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Changing green card name

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Neither my wife nor I wanted to change our names after marriage, but some mix up happened at the marriage clerk's office and her last name got changed, so now her green card name now has my last name.

 

We're thinking of legally changing her name back via court order (and at the same time changing her first name to her English name she's been using all her life).

 

What would be the process to do that? Do we have to replace her green card first before changing SS card and driver's license? How long will it take to get a new green card in her new name?

 

Hoping someone went through something similar and can provide some advice.

 

Thanks in advance!


01/30/2018: I-129f sent

02/02/2018: I-129f received

02/07/2018: NOA1

02/17/2018: NOA1 Hardcopy

08/07/2018: NOA2

08/10/2018: NOA2 Hardcopy

08/24/2018: NVC case number assigned

08/29/2018: NVC sent

09/12/2018: KL embassy Packet 3 received

09/27/2018: Medical

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10/2X/2018: Visa on hand

11/29/2018: Point of Entry!

 

12/14/2018: WEDDING!

 

01/09/2019: AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed

01/19/2019: NOA1 received

02/01/2019: RFIE received

02/07/2019: Biometrics appointment

02/11/2019: RFIE response mailed

08/08/2019: EAD/AP approved

08/14/2019: AOS Interview & Combo card arrived in mail

08/21/2019: Green Card arrived in mail

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6 minutes ago, H&T said:

I think it will be better to wait until your wife apply for N400 and she can get her name changed for free. If you want a name changed right now, it will be involve so much things.

I heard that some places no longer allowed name changes as part of the naturalization ceremony, is this true?

 

Besides, N-400 is three years off


01/30/2018: I-129f sent

02/02/2018: I-129f received

02/07/2018: NOA1

02/17/2018: NOA1 Hardcopy

08/07/2018: NOA2

08/10/2018: NOA2 Hardcopy

08/24/2018: NVC case number assigned

08/29/2018: NVC sent

09/12/2018: KL embassy Packet 3 received

09/27/2018: Medical

10/18/2018: Interview - Approved!

10/2X/2018: Visa on hand

11/29/2018: Point of Entry!

 

12/14/2018: WEDDING!

 

01/09/2019: AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed

01/19/2019: NOA1 received

02/01/2019: RFIE received

02/07/2019: Biometrics appointment

02/11/2019: RFIE response mailed

08/08/2019: EAD/AP approved

08/14/2019: AOS Interview & Combo card arrived in mail

08/21/2019: Green Card arrived in mail

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I guess my follow-up question is, if my wife changes her name, is she legally required to file an I-90 to update her name, or can we wait until it's time for renewal or update?


01/30/2018: I-129f sent

02/02/2018: I-129f received

02/07/2018: NOA1

02/17/2018: NOA1 Hardcopy

08/07/2018: NOA2

08/10/2018: NOA2 Hardcopy

08/24/2018: NVC case number assigned

08/29/2018: NVC sent

09/12/2018: KL embassy Packet 3 received

09/27/2018: Medical

10/18/2018: Interview - Approved!

10/2X/2018: Visa on hand

11/29/2018: Point of Entry!

 

12/14/2018: WEDDING!

 

01/09/2019: AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed

01/19/2019: NOA1 received

02/01/2019: RFIE received

02/07/2019: Biometrics appointment

02/11/2019: RFIE response mailed

08/08/2019: EAD/AP approved

08/14/2019: AOS Interview & Combo card arrived in mail

08/21/2019: Green Card arrived in mail

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3 minutes ago, misken said:

I guess my follow-up question is, if my wife changes her name, is she legally required to file an I-90 to update her name, or can we wait until it's time for renewal or update?

As long as you have the name change legal document to connect to the name on the GC, just wait until renewal /ROC/naturalisation to do this 

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16 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

As long as you have the name change legal document to connect to the name on the GC, just wait until renewal /ROC/naturalisation to do this 

Thank you for your help! So USCIS doesn't legally required you to update them of a name change until it's time to renew?

 

Didn't want to deal with the year-long processing time for the I-90 just for this.


01/30/2018: I-129f sent

02/02/2018: I-129f received

02/07/2018: NOA1

02/17/2018: NOA1 Hardcopy

08/07/2018: NOA2

08/10/2018: NOA2 Hardcopy

08/24/2018: NVC case number assigned

08/29/2018: NVC sent

09/12/2018: KL embassy Packet 3 received

09/27/2018: Medical

10/18/2018: Interview - Approved!

10/2X/2018: Visa on hand

11/29/2018: Point of Entry!

 

12/14/2018: WEDDING!

 

01/09/2019: AOS/EAD/AP packet mailed

01/19/2019: NOA1 received

02/01/2019: RFIE received

02/07/2019: Biometrics appointment

02/11/2019: RFIE response mailed

08/08/2019: EAD/AP approved

08/14/2019: AOS Interview & Combo card arrived in mail

08/21/2019: Green Card arrived in mail

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