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Hi! I hope some of you help me. This is my first time here..

I just have a question.

 

August 2018 the issuance of my Filipino passport. Expiration date is August 2028.

We got married in Philippines 2019

My husband filed my spousal visa January 2020

 

My question is do I need to change my last name on my passport? which is still my maiden name (unmarried name)

I'm using my husband's last name now since we got married and we have marriage certificate. But I just got my passport too that's why I still didn't update it to my married last name. It's pretty new it's kind of a waste if I update it already that's my reason. But you think I can use it to present to my interview soon? By the way, we're on the process of filing petitioner's taxes as of now..

Thanks in advance for helping 😊

 

 

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If you want green card in married name your passport needs to be in your married name. Consular goes off of what your passport name is. 


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33 minutes ago, milimelo said:

If you want green card in married name your passport needs to be in your married name. Consular goes off of what your passport name is. 

That is not true.  My wife has never changed her name in her Russian passport (a very difficult/bureaucratic process in Russia) yet her EAD, GC, DL and now US passport are in her married name.  My wife still uses her Russian passport when she travels to Russia, and she has had no issues.  
 

To the OP, all you have to do is make sure all your USCIS paperwork is filled out in your married name and include a copy of the marriage certificate if and when you have a need to use your PI passport.  If the process of changing your name in your PI passport is not a big deal, you can do that eventually, but it is not required for immigration purposes.

 

Good Luck!

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33 minutes ago, Dashinka said:

That is not true.  My wife has never changed her name in her Russian passport (a very difficult/bureaucratic process in Russia) yet her EAD, GC, DL and now US passport are in her married name.  My wife still uses her Russian passport when she travels to Russia, and she has had no issues.

Interesting. So basically you can keep your original passport unchanged and the only time you'll need to use the old name is when flying for plane ticket purposes I assume.

 

I know that a lot of Americans when they get married often keep their passports in their old names but then updated their driver's license and others to the new name, so makes sense it could be similar for GC holders.


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1 hour ago, Ontarkie said:

That must be a first. Since they can't or are not supposed to issue a visa in a different name then what is listed in the passport. 

 

Oh nvm your wife was a K1 not the same thing. The OP needs the passport to be in her married name if she wants the GC in her married name. As the Visa will be issued in the name to match the passport. Once she enters the US her GC will be processed as what is shown in her passport. 

 

32 minutes ago, milimelo said:

Word consular should've tipped you off that it's an immigrant visa case in which case they WILL and DO go off of the passport name. Also, the forum is IR/CR visa so what your K-1 visa wife went through will differ.

Apologies, I missed the IR/CR vs the K1/AOS here.


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6 hours ago, An6el said:

Hi! I hope some of you help me. This is my first time here..

I just have a question.

 

August 2018 the issuance of my Filipino passport. Expiration date is August 2028.

We got married in Philippines 2019

My husband filed my spousal visa January 2020

 

My question is do I need to change my last name on my passport? which is still my maiden name (unmarried name)

I'm using my husband's last name now since we got married and we have marriage certificate. But I just got my passport too that's why I still didn't update it to my married last name. It's pretty new it's kind of a waste if I update it already that's my reason. But you think I can use it to present to my interview soon? By the way, we're on the process of filing petitioner's taxes as of now..

Thanks in advance for helping 😊

 

 

Don’t worry about the additional cost of renewing your passport. Do it now, it will save you a lot of money and hassle later.

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5 hours ago, An6el said:

Thank you all! I will renew it. 

I really appreciate all you of you. Love from Manila 💖

 

Just a heads-up, getting a new passport in your married name (to an evil foreigner) will likely require you to attend a CFO seminar and obtain the certificate. You would probably need to get one anyway to leave the country so it's actually better for you to get it sooner than later.

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