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Okay so I was previously married, now divorced. Didn’t change name after the divorce even though it said in the divorce decree that I would go back to my maiden name. First question is would that be a concern?? Second question is do I need to provide a copy of the marriage certificate to show my name changing from my maiden name to ex husbands name for the marriage at the time? Pls help, I am planning to submit everything this week! Thank you!

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5 hours ago, George Judea said:

Okay so I was previously married, now divorced. Didn’t change name after the divorce even though it said in the divorce decree that I would go back to my maiden name. First question is would that be a concern?? Second question is do I need to provide a copy of the marriage certificate to show my name changing from my maiden name to ex husbands name for the marriage at the time? Pls help, I am planning to submit everything this week! Thank you!

Hi.  If the name you are now using is what you have on your documents, it should not be a problem.  What does your passport, ss card, driver's license/id & etc have?  It's only a problem when the name you are now using is different from some of the documents & they don't match.  I suppose after filling for divorce, your intetion was to change your name back, but decided not to.  After my divorce, I changed my name back through the courts & sent a copy of the name change with my I-129F packet.  I had no problem.  I hope this helps a little bit.  Good luck in your journey.   

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16 hours ago, PandT said:

Hi.  If the name you are now using is what you have on your documents, it should not be a problem.  What does your passport, ss card, driver's license/id & etc have?  It's only a problem when the name you are now using is different from some of the documents & they don't match.  I suppose after filling for divorce, your intetion was to change your name back, but decided not to.  After my divorce, I changed my name back through the courts & sent a copy of the name change with my I-129F packet.  I had no problem.  I hope this helps a little bit.  Good luck in your journey.   

My drivers license and social security card both have my maiden name but my passport I used when traveling to visit my fiancé was under my ex husbands last name even though we were divorced...so like should I not send pics of my passport to avoid any issues? Every other evidence I have is in my maiden name 

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3 hours ago, George Judea said:

My drivers license and social security card both have my maiden name but my passport I used when traveling to visit my fiancé was under my ex husbands last name even though we were divorced...so like should I not send pics of my passport to avoid any issues? Every other evidence I have is in my maiden name 

I worried about the same thing. I've been married twice, but never changed my last name since my first marriage. Do include the marriage certificate that shows the change. Another concern I have, is that I've used a nickname on almost everything, all my life. My legal name is on my driver's license and passport, but my nickname is on my social security card and all my documents from work and taxes. I had my daughter write up an affidavit of same person, which is a letter stating that I use both names. There is a legal way to write this, and many resources online to show you how to do it. It included the amount of time she's known me, and the manner in which I use each name.  She had the letter notarized, and I included it with my I-129f.

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4 hours ago, George Judea said:

My drivers license and social security card both have my maiden name but my passport I used when traveling to visit my fiancé was under my ex husbands last name even though we were divorced...so like should I not send pics of my passport to avoid any issues? Every other evidence I have is in my maiden name 

I forgot to say that there is a place on the I-129f for you to enter any other names you've ever used. I'm not sure the affidavit of same person was absolutely necessary, but I wanted to cover all my bases. 

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5 hours ago, George Judea said:

My drivers license and social security card both have my maiden name but my passport I used when traveling to visit my fiancé was under my ex husbands last name even though we were divorced...so like should I not send pics of my passport to avoid any issues? Every other evidence I have is in my maiden name 

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Yes, send the pages from your passport where it shows the visa stamp for the country you visited to see your fiance.  It proves you actually traveled there.  Also, include any airline receipts, paying for the trip, & of course pictures of the two of you & with friends, & the family members together.  If your birth certificate correctly matches your license & ss card, that's great.  Don't be afraid of sending in little side notes explaining anything that you think might create a red flag or RFE for you.  It's better that they understand everything than to leave questions in their minds about certain things.  

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