How to Do a Name Change on Green Card
10 years is a lot of time between green cards. Marriages, divorces and other life events can result in a name change. If you have legally changed your name since the issuance of your Permanent Resident Card (green card), you can update your green card by filing Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card. Check “Yes” when asked if your name has legally changed since USCIS issued your most recent card. USCIS will require evidence submitted with Form I-90 such as the marriage certificate or divorce decree. USCIS will issue your new green card in your new legal name.
What is a legal name change?
Marriage and divorce are two of the most common reasons for a name change on a green card. However, legal name changes are possible for a variety of reasons. In order to use a new name on immigration documents, including a green card, you must have legal proof that your name has changed. You must submit a copy of the original court order reflecting your name or a copy of your original marriage certificate, divorce decree, birth certificate, adoption decree, passport or applicable court documents, etc. Legal name change documents submitted as evidence of a name change must have been registered with the proper civil authority.