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Surname / Last name: would not changing it be an issue?

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I never planned to change my name surname after marriage. It made me curious though, if my decision not to change my name is an issue IOs will glom onto at our ROC interview. Would love to hear experiences from folks who have similar situations.

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I'm pretty sure name change via marriage is very rarely taken into consideration. If the case has a lot of red flags and raises scrutiny, they may take it into account as just another suspicious factor. Otherwise, cultural attitudes have changed and it's common here for women now to retain their original last names upon marriage.


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