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Old 08-07-2011
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Question Husband's Last Name versus Maiden Name

I am an IMG, I will start the process with the USMLE/ECFMG number.
I will use my legal name (the last name I got when I married in USA, my husband's last name, the same last name I have in my SS#).
I have my diplomas with my maiden last name.
I will submit the documents to certify this.
But the problem is...... I will like to get my documents in USA with my maiden's last name. Is this possible, or would I need to continue using my husband's last name?

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If your legal documents in US are in your husband's last name then it's advisable to register with that name.

If you would like to revert to your original last name then you need to change your US official documents first, such as DL, SS, Passport, ...etc

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Default My name in the diploma is different from that in the ECFMG record

I have started the registration in ECFMG online with same name on my passport BUT the name is different from that on the diploma .I can not get a letter from my college for the change of name coz i can not go the my country ( where my college is there),Is it enough to get a letter from the empasy that certifies the name on the passport and the name on the diploma is belong to me .and then i will try to get a stamp from USA empasy office on it.
please tell me about all possible ways that solving this problem where i am not able to reach my college.
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