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Unread 04-22-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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I changed my name upon naturalization (only removed an "a" at the end of my family name in order to match my husband's family name - a common problem with Russian and other Slavic names).
Do I need to change my drivers license and my Social Security card (these are the two documents required when one applies for a passport) before applying for a US passport?
Or I can do it afterward? I would like to apply for a passport immediately after my oath ceremony, but I am not sure whether it is possible with my old drivers license (showing my old name).
Thanks!
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Unread 10-02-2010, 06:13 AM
 
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I lost my naturalization certificate and i need to find the date of my naturalization
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Unread 10-02-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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I lost my naturalization certificate and i need to find the date of my naturalization
You can get another certificate, but it isvery expensive. Do you have a US passport? If so, the date should be in there.
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Unread 10-06-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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I changed my name upon naturalization (only removed an "a" at the end of my family name in order to match my husband's family name - a common problem with Russian and other Slavic names).
Do I need to change my drivers license and my Social Security card (these are the two documents required when one applies for a passport) before applying for a US passport?
Or I can do it afterward? I would like to apply for a passport immediately after my oath ceremony, but I am not sure whether it is possible with my old drivers license (showing my old name).
Thanks!
Yes. Although you should be proud to honour your heritage by retaining the female patronymic form. Changing it just to suit American norms doesn't make you a better citizen.

Your naturalization certificate should have the new name on it. You can use it to apply for your new passport right away, although the acceptance agent might not let you do so because it doesn't match the name on the DL and SSN.

So you'll probably have to go first to the SSA and update your SS card with your new name. Then go to DMV with your naturalization certificate and updated SS card. Since the SS records have been updated with your new name, and it matches your naturalization certificate, they should update your DL for you.
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Unread 01-31-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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Hi, maybe someone might have the answer to this question

I am a naturalized citizen have been since 2009 and I had my middle name removed , now I wanna back and I'm also getting married so I want to carry my Future husband last name . What would happen with my Naturalization Certificate ?
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Unread 01-31-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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PLEASE
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Unread 01-31-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Hi, maybe someone might have the answer to this question

I am a naturalized citizen have been since 2009 and I had my middle name removed , now I wanna back and I'm also getting married so I want to carry my Future husband last name . What would happen with my Naturalization Certificate ?
If you go to the USCIS website linked in the first "sticky" on this forum you'll find the information you need as well as the name change application form which you can download. You'll obviously have to wait until you're married before applying for the change as you'll need to enclose with it a copy of your marriage certificate.
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