I got my u visa under my dad, since he is the main applicant. If I were to get married to someone in the military would that affect my u visa status and would I have to change my last name to my fiancé’s?
A U visa classification remains a nonimmigrant status so it is not permanent residence. If you have not successfully adjusted status under your derivative status, then the marriage will sever your derivative status (no longer unmarried child). You may have other options depending on what status your military fiancé has, but no one is required to Change names at time of marriage. Consult an immigration attorney for your specific questions.
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Before your visa eligibility derivation status changes discuss your possible legal options with a licensed counsel directly.
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