Does the bulgarian travel document have your new (changed name) on it?
Did this permit you to travel to the UK? ie. do you have legal leave to remain in the UK?
Do you have the change of name deed which affected the change?
I have to go in to a meeting shortly, but should be able to answer in an hour or so.
The difficulty with your using an incorrect identity is that the UKBA may take the view that this is a form of deception.
Yes, you will be able to marry after 9th May without a certificate of approval. You will have to prove your identity though. I would not marry under the assumed name you have used because., ultimately, it is not your name and it would further the deception.
Once you are married you will have to apply for a spouses visa. If you are here without leave to remain then the UKBA will require you to make the application from either your home country or the place where you still have leave to remain (Bulgaria). The only allow application made in country in these circumstances where to not do so would be a breach of your human rights or detrimentally affect your health or that of your partner. I cannot see that this applies in your case because you could apply in Bulgaria where I presume you still have leave to remain.
The criteria for a spouses visa is as follows:-
The application will have to be supported by evidence proving the above eligiblity criteria. I have suggested basic documents above, but the list is not exhaustive. You will also have to pass an english language test before applying you can get details of test providers from the UKBA.
With the application you will have to disclose the different name and explain why you came to use it satisfactorily, if they find out about it after you not disclosing it then they will reject it on the basis that it speaks to a deficiency of chracter. For this reason you should see a solicitor, I would advise before you marry, in order to prepare your application and advise you of the merits of your application.
ind Uk immigration solicitors through the following Law Society Website search engine:-
The UKBA aims to reach a decision on all applications within 6-8 weeks of submission.
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You will be able to marry on your Iraiqi passport regardless of your status in this country. They should not inform the UKBA, but it is obviously a personal decision for each individual to take as to whether or not to report.
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