Proof of name change after Naturalization

I was naturalized as a US citizen in Dec 2012. During my interview process with the officer, I was asked if I wanted to change my name (even though I had not indicated it on the N400). Thinking it would be an easy process, I dropped my middle name and added my husband's last name to my last name. The office made written notation on my application file. When I took the oath a week after the interview in a public ceremony, I just received my Naturalization certificate. No name change certificate was given. I now realize that I need this to surrender my Indian passport and get a visa for the same. How do I go about this? I need to travel on an urgent basis.

Katy, TX -

Attorney Answers (3)

Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

Your name change should appear on your Certificate of Naturalization. Use this to apply for a US passport.

(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
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Tripti Sharad Sharma

Tripti Sharad Sharma

Immigration Attorney - Newark, CA
Answered

Your changed name appears on your Naturalization certificate and you will apply for U.S. passport will have the new name.

This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more
Alexander Joseph Segal

Alexander Joseph Segal

Immigration Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

I concur.

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