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My wife just received her US citizenship and wants to

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legally change her last name...
My wife just received her US citizenship and wants to legally change her last name to my last name. On her US Citizenship certificate it has my last name, on her passport it has my last name, but on her SSN it has her previous name.
JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?
Customer: She is a US citizen now. We have completed everything with USCIS. They ask us if we wanted to change the last name on the certificate and we said yes, but I don't think that is offical
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no, we got married in 2011 in Florida and didn't do the name change at that time.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: We are currently living in Germany working with the US military.
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Maverick, Lawyer replied 6 months ago
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Immigration Lawyer: Maverick, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

She will need to apply for a corrected Social Security card. While the service is free, she cannot apply online. To get a corrected Social Security card, she will need to fill out this application. She can then take it in-person or mail it to her local SSA office.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What should I give them copies of when I mail the application out to the local SSA office?
Immigration Lawyer: Maverick, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

You will need to provide them with one document to prove your identity and a document to supporting the name change. Please read the instructions that are given in the application link as it gives you the specifics on this.

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