Will changing my last name to my married name affect my husbands immigration pending petition? 16 Answers as of June 26, 2013

I have a pending petition of my husband. Will changing my last name to my married name affect my husband's petition or immigration paperwork?

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Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
No, it will not have any effect if you change your last name.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/30/2011
Law Offices of Kenneth Wincorn P.C.
Law Offices of Kenneth Wincorn P.C. | Kenneth Wincorn
No, it will not cause a problem.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 6/26/2013
Cardenas Law Firm
Cardenas Law Firm | Abraham Cardenas
Taking on your husbands last name would not hurt your petition for him. On the contrary, it would help the petition because it would be evidence of a genuine marriage.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 11/14/2011
World Esquire Law Firm
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
No it will not. You are still you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 11/11/2011
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
No. Adopting husband's name is optional and not required.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 11/11/2011
    Avrin & Regolsky | Estelle Regolsky
    Many married women keep their birth ("maiden") names and many change to their husband's name after marriage. It really depends on what you want and are most comfortable with. Either way, it should not affect your husband's immigration case.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Law Offices of Alan R. Diamante, APLC
    Law Offices of Alan R. Diamante, APLC | Alan R. Diamante
    No. As long as you can prove it up and explain things. Many people change their names.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Joseph Law Firm
    Joseph Law Firm | Jeff Joseph
    No, changing your name will not effect the petition.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal
    Law Offices of Grinberg and Segal | Alexander Segal
    You can choose to take your husband's last name or continue with your maiden. There is no requirement to change your last name after marriage. If you do change your last name, you must make sure to disclose your maiden name as another name used.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    All American Immigration
    All American Immigration | Tom Youngjohn
    You should be okay on that issue. Document everything. Make copies of all evidence of a shared life, cohabitation, and comingling of financial resources.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 11/11/2011
    Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC
    Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC | Lynne Feldman
    No just advise USCIS during the process that this is what you have done and include some documentation of the name change.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/11/2011
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