I have an OPT as a STEM student and working as engineer and I got married about a month ago, i changed my ssn card to my married name and am unsure what's the process to change the name on my employment authorization card. It's getting frustrated because am not sure what legal name to use while applying for new job. Any advice on how to change the card name or if i need it at all?
You may apply using your married name. You will want to connect the dots with your marriage certificate. when completing the I-9. if the employer is e-verify. There will be some issues.
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Your EAD is still valid and can be presented to your prospective employer as proof of employment authorization. If you intend on using your married name , you may want to request anther EAD with your married name.
Use your married name when applying for a new job, and provide the necessary explanation & document (if necessary) during your job interview. Otherwise will need to apply for a new EAD with USCIS, a real nightmare, never mind the fact that you will also need to pay the fee again.
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You may use your legal name after its change with all supporting evidence what your maiden name was prior to establish it connect to the same physical person for lawful employment.
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