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Old 01-13-2011
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Question My name will change due to marriage!

I have applied for step 1 and my permit is available..I have taken my date in August...
I am engaged and my fiance is in US..I'll be getting married in next 2 weeks and my wedding reception would be after my step 1 that is in September...after 2 weeks I'll start my visa processing so that by the time I'll give my step 1 I'll be ready to go to US after my wedding reception in September..

My question is if I want to change my surname with my husband name and apply with that name in visa..then will it effect my permit available for step 1 with surname different? do they check visa status?
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Default Keep you last name

The best is to delay the change of your surname until you get here in USA, do the exams, and then after that you can change your name.

In USA, a woman can keep her last name and she doesn't need to change it to her husband's last name. It's optional and the US law allows it and you can get the visa in your last name.

PS- I bet your husband won't be happy
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i have same problem regarding my last name,, i did marriage with an usa citizen in nov17..2010. i m still waiting for my visa,, and i m planning to give usamle 1st step in oct, nov, dec..in 2011.most probably i will get my visa before that...should i do submit any doc. to ecfmg ,,as my last name in diplom is diff..plzzzzz reply me ,,,
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i have same problem regarding my last name,, i did marriage with an usa citizen in nov17..2010. i m still waiting for my visa,, and i m planning to give usamle 1st step in oct, nov, dec..in 2011.most probably i will get my visa before that...should i do submit any doc. to ecfmg ,,as my last name in diplom is diff..plzzzzz reply me ,,,
what name is on your visa and passport? is it the married surname ? Since the passport is you identifying doc for most countries, you should probably fax in your name change form to make sure (form 182)

but make sure to put in your name change request only after you have applied for all exams because the form 186 becomes invalid after the name change. So unless you are sure of being able to get a form 186 from the US again, apply for both steps before the name change.( take a far off date if you are not sure)
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@ vienna,,,no my name is still the same,,it didn;t change. my hubby is asking me to clear all the steps ,,,go for residency,, then go for name change if want to...as surname change in us is voluntarily..
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dont change it officially.....not wise to complictae things here
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I have applied for step 1 and my permit is available..I have taken my date in August...
I am engaged and my fiance is in US..I'll be getting married in next 2 weeks and my wedding reception would be after my step 1 that is in September...after 2 weeks I'll start my visa processing so that by the time I'll give my step 1 I'll be ready to go to US after my wedding reception in September..

My question is if I want to change my surname with my husband name and apply with that name in visa..then will it effect my permit available for step 1 with surname different? do they check visa status?
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Question applying under married name

Hi,
I want to start applying for step 1 and just realized that now they verify your credentials before u apply for your exam...
I got married and my green card is under my married name..however all my credentials and diploma would be under my maiden name...under what name should I apply...I'm really confused..

> if I apply under my maiden name..then my green card and DL is under my married name

> if I apply under married name...I worry if that would delay my credentials verification from my medical school..

please advice
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Hi,
I want to start applying for step 1 and just realized that now they verify your credentials before u apply for your exam...
I got married and my green card is under my married name..however all my credentials and diploma would be under my maiden name...under what name should I apply...I'm really confused..

> if I apply under my maiden name..then my green card and DL is under my married name

> if I apply under married name...I worry if that would delay my credentials verification from my medical school..

please advice
thanks
Apply with your maiden (original name on your Diploma) then request a change of name with ECFMG using form 182
http://www.ecfmg.org/forms/form182.pdf

They will ask you for documentary proof of the name change such as your marriage certificate.

How did you get a green card on the new name? what was the name on your original home country passport?

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i have a question that if the permit for step 1 is available n then i get married n continue my same surname BUT change the national identity card n passport for visa processing having my husband's name but surname is SAME...does it effect my permit for step 1??...do they have record for national identity card no.??
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