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How to change my full name + get my stepdad's?

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So my mother came to the US around 20 years ago and I stayed in the Dominican Republic until she brought me here, around 4 and a half years ago. We're both green card holders. She just applied for her citizenship and I still need to wait 1 more year to apply. I know my biological father but he left my mom before i was born and came to the US. he never gave me money or just called me a few times a year and always lied to me when I needed something. I am now 22 years old and I want to drop his last name and get my stepfather's because hes been doing more than what my real father ever did,change my first name because of a silly thing but i want to change it anyways and drop my middle name. How can I do this? During my citizenship process or after or how should I proceed? Thank you

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If you wait to do this when you file for citizenship, you can do it when you file your N-400
It is usually the easiest way to do this

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thank you. ill do that.


You can do it when asking for citizenship or you can go to a state court and change it that way now.

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