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Hey guys! I got my SSN with my maiden name on the card and the day I got it I went back to the SSO and changed it there to my married last name. They weren’t able to change it right away bc they said I’d have to be verified again with the DHS. Again another 4 weeks waiting. Which is fine. But I’m about to send my AOS package and I already filled out everything with my new name. Is that okay? Should I wait for the card? Is it in the system already that I changed it and it just has be verified? Since I already got a number, can they connect my new name automatically to my maiden name? Thank you guys 

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You should’ve waited to change the name on your ss card, until you had a government issued id with the new name.

But you can go ahead and apply for aos, putting down your ssn, since you already have one. The number is yours, it doesn’t matter if it’s in your maiden name


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19 minutes ago, p-ana said:

You should’ve waited to change the name on your ss card, until you had a government issued id with the new name.

But you can go ahead and apply for aos, putting down your ssn, since you already have one. The number is yours, it doesn’t matter if it’s in your maiden name

Should I send along with the papers, the letter the SSO gave me with my new name and saying it will have to be verified? 

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53 minutes ago, ce20 said:

Should I send along with the papers, the letter the SSO gave me with my new name and saying it will have to be verified? 

Not relevant


07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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4 hours ago, ce20 said:

Hey guys! I got my SSN with my maiden name on the card and the day I got it I went back to the SSO and changed it there to my married last name. They weren’t able to change it right away bc they said I’d have to be verified again with the DHS. Again another 4 weeks waiting. Which is fine. But I’m about to send my AOS package and I already filled out everything with my new name. Is that okay? Should I wait for the card? Is it in the system already that I changed it and it just has be verified? Since I already got a number, can they connect my new name automatically to my maiden name? Thank you guys 

SSN and USCIS are 2 completely different agencies and don't really care. I'm pretty sure there are people who still have their SSN in their maiden name and their Green Card in their married name. As long as you mentioned your maiden name in the section 'other names used' on the I-485 they will be able to verify that it's actually you (if they even do that, idk if they even really look at your SSN lol) So no, don't worry about it.

I sent my AOS off while I went through manual verification again to change my SSN to my married name and my status changed to 'ready for interview' without any question.

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It seems better to get a government issued photo ID with your new name first (such as driver's license). When you file for AOS include a copy of that. Easy. Worry about SSN later. You can do both concurrently I think (as we did in our case)

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1 hour ago, alicekitty said:

It seems better to get a government issued photo ID with your new name first (such as driver's license). When you file for AOS include a copy of that. Easy. Worry about SSN later. You can do both concurrently I think (as we did in our case)

Right! I went to the drivers license center and here’s what they said: “you can’t get a drivers license bc since you changed your name in the SSA I won’t be able to verify. You have to wait to get your EAD and when you get it bring it along with the other supporting docs (marriage cert, passport, new SS card with married name and driver license form). But I thought that was odd. But again, I don’t know anything. They said if I hadn’t changed my name I’d be able to get one right away. Has anyone had any experience like that? 

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2 hours ago, alicekitty said:

It seems better to get a government issued photo ID with your new name first (such as driver's license). When you file for AOS include a copy of that. Easy. Worry about SSN later. You can do both concurrently I think (as we did in our case)

Just FYI, in a lot of states you can't get your drivers license without EAD or Green Card, so if she lives in a state that has that rule she won't be able to send photo ID with married name. Also, this doesn't get mentioned anywhere in the requirements when you apply for GC/EAD/AP. They ask for your passport, what should be in your maiden name anyway. As long as you provide your MC with your husbands name on it they'll accept the fact that you want your documents in your married name. SSN, DL and all those documents won't influence that.

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