My US Citizen spouse sponsored my US Green Card petition, which was approved for an initial period of 2 years. It will be two years very soon. During this initial two year period my wife changed her last name to my own. The deed and the utility bills has her previous name listed with me. She changed her name with Social Security and the state's BMV a long time back and has been using it since. As a result, all her later activities such as bank account (joint and owned), name with employer, health insurance etc. shows her correct changed name.
I wonder how will this affect my I-751 petition to remove conditions. What documents do I need to show that both are the same person? What name should I mention in the petition? Old or New?
Thanks in advance!
Your marriage certificate will show her maiden name. I'm assuming she has only changed her last name and not her first name. USCIS is accustomed to seeing this type of name change and will realize the changes in the joint documentation, as long as the SS and DOB, etc remain the same.
The marriage certificate should sufficiently explain your wife's use of your last name.
The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.
Document that name change. It should not be a problem, now, is it?
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In support of the FORM I-751, you can present evidence with both the maiden name and the married name of your spouse including the marriage certificate.
I agree with my colleagues. There won't be an issue with the married name.
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