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Correct Name To Be Used While Completing I-130

Discussion in 'How to start the green card process' started by Mike., Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Mike.

    Mike. New Member

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    I am trying to fill-up the I-130 application and have one question to ask.

    I am getting married to a U.S. Citizen and she will be changing her last name after marriage. So, our U.S. Marriage Certificate will have her New last name.

    Although, her name on the U.S. Passport and Citizenship Certificate will still be the older (current) one, at least for a next couple of months because we'll apply for the name change AFTER I am done applying for my Green Card.

    In this case, should I be using her current last name or the new last name after the marriage while completing I-130 application? Also, should this be applied while filling up all the necessary forms? (I-485, I-765 etc.)

    Please advise.
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    She should use whatever name she is going to use after marriage. There should be a block for "other names used."

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