Can I use my married name when applying for (DACA) Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals?

I just recently got married and I'm applying for DACA but I haven't changed my name with the Mexican consulate, so all identification and paperwork that I'm sending as proof of residence show only my single name. Will USCIS accept my application with my married name and copy of U.S. marriage certificate, or am I better off just applying with my single name and changing it in the future assuming I'm granted a work permit.

Los Angeles, CA -

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Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

Immigration Attorney - Chicago, IL
Answered

You may use your new name. Submit your marriage certificate so that you can immediately explain, without waiting for a request for evidence (RFE), why you are using a different name now.

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Vladimir Galstyan

Vladimir Galstyan

Immigration Attorney - Beverly Hills, CA
Answered

You can use your new name and your filing will be accepted.

Gintare Grigaite

Gintare Grigaite

Immigration Attorney - Bayonne, NJ
Answered

Yes, you can use your married name and make sure you enclose your marriage certificate.

Contact attorney Gintare Grigaite, Esq. at 646-407-2331, located in New York and New Jersey. Answers on AVVO do... more

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