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1. A wife is free to keep her maiden name, take her husband’s name, or use a hyphenated combination of both names. The choice has no significance for for immigration purposes or citizenship purposes.
2. Whether you file taxes jointly or separately also does not matter for citizenship purposes.
3. In order for her to apply for citizenship this must hold true: