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Old Oct 26th 2010, 7:19 pm
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I divorced USC hubby back in July and decided not to change my name. However I'm now leaning towards going back to my maiden name, i know I can register a name change with the Alaskan courts but how do i go about letting USCIS know about it ?
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Old Oct 26th 2010, 7:26 pm
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Check your divorce papers. Mine says on the last page that I have the right to resume my former surname. Yours might as well.

Nothing to contact USCIS about. You are no longer a PR but a USC. You have no further dealings with the USCIS.
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I divorced USC hubby back in July and decided not to change my name. However I'm now leaning towards going back to my maiden name, i know I can register a name change with the Alaskan courts but how do i go about letting USCIS know about it ?
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Old Oct 26th 2010, 7:46 pm
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I'm not at USC yet i'm still a PR so i'm guessing i'd have to inform them ?
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I'm not at USC yet i'm still a PR so i'm guessing i'd have to inform them ?
I don't think you need to inform USCIS of a name change, just an address change if you move.

Unless, of course, you want to obtain a replacement green card showing your new name.

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I'm not at USC yet i'm still a PR so i'm guessing i'd have to inform them ?
AR11 perhaps
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Check your divorce papers. Mine says on the last page that I have the right to resume my former surname. Yours might as well.
I would think she'd be able to resume her former surname even if it wasn't in the divorce papers. Divorce (or marriage, for that matter) doesn't alter your right to use your own name.

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