Married name or maiden name on USCIS docs.?

Asked about 1 year ago - West Orange, NJ

We recently got married and I am confused about what name to use on my uscis AOS documents.
All my legal documents say my maiden name..and the marriage certificate doesnt really show a name change.its says my maiden name in the section brides name..so can i use my husbands last name in my docs and attach a marriage certificate as proof of name change or i have to use my maiden name

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  1. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Look at the COM. Which name you chose there. This is your legal name. This is the name you HAVE to use.

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  2. Eric M. Mark

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    Answered . YOu can change your name with your marriage certificate. Just be careful that you get everything correct and consistent or you will have trouble in the future with social security, motor vehicles, and travel. The adjustment process is more difficult than most people realize and you'd be doing yourself a favor to consult with a lawyer.

  3. Jorge Luis Delgado

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    Answered . If you want to start using you husband's last name, go ahead and do it.

  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . The name you want on the card.

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