Thank you for your question. No, there is no requirement that your fiancee change her name back to her maiden name. The US Consulate officer's primary inquiry is whether her divorce is final pursuant to the laws in which the divorce was filed.
However, it would probably be better if your fiancee no longer used her former husband's last name but it is not a requirement for the K-1 visa.
ok. I see you say it is better to have her go ahead and change the name back, but how much of a difference does it really make? Also what is the percent of a positive k1 visa
Thank you for your response. It really should not make a difference. However, the US Consulate officers may find it odd that a person wishes to keep the name of her former husband despite the fact that many women keep the last name to avoid the hassle of having to change key documents.
With a subjective standard, it is not advisable to provide a percent chance of approval in the legal arena as there are far too many variables. All a person can do is prepare the application as completely and accurately as possible.
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