When travelling out of US and coming back, should the Green Card and Passport match each other with respect to Given Name and Surname? This is assuming correcting your passport after GC approval. I assume you can change the name as you want when naturalization since changing on GC is expensive, but what if you need to visit outside US in the meantime?
Appreciate your response.
If they do not match, you could be subject to questioning to ascertain that you are in fact the same person.
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Take proof of a legal name change such as marriage or divorce certificate. Expect questions and hassle at the border.
Name changes are always difficult. If everything does not match up, someone from CBP will start asking questions. Consult with an immigration attorney. Good luck.
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