I am currently a 10-year green card holder (permanent resident). I recently got married to a U.S. citizen and changed my last name (on driver license, social security, etc.). I will be able to take my citizenship test next year (July 5th,2019). Do I need to change my last name on my green card now? Or can I wait till next year after i take my citizenship test and change it at the same time to save myself $540?
If you carry your marriage certificate with your passport and greencard you should be fine.
NOTE: Did you put your new name on your passport yet?
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