:

After marriage, I took my husband's surname. My social security card uses his surname.

 

But my Ukraine passport uses my given surname.

 

Now as we are filing the I-130, I am unsure which surname to list for myself and my daughter.

 

What is the correct surname to use?

For you, I believe you use the name on your SSC there is a section for other names used, in that section you will fill in the name on your ukraine passport, if you have used other names in the past you will use the sheets at the end of the pack and reference to where you need to fill in more names.

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I agree, for the I130, use the name that you plan to use in the future and put any other names used in the proper section.  As to your daughter, assuming your daughter is from a previous relationship, then I think you will have to use the name on her passport unless your spouse has legally adopted her.  If my assumption is incorrect, then she would just use your spouse's family name.

 

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2 hours ago, Vikki - Kikki said:

After marriage, I took my husband's surname. My social security card uses his surname.

But my Ukraine passport uses my given surname.

Now as we are filing the I-130, I am unsure which surname to list for myself and my daughter.

What is the correct surname to use?

You are married so use the married name. 

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2 hours ago, Vikki - Kikki said:

After marriage, I took my husband's surname.

That is your answer, imo.....Use your married name.


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If you are seeking a visa not adjusting your status it doesnt matter which name you use. Your visa will come in passport name and your green card in visa name.  If you want your green card to be in your married name you will need to change your passport.  

Your child, if not the child of your petitioner, will use her birth name.  


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Think of it this way.  Your name is what your name is now.  When you change your name, you change all your ID too.  Get a new passport in your married name.  Unless your daughter has changed her name in some way, there should be no question what her name is.


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