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Changing the last name in ssn and bank account after marriage

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Hi! I got married US citizen and applied for my gc using his last name (can’t imagine living in the States with my unusual last name, gosh). Since I’ve been to the US before, I don’t know if I need to change my last name in my SSN and bank account right now. It’s kinda weird to go to the bank later with mismatching ID even if they would be able to change it. I called SSA and they said I better wait for my green card but because my visa expired (what). Also, once I receive my EAD I guess for my new name (I am not sure, I applied with my husbands name as I used it in all another forms, but I have a feeling I might get it with my maiden cause it’s easier), how would I get a job with ID for my maiden name (not sure if they need it), EAD for my new and SSN for my...? Please, anyone who had dealt with that...any tips?

 

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14 minutes ago, Asyasha said:

Hi! I got married US citizen and applied for my gc using his last name (can’t imagine living in the States with my unusual last name, gosh). Since I’ve been to the US before, I don’t know if I need to change my last name in my SSN and bank account right now. It’s kinda weird to go to the bank later with mismatching ID even if they would be able to change it. I called SSA and they said I better wait for my green card but because my visa expired (what). Also, once I receive my EAD I guess for my new name (I am not sure, I applied with my husbands name as I used it in all another forms, but I have a feeling I might get it with my maiden cause it’s easier), how would I get a job with ID for my maiden name (not sure if they need it), EAD for my new and SSN for my...? Please, anyone who had dealt with that...any tips?

 

thank you🌸

Your marriage certificate is your name change document. When you get your EAD with the new name, you will update your name everywhere you had your old name: DMV, SSA, Banks. Some places will take just your marriage certificate, others will ask for an ID before updating the name.

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30 minutes ago, Asyasha said:

Hi! I got married US citizen and applied for my gc using his last name (can’t imagine living in the States with my unusual last name, gosh). Since I’ve been to the US before, I don’t know if I need to change my last name in my SSN and bank account right now. It’s kinda weird to go to the bank later with mismatching ID even if they would be able to change it. I called SSA and they said I better wait for my green card but because my visa expired (what). Also, once I receive my EAD I guess for my new name (I am not sure, I applied with my husbands name as I used it in all another forms, but I have a feeling I might get it with my maiden cause it’s easier), how would I get a job with ID for my maiden name (not sure if they need it), EAD for my new and SSN for my...? Please, anyone who had dealt with that...any tips?

 

thank you🌸

If you applied for your EAD in your married name then you'll get it in your married name. Then you take the EAD and your marriage license to all the places where you need to change the name. Bank, DMV, SSA...

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22 hours ago, Ayrton said:

Your marriage certificate is your name change document. When you get your EAD with the new name, you will update your name everywhere you had your old name: DMV, SSA, Banks. Some places will take just your marriage certificate, others will ask for an ID before updating the name.

Thank you! My American friends told me they changed their documents immediately right after marriage that’s why I got confused. But of course that’s totally different case!

22 hours ago, Letspaintcookies said:

If you applied for your EAD in your married name then you'll get it in your married name. Then you take the EAD and your marriage license to all the places where you need to change the name. Bank, DMV, SSA...

Thank you so much!

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