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Marriage green card

I am a U.S. citizen living in Australia with my fiance who is an Australian citizen. We will be taking a trip to the U..S. to get married next month. On our marriage license, I would like to change my maiden name. However, I won’.t have enough time on our brief trip to the U.S. to officially change my name on all my other ID’s/passport/SSN. Will the fact that my name on our marriage license not match my other forms of ID mess up my husband’s green card application based on our marriage?

Asked on May 19, 2019 under Immigration Law, California

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SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

no it does not matter if your name is not the same as your husband's or if your name is different on different documents.  as long as you are able to provide a documentary chain for why your name is now what it is (if different from that on your birth certificate) it should be fine.  please let me know if you have any additional questions.


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