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I filled my AOS last week, altogether with the EA and AP, my friend's lawyer said I did something wrong, that I put my marriage name as written in marriage license, she said i need to change my name first, on passport or ssn. I already filled it, nothing I can do about it. I got some information from my fb friends that its gonna be ok, but I want your opinion too. Thanks 

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4 minutes ago, MartaMikeJojo said:

I filled my AOS last week, altogether with the EA and AP, my friend's lawyer said I did something wrong, that I put my marriage name as written in marriage license, she said i need to change my name first, on passport or ssn. I already filled it, nothing I can do about it. I got some information from my fb friends that its gonna be ok, but I want your opinion too. Thanks 

These days you must close your ears from lawyers..

 

Anyway. Some states base on what i read dont allow changing name via marriage but i dont hear much about it..if your state allow the name change through marriage then you'll be fine.

 

passport name can be changeable  once you have your gc and decide to renew your passport...

 

What i know you can get ssn with your maiden name/ before you get married or 2 weeks before I94 expired but some people are unlucky to get one including myself..

 

God bless

 

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A valid marriage certificate is a legal name change document.......


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Your friend's lawyer is wrong. Assuming you want to change your name, you did it correctly. You friend's lawyer doesn't know what s/he is talking about. 


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4 hours ago, icanbenobody said:

Anyway. Some states base on what i read dont allow changing name via marriage but i dont hear much about it..if your state allow the name change through marriage then you'll be fine.

Huh?  This makes no sense at all.  Changing one's surname after marriage is entirely up to the person in question.

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4 hours ago, MartaMikeJojo said:

I filled my AOS last week, altogether with the EA and AP, my friend's lawyer said I did something wrong, that I put my marriage name as written in marriage license, she said i need to change my name first, on passport or ssn. I already filled it, nothing I can do about it. I got some information from my fb friends that its gonna be ok, but I want your opinion too. Thanks 

I'm confused.  On the marriage certificate, did you use your maiden name?  

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10 hours ago, aaron2020 said:

I'm confused.  On the marriage certificate, did you use your maiden name?  

I change my last name on the marriage certificate and for aos I filled it with my new last name exactly as written at my marriage certificate and put my maiden name as my other name.

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14 hours ago, icanbenobody said:

These days you must close your ears from lawyers..

 

Anyway. Some states base on what i read dont allow changing name via marriage but i dont hear much about it..if your state allow the name change through marriage then you'll be fine.

 

passport name can be changeable  once you have your gc and decide to renew your passport...

 

What i know you can get ssn with your maiden name/ before you get married or 2 weeks before I94 expired but some people are unlucky to get one including myself..

 

God bless

 

I got my ssn today, applied it on dec 21, well..there was problem in ssn office my first name mixed with my middle name, so the process takes longer, and I need to change my ssn its using my maiden name.

so what happened I requested SSN thru EAD too said that time I didn't have SSN yet, and have issues with my name on ssn (additional information).

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4 hours ago, MartaMikeJojo said:

I change my last name on the marriage certificate and for aos I filled it with my new last name exactly as written at my marriage certificate and put my maiden name as my other name.

You did it right. In PA you can't even change your name on your marriage certificate (we did self uniting marriage, it's just your name, your spouses name and then the signatures of both and the best man/maid of honor), and I applied for AOS in my married name and got my SSN in my married name simply by showing my marriage certificate. Got an RFE for AOS but not because of my name (forgot to send W2) so it should be fine.

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8 hours ago, MartaMikeJojo said:

I got my ssn today, applied it on dec 21, well..there was problem in ssn office my first name mixed with my middle name, so the process takes longer, and I need to change my ssn its using my maiden name.

so what happened I requested SSN thru EAD too said that time I didn't have SSN yet, and have issues with my name on ssn (additional information).

Try to bring it up on your interview and ask them personally what you are supposed to do(its not gonna affect your application if you ask something but be polite)

 

Im sure they will see your ead status and sees that ssa issued you a ssn.

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