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Hi, I'm an F-1 Student from Vietnam. I'm getting married soon and I want to change my last name to my fiance's last name. I have research through my embassy, the process to change name is rather complicated and has to be done in Vietnam. I want to know whether I can change my name when I get my marriage license here in Texas. I will change my name on my SSN, my ID, my bank account, my credit card...etc.. but keep my maiden name on my passport, I-94 and I-20. Thank you very much for your help.

Thuong N.

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Hi,

Yes, you can change your last name to your husband's last name at time of marriage in the U.S. At that time your legal name will be the same as your husband's last name. You will eventually want to obtain new documents with your new legal name, and to avoid identity confusion carrying a copy of the marriage certificate is normally sufficient.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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