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Hi,

Please feel free to move this to the correct topic if wrong. I finalized my divorce yesterday in court, so will be starting my ROC process end of this month with an immigration attorney...my name has gone back to my maiden name. Should I update this with SSA or wait until I have done the ROC process? I originally obtained a SS card through AOS.

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5 hours ago, Cultclassic92 said:

Hi,

Please feel free to move this to the correct topic if wrong. I finalized my divorce yesterday in court, so will be starting my ROC process end of this month with an immigration attorney...my name has gone back to my maiden name. Should I update this with SSA or wait until I have done the ROC process? I originally obtained a SS card through AOS.

I wouldn't worry about a new Social Security Card yet. When immigration issues you a new 10 yr card, the name will be changed to maiden name. Then go to SSA and they will find your changed name in the database. Probably less hassle. When you're an immigrant they tend to have to use the name immigration has for you. You are married name until your ROC goes through. They might change it, you never know what the worker will do.

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11 hours ago, Wuozopo said:

I wouldn't worry about a new Social Security Card yet. When immigration issues you a new 10 yr card, the name will be changed to maiden name. Then go to SSA and they will find your changed name in the database. Probably less hassle. When you're an immigrant they tend to have to use the name immigration has for you. You are married name until your ROC goes through. They might change it, you never know what the worker will do.

Just to clarify that this only applies before immigrants get their green card. Afterwards, they can change their name in the SSA first (and driver's licenses, etc.) even if it doesn't match the name USCIS has.

When I got married my ROC was pending and I changed my name on everything but my green card, only changed it with USCIS when I got my citizenship.

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8 hours ago, Mollie09 said:

Just to clarify that this only applies before immigrants get their green card. Afterwards, they can change their name in the SSA first (and driver's licenses, etc.) even if it doesn't match the name USCIS has.

When I got married my ROC was pending and I changed my name on everything but my green card, only changed it with USCIS when I got my citizenship.

I'm going to go by there tomorrow to get it updated as they closed early today. 

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