My visa is approved and I plan to fly to the US just before Christmas. I am entering with CR1 but plan to point out that it is the day after my 2nd wedding anniversary when I arrive at in the hopes they auto change to IR1.
Now to the point: so far during the whole process I have not changed from my maiden name to my married name (double barrelled). The reason is because to me it was either both of us or neither of us. Well now my husband is up for it so we’ll do it
My question is WHEN should I do this? I can’t do it before I get there, as need to travel on current passport (maiden name) with visa in. I’m assuming I can’t do it once I’ve arrived because then my passport won’t match my GC (and I don’t want to pay $400+ for a new GC). So do I need to wait until I start the citizenship process in 3 years time? Does it matter if my GC is my maiden name in terms of getting work etc?
Any help on the topic would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance for this wonderful community!