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I have a question with regards to my name on my green card and my newly updated passport. So, my maiden name for example is LOVE HOPE REYES GONZALEZ. I got married and applied for adjustment of status with the name LOVE HOPE REYES SMITH (HUSBAND'S LAST NAME). But if I were to follow the philippine constitution, it should have been LOVE HOPE GONZALEZ SMITH. But since I trusted my lawyer, I didn't mind. Now, I renewed my PH passport and filled up the forms with the name LOVE HOPE REYES SMITH since I want it to be the same with what's on the green card, but the lady working in the embassy refused and said I should follow the philippine constitution and use LOVE HOPE GONZALEZ SMITH. So now, my passport and green card doesn't have the same middle name. What should I do? Will this affect me in the long run? Can I still travel outside USA without getting in trouble with the immigration? Please answer me 😭😭😭

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20 minutes ago, graceapril said:

Can I still travel outside USA without getting in trouble with the immigration?

Not a problem. This is very common. I recommend to travel with your passport, green card, and a photocopy of your marriage certificate. For US CBP, just show your green card.

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35 minutes ago, graceapril said:

I have a question with regards to my name on my green card and my newly updated passport. So, my maiden name for example is LOVE HOPE REYES GONZALEZ. I got married and applied for adjustment of status with the name LOVE HOPE REYES SMITH (HUSBAND'S LAST NAME). But if I were to follow the philippine constitution, it should have been LOVE HOPE GONZALEZ SMITH. But since I trusted my lawyer, I didn't mind. Now, I renewed my PH passport and filled up the forms with the name LOVE HOPE REYES SMITH since I want it to be the same with what's on the green card, but the lady working in the embassy refused and said I should follow the philippine constitution and use LOVE HOPE GONZALEZ SMITH. So now, my passport and green card doesn't have the same middle name. What should I do? Will this affect me in the long run? Can I still travel outside USA without getting in trouble with the immigration? Please answer me 😭😭😭

My wife, from the Philippines,  has her 1st name,  mothers last name as her 2nd, and fathers last name as her last.  What she did after marriage was her first name 1st,   her fathers name 2nd, and my last name 3rd.  With your name, it would have been Love Hope Gonzalez Smith.

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25 minutes ago, treppenwitz said:

Not a problem. This is very common. I recommend to travel with your passport, green card, and a photocopy of your marriage certificate. For US CBP, just show your green card.

thank you for responding. 😊 do you have any idea what I can do to make my passport and green card's name match?

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39 minutes ago, graceapril said:

thank you for responding. 😊 do you have any idea what I can do to make my passport and green card's name match?

In my opinion, it's too much hassle. To change the name on the green card you'll submit Form I-90 with $540. But before that you'll have to get a court ordered name change.

 

I recommend to just keep them like they are now. When you file for citizenship you can request a judicial ceremony to change your name to the one in the passport (no extra fee). Later at the ceremony confirm the name on the Certificate matches the PH passport name. Then apply for a US passport with that name.

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Just keep them as they are now.  My mother had an same issue very long time ago, she made an infopass, USCIS told her no issue ( and this was the time they did not place Visa stamp/1 year temporary on passport like they are doing now).  No issue happened and my mother just got her English name when she got her USC.

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