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Old 04-22-2010, 01:13 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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Old 10-02-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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I lost my naturalization certificate and i need to find the date of my naturalization
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:24 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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Old 10-06-2010, 11:54 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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Old 01-31-2012, 11:00 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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Old 01-31-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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PLEASE
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:09 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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Old 07-29-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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hi I wonder if anybody can guide me on this; I got my naturalization documents in 1999. I did adopted a new name (changed my last name). I have an american passport showing the same name printed on my naturalization doc. I traveled aboard a couple of times using my passport.(during the last 10 years). After getting my citizenship(changed name). I continue using my original name for everything, my job, school, credit cards, insurance..nothing changed. Even my social security remains with my original(birth) name.
Today, I regret having changed my name and would like to get my birth name back. Basically, I would have to change it on my citizenship document and my passport; these are the only documents I have with my court ordered name change.
Will I need the expertise of an attorney for this?
appreciate any input.
thanks.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Basically, I would have to change it on my citizenship document and my passport; these are the only documents I have with my court ordered name change.
Will I need the expertise of an attorney for this?
appreciate any input.
thanks.
This is the form you can download from the USCIS website:

http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/f...form/n-565.pdf

The Passport Office can help you with that change.

http://travel.state.gov/content/pass...orrection.html

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Old 09-08-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Passport and Certificate of Naturalization

I am finally going to get my passport but I just realized that my certificate of naturalization has a different last name than my social and drivers license. When I did my certificate I changed my last name to my ex-husbands. Since the divorce I have since changed it back on my social and then drivers license. Now that I am getting my passport do I first have to get a new certificate or can I submit the information as is?
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